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Procurement & Business Conference to Tackle Smart World of Innovation and Disruptive Technology

What are the effects of innovation and disruptive technology on procurement and business processes? How to harness the full potential of these effects? These will be the center of discussions at the country’s largest and most established business-to-business conference convened by Pan Asian Americans.

CelebrAsian Procurement & Business Conference, “Smart World: How Businesses Transform to Meet Change,” on May 29 to June 1, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

“Small and diverse businesses across industries could grow, thrive and compete for exciting opportunities in new and emerging markets, here and abroad,” said Susan Au Allen, USPAACC National President & CEO. “What they need are the answers to pressing questions that the seamless and intelligent exchange of information has created that is affecting sourcing and procurement. This conference will tackle the questions.”

CEOs, CPOs, CTOs, CIOs, Directors, Managers from Fortune powerhouses, business leaders, disruptors, top Pan Asian American suppliers, governments and large nonprofit buyers will come from all over the country to connect with one another, for 3 days under one roof.

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.

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About USPAACC

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.

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