• APACC hosts 15th annual East-West Business Connection in Dearborn

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    March 14, 2018
    APACC hosts 15th annual East-West
    Business Connection in Dearborn
    Dearborn, Mich., March 14, 2018 – The Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) on Thursday, March 8, 2018 held its 15th annual East-West Business Connection event in Dearborn. More than 350 attendees, comprised of Asian and U.S. businesses and minority business enterprises (MBEs) from across the Midwest, gathered for the global networking event focused on “Embracing Emerging Technologies to Diversify Your Business.”
    The daylong event, which took place at the Edward Hotel and Convention Center, featured a networking reception, a supplier exhibition and “Meet the Buyer” Showcase, which offered suppliers the opportunity to engage one-on-one with a record number of corporate buyers on specific procurement needs. Event Photos available on the Organization’s Facebook page @APACChamber.
    “At APACC, we are committed to fostering economic opportunities and building relationships between Asian and U.S. based companies,” said Alysia R. Green, APACC’s executive director. “That’s why we are honored to host this annual event to connect some of the top companies in the automotive, health care, energy, financial and other industries with suppliers – that vast majority of which are certified minority, women and veteran enterprises.”
    In addition to networking and exhibition opportunities, the East-West Business Connection also featured a panel discussion moderated by Jennifer Tisdale of Michigan-based cybersecurity research firm GRIMM and industry experts on ways to diversify and transform businesses into different industries, across borders and throughout the supply chain utilizing emerging technologies. The panelists included: Brandon N. Pender, Assistance Chief of Staff, External Business Office, U.S. Army TARDEC; Patrick A. Hillberg, Ph.D., Solutions Architect for Siemens PLM and adjunct professor at Oakland University; Robert Wunsche, Director, Technology Planning & New Mobility, NA Research and Engineering Center, DENSO International America, Inc.; and Rich Strader, Vice President of Mobility Product Solutions, Ford Motor Company.
    The 2018 APACC East-West Business Connection was sponsored by Kyyba, Inc.; Pure Michigan Business Connect; Midwest Molding; Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA); DTE Energy, General Motors Company, Ford Motor Company, MGM Grand Detroit and The Kroger Co. of Michigan; DENSO International America, Inc.; Marsh & McLennan; Sigma International; Corp! Magazine; and DBusiness.
    About APACC
    Established in 2000, the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) is incorporated as a 501c (6), not-for-profit membership association governed by a 20-member Board of Directors and is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich. 
    APACC’s mission is to facilitate business relationships among Asian and U.S. companies and to promote entrepreneurship for the advancement of Asian Pacific Americans. Through business events, seminars and communications, APACC represents a strong coalition to foster the empowerment of Asian Americans and stimulate economic growth for both Asian and American businesses, locally and globally. To learn more, visit apacc.net.
    Alysia Green, Executive Director
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