17th Annual East-West Business Connection "Envision Success"
APACC in partnership with National ACE bring you the 17th Annual East-West Business Connection, "Envision Success," presented by Lear Corporation. This global supplier diversity matchmaking event attracts nearly 350 attendees including more than 50 Corporate buyers who will meet one-on-one with minority business owners (W/MBEs) throughout the Midwest-based specific procurement needs.
- Bonnie Clinton, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer for Toyota, will be our Keynote Speaker.
- The panel discussion following the keynote will be about supplier diversity with Terrez Thompson, VP of Global Supplier Diversity for Coca-Cola,
- Christie Wong Barrett, CEO for Mac Arthur Corporation,
- Kevin Bell, President of Renaissance Capital Alliance,
- Kavy Lenon, Senior Supplier Diversity Manager for Herman Miller,
- Debra Quade, Diversity Supplier for Kellogg Company, and
- Michelle Sourie-Robinson, President & CEO of Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council.
Event Vice-Chair: Qiong Sun, Global Vice President Electrification at Lear Corporation
All paid attendees will receive a copy of our Lexicon which contains the company and contact information of all event participants.
* Cut off date to be included in the Lexicon is Friday, February 21, 2020.
The Asian Pacific American Business Town Hall provides a forum for Asian Pacific American Business owners and their representatives both the opportunities to share the challenges and issues facing them today in their business operations and learn more about how the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (National ACE) can support them both locally and nationally.
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Asian Pacific American Business Town Hall
Town Hall Speakers:
- Tina Wei Smith, Executive Director - White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders
- Brad Hansher, Regional Administrator - Great Lakes General Service Administration
- Jamie Hsu, APACC Board Member, Adjunct Professor of Management at Lawrence Tech University
- Robert Scott, Regional V Administrator - Small Business Administration
- Chiling Tong, President & CEO - National ACE
- Moderator: George Mui, Advisor to National ACE Managing Partner GC United