The Asian American Chamber of Commerce cordially invites all local area businesses, business owners, government agencies, and interested individuals to participate in the 10th Annual Asian American Business Summit & Expo on October 24th! 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, business enterprise certifications, international business, and commercial real estate. Our goal is to provide a dynamic networking venue that promotes opportunity, education, strategic alliances, and small business growth.
The half-day program will feature:
- Power Networking opportunities
- Business Expo
- Panel Discussion
Program Schedule (Tentative)
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Exhibitor set up
10:20 a.m.-10:40 a.m.
EMCEE: Stanley Fujii, Fujii Group, LLC
Gala Co-Chairs: Vance Zavela, Laura Beldin
Cindy Shao, President, AACC
Special Secretary, Governor's Office, Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs, Maryland
Benjamin H. Wu
Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, Department of Commerce, Maryland
10:40 a.m.-11:40 a.m.
Panel - Opportunities and how to partner with prime contractors
11:40 a.m.-11:55 p.m.
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
Keynote: commercial real estate trends in DMV
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Panel - Expanding business internationally and domestically
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Lunch and networking
Montgomery County Executive, Maryland
Economic Counselor, Embassy of Japan
Sales Manager, Specialty - Asia Pacific Sales, United Airlines
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Opportunities and How to Partner with Prime Contractors
Stephanie Alexander - Co-founder, Govmates.
Orlando Ferreiras, - Vice President, ASM Research
Billy Jenkins - VP, Small Business Relations for Central
Research Inc (CRI)
Gene Zapfel - Chief Growth Officer, REI Systems
- Expanding Business Internationally and Domestically
Laura Beldin - SVP, Bank of America Private Bank
o M&A Trends and Challenges
Sunny Bajaj - Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. DMI
o Import and Export resources
Michele Schimpp - Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of International Trade
o Income taxation consideration
Larry Macklin - Managing Director and Wealth Strategist, Bank of America Private Bank
Aakash Thakkar - Partner/senior vice president, EYA
Minh Le - Managing Partner, 22 Capital Partners
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please click here for sponsorship packages.
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Sponsors and Exhibitors
Bank of America Private Bank
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman, P.A.
The Epoch Times
Maryland Insurance Administration
Lafayette Federal Credit Union
University of North America
City of Rockville
Montgomery County Office of Procurement
Maryland Department of Transportation
Capital Region Minority Supplier Diversity Council
Asbury Methodist Village
Department of Permitting Service, Montgomery County
U.S. Small Business Administration
Views & News
Meimei Fine Teas
Howard County office of Purchasing
Summit & Expo Steering Committee Members
Jimmy Rhee, Special Secretary, Governor's Office, Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs, Maryland
Vance Zavela, Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives
Laura Beldin, Bank of America Private Bank
Ken Fang, Mobomo
John Lin, Capstar Commercial Realty
Stan Fujii, Fujii Group
Kishan Alexander, World Insurance Associates
Sean Lin, WQER 96.7
Deniz Senyurt, My Location Advisor