Agenda - November 2021
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.
See Agenda from June 2021
|1:00 PM - 2:30 PM|
Employment Business Resource Group CaucusWorkshop
Topic: The Role of Evolving EBRGs in Building Corporate Culture
Excerpt: A panel discussion led by EBRG leaders and their executive sponsors focused on the impact of how an effective EBRG drives company culture. Following the panel discussion, breakout rooms where all are invited to share success stories and challenges they experienced over the last year in their EBRGs and how they are working to drive a more inclusive culture in their organizations.
This session is open to corporate and government entities to register ONLY.
Susan Au AllenNational President & CEO USPAACC
Mike ChopDesigner, Conversational Interaction Apple
Nicole BonannoCulture, Experience & Inclusion Director Bell Flight
Anila JivanjiSenior Diversity Inclusion & Belonging Specialist Bell Flight
Kristen SanteroSenior Entertainment Marketing Manager Caesars Entertainment
Savithri PanchapakesanArchitect, IT Caesars Entertainment
Stephen DobeckHead of GCP Core Infrastructure, Databases, and Analytics Supportability Google
David LiuGlobal Data Privacy Lead Google
|2:45 PM - 4:15 PM ET|
Business Development RoundtableWorkshop
You asked for networking opportunities during June’s CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference and we heard you! USPAACC is proud to offer an exciting opportunity for small- and minority-owned businesses to network with corporations and government agencies on a wider scale than 1-on-1 matchmaking events.
- Each of these roundtables will begin with a 15-minute panel discussion followed by 6 breakout rooms hosted by each of the 6 panelists.
- These breakout rooms will consist of 10-20 other small- and minority-owned business owners who will have 15 minutes to discuss contracting opportunities, their businesses, business needs of our panelists, and prepared questions to spark discussion.
- After 15 minutes, the panelists will rotate breakout rooms, providing each attendee an opportunity to meet with the panelists, totaling 1.25 hours of networking time per roundtable session.
This session is open to small, minority, and diverse businesses to register ONLY.
Khoa LeCEO KVibe
Rina YasudaChief Executive Officer Insyght
Vanessa SoodSenior Supplier Diversity Sourcing Manager, AT&T Global Connections & Supply Chain
Cameron BoliSupplier Diversity Program Manager Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Valerie ShearerConsultant, Supplier Diversity FirstEnergy
Debra QuadeSupplier Diversity Manager Kellogg Company
Leonardo San RomanManager, Procurement Assistance Division OSDBU, DOT
Calvin MitchellDirector, OSDBU U.S. Department of Education
|4:30 PM - 5:00 PM ET|
"What's Your Pitch?" & Scholarship Awards CeremonyMain Stage
"What's Your Pitch?" award is not only focused on the accomplishments of our winners but also highlighted the essence of what entrepreneurs could accomplish as productive and innovative members of our community. The winners have the business model that works. More importantly, they have the spirit of responsibility to be leaders in their community.
Sheetal DesaiChapter President, Attorney and Partner USPAACC SE, The Trusted Lawyers, a Desai Law Group