Agenda - November 2021

SYNERGY FORWARD!

Welcome to the USPAACC 2021 CelebrASIAN Business Development Conference — an occasion where we celebrate and uplift the partnerships between corporate and government entities and Pan Asian American and other minority- and diverse-owned small businesses. Featuring panels, roundtable discussions, and meet-and-greet networking events where some of the best minds in the industry connect with Pan Asian American and other minority- and diverse-owned businesses for a mutually beneficial amplification of voices.
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

Opening Ceremony

Main Stage

Welcome to the USPAACC 2021 CelebrASIAN Business Development Conference — an occasion where we celebrate and uplift the partnerships between corporate and government entities and Pan Asian American and other minority-and diverse-owned small businesses. Panels, roundtable discussions, and meet-and-greet networking events where some of the best minds in the industry connect with Pan Asian American and other minority- and diverse-owned businesses for a mutually beneficial amplification of voices.

Guest Speaker

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Charles W. Scharf

Chief Executive Officer and President Wells Fargo & Company

Moderator

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Susan Au Allen

National President & CEO USPAACC
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM ET

Synergy Forward Panel

Main Stage

This panel brings together the heads of the 9 National Minority and Diverse nonprofit small-business organizations to discuss how we work together towards a common goal.

Guest Speaker

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Mark Madrid

Associate Administrator Office of Entrepreneurial Development

Moderator

Susan Au Allen Headshot Right Photo with USPAACC Logo

Susan Au Allen

National President & CEO USPAACC

Panelists

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Jill Houghton

President & CEO Disability:IN
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Justin Nelson

Co-Founder & President National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
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Ying McGuire

President & CEO National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
Keith King

Keith King

Founder & CEO The National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)
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Matthew Pavelek

President & CEO National Veteran-Owned Business Associations (NaVOBA)
Ron Busby

Ron Busby

President & CEO US Black Chambers, Inc.
Raul Salinas

Raul Salinas

Board Member and General Counsel United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Pamela

Pamela Prince-Eason

President & CEO The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
1:15 PM - 3:15 PM ET

Business Express

Main Stage

This year, we're taking Business Express to a new level: Business Express Cohort! Learning session 2 of the small- and minority-owned business development cohort for pre-selected participants who are seeking to expand their enterprises and succeed in 2022 and beyond.


This cohort will meet monthly (virtually) for a 2-hour learning session, led by long-time USPAACC partner, Tim Fulton, President of Small Business Matters, Vistage Chair Emeritus, CEO and Executive Coach. Learning sessions will cover modules related to Strategic Planning for Growth & Talent Management.


This session is open to pre-registered and selected small, minority, and diverse businesses ONLY.

Opening Remarks

Susan Au Allen Headshot Right Photo with USPAACC Logo

Susan Au Allen

National President & CEO USPAACC

Coach

Tim Fulton

Tim Fulton

President Small Business Matters
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Synergy Awards Ceremony

Workshop

This program is to celebrate the success of entrepreneurial spirit, and phenomenal partnerships and collaboration between corporate and government entities and Pan Asian American and other minority- and diverse-owned small businesses that drives robust growth and success in the Asian American business community.

Opening Remarks

Deepti Dawar

Deepti Dawar

Co-President; COO USPAACC Western Regional Chapter; Diya TV