Winners of the Fast 100 Asian American Business Awards, who earned collective revenue of $2.2 billion last year, will be recognized during the CelebrAsian Procurement & Business Conference, “Smart World: Business – Talents – Technology,” which runs May 29 to June 1, 2018, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. It is the national flagship event of the USPAACC. A networking reception will be held in honor of the winners on May 31, 2018, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
The Fast 100 winners come from a broad list of industries, including IT (hardware and software), hospitality, manufacturing, professional services, staffing, accounting, advertising and marketing, automotive, engineering, facility services, finance and insurance, food and beverage, healthcare, import and export, legal services, logistics, management consulting, real estate, telecommunications, and transportation.
“I commend the winners of our Fast 100 Asian American Business Awards for their impressive collective revenue and enormous growth amidst the challenging economic landscape,” said Susan Au Allen, USPAACC National President & CEO. “This validates the significance of the power of innovation, perseverance, and hard work – key ingredients to succeed in the mainstream – which also ensure that diverse businesses remain the backbone of the national economy.”
PepsiCo Chairman & CEO Indra K. Nooyi is Conference Chair and will hold a fireside chat to share her journey from India to Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo, #44 on the Fortune 500 list. She is also the #2 “Most Powerful Woman in Business,” according to Fortune magazine. PepsiCo has a 19-year uninterrupted commitment to and support of USPAACC’s work, which has spurred economic growth and professional advancement of Pan Asian Americans and businesses nationwide.
Strong support from the financial industry – Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo – as well as automotive giant Nissan – shows the value placed on USPAACC and the ROI they realize from their partnership.
Co-chairing the Conference are established Pan Asian American businesses Ampcus, Indotronix Avani, and Pyramid Consulting, who appreciate what USPAACC does in speaking for and connecting Pan Asian American businesses to the right people, at the right place, at the right time.
As the country’s largest and most established B2B conference convened by Pan Asian Americans, CelebrAsian is the nation’s premier venue for procurement and other business opportunities, innovation, and job creation for the more than 2 million Pan Asian American-owned businesses nationwide. Their annual revenue surpasses $700 billion and continues to grow.
Founded in 1984 in the nation’s Capital, the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is the most established and effective national nonprofit nonpartisan organization representing all Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. Our mission is to promote and propel economic growth and job creation by opening doors to business and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and their partners in corporations, government at the federal, state and local levels, and the small, minority and diverse business communities. For 35 years, USPAACC has served and will continue to serve as the unified voice for equal opportunity in business for Asian Americans, as the gateway to corporate and government contracts, to Asian American suppliers, and information about Asian Americans and the Asia-Pacific and Indian Subcontinent markets.
Our signature annual thought-leadership programs include: College Hallmark Scholarship Program that began in 1989, One-on-One Prescheduled Business Matchmaking Meetings in 1998, Supplier Diversity & Procurement Leadership Caucus in 2004, Federal Contracting Town Hall Meetings in 2005, Fast 100 Asian American Businesses in 2008, Business Executive Coaching: ReadySetGrow in 2011, Chief Procurement Officers Forum in 2011, What’s Your Pitch Innovation Competitions in 2015, Chief Technology & Information Officers Forum in 2017, and Corporate Employee Business Resource Group Leadership Caucus in 2017.
Headquartered in Washington DC, USPAACC reaches Asian American businesses nationwide through regional chapters in California, Texas, New York, Georgia, Illinois and the Washington DC-Maryland-Virginia National Capital Area.
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.