Hundreds of top-caliber suppliers connected with serious buyers and networked with industry leaders and visionaries at CelebrAsian Procurement Conference – the country’s largest business-to-business event convened by Pan Asian Americans to connect with large, medium and small enterprises – was held on June 1 ~ 3, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia.
CelebrAsian is the annual national flagship event of the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC).
UPS Chairman and CEO David Abney served as the Honorary Conference Chair. UPS Chief Information Officer Juan Perez was the Keynote Speaker.
Corporate Host Co-Chairs were The Coca-Cola Company, Nissan, SunTrust Bank and UPS, PepsiCo and Wells Fargo.
In a demonstration of solidarity, friendship and goodwill, the leaders of the largest national supplier diversity organizations – Nat’l Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), U.S. Black Chambers (USBC), and Nat’l Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) – who broke the barriers when they joined last year in celebrating USPAACC’s 30th Anniversary, were honored this year with the Excellence Award for their courage and resolve as they enter a new level of growth in diversity and inclusion for their respective constituency.
At the Gala, the Corporation of the Decade Award was presented to Wells Fargo for their continued support of USPAACC’s mission and programs, as well as for their steadfast commitment in ensuring the robust growth and success of the Asian American business community.
The Conference theme “Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Reality: Cheers to the Next 30 Years!” speaks to the power of transformative ideas that entrepreneurs envision and reflects the promise of a new and boundless horizon as they work hard to realize their dreams.