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    March 05, 2018
    Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce®
    14 th Annual APACC East West Business Connection
    “Brave New World: The Shift in Autonomous Vehicle Technology"

    Dearborn, Michigan – The Asian American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) hosts the APACC East - West Business Connection, on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Edward Hotel and Convention located at 600 Town Center Dr, Dearborn, MI. Event sponsors: Acro Service Corporation, DTE Energy, General Motors Company and Ford Motor Company; Lexicon Sponsor: Pure Michigan Business Connect; Energizing Sponsor: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA); Showcase Sponsor: Tenneco; Supplier Sponsor: ICONMA and Sigma International, Inc.; Broadcast Sponsor: Autoline; Media Sponsor: Corp! Magazine; Magazine Sponsor: DBusiness.

    This global business networking event attracts nearly 350 attendees, comprised of Asian and U.S. businesses and minority business enterprises (W/MBEs) throughout the Midwest. The 2017 event theme is “Brave New World: The Shift in Autonomous Vehicle Technology”. The goal of the event is shed light on the trends in vehicle automation.

    The event features networking, a supplier exhibition, and a panel discussion from industry experts on how technology and innovation has affected their business. Panelists include: Kristin M. Toth Director, Program Purchasing – Global Electric Vehicles, Autonomous, Advanced Programs and Global Mid-Size at General Motors Company; Sandeep Punater, Managing Director for Electronic Controls of Delphi Automotive; Soraya Kim, Chief Innovation Officer at the American Center for Mobility and Moderated by John McElroy, Host of Autoline Daily.

    Following lunch and the panel discussion, attendees with participate in the popular “Meet the Buyer" showcase where suppliers have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with corporate buyers from a variety of industries based on specific procurement needs. Van Nguyen, APACC Executive Director, shared, “We have a record number of companies sending buyers this year. We are extremely proud of having nearly 40 OEMs and Tier 1s and 2s participating!”

    Confirmed buyers include: Aisin World Corp. of America, Benteler Automotive, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI, Cardinal Health, Comerica Bank, Consumers Energy, Delphi Automotive, DENSO Int’l America Inc., Detroit Tigers, DTE Energy, Faurecia North America, FederalMogul Motorparts, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), FlexN-Gate, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Gentex Corporation, Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Hella, Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), Honda North America, Inc., Lear Corporation , Magna International, Inc., Martinrea International, N.S. International Ltd., Nissan North America Inc., PPG, US Small Business Administration, TACOM LCMC OSBP, Tenneco, Toyoda Gosei North America, Valeo North America, Walbridge, Wayne State University (WSU), Yazaki North America, Inc., Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors, ZF Norh America, among others.

    Registration is $70.00 per person for APACC members and $95.00 per person for future members. For more information and to register, please visit www.apacc.net or call at 248-430-5855.
    ​APACC’s mission is to facilitate business relationships among Asian and U.S. based companies, and to promote the economic advancement of Asian Pacific Americans
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    Alysia Green, Executive Director
    (248) 430-5855
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