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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.
Founded in 1984 as a national non-profit non-partisan organization, USPAACC promotes and propels economic growth by opening doors to business, educational and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and the small and minority community. USPAACC IRS Tax Exemption # 52-164-1440
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