The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is now accepting applications/nominations for its Fast 100 Asian American Business Awards 2018, which showcase the fastest-growing Asian American-owned companies, based on percentage revenue growth over the past two years.
This event is part of USPAACC’s annual flagship CelebrAsian Procurement & Business Conference on May 29 – June 1, to be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
To qualify, companies must be owned (at least 51%) and managed by Asian Americans (U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents) and with at least $1 million in annual revenue for 2015 and 2016. Selection will be determined by percentage revenue growth.
Founders, CEOs, COOs, Presidents, and top-level executives of the Fast 100 winners will come together from all over the country to receive the Award and will be publicly recognized at the 33rd Anniversary Excellence Awards Gala on May 30. A special Networking Reception will also be held in their honor the following night.
Deadline for applications/nominations is March 31, 2018.
Last year’s awardees had a collective revenue that surpassed $10 billion, with companies reaching up to 261% growth rate. The winners came from a wide range of industries — including IT (software and hardware), staffing and professional services, advertising and marketing, construction, food and beverage, hospitality, relocation, telecommunications, energy, manufacturing, e-commerce, etc. — owned and managed by Americans of Chinese, South Asian, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Myanmars, Pakistani, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese descent.
CelebrAsian is the country’s largest and most-established business-to-business conference convened by Pan Asian Americans, featuring informative summits, workshops, networking events, prescheduled one-on-one business matchmaking meetings, and other signature first-to-market events designed to provide a roadmap to business opportunities for conference participants.
PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi is the Conference Chair.
Every year, CelebrAsian connects hundreds of top-caliber Asian American suppliers and business owners with serious buyers from Fortune 1000 Corporations, governments, large non-profits, and the small and minority business community.