Over 3,000 global thought leaders, executives, and practitioners from various enterprises in the networking, services, and supplier ecosystem have begun to gather in Orlando, Florida to participate in Connect (X), the largest conference and trade show for the connectivity sector in North America. USPAACC National President & CEO Susan Au Allen will moderate two sessions at this business technology event.
Speakers from Amazon Web Services, American Tower, AT&T, Crown Castle, Dish, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Verizon, Vertical Bridge, Federal Communications Commission, and more will share new information, best practices, business insight, and vision for a new era in improved and ubiquitous connectivity. The in-person event, presented by the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA), takes place on October 4 - 7 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.
USPAACC’s Allen will co-host the session “Minority Chambers of Commerce: Accelerators of Broadband 5G Outreach and Deployment” with Ron Busby, President and CEO of US Black Chambers, Inc. It will be a robust discussion among leaders of minority chambers and organizations about best practices for working with WIA and its members to bring broadband 5G services to underserved populations and underrepresented communities. Justin Nelson, Co-Founder & President National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and C. LeRoy Cavazos-Reyna, Vice President of Government and International Affairs, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will join the panel.
Allen will also host “Expanding Opportunity for Women-owned and Women-led Businesses in Telecom,” a discussion on opportunities for women in the telecom industry and how this sector could increase the participation of women as the new legislation is expected to bring billions of dollars of investment in America’s broadband infrastructure. Debra Mercier, Executive Director for Programs WWLF – Woman’s Wireless Leadership Forum, Pamela Prince-Eason, President & CEO Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and Ashli Fuselier, Secretary WWLF Executive Board will be on the panel.
The WIA represents the businesses that develop, build, own and operate the nation’s wireless infrastructure. The organization’s members include wireless carriers, infrastructure providers, and professional services firms that collectively own and operate telecommunications facilities around the globe.
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.
The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) has announced today it will recognize five outstanding partnerships between corporate/government entities and Asian and other minority- and diverse-owned businesses at the USPAACC CelebrASIAN Business Development Conference this year.
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