The Asian American Chamber of Commerce cordially invites all local area businesses, business owners, government agencies, and interested individuals to participate in the 13th Annual Asian American Business Summit on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. until 3:30 P.M. 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, commercial real estate and more. Engaging Panel Discussions that address current business trends and topics that impact the marketplace, Keynote Speakers from different industries and top Legislative officials offering their insights, and professional networking to increase connections and foster new partnerships within the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) business community and beyond in our Greater Washington, D.C. region will be offered. The Business Summit promises to include both past traditions and new additions in our program schedule that live up to the expectations affiliated with this being another signature event hosted by AACC. As always, our goal is to provide a dynamic networking venue that promotes opportunity, education, strategic alliances, and small business growth.
10:30 AM Welcoming Remarks Laura Beldin, Chair, AACC Board; Senior VP, Bank of America Private Bank Mark Warner, U.S. Senator, Virginia Gerry Connolly, U.S. Congressman, Virginia's 11th District Larry Webb, District Director, SBA Jeffery C McKay, Chairman of Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County
11:00 AM Panel I: Economic Outlook Moderator: Celandra Deane-Bess, GWA Market Executive, PNC Private Bank Panelists: Bill Keller, Senior Investment Strategist, Bank of America Private Bank Ting Zhang, Associate Professor, Dept. of Accounting, Finance, and Economics University of Baltimore
11:45 AM Panel II: Access to Capital Moderator: Laura Beldin, Senior Vice President/Private Client Advisor Bank of America Private Bank Panelists: Tien Wong, Chairman & CEO, Opus8 Henri Yuan, Venture Partner, FilKor Capital Andrew Stewart, Legal Advisor, Aipi Solutions
12:45 PM Lunch / Networking
1:30 PM Panel III: GovCon Moderator: Kyu Jung, President, Procon Consulting Panelists: Alice W. Treviño, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Jason Gray, CIO, USAID DeeAndra Heath, Small Business Professional, MICC Fort Belvoir