Living the American Dream: Asian American CEOs to Share Secrets to Success

Asian American CEOs of multi-million to billion-dollar companies will share secrets to their success, how they manage to grow despite the current economy at "Asian American CEOs: Living the American Dream," June 5, 2012 in Bethesda, MD.
By: JP Torres c/o USPAACC
April 19, 2012 - PRLog -- WASHINGTON, DC - Asian American CEOs of multi-million to billion-dollar companies will share secrets to their success, why and how they started their business, and how they manage to grow despite the current economy at the forum "Asian American CEOs: Living the American Dream," on June 5, 2012 (Tuesday) 3:30 - 4:45 pm, at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

The distinguished panel includes: Ravi Saligram, CEO, OfficeMax; Ken Xie, Founder & CEO, Fortinet; Lina Hu, CEO, Clipper Corporation; Kishore Khandavalli, CEO, iTech U.S.; Hiten Patel, Founder & CEO, Collabera; Ravi Damodaram, President & CEO, Sun Technologies; Gary Stiffler, President & CEO, The Matlet Group; and Atul Jain, Chairman & CEO, TEOCO.

This forum is part of CelebrAsian Business Opportunity Conference 2012 - the flagship annual national event of the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC). The Conference, with the theme "The Future is Now: Seize It & Win It," will be held on June 4 - 6 at the abovementioned hotel.

Ravi Saligram, CEO of OfficeMax and Kyle McSlarrow, President of Comcast/NBCUniversal, Washington, DC will serve as Conference Co-Chairs. Corporate Co-Chairs are Marriott International, PepsiCo and Wells Fargo.

To date, more than 50 Corporations, 16 Government Agencies, 80 Asian American-owned businesses, and 5 Media Partners are participating in the Conference.

CelebrAsian is the only annual national Pan Asian American business conference in the United States, providing Asian American-owned businesses greater access to contract opportunities, growth industries, strategic solutions and best practices to thrive in the global marketplace.

CelebrAsian connects hundreds of top-caliber Asian American suppliers and business owners with buyers from Fortune 1000 Corporations, the Federal, State and Local government, and the small and minority business community, through pre-scheduled one-on-one business matchmaking meetings (USPAACC lists over 90 different types of commodities needed to be purchased across industries), informative summits, workshops, and networking events.

The specially-designed sessions will include: Under 40 Millionaire Entrepreneurs – Success Stories; Procurement Officers Forum; Asia Trade Mission Roundtable; Welcome Reception & Asian American Directors' Awards; Industry Focus Groups (A&M, Construction, IT, Telecom); Supplier Diversity & Small Business Program Caucus; Immigration Investors Program as a Business Expansion Plan: Financing Through Investors & Banks; Business Express: Ready Set Grow - What Are the Many Roles of a CEO in a Growing Small Business?; Crack the Code of Marketing to Corporations & Government 101; Taking Your Relationship with Corporations & Government to the Next Level: Advanced Contracting; Asian American CEOs: Living the American Dream; Excellence Awards Gala Reception and Dinner; Presentation of the Fast 50 Asian American Businesses; Guanxi* Supplier Opportunity Fair; One-on-One Prescheduled Business Matchmaking Meetings; and the Business Leaders and College Scholarship Luncheon (*Guanxi is a business term meaning “connections” or “relationship”) and much more.

Conference attendance is open to all. Early bird rates end April 27, 2012. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, visit or or call USPAACC at (202) 296-5221.

Media Inquiries: JP Torres
Tel (617) 933-9629

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ABOUT USPAACC: Founded in 1984 as a non-profit and non-partisan organization, USPAACC is the single unified voice for equal opportunity for Asian American businesses. USPAACC promotes and propels economic growth by opening doors to business, educational and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and their business partners in corporate America, government at the federal, state and local levels, and the small and minority business community. For 26 years, USPAACC has served and will continue to serve as the gateway to large corporate and government contracts, top-caliber Asian American and small and minority suppliers, key information about Asian Americans and business opportunities in the dynamic Asia-Pacific market.
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