The milestone event also paid tribute to select “Stars” from Corporate America, government agencies, and the Asian American business community who have helped USPAACC achieve its mission of providing procurement opportunities for its members, and for creating a unified and amplified voice for inclusion, equality, and economic growth on behalf of the Pan Asian American business community.Read More
USPAACC Honors “Most Valued Corporation” and “Most Valued Asian American Business” at CelebrAsian
A select group of captains of industry – Corporate Members and Asian American Businesses – who have provided steadfast support and commitment to the mission of the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) were honored with the “Most Valued Corporation” and “Most Valued Asian American Business” Awards at the Excellence Awards Ceremony held on May 31, 2017 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California.
The “Most Valued Corporation” Awards were presented to Hilton (Hospitality), Ingersoll Rand (Manufacturing), and UPS (Transportation), for having the most significant and meaningful commitment and steadfast support of USPAACC programs and minority-owned businesses, including direct and indirect spend, among other accomplishments.
Fred Lona, Senior Director, Supplier Diversity, Supply Management, Hilton; John Evans, Vice President, Global Procurement, Ingersoll Rand; and Estrella Cramer, Corporate Supplier Diversity Director, UPS, accepted the awards on behalf of their respective companies.
The “Most Valued Asian American Business” Awards were presented to Ampcus, MSL Express, and Qnexis, for having consistently set the bar high and for having led by example, for creating innovative products and services, and supporting USPAACC programs, among other achievements.
Anjali “Ann” Ramakumaran, CEO of Ampcus, Inc.; Chester Tong, President of MSL Express, Inc.; and Kurt Nguyen, President & CEO of Qnexis accepted the awards on behalf of their respective companies.
“Kudos to our awardees who are shining examples of dedicated, strong leadership and benefaction,” said Susan Au Allen, USPAACC National President & CEO. “We proudly shine the spotlight on them for their unwavering support of USPAACC’s mission and programs, as well as for their steadfast commitment in ensuring the robust growth and success of the Asian American business community.”
This event was part of the 3-day CelebrAsian Procurement Conference – the country’s largest B2B event convened by Pan Asian American enterprises – presented by the USPAACC, May 31 – June 2, 2017 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California.
Conference theme was “Collaborate – Innovate – Connect on the West Coast: San Diego, CA.”
CelebrAsian is the flagship event of USPAACC and the country’s largest business-to-business conference convened by Pan Asian Americans to connect with large, medium and small enterprises. It is the largest gathering of Pan Asian American suppliers and entrepreneurs representing a myriad of industries who will connect with buyers and key decision-makers from Fortune powerhouses, government agencies, large non-profits, and the small/minority business community.
Through new and innovative programs, CelebrAsian provides Pan Asian American suppliers and other minority businesses a roadmap to effectively navigate the supplier diversity arena, access procurement opportunities, and successfully compete in the mainstream.
After 3 days, CelebrAsian Procurement Conference 2017 in San Diego hosted over 650 participants, who came in full force from all over the country, representing 100 corporations, 300 Asian American-owned businesses, 8 Government Agencies, 3 Non-Governmental Organizations, and 11 media partners.
For more information about CelebrAsian, visit celebrasianconference.com
USPAACC 2020 What’s Your Pitch Innovation Competition Winners: Ichosia Biotechnology, NU-SET, Tipboxme
After much deliberation, judges of the 6th Annual USPAACC “What’s Your Pitch: Innovations Meet the Market” competition have selected the grand prize winner, and the second and third prize winners. Eleven finalists presented their innovations live, to a panel of subject matter expert judges, and before a virtual audience. Check our 2020 winners!Read More
USPAACC member Esolvit, Inc. has been selected as the 2020 Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA’s) 2020 Minority Professional Services Firm of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce.Read More