Largest Pan Asian American Procurement Conference Held in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Jun 12, 2014, 14:45 ET from US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) presented its 29th Annual National CelebrAsian Procurement Conference, the country's largest B2B procurement conference convened by pan Asian American businesses to connect with small, medium and large enterprises.

Held at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, Virginia on June 2 - 4, the Conference gathered a veritable "who's who" in the business community across the country – representing diverse industries, top-notch speakers, industry leaders and visionaries, and high-performance business owners.

United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia, The Honorable Timothy Kaine, welcomed to the conference over 700 movers and shakers in Fortune corporations, led by Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo and Conference Chair; Tim Harden, President, Supply Chain and Fleet Operations of AT&T, Hatim Tyabji, Chairman of the Board of Best Buy; and hundreds of CEOs, Presidents and Founders of successful Asian American-owned businesses whose combined revenue exceed $7 billion.

This unprecedented event in the Commonwealth of Virginia showcased Fairfax County, where the conference was held as a business-friendly destination with enormous economic growth potential.

The Gala audience also included Asian American Corporate Directors, winners of the USPAACC Fast 50 Asian American Businesses awards whose collective revenue in the last fiscal year reached over $3 billion and with companies achieving up to 300% growth rate, Chief Procurement Officers of top Fortune powerhouses, Asian American business owners and suppliers, procurement officers of Government agencies and large non-profit organizations, and many other VIP guests.

Corporate Co-Chairs were AT&T, PepsiCo, UPS and Wells Fargo. Asian American Business Co-Chairs were Ampcus, SevenTablets, TIG, and VXI Global Solutions.

In all, more than 700 participants – representing more than 210 Asian American B to B enterprises, 85 Fortune corporations, 25 government agencies and 9 media partners – came in full force from all over the country.

The Conference theme was "Galloping with Change," which reflects the spirit of the Year of the Horse – energy, decisive action, speed, change and win.

Now in its 29th year, USPAACC provides Asian American and other minority-owned businesses wide access to contracting opportunities, growth industries, result-proven solutions and best practices to thrive in the global marketplace.

Through informative summits, workshops, networking events, and the signature pre-scheduled one-on-one procurement matchmaking meetings, Asian American suppliers showcased their products and services to prospective buyers. Over 50 categories of commodities with contracting opportunities were identified for suppliers across industries.

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ABOUT USPAACC: Founded in 1984 as a non-profit and non-partisan organization, USPAACC is headquartered in Washington, DC with Regional Chapters in CA, NY, TX, GA, IL, CT, MD-VA-DC National Capital Area. For 29 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.

SOURCE US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation