APACC in partnership with National ACE brings you the 19th Annual East-West Business Connection, "Rules of Change - Adaptability and Sustainability," presented by Faurecia. This global supplier diversity matchmaking event attracts minority-owned businesses, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practitioners, and business-to-business professionals. Corporate buyers will meet one-on-one with minority business owners (W/MBEs) for specific procurement needs.
To keep all members, guests, participants, and volunteers safe, APACC will be using a CLEAR Health Pass app to screen for vaccination status or negative COVID test for all attendees.
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Exhibitors & Networking
11:20 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch, Keynote, Lunch Program and Presentation of APACC's Minority Business Advocate Award
1:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Meet the Buyer Showcase
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. AAPPIStrong Small Business Roundtable
Keynote: Nezar Jamal
Midwest Outreach Director of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
Lunch Program: Fireside Chat with Ludwing Vergara
Director of Purchasing, Automotive Lighting & Sensing Technologies at Marelli Automotive USA
Lunch Program Moderator: Bobby Chasnis
Director of Pure Michigan Business Connect, a program of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
APACC's Minority Business Advocate Award
Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce recognizes those who advocate on behalf of Asian Pacific American business owners, minority business owners, veteran business owners, and women business owners. individuals who have fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of Asian Pacific American, minority, veteran, or women business ownership may be nominated.
Meet the Buyer Showcase
Corporate buyers will meet one-on-one with minority business owners (W/MBEs) on their specific procurement needs.
View the BUYERS and COMMODITIES list HERE.
(Registrants to the Roundtable session are not allowed to enter into the Buyers room as "Meet the Buyer Showcase" is strictly for East-West Business Connection registrants)
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 Wednesday, February 23, 2022.
* Cut-off date for room reservations ($149/day) at Detroit Marriott Troy is Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Call Marriott reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (248) 680-9797 or click on this link to book your room.
* No refund. May keep the amount paid as credit for future APACC's events.
Title Sponsor: Faurecia North America Lexicon Sponsor: Michigan Economic Development Corp/Pure Michigan Business Connect Showcase Sponsor: NISSAN Energizing Sponsor: MAGNA Supplier Sponsors: NexTech Business Interiors Supplier Sponsors: SIGMA INTERNATIONAL
Date and Time
Thursday Mar 3, 2022 9:30 AM - 3:45 PM EST
(All East-West registrants may attend the Roundtable session in the afternoon and do not have to do a separate registration)
Detroit Marriott Troy
200 W. Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084