When Angie Klett, Senior Vice President IT CFO and Chief Procurement Officer at Nationwide, recently visited Howard University – a federally chartered historically black university in Washington, DC – to speak to college students about careers in supply chain, she set up a video call with her sister, a primary school teacher, and her class of 3rd graders, 400 miles away in Columbus, Ohio.Read More
Nine (9) Government Agencies to Discuss Procurement Opportunities for Minority and Diverse Suppliers
Procurement officers from seven (7) U.S. government and two (2) Houston agencies will share new business opportunities for minority and diverse suppliers during, “Doing Business with Government” on June 5, 2019, from 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm, at the Hilton Americas-Houston in Texas.
They are: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Postal Service (USPS), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), City of Houston – Office of Business Opportunity, and Port of Houston Authority.
The U.S. government – among the world’s largest buyers of products and services that represent some $500 Billion in annual expenditure – will share the nuts and bolts for beginners, key procurement information for seasoned suppliers, and other invaluable strategies and opportunities in federal contracting for minority and diverse suppliers of all levels.
This session is part of CelebrASIAN 2019 Procurement + Business Conference – the country’s largest and most established flagship business-to-business conference convened by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) on June 5 – 7 in Houston, Texas.
Conference Chair is Angie Klett, Senior Vice President IT CFO and Chief Procurement Officer at Nationwide. Conference Co-Chairs are Ampcus, Bank of America, Pyramid Consulting, T-Mobile, and Wells Fargo.
Conference theme “Be Unique, Ignite Leadership, Deliver Exceptional ResultS: BUILDERS of the American Dream,” aims to help Pan Asian American entrepreneurs to create a brighter and more prosperous future through procurement and business growth.
Business growth-related and innovation programs include the CPO Forum, CTO & CIO Forum, Prescheduled 1-on-1 Business Matchmaking Meetings, Guanxi* Business Fair, Industry Builders (i-Builders) Marketplace, “What’s Your Pitch: Innovations Meet the Market” Competition, Doing Business with Corporations in Energy and Cybersecurity Sectors, Doing Business with Government, C-Suite Executive Academy: War on Talents; Lessons Learned: Reflections of Corporate Executives, Managed Service Providers (MSP) Panel Discussion, How to Grow Your Business Program, and more. (*Guanxi is a business term meaning “connections” or “relationship”).
High-level networking events with Fortune 1000 CPOs, CTOs, CIOs, Directors, Managers, Small and Medium Enterprise CEOs, Presidents and VPs, seasoned entrepreneurs, community leaders, industry disruptors, venture capitalists, etc., will be held for the duration of the Conference.
More than 500 pre-scheduled 1-on-1 Business Matchmaking Meetings will be held between top-caliber suppliers and serious buyers from Fortune 1000 corporations, government agencies and large nonprofits.
For more information on CelebrASIAN 2019, visit celebrasianconference.com.
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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Supplier Diversity and Procurement Teams to Explore Synergy, Best Practices, and Strategic Solutions
Supplier diversity and procurement professionals from leading Fortune 1000 Corporations, government agencies, and national nonprofits, will come together at the Supplier Diversity Managers and Buyers Caucus to candidly discuss synergy, best practices, and innovative solutions to serve both buyers and sellers in the changing marketplace, among other key topics.Read More