SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CAPCC) and the Asian Business Association (ABA) today announced a joint effort to bring together corporate, business and government leaders at the first Annual California Asian Business Summit, presented by Toyota. The goal of the inaugural summit is to explore issues in international trade, green economy, supplier diversity and technology to help advance economic opportunities in California. The event will be held on October 2, 2012 at the JW Marriot in Los Angeles.)--The
“This is shaping up to be the ‘must attend’ event of the year for business and government leaders in our state.”
Asian Pacific Islanders (API) had the highest growth of small businesses in California between 2002 and 2007, according to the latest Economic Census. CAPCC and ABA are co-hosting this special event due to a shared goal of bringing together this increasingly influential and divergent group spanning the API business community on issues which mutually affect their business interests. The summit will be a full-day affair that opens with a networking breakfast and lunch; features breakout sessions with distinguished economic leaders, experts in international trade and innovative technology demonstrations; and culminates with ABA’s 36th Annual Awards Banquet.
The event is receiving broad support from leading corporations, including AEG, AT&T, East West Bank, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, State Farm, NBCUniversal, The Nielsen Company, Time Warner Cable, Toyota, Union Bank, UPS, California Water Association, U.S. Bank, Verizon and Wells Fargo.
“Our goal at CAPCC is to grow and empower the Asian Pacific Islander business community throughout the state. We are excited to be working with our partners at ABA to bring together the collective voices of the over 500,000 API businesses in our state to this one special unifying event,” said Andy Wong, Summit Co-Chair, Board Chairman of CAPCC and Business Banking President of Wells Fargo’s Northern California Division.
“We have worked extremely hard to bring in some of the top economic advisors and leaders in our state and nation to make this a unique and special event,” added Ronald W. Wong, Summit Co-Chair and President of Imprenta Communications Group. “This is shaping up to be the ‘must attend’ event of the year for business and government leaders in our state.”
CAPCC and ABA are non-profit membership-based organizations that have been proactively assisting Asian-American small businesses to gain access to economic opportunities and advancement, as well as providing outreach programs with major corporations and public agencies.
"Invest in America" video link: http://calasiansummit.org/invest-in-asian-america/