Helping minority & diverse businesses discover growth & opportunities in the Post Pandemic Revival
USPAACC, with its outstanding 3-day high-flying event featuring 25 engaging programs, 66 top-notch speakers, and over 1000 amazing participants, has accomplished yet another empowering event for Asian American, Small, and Minority-owned businesses. USPAACC's 2021 National Flagship CelebrASIAN Procurement + Business Virtual Conference focused on inclusion and allyship through its theme "Together Tomorrow" this year.
The Conference received kudos from those who participated in this insightful three days of the networking platform. We are proud to have gathered speakers who represented government and industry leaders, including Pan Asian American businesspeople who shared their expertise, creating a forum for sharing lessons and exchanging ideas.
Together with our popular CPO Forums; Supplier Diversity & Procurement Leadership; Business Continuity & Risk Management; Solutions to Boost Business; Doing Business with Industries; MSP Market Leaders Talk, and Doing Business with the Federal Government, we had a phenomenal Conference!
Eric Toda, Global Head, Social Marketing at Facebook had a vivid conversation with the Chamber Leadership Alliance formed by the 4 largest national, minority and diverse chambers of commerce- USPAACC, NGLCC, USBC & USHCC. Attendees had access to a virtual expo, networking opportunities with major corporations, diverse businesses, and government agencies.
Joining the 3-day virtual event were prominent speakers from government, education and businesses such as Dr. Wayne Frederick, President, Howard University, America's top Historically Black College and University; U.S. Senator & Chairman of the Senate Small Business Committee Ben Cardin; U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Guzman; Minority Business Development Agency, US Chamber of Commerce, Acting National Director, Edith McCloud; AARP Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer Scott Frisch. From the Fortune corporations are C-Suite executives and leadership in supplier diversity and procurement such as Amazon, Wells Fargo, T-Mobile, Nationwide & more. Asian American businesses Ampcus & Pyramid Consulting will lead the way and co-chair the conference.
Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Mark Takano (D-CA), Young Kim (R-CA), Erika Moritsuku, Dep. Asst to President Biden and AAPI Sr. Liaison; Subash Iyer, Dept of Transportation are contributing speakers, too.
Attendees learned the latest procurement trend and contracting opportunities through Chief Procurement Officers Forums, Doing Business with Healthcare, Telecommunications, Banking & Insurance, consumer goods brands like Facebook & Nike, and the Federal Government. This conference has brought together resources for helping small businesses get funding, understanding the supply chain trends, and putting their foot forward with confidence.
These 30-second clips will give you an idea of what the conference was about:
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Businesses can be nominated or apply for the innovative national award program that recognizes the robust growth of 100 leading Asian American-owned businesses“We celebrate the fastest-growing difference makers, risk takers, and boundary breakers powering America’s economy,” says USPAACC National President and CEO Susan Au Allen
SD Champions provides tools to nurture corporate, government, and large nonprofit supplier diversity programs, while also encouraging and supporting the certification and development of the small and diverse businesses that make these programs a reality.
The SD Champions program advanced by USPAACC represents a purposeful shift away from awards solely based on a corporation's ability to spend and moves toward a new emphasis that encourages transparency, innovation, inclusion, impact on the community, and integration in supplier diversity programs.