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10th Asian American Business Summit & Expo – 10/24/2019 – Silver Spring

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.

Register here: https://asianamericanchamberva.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/3711

The half-day program will feature:
- Power Networking opportunities 
- Business Expo
- Lunch
- Panel Discussion

Program Schedule (Tentative)

10:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m.                    Registration/Networking
10:20 a.m.-10:30 a.m.                    Welcoming remarks
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.                    Panel - Opportunities and how to partner with prime contractors
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.                    Break/networking
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
2:30 p.m.                                        Closing remarks, Raffle winner announcement
3:00 p.m.                                      Event adjourns

10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.                      Business Expo

Register here: https://asianamericanchamberva.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/3711


Jimmy Rhee
Special Secretary, Governor's Office, Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs, Maryland

Benjamin H. Wu
Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, Department of Commerce, Maryland

Marc Elrich
Montgomery County Executive, Maryland

Shigemi Ando
Economic Counselor, Embassy of Japan

Panel Topics

  • 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

  • Commercial Real Estate

               Aakash Thakkar - Partner/senior vice president, EYA
               Minh Le - Managing Partner, 22 Capital Partners

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please click here for sponsorship packages.

Raffle Prize: Two Premium Plus Tickets offered by United Airline
Market Value of $6,100 x 2 = $12,200

Please see the ​Terms and Conditions of the tickets

Raffle ticket is on sale now till event, $50 for one ticket, $100 for three tickets
Purchase raffle tickets by click "register now" button on this page. You don't have to be at the event to win. The winner will be announced at the event.

Sponsors and Exhibitors
Bank of America Private Wealth
United Airline
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
BB&T Bank
Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman, P.A.
WQER 96.7
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 Bank
Capital Region Minority Supplier Diversity Council
Asbury Methodist Village
Department of Permitting Service, Montgomery County
Suntrust Bank
Howard County office of Purchasing

Register here: https://asianamericanchamberva.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/3711

Summit & Expo Steering Committee Members

Honorary Chair: 
Jimmy RheeSpecial Secretary, Governor's Office, Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs, Maryland

Vance Zavela, Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives
Laura Beldin, Bank of America Private Wealth

Committee Members
Ken Fang, Mobomo
John Lin, Capstar Commercial Realty
Stan Fujii, Fujii Group
Kishan Alexandria, World Insurance Associates
Sean Lin, WQER 96.7
Deniz Senyurt, My Location Advisor
This event will be held at:
Silver Spring Civic Building 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD, 20190
Date: October 24 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Silver Spring Civic Building
Address: 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD, 20190