The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation recently held its annual national CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference, the country’s largest and longest-running business-to-business event for Pan Asian American enterprises. This year’s virtual event focused on helping minority and diverse enterprises explore business opportunities in the post-pandemic revival.
Now on its 36th year, the event assembled 66 speakers from Fortune 1000 corporations, federal agencies, Chamber Leadership Alliance presidents, CEOs and founders, and Pan Asian American suppliers and entrepreneurs. It featured 25 programs on business development and diversity and inclusion, with over 1,000 participants.
The title chair was Amazon.com Inc.; conference co-chairs were Ampcus, Nationwide, Pyramid Consulting, T-Mobile and Wells Fargo.
This year’s theme – “Together Tomorrow” – celebrated and underscored the power of unity as the U.S. turns the corner from the unprecedented challenges of the past year and looks to a promising future where inclusion and allyship will bring alive more opportunities and a vibrant economic recovery.
CelebrASIAN kicked off with a strong demonstration of solidarity with USPAACC’s partners from the country’s other three leading minority and diverse chambers of commerce: U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Black Chambers.
Among the highlights of the CelebrASIAN conference was the two-part Chief Procurement Officers Forum, How to Do Business with Government Agencies and a series of supplier business development programs. These sessions featured an esteemed line-up of speakers – subject-matter experts, industry disrupters, federal contract officials, seasoned entrepreneurs, community and market leaders, and the best and brightest business talents – who shared unique insights, invaluable guidance and advice, latest best practices, key trends and outlook, and more to help businesses reset, retool and reinvigorate their businesses.
A virtual expo was also held throughout the conference that enabled businesses to build strategic networks and showcase their products and services.
An in-person event will be held by USPAACC in November 2021.