The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is pleased to announce that Guitar Hero Co-Creator Charles Huang will coach the finalists of “What’s Your Pitch? Innovations Meet the Market” at USPAACC CelebrAsian 17.
Guitar Hero is an innovative idea that revolutionized music games, got gamers moving and became a multi-billion dollar business for developer RedOctane and publisher Activision.
CelebrAsian, USPAACC’s flagship national event, will be held on May 31 – June 2 at the Hilton Bayfront San Diego, in the heart of San Diego, California.
Asked about the conference, Huang said he wants to inspire and spark the next innovative, collaborative idea, so Asian Americans succeed in the new world economy, whether in technology, trade, professional services, or other varied industries.
“With the collaboration and connections at the conference, there is no shortage of innovative ideas for us all to prosper. Asian Americans are dynamic entrepreneurs and the conference has continued to inspire them for over 30 years,” said Huang. That energizes me!”
“We are honored to have Charles Huang coaching our entrepreneurs to show them how to succeed. Proof positive that new generations of Asian Americans will continue the proud tradition of collaborating, inspiring, and connecting with each other to build a global network that energizes and recognizes the significant contributions of small and minority businesses that continue to be the country’s backbone and wellspring of innovation and job creation,” said Susan Au Allen, USPAACC National President & CEO.
“USPAACC is proud to bring a national conference of this depth and magnitude to San Diego – home to one of the most vibrant Pan Asian American communities in the country today” Allen added.
Conference theme is “Collaborate - Innovate - Connect—on the West Coast: San Diego, California”
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, 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.
Through innovative programs and cutting-edge market intelligence, such as “What’s Your Pitch? Innovations Meet the Market”, Chief Procurement Officers Forum, Networking with CPOs, CTO/CIO Forum, Doing Business with Corporations in Infrastructure and Manufacturing Sectors, Fast 100 Asian American Business Awards, Supplier Diversity Managers Caucus, Supplier Trade Fair, One-on-One Business Matchmaking Meetings, and many more, CelebrAsian provides a roadmap for Pan Asian American suppliers to effectively navigate the supplier diversity arena and access procurement opportunities.
During this year the 32nd conference, hundreds of pre-scheduled one-on-one business matchmaking meetings will be held between suppliers and buyers, with about 50 commodities that major corporations and government agencies are slated to purchase in the coming 18 to 24 months. Check out #Celeb17 on Twitter.
Businesses can be nominated or apply for the innovative national award program that recognizes the robust growth of 100 leading Asian American-owned businesses“We celebrate the fastest-growing difference makers, risk takers, and boundary breakers powering America’s economy,” says USPAACC National President and CEO Susan Au Allen
SD Champions provides tools to nurture corporate, government, and large nonprofit supplier diversity programs, while also encouraging and supporting the certification and development of the small and diverse businesses that make these programs a reality.
The SD Champions program advanced by USPAACC represents a purposeful shift away from awards solely based on a corporation's ability to spend and moves toward a new emphasis that encourages transparency, innovation, inclusion, impact on the community, and integration in supplier diversity programs.