Agenda 2021

Expand your business.
Grow your network.

Three 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.

11:00am - 12:00pm ET

Opening Ceremony - Chamber Leadership Alliance Solidarity Program

Main Stage

Topic: How chamber leadership alliances are working together to help small, medium, and large minority and diverse businesses grow.


Join us in our opening ceremony for Together Tomorrow, as we discuss our partnership with the leadership teams of the four largest, most established, and most effective national chambers of commerce for Asian American, Hispanic, Black, and LGBTQ+ communities to support and foster minority-owned businesses.

Opening Speakers

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Susan Au Allen

National President & CEO USPAACC
Dr Frederick

Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick

President Howard University
Ron Busby

Ron Busby

President & CEO US Black Chambers, Inc.
Ramiro Cavazos

Ramiro Cavazos

President & CEO US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Justin Nelson

Justin Nelson

Co-Founder & President National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Moderator

Eric Toda

Eric Toda

Global Head of Social Marketing Facebook

Panelists

Veta Jeffery

Veta Jeffery

President Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber
John Pacheco

John Pacheco

President Latino Chamber of Minnesota
Kellie Parkin

Kellie Parkin

Executive Director Pride Chamber of Orlando
Sheetal DESAI SE Chapter

Sheetal Desai

Chapter President, Attorney and Partner USPAACC SE, The Trusted Lawyers, a Desai Law Group
12:00pm - 12:05pm ET

Message from President Joe Biden

Main Stage

Guest Speaker

Erika Mortisgu

Erika Moritsugu

Deputy Assistant to President Biden & Asian American and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison The White House
12:05pm - 12:10pm ET

Remarks: The Honorable Ben Cardin, U.S. Senator (D-MD), Chairman, Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee

Main Stage

Guest Speaker

Ben Cardin

The Hon. Ben Cardin

U.S. Senator (D-MD) Chairman, Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee
12:15pm - 1:15pm ET

Chief Procurement Officers Forum #1

Main Stage

Topic: Evolution of Supply Chains - Agile & Adaptable Procurement Models


Welcome to CelebrASIAN’s premier event, the Chief Procurement Officers Forum (CPO Forum). This Forum brings together Fortune 500 & major non-profit organizations’ procurement officers to discuss contemporary procurement in the federal and corporate level and how minority and diverse owned business can benefit.

Points to be discussed
- Current trends in Procurement circles
- Issues and challenges facing the procurement business community
- The roles small and medium-sized companies can play for business development
- Procurement best practices


Sponsored by: Nationwide & Pyramid Consulting Inc.

Guest Speakers

Kevin obrien

Kevin O’Brien

SVP, IT Chief Financial Officer, Chief Procurement Officer and the Business Transformation Office Leader Nationwide
Anthony wilbon

Anthony Wilbon, PhD, PMP

Dean, School of Business Howard University
Susan Au Allen Headshot Right Photo with USPAACC Logo

Susan Au Allen

National President & CEO USPAACC

Panelists

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Chuck White

Vice President of Procurement Nationwide
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Jessica Medei Rosman

VP of Procurement Caesars Entertainment
Mark Reed Windstream

Mark Reed

Chief Procurement Officer Windstream
James Haddow Howard

Professor James Haddow

Director, Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management Howard University School of Business

Moderator

Namita tirath

Namita Tirath

Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer Pyramid Consulting, Inc.
1:25pm - 1:30pm ET

Remarks: The Honorable Mark Takano U.S. Representative (CA) Chairman, House Veterans' Affairs Committee; Member, Education and Labor Committee

Main Stage

Guest Speaker

Mark Takano Congressman

The Hon. Mark Takano

U.S. Representative (CA-41) Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; Member, Committee on Education and Labor
1:30pm - 2:30pm ET

How to Do Business With Government Agencies #1

Breakout Sessions

Topic: How businesses can take advantage of current federal programs and assistance.


This group meeting focuses on how businesses can develop linkages to the federal government on their procurement and development needs in support of American businesses in contemporary and post covid-19 developments.


Points to be discussed
- Particular programs agencies are offering
- Agencies and their background working with diverse suppliers/companies
- How to gain more contracts with the federal government

Panelists

Calvin Mitchell

Calvin Mitchell

Director, OSDBU U.S. Department of Education
George Price

George Price

Director, OSDBU U.S. Department of State
Marleitha williams

Marleitha Williams

Supplier Diversity Program Manager Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board System

Moderator

Nisha Bawani

Nisha Balwani

CEO RCI Technologies Inc.
2:45pm - 3:45pm ET

MSP Market Leaders Talk

Breakout Sessions

Topic: The impact of COVID on MSP Practice & Industry


Join this discussion with leaders and executives in managed service provider companies about how COVID-19 impacted their business, practices, and industry. Learn from subject matter experts how managed service providers are taking on functions that are board-critical but not business-differentiating to allow leaders and business owners to focus on innovation that will drive recovery.


Points to be discussed include:
- How they’re specializing service to stand out from competitors
- How they are leveraging their MSP to help small, medium, and large corporations innovate their businesses
- How they are helping companies reap cost savings while changing their investment strategies
- What innovations need to happen with MSPs in order to build resiliency and innovation in a post-pandemic world

Panelists

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Brian Clark

Senior Vice President, Global Operations AgileOne
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Jody Mohammed

VP Partnerships & Solutions Geometric Results
Tammy Browing

Tammy Browning

SVP & VP KellyOCG

Moderator

Nina Vaca

Nina Vaca

Chairman & CEO Pinnacle Group
4:00pm - 5:00pm ET

How to Do Business In the Healthcare Industry

Breakout Sessions

Topic: The future of healthcare in the US


Healthcare is very important for all corporations & businesses to get right when addressing safety during COVID 19. This session will cover a broad range of topics that can assist you in understanding how to the healthcare industry operates, best practices of companies in this industry, and where it is headed.


Points to be discussed
- What does the healthcare supply chain look like?
- How can your business get new opportunities in healthcare?
- Best practices of MBEs in the healthcare sector
- Needed solutions and future of the industry


Panelists

Jameson Knight

Jameson Knight

Supplier, Diversity & Inclusion Manager Novant Health
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Raul Saurez-Rodriguez

Director, Global Inclusion & Supplier Diversity Merck

Moderator

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Lucas Vining

CEO & 2020 USPAACC "What's Your Pitch?" Innovation Competition Winner Ichosia Biotechnology
11:00am - 4:00pm ET

Procurement + Business Expo

Expo