2017 National AAPI Business Summit Agenda

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8:30 am – 9:00 am           Registration and Networking

9:00 am – 9:40 am           Welcoming Remarks

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Emcee: Efrain Gonzalez, Associate Director
Office of Business Development
U.S. Department of Commerce
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

Edith J. McCloud, Acting National Director
U.S. Department of Commerce
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

Chiling Tong, President and CEO
Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (National ACE)

Consuella Jordan, Special Assistant to the Secretary
U.S. Department of Commerce

9:40 am – 10:20 am         Celebrate AAPI Business Success

Moderator: David Cohen, Attorney & Consultant
Law Office of David B. Cohen

Margaret Wong, President & CEO, McWong International, Inc.

Amar Shokeen, Founder & CEO, RJT Compuquest

Paul Hsu, Chairman, Hsu Foundation

Nanxi Liu, CEO & Founder, Enplug

10:20 am – noon              Celebrate Successful Customer/Supplier Relationships

Moderator: Bill Imada, Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer, IW Group, Inc. & Chairman Emeritus of National ACE

Sinomax USA, Inc. and Walmart Stores, Inc.
Frank Chen
, President and CEO, Sinomax USA, Inc.
Cindi Marsiglio, Vice President, U.S. Manufacturing, Walmart Stores, Inc.

J-C’s McD’s Ltd. and McDonald’s Corporation
Jimmy Ferguson
, Owner/Operator, J-C’s McD’s Ltd. & Asian McDonald’s Operators Association
Wendy Lewis, VP Global Chief Diversity Officer, McDonald’s Corporation

U.S. Metro Group, Inc. and CBS Corporation
Evelyn Kim
, CEO and President, US Metro Group, Inc.
Natalie N. Robinson, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Diversity, CBS Corporation

SAGE Millimeter and Google
Wendy G. Shu
, Co-owner and Director of Business & Legal Affairs, SAGE Millimeter
Andrew Kim, Senior Analyst, Policy & Government Affairs, Google

SHI International and Interpublic Group (IPG)
Romance Watson
, Director of Diversity Enterprise Business, SHI International
Mohit Manchanda, Director, Sourcing and Procurement, Americas and Global Technology, Interpublic Group

Noon                                  Morning Wrap up & Group Photo Opportunity  

George Mui, Senior Business Development Specialist
U.S. Department of Commerce
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

Noon – 1:00pm                 Lunch & Networking 

Lunch provided by National ACE

1:30PM – 2:00PM             Keynote Addresses

Introduction: Mark Keam, Board Advisor, National ACE

The Honorable Judy Chu, U.S. House of Representatives (CA-27)

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM          State of AAPI Businesses and Entrepreneurship
                                                 Nielsen Report on Asian American Consumers and Economic Power

Mariko Carpenter, Vice President, Strategic Community Alliances, Nielsen

2:15PM – 3:00PM          National ACE NextGen Circle: Challenges & Successes

Introduction: Rudy Pamintuan, Managing Director of Sherman Worldwide
Ian So, National ACE Board and Next Gen Circle and CEO, Chicken and Rice Guys
Andrew Chau, Co-Founder Boba Guys
Lavanya Jawaharlal, President and Co-Founder STEM Center, USA
Jaz Limos, Founder and CEO, Saints of Steel
Youngro Lee, Co-Founder and CEO, NextSeed
Le Zhang, Founder and CEO, Squadle, Inc.

3:00PM – 3:15PM          Wrap-up & Introduction to Power Networking

Laura Shin, Senior Advisor,
U.S. Department of Commerce
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

Jennifer Rimbach, Business Development Specialist
U.S. Department of Commerce
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

3:15PM – 4:45PM          Power Networking with Federal Agency Representatives

Participating: International Trade Administration, U.S. Commercial Service, Export – Import Bank, The U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a), DC Small Business Development Center, Overseas Private Investment Council, and other Federal government agencies

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Last updated: 05/15/2017 - 4:17pm