Asian American Business Summit & Expo w/ Diversity Job Fair

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Name: Asian American Business Summit & Expo w/ Diversity Job Fair
Date: October 21, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce cordially invites all local area businesses, business owners, government agencies, and interested individuals to participate in the 7th Annual Asian American Business Summit & Expo on October 21st! The event will provide a unique opportunity for businesses to connect with the Asian Business Community, meet industry specific buyers and decision makers, and learn about opportunities in government procurement, diversified supplier programs, and business enterprise certifications.  Our goal is to provide a dynamic networking venue that promotes opportunity, education, strategic alliances, and small business growth. 

We will also host our FREE Diversity Job Fair during the event. If you are looking to jumpstart a new career or are just exploring options, of if you're a manager or business owner looking to fill positions with local professionals, this is a great event to interact one-on-one with prospects. 

The half-day program will feature:
- Breakfast 
- Power Networking opportunities 
- Informational Workshops by area business experts.
- Diversity Job Fair

Speakers: Yumi Hogan, First Lady of Maryland
                  Jimmy Rhee, Special Secretary at The Governor's Office of Minority Affairs, Maryland
                  Isiah Leggett, County Executive, Montgomery County 
                  Jim Coleman, President & CEO of the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

Program Schedule
7:00am-9:00am Exhibitor Set-Up
8:00am-9:00am Registration/Networking/Breakfast
9:00am-9:30am Welcoming Remarks:
              Haiwen Mackleer, Chair, AACC Maryland Council
              Vance Zavela, Chair, AACC
                  Jimmy Rhee, Special Secretary at The Governor's Office of Minority Affairs, Maryland
                  Isiah Leggett, County Executive, Montgomery County 
                  Jim ColemanPresident & CEO of the Prince George?s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
9:30am-12:30pm Business Expo / Networking
9:30am-12:30pm Diversity Job Fair
10:50am Speaker Introduction: Cindy Shao, President, AACC
                 Keynote Remarks by Yumi Hogan, First lady of Maryland
12:20pm Closing and Prize Draw
12:30pm Meeting Adjourns

10:00am-10:45am Workshop I  -  Government Contracting: Trends and the Future
Learn about the Federal, State and Local contracting market in the coming year, key trends in anticipated spending, how they compare to prior years and insights on the agencies seeking the business.  How to benefit Asian-American businesses?

David A. Hinson, Former National Director of Minority Business Development Agency


Jackie Robinson-Burnette, Deputy Associate Administrator for 
Government Contracting and Business Development, Small Business Administration
LaCheryl Jones, CEO and Co-founder of The Four Thirteen Corporation, Former Public Relations and Outreach Manager, MDOT 
Grace Denno, Division Chief, Contract Compliance Division, Montgomery County Office of Procurement

11:15am-12:00pm Workshop II   -  Diversified Supplier Programs/Private Industry
Explore business opportunities with private industry through their supplier diversity program,  Find out how to tap into this market and gain access to American?s most influential corporations. How Asian-American business owners can benefit from these programs?

Sandra Eberhard, Executive Director, Women Presidents' Educational Organization

Sharon Pinder, President/CEO, Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council
Tobias Thornwell, MGM National Harbor
Joey Harmon, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here for Sponsorship Package.
Please contact or call 703-201-3167

Click here for Exhibitor Contract.

Honorary Advisor: Jimmy Rhee,Special Secretary at The Governor's Office of Minority Affairs, Maryland  

Co Chairs: Vance Zavela, Haiwen Mackleer
Committee Members:  Maynard Smith, Stephanie Shei, Rose Li,  Robert Sherretta, Gigi Lovell, Laura Drain

Any questions about the event or program, please contact us
703-752-6292, 571-633-9754

Partial List of Exhibitors:
Howard County Government, Office of Purchasing
Rainbow Adult Day Healthcare Center
Signature Federal Credit Union
BK Travel
The Epoch Times
Chosun Daily
Montgomery County
The Tree House
Small Business Administration
Women Presidents' Educational Organization
Random Words Marketing
M&T Bank
Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority
Asian Real Estate Association of America
Maryland Hispanic Business Conference
Asian Pacific Islander Americans Public Affairs Association
Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Metro DC
MGM National Harbor
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Klinger & Associates
The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Youth for Tomorrow
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
Meridian Management Group, Inc
Asian-American Homeownership Counseling
Empowered Women International
Montgomery County Office of Procurement
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
the Meltzer Group
Berry Yogurt, LLC
Corner Media
Nexus Holiday
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Montgomery County
Virginia International University
Shen Yun
Capital Regional Minority Supplier Diversity Council
Maryland Department of Transportation
Catholic Standard & El Pregonero
Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans PL
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Date/Time Information:
Friday. October 21, 2016
8:00am - 12:30 pm
Contact Information:

Business Expo (Non-Exhibitor) and Job Fair (Job Seeker)
FREE, pre-registration required

Power Networking Breakfast OR Workshops 
$25 each for Member, $30 each for Non-Member

Power Networking Breakfast AND Workshop 
$50 for Member, $60 for Non-Member

Exhibit Table (Includes 2 tickets to Power Networking Breakfast)
$495 for Member, $595 for Non Member

Job Fair - Employer  (I
ncludes 2 tickets to Power Networking Breakfast)
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