Programs at CelebrASIAN

From the CPO Forum to the Prescheduled 1-on-1 Matchmaking Meetings, CelebrAsian provides you with endless chances to connect with fellow attendees and BREAKTHROUGH to new opportunities.

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Supplier Diversity Procurement Leadership Caucus

Corporate and Government Supplier Diversity Managers and Directors will have candid discussions on the current state of supplier diversity, including challenges, best practices, and strategic solutions (for Supplier Diversity professionals only).

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Community Navigator Pilot Program Panel Powered by SBA

We will kick off the conference with the Small Business Administration (SBA) Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP) which helps underserved and unserved business communities (Asian-, Black-, Hispanic-, Native American-, Disability-, Veteran-, and Women-owned businesses).

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America Exports: Why Export? Boost Your Bottom Line

Features Government agencies, Corporations, and Asian American Business owners to discuss importing and exporting. They will share details on the policies, their experiences, and more.

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Certification Luncheon: Value & Prudence

Chamber Leader representatives share their insights on the value of certification and caution for minority-owned businesses. They will discuss the impact of supplier diversity, the power of national-level organizations representing diverse and minority groups, and how your business can benefit from certification.

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Chief Procurement Officers Forum

Top Procurement officers from leading Fortune 1000 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 global marketplace.

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Fast 50/100 Asian American Business Awards

The Fast 50/100 Asian American Businesses Awards program puts a spotlight on the 50/100 fastest-growing Asian American-owned businesses nationwide.

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Prescheduled 1-on-1 Business Matchmaking

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.

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Guanxi* Connection Place

Minority, diverse and innovative suppliers and buyers across industries – showcase their products and services, connect with various industry partners and potential customers, advertise to a target market, and create brand awareness. *A commonly used business term, “Guanxi” means “connections” or “relationship.”


Doing Business with Government

Learn tips and steps to become eligible as a government or federal contractor, listen to speakers who will share data about projects that have been contracted to Small and Minority Owned Businesses in the past for their respective agencies and hear about purchase forecasts for this year.

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i-Builders (Industry Builders) Marketplace & Synergy Luncheon

Features successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who have upended an existing market with disruptive innovation. They will share insights into how to discover disruptive innovations and how to turn disruptive ideas/concepts into actual game-changing innovations.

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Women Initiative for Strategic Empowerment

The Women Initiative for Strategic Empowerment Forum will provide a platform to Asian American and Minority women in business to meet, develop skills, make connections, and grow together. Formerly known as the Women Empowering Women Forum.

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Dine Arounds

For the first time, CelebrASIAN is offering a Dine Around opportunity for all attendees. Sign up for Dine Around on Wednesday, June 7th, and dine with the other CelebrASIAN attendees at a casual industry dinner at one of Las Vegas’ top restaurants. You can sign up as an individual or as a team, 1st come, 1st served. You will be responsible for your own check for dinner.

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Doing Business with Corporations

Suppliers will learn the ins and outs of securing and fulfilling corporate contracts with senior supplier diversity leaders from a wide range of industries.

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EBRG (Employee Business Resource Group) Caucus

The EBRG Leadership Caucus will discuss best practices and learn innovative ideas and strategies for creating meaningful information exchange and quality networking-focused activities conducted in a welcoming atmosphere of camaraderie among peers, successful business owners, corporate executives, industry leaders, and visionaries.

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College Scholarships

Since 1989, over two million dollars in scholarship benefits have been awarded through USPAACC. Major corporations have established their Hallmark Scholarships with USPAACC, and Asian American businesses have stepped forward to support the Scholarship Program and endow their own scholarships.

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Breakthrough & Soar with AI

Breakthrough & Soar is a program that aims to educate about using AI/ML and ChatGPT to improve business processes. It will also address the challenges associated with these technologies, including potential bias and the need for technical expertise.