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.

10:40am - 10:45am ET

Remarks: The Honorable Judy Chu U.S. Representative (CA) Members, House Small Business Committee, and Ways & Means Committee

Main Stage

Guest Speaker

Judy Chu Congresswoman

The Hon. Judy Chu

U.S. Representative (CA-27) Members, House Small Business Committee, and Ways & Means Committee
10:45am - 11:15am ET

Business Continuity, Risk Management, and Re-entry

Main Stage

Join this discussion with the executive from AARP about how they prepared for a pandemic before one event happened. Learn about AARP's Business Continuity, Guiding Principles for going forward, and Framework as it considers both re-entering and preparing for the future.


Sponsored by: AARP

Guest Speaker

Scott AARP

Scott Frisch

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer AARP

Moderator

Susan Au Allen Headshot Right Photo with USPAACC Logo

Susan Au Allen

National President & CEO USPAACC
11:25am - 11:30am ET

Remarks: The Honorable Isabella Guzman, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Main Stage

Guest Speaker

SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman

The Hon. Isabella Casillas Guzman

Administrator U.S. Small Business Administration
11:30am - 12:30pm ET

How to Do Business With Government Agencies #2

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 include:
- Current programs agencies are offering.
- Agencies and their background working with diverse suppliers/companies.
- How to gain more contracts with the federal government.

Panelists

Carlotta Taube

Carlotta Taube

Acting Chief, Diversity and Business Inclusion Branch Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Donna Ragucci

Donna Ragucci

Executive Director, OSDBU U.S. Department of Treasury
Michelle warren

Michelle E. Warren

Acting Director, OSDBU U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rupert warner

Rupert Warner, Jr.

Program Manager, Supplier Diversity United States Postal Service

Moderator

Tracy balazs

Tracy Balazs

Founder & CEO Compass Government Solutions
12:45pm - 2:15pm ET

Supplier Diversity & Procurement Leadership Caucus

Breakout Sessions

Topic: Hackett Group “Supplier Diversity – Present and Future”


USPAACC welcomes The Hackett Group on presenting their 2021 Supplier Diversity Study of findings and data showcasing the current status of supplier diversity in America. This important presentation will cover many important matters in which suppliers and buyers can take note on how to progress forward.


Points to be discussed include:
- How has supplier diversity evolved in recent federal reforms
- Understanding of how organizations spend on supplier diversity
- How organizations are developing and partnering with diverse suppliers


Sponsored by: Nationwide, T-Mobile, Trane Technologies, & Nissan

Guest Speakers

Susan Au Allen Headshot Right Photo with USPAACC Logo

Susan Au Allen

National President & CEO USPAACC
John weithman

John Weithman

Senior Consultant Strategic Sourcing, SMS Nationwide
Alan T Mobile

Alan Torres

Senior Program Manager, Supplier Diversity T-Mobile
Keekee

Edkedsha (KeeKee) Mathis

Sr. Leader-Supplier Sustainability & Diversity Trane Technologies

Presenters

Laura Hackett

Laura Gibbons

Senior Research Director, Procurement and P2P Advisory The Hackett Group
Tarun Hackett

Tarun Puri

Senior Director, Procurement and P2P Advisory The Hackett Group & O2P Advisory
2:30pm - 3:30pm ET

Doing Business with Facebook

Breakout Sessions

Topic: How to Do Business with Facebook


Join this discussion with supply chain leaders about how corporations are focusing on and including more disabled, veterans, women, LGBTQ+, and minority-owned businesses in their supply chain.

Points to be discussed include:
- Why Supplier Diversity is So Critical
- Supplier Requirements and Code of Conduct
- Supplier Engagement, Development, and Growth
- How to Connect with Key Decision Makers in Corporate Supply Chain
And more

Speaker

La Mecia Butler

LaMecia Butler

Program Manager, Supplier Diversity Facebook

Moderator

Sandhya Square

Sandhya Mukkamala

Co-President; Partner and Co-Founder USPAACC Western Regional Chapter; ASTUTE
3:45pm - 4:15pm ET

Solutions to Boost Business

Breakout Sessions

Sponsored by: Wells Fargo

Presenter

Joanna zhong

Joanna Zhong

SVP, Asian Segment Strategy Leader Wells Fargo
Christopher Galang

Christopher Galang

SVP, Diverse Customer Segments, Consumer & Small Business Banking Wells Fargo

Guest Speaker

Susan Au Allen Headshot Right Photo with USPAACC Logo

Susan Au Allen

National President & CEO USPAACC
11:00am - 4:00pm ET

Procurement + Business Expo

Expo