Agenda

Welcome to USPAACC’s CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference 2024 — America’s largest and longest-running business development conference convened by Pan Asian Americans. For over 39 years, CelebrASIAN has been creating, sustaining and energizing thousands of partnerships among corporate America, government agencies in the federal, state, and local levels, large nonprofits, the Pan Asian American, and other minority and diverse enterprises. If you are serious about growing your business, then CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference is a must-attend event for you!

7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Registration

At CelebrASIAN, fostering an environment for attendee success is our priority. Whether you need help with badge printing, session details or have questions for USPAACC staff, we will be here for you. As you begin your conference experience, we ensure a smooth transition filled with opportunities for knowledge exchange, networking, and professional growth.

7:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast (Continental)

Enjoy a continental breakfast while catching up with colleagues and friends and making new connections. Make this early hour the occasion to grow your network and net worth over coffee and conversation.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast to Honor Fast100 Winners Private Function

9:00 AM – 11:15 AM

The Connection Place

Diverse, and innovative suppliers and buyers across industries – showcase their products, services and important brand messages, connect with various industry partners and potential customers, advertise to a target market, create and increase brand awareness, and make deals.

9:00 AM – 11:15 AM

1-on-1 Business Matchmaking - AM Session

Hundreds of meetings between diverse suppliers and buyers from corporate powerhouses, governments, large nonprofits and other diverse enterprises take place, facilitating business connections and lucrative procurement opportunities.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

i-Builders (Industry Builders) Marketplace Luncheon

Features successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who have upended or will soon change the market with disruptive innovation. They will share insights into how to discover and turn their creative ideas and concepts into game-changing products and services.

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Chief Procurement Officers Forum

Top Procurement officers from leading fortune powerhouses will share their thoughts on domestic and global trends in the supply chain, and what small businesses must do to align with the strategic needs of these corporations in the domestic and global marketplace.

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Doing Business with Corporations & Government Agencies Roundtables

Our Doing Business with Roundtables show the intricacies of the corporation and government contracting process. Suppliers will engage in 10-minute sessions with senior supply diversity and procurement leaders and small business specialists at multiple roundtable discussions. The exchange of information between the suppliers and the procurement / contracting organizations will be straight forward, candid, and substantive. This roundtable could be where your relationships begin with potential buyers.

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Fast100 Photos Networking & Refreshments

The Fast100 Asian American Business Awards puts a spotlight on the 100 fastest-growing Asian American-owned businesses nationwide. They are the laboratory of innovation, job creators, and are the backbone of our economy, along with other small businesses in the country.


Join us to celebrate their success!

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Chief Procurement Officers (CPO) Reception

Chief Procurement Officers (CPO) have an important and difficult job maintaining an efficient supply chain. Their success will be the success of millions in the economy. Covid-19 gave us the opportunity to see how they have managed their team to deliver to us what we need to carry on with our work, business, family and social life, education and professional growth, and so much more! Here is an opportunity at this CPO Reception to honor and recognize their contributions.

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Excellence Awards, Supplier Diversity Champions, and WISE (Women Initiative for Strategic Empowerment) Awards Gala Dinner

Celebrate excellence and champion achievement, diversity, and inclusion at our prestigious Excellence Awards, Supplier Diversity Champions, and WISE Gala Dinner! This evening showcases outstanding business performance, exceptional supplier inclusion and development, and empowered Pan Asian American women in business giving back. Meet industry achievers and leaders and join us in raising a toast to honor their contributions to the economy by being successful, prosperous and giving back to support the community which enabled their success. You will meet some of the best and brightest as well as some of the most caring people in USPAACC's circle of influence. It's a night to remember because you will make connections that may last a lifetime!

9:30 PM – 10:15 PM

Dancing

By popular demand, the celebration continues with a Post Gala Dance Party! We heard you! It's time to unwind, mingle, and show off your moves on the dance floor!