CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference Held to Help Diverse Enterprises Grow

As more businesses in the changed economy continue to mount a strong post-pandemic resurgence, organizations like the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) also ensure a more vibrant business environment by hosting events that reflect diversity, inclusion and equity.

This was evident at their recent CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference, USPAACC’s first in-person event in two years, held May 25 – 27, 2022, at the Grand Hyatt Washington in the nation’s capital.

CelebrASIAN is America’s largest and longest-running business development conference convened by Pan Asian American enterprises to connect with corporate America, government agencies at the federal, state and local levels, large nonprofits, diverse businesses and with each other.

Amazon and Google led conference sponsors as Title Chairs, joined by Ampcus, Nationwide, Pyramid, T-Mobile and Wells Fargo as Co-Chairs.

This year’s theme, SYNERGY FORWARD, speaks to the momentum created when people from different backgrounds come together for a common goal and to achieve great things. The Conference also put the spotlight on the achievements of Asian American businesses, made more meaningful as May was Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

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Pictured left to right; CPO Forum Panel, SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman, Fast 50 Winners

CelebrASIAN had a full house — with more than 400 attendees, over 90 speakers and two-and-a-half days of substantive programming. USPAACC National President & CEO Susan Au Allen and her team noted the strong representation from their partners in Corporate America, government agencies, large nonprofits and the diverse business community.Among the highlights were the CPO Forum, Community Navigator Pilot Program Panel, Procurement Opportunity Center Program, Panels on Doing Business with Corporations and Federal Agencies, Fast 50 Asian American Business Awards, 1-on-1 Business Matchmaking Meetings and the Excellence Awards Gala. SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman spoke at the Gala about further lending support to the small and diverse business community. MBDA Acting National Director Miguel Estién also talked about how to access capital.To learn more about USPAACC and CelebrASIAN Conference, visit uspaacc.com and celebrasianconference.com.


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