Agenda for the National AAPI Business Summit

National AAPI Business SummitNational AAPI Business Summit

in celebration of

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The forum will address issues facing AAPI businesses across the nation in the area of access to contracts, capital, and global markets.

Program Agenda Speakers

Program Agenda

8:00 AM

Registration & Networking

9:00 AM

 

National Anthem

Vasu Abhiraman

   

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Welcoming Remarks

Senior Obama Administration officials and other notables kick-off the 2016 National AAPI Business Summit.

Albert Shen, National Deputy Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce (HOST)

Bruce Andrews, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

Alissa Ko, Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, The White House

Doua Thor, Executive Director,  White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI)

Helene Yan, Chair, National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (ACE)

   

9:45 – 10:45 AM

U.S. Department of Commerce Services Overview

Commerce leaders present the broad array of services available to AAPI and other minority-owned firms.

Alejandra Castillo, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce (MODERATOR)

Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director, Select USA, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Jay Williams, Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, U.S. Department of Commerce

John Thompson, Director, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce

   

10:45 – 11:45 AM

Access to Global Markets

Doing more business, in more places! Learn about export initiatives and trade policies that support U.S. businesses expanding into international markets and pursuing global partnerships. 

Pat Loui, Founder and CEO, OmniTrak Group (MODERATOR)

Jay Shambaugh, Member, Council of Economic Advisors, The White House

Pat Kirwan, Director of Trade Promotion, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

George Mui, Access to Markets Team Lead, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce

Matthew Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce

   

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch & Networking

Sach Takayasu, President & CEO, Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (National ACE)

   

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Keynote Remarks

Bill Imada, Commissioner, President Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders & National ACE Board Member (INTRODUCTION)


Dr. Willie May, Under Secretary for Standards and Technology and Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce

Michelle Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce

Chris Lu, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor

   

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Congressional Briefing

Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) provide remarks on AAPI issues and highlight legislation concerning AAPI businesses.

Representative Judy Chu, 27th Congressional District of California

Representative Grace Meng, 6th Congressional District of New York

   

2:30 – 2:45 PM

Break and Photo Opportunities

   

2:45 – 3:45 PM

U.S. Federal Lab/Lab to Market Initiatives

Minority businesses have limitless potential to bring scientific discoveries to the marketplace by using the national network of more than 300 federal laboratories. This session will discuss current federal technology transfer programs and funding resources to engage minority innovators in technology transfer across the country.

Demetria Gallagher, Senior Advisor for Policy and Inclusive Innovation, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce

Gary Jones, DC Liaison Manager, Federal Laboratory Consortium

   

3:45 – 5:00 PM

Access to Capital & Global Financing

Grow your business by leveraging federal resources located across the country and in international markets. The session will also explore merger & acquisition opportunities as presented by MBDA strategic partner, ACG-Chicago.

Efrain Gonzalez, Associate Director for Business Development, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce (MODERATOR)

Craig Miller, CEO,  Association for Corporate Growth

Phu Huynh, Senior Advisor, International Trade Administration’s U.S. Export Assistance Centers, U.S. Department of Commerce

Tammy Maxwell, Director of Minority and Women Businesses, U.S. Export-Import Bank

Dennis Chrisbaum, Director of International Financing, Office of International Trade, U.S. Small Business Administration

Dr. Larry Spinelli, Acting Vice President, Department of Management and Administration; Director of Outreach and Public Affairs, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

   

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Albert Shen, National Deputy Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce (HOST)

   

Published on: 19/04/2017