Top Procurement Officers Will Show the Way to Billion-dollar Contract Opportunities

Washington, DC  |  April 10, 2017

A stellar list of the country’s Chief Procurement Officers will come together in a two-part CPO Forum to share invaluable market intelligence and show minority suppliers how to win billion-dollar procurement opportunities in the manufacturing and utilities sectors.

The CPO Forum will be held on May 31st, 2017, from 12:30 pm-2:00 pm at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California.  By popular demand, a second CPO Forum session will be held the next morning, June 1, 2017, 8:00 am to 9:30 am, with additional CPOs.

Networking sessions will be held after each forum to give suppliers a rare opportunity to connect with the CPOs.

This forum is part of the flagship annual national business event, CelebrAsian Procurement Conference, presented by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC).

To date, 10 CPOs are confirmed to participate in the forum, representing major Fortune 1000 corporations and organizations: AARP, Charter Communications, Disney, Ingersoll Rand, Nationwide, PG&E, Schneider Electric, Sempra Energy Utility, UPS, and US Bank.

“This is an auspicious time for minority suppliers—and to underscore its importance, our CPO Forum will shine the spotlight on opportunities in this promising landscape,” said Susan Au Allen, USPAACC National President and CEO.  “The country’s rebounding economy paves the way for renewed job creation, innovation, and business growth, and it behooves minority suppliers to take advantage of the myriad procurement opportunities across different industries.”

Conference Co-Chairs are: Ampcus, PepsiCo, Southern California Edison, Technology Integration Group, and Wells Fargo.

Conference Sponsors to date are: AARP, Associated Builders & Contractors, AT&T, Avis-Budget, Charter Communications, Capital One, Disney, Enterprise Holdings, General Motors, Google, Hilton Worldwide, Ingersoll Rand, JPMorgan Chase, Kellogg, Marriott International, MGM, Nationwide, Northrop Grumman, PG&E, UPS, US Postal Service, Walgreen, Walmart, Wyndham Worldwide.

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ABOUT USPAACC: The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1984 in Washington DC to provide Asian American and other minority suppliers with educational, professional and procurement opportunities.  USPAACC’s mission is to be the gateway for Asian American Suppliers, information about Asian Americans, and to the dynamic markets in Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
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The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is the oldest and largest national, nonprofit, non partisan organization representing all Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services.