14th Annual Asian American Business Summit

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce cordially invites all local area businesses, business owners, government agencies, and interested individuals to participate in the 14th Annual Asian American Business Summit on Friday, October 27, 2023 from 9:30 A.M. until 3:00 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.

Our Speakers

These Experts will Inspire you to Create Future


Kendee Yamaguchi

Deputy Assistant Secretary for U.S. Field, Global Markets, International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

Larry Webb

District Director, SBA

Nadia Singh Ely

Dominion Energy

Cindy Shao

Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Timothy Gillis

Managing Partner
Greater Washington, DC Metro Area, KPMG, LLP
Panel I - Economic Outlook

Laura Beldin

Senior Vice President, Bank of America Private Bank

Bill Keller

Managing Director, Bank of America Private Bank

Keith Waters

Assistant Director, Center for Regional Analysis and the Stephen S. Fuller Institute, George Mason University
Panel II: Corporate Social Responsibility

Mario Acosta-Velez

Vice President, Local Engagement, Corporate Social Responsibility, Verizon

Anita Whitehead

President and Chair of KPMG US Foundation, Inc.

Latoya Asia

Vice President, Employee-engagement and talent strategy, Dominion Energy

Sonia McCormick

Senior Vice President & Director of Client & Community Relations
PNC Bank, Greater Washington Area
Panel III: Trade and Investment

Doug Shuster

Partner, Tuatara Group

April Redmon

Director, U.S. Commercial Service-Virginia and Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration

Verinda Fike

Regional Director, Indo-Pacific, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Alexander Miller

Investment Consultant, Contractor Support for SelectUSA.
U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration

Ms. Van Le

Investment Counselor, Embassy of Vietnam
Panel IV: Evolution of Enterprise Digitization in Government

Trong Bui

President & CEO, Vidoori

Anil Sharma

CEO, 22nd Century Technologies, Inc

Don Bitner

CTO, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Kuppa Mangala

Director, Business Applications Services, U.S. Department of Labor

Kenneth Harrison

Chief Information Officer
Division of Information Technology
Office of Management & Policy, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Labor
Panel V: Innovation Technology

David Yang

Senior VP ICF

Andre Yee

Founder and CEO

William J McBorrough

Co-Founder and CEO

Anthony Sabio

Chief Executive Officer
The RockFinn Group LLC

Anil Chaudhry

Associate Administrator for the Office of Planning and Analytics (AA OPA) at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
Panel VI: Corporate Supplier Diversity

Emmyrich Vicente

VP, PNC Bank

Kristoff Bannies

Senior Marketing Manager, McCormick

Delan Johnson

Senior Manager
Supplier Diversity, Washington Gas

Anthony M. Harmon

Manager, Business Inclusion and Supplier Diversity, University of Maryland

Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor

Admission Fee

Advance Registration: By August 31

Members $75 | Non-Members $100

Advance Registration: By September 30

Members $45 | Non-Members $60


Members $115 | Non-Members $145

Exhibit Table

Advance Registration: By August 31

Members $395 | Non-Members $495

Advance Registration: By September 30

Members $395 | Non-Members $495


Members $495 | Non-Members $595

Please contact Cindy Shao at 703-201-3167 or cindy@asian-americanchamber.org to reserve your sponsorship.