Agenda 2018

Expand your business.
Grow your network.

Four days of intensive educational programming and extensive networking opportunities. Celebration of the many successes of Asian American and minority businesses, outstanding individuals, and our next generation of exceptional leaders.

7:30 AM - 7:00 PM


Registration Desk
7:30 AM - 9:15 AM

CTO & CIO Technology Showcase Breakfast (Invitation Only)

Glen Echo
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Guanxi Business Fair

Grand Foyer

An auspicious tradition that opens the gateway to our signature Guanxi* Business Fair and Prescheduled One-on-One Business Matchmaking Meetings.

9:30 AM -5:00 PM

Guanxi Business Fair

Salon F-H

Asian American suppliers will have the opportunity to directly showcase and sell their products or services to serious buyers and key decision-makers from Fortune Corporations, Federal, State and Local Governments, and the small and minority business community.

*Pronounced “gwan-shee,” it is a commonly used Asian business concept meaning “connections” or “relationship.”

9:30 AM -12:30 PM

Prescheduled 1-on-1 Business Matchmaking - AM Schedule

Salon E
9:45 AM -11:45 AM

CTO & CIO Forum


As the world is transitioning to the 5th Industrial Revolution with disrupting technologies such as Blockchain, Machine Learning and AI making their way into mainstream, innovation and new solutions are being created at start-ups, small and medium enterprises as well as at Fortune corporations. Pan Asian American and other diverse businesses are also leading the innovation effort across all industries. USPAACC is bringing them and their innovations together with Fortune corporations at the CTO & CIO Forum. Where leading technology thought leaders and Pan Asian American and other diverse innovators will share and discuss disruptive innovations that could have major impact on businesses.

11:45 AM -12:15 PM

CTO & CIO Forum Networking

Grand Foyer
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Business Leaders & Scholarship Luncheon

Salon A-D

Be inspired by stories of “triumph despite diversity” from some of the finest young men and women – our country’s future leaders – like this year’s winners of college scholarships sponsored by Asian Americans and corporations.

2:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Prescheduled 1-on-1 Business Matchmaking - PM Schedule

Salon E
2:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Asian American Employee Resource Group (ERG) Leadership Meeting (Corporations Only)


The AA ERG Caucus will discuss best practices, learn innovative ideas and strategies on professional advancement, have the opportunity to brand your organization’s product and services through meaningful information exchange, quality networking-focused activities conducted in a welcoming atmosphere of camaraderie among peers, successful business owners, corporate executives, industry leaders, and visionaries.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Meet the Disrupters

White Oak

Features successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who have upended an existing market with a disruptive innovation. They will share insights into how to discover disruptive innovations and how to turn disruptive ideas/concept into actual game changing innovations.

3:30 PM - 5:15 PM

What's Your Pitch: Innovations Meet the Marketplace Competition

White Oak

Entrepreneurs and small startups will pitch their unique and innovative ideas for products/services before corporate buyers, investors, and business owners for a chance to win fabulous prizes and an opportunity to take their idea to the next level.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fast 100 Asian American Business Awards Networking Reception

Grand Foyer

Celebrate the stellar achievements of our Fast 100 Asian American Business Awards honorees and connect with high-level Asian American executives in Corporate America, top-caliber Asian American business owners, community leaders, corporate and government procurement officers, and local and state officials at this important networking reception.