Federal government agencies who are among the highest volume buyers of products and services from small and minority businesses, will share the nuts and bolts in federal contracting with newcomers on May 30 in Bethesda, Maryland. About 25% of the $350 Billion federal contracts are expected to be spent in this business community.
“Federal Contracts for Newcomers” will be a “what, where, when, who and how” town hall-style event designed for small, women and minority suppliers. The Federal government purchases nearly everything – from dog food to furniture, marketing to construction, office supplies to technology, staffing to logistics, and so much more, in order to run the government nationwide and around the world.
The U.S. Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Education; U.S. Agency for International Development; General Services Administration; and Federal financial regulatory agencies such as Security & Exchange Commission, FDIC, and Office of Controller of the Currency will be on hand to show the way.
The town hall is part of CelebrAsian Procurement & Business Conference, “Smart World: How Businesses Transform to Meet Change,” which runs May 29 to June 1, 2018 at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. It is the national flagship event of the USPAACC (US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation).
Through innovative and first-to-market programs, CelebrAsian, the national flagship conference of USPAACC (US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation), will provide a vital platform for the exchange of market intelligence, best practices, proven strategies, and opportunities.
PepsiCo Chairman & CEO Indra K. Nooyi is Conference Chair. She will hold a fireside chat to share her journey from India to Fortune magazine’s #2 “Most Powerful Woman in Business” at the Excellence Awards Dinner. Leading the roster of corporate co-chairs is PepsiCo, whose continued partnership with USPAACC helps to advance growth among Pan Asian American and diverse businesses.
Strong support from the financial industry – Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo – and automotive company Nissan – show the value and ROI they place in their commitment to USPAACC.
Similarly, co-chairing the Conference are established Pan Asian American businesses – Ampcus, Indotronix Avani, and Pyramid Consulting – who appreciate what USPAACC does for the Pan Asian American business community nationwide.
CelebrAsian serves as the nation’s premier venue for procurement opportunities, innovation and job growth for the more than 2 million Pan Asian American-owned businesses nationwide with annual revenue that surpass $700 billion and continue 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.
Fast 50 Asian American Business awardees earned collective revenue of $1.6 billion last year, and comprise an expansive list of industries.
Agreement Formalizes Partnership and Expands Opportunities for Collaboration
The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) today outlined the steps it is utilizing for a two-year $500,000 grant provided through Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund to further USPAACC’s ongoing mission of helping Asian American businesses emerge stronger from the pandemic.