USPAACC Procurement Officers Forum to Explore Trends and Issues in Domestic and Global Supply Chains

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CelebrAsian Procurement Officers Forum to discuss domestic and global trends in the supply chain and challenges facing the business community in the U.S.


We are the Future: Immigrants. Citizens. Innovators.

Top procurement officers from Fortune 500 & major non-profit organizations will discuss domestic and global trends in the supply chain, issues and challenges facing the business community in the U.S., what small businesses could do to align with the strategic needs of corporations in the global marketplace, etc. at a forum on June 3, 2013 at 4:15 - 5:45 PM, Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove, California

Confirmed speakers include: Jill Bossi, VP, CPO, American Red Cross; George Sloan, VP, Global Business and Operations Supply Chain, AT&T; DK Singh, SVP, Global Procurement, ConAgra Foods; Stephane Masson, VP, Global Procurement, Marriott International; Michael Cooper, Director, Sourcing & Procurement, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts; Gary Kallenbach, VP, Global Procurement, UPS; Roy Anderson, VP, Procurement Services, Metasys Technologies, Inc. (Facilitator).

This forum is part of CelebrAsian Business Opportunity Conference 2013, the annual flagship event of the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) on June 3-5 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove. AT&T, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, PepsiCo and Wells Fargo are the Corporate Co-Chairs. Alorica is the Asian American Business Co-Chair. This year’s theme is “We are the Future: Immigrants. Citizens. Innovators.”

CelebrAsian is the only annual national Pan Asian American business conference in the United States that provides Asian American-owned businesses wide access to contract opportunities, growth industries, strategic solutions and best practices to thrive in the global marketplace.

The specially-designed sessions also include: Industry Focus Groups (Construction, Food Service, IT, Manufacturing, Telecommunications); Under 40 Millionaire Entrepreneurs Success Stories; Welcome Reception and Asian American Directors’ Awards; Supplier Diversity Managers Caucus; Government Town Hall Meeting: Contracting Opportunities & Vehicles; Business Express Program Luncheon – A Woman’s Perspective: Being Successful in Business & Beyond; The Secrets of GUANXI* – Do’s & Don’ts; USPAACC Supplier Success Stories Here & Abroad; Excellence Awards Gala and Presentation of the Fast 50 Asian American Businesses; Guanxi* Supplier Opportunity Fair; One-on-One Prescheduled Business Matchmaking Meetings; Business Leaders & Scholarship Awards Luncheon; and more (*Guanxi is a business term meaning “connections” or “relationship”).

Every year, CelebrAsian connects hundreds of top-caliber Asian American suppliers and business owners with buyers from Fortune 1000 Corporations, the Federal, State and Local government, and the small and minority business community, through informative summits, workshops, networking events, and it signature pre-scheduled one-on-one business matchmaking meetings. This year, USPAACC lists over 50 different types of commodities needed to be purchased across industries.

Early bird registration rates until April 12, 2013.

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, visit or or call USPAACC at (202) 296.5221

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ABOUT USPAACC: Founded in 1984 as a non-profit and non-partisan organization, USPAACC is the single unified voice for equal opportunity for Asian American businesses. We promote and propel economic growth by opening doors to business, educational and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and their business partners in corporate America, government at the federal, state and local levels, and the small and minority business community. For 28 years, USPAACC has served and will continue to serve as the gateway to large corporate and government contracts, top-caliber Asian American and small and minority suppliers, key information about Asian Americans and business opportunities in the dynamic Asia-Pacific market.

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