ProcureCon 2017 – The Power MatchMaker Conference

ATTENTION: SOURCING BUYERS – VENDORS – SPONSORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO REBOOK  PROCURECON 2017

The POWER MatchMaker Conference

Introducing 3 new exciting power signature sessions

Thursday May 4, 2017 – From 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Crown Plaza Hotel – 555 East Canal Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

Registration site:  http://procurecon2017.eventbrite.com

Event website :  www.procureconasia.com

 

2017 Exhibit Booth sales opens now! 

To be included in the first round of space assignments, exhibitors would need to submit an application between July 1, 2016 and April 14, 2017.

 Our Powerful Partnership at ProcureCon 2017

The Commonwealth of Virginia ‘s Small Business and Supply Diversity Department is among our top Agency Partner  for ProcureCon 2017, Virginia’s leading reverse trade fair for Asian, small, minority, and women businesses.

This means unmatched statewide exposure for major supply diversity companies participating as buyers- exhibitors of our Supply Diversity Pavilion!

Join us to connect to small – minority-women business vendors and other buyers and opportunities across industries and multi-ethnic small business sectors.

Network with businesses that come to the event ready to make business and service offer and partnership opportunities.

 Gain Maximum Exposure for Your Booth at ProcureCon 2017

VACC Partnership with the Commonwealth 0f Virginia status means you as exhibitor will receive prime location and maximum exposure at ProcureCon 2017!

ASK FOR OUR OUTSTANDING CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!

Please contact My Lan Tran at: aabac@aabac.org 

NEW EXCITING NEW CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITY

Do you want to host potential partners-vendors at your location before or after ProcureCon 2017?

 Host a ProcureCon 2017 spin-off event!

 A ProcureCon spin-off event occurs before or after the ProcureCon Conference at a RVA offsite location and can take a variety of forms such as: networking receptions for potential team partners, one-on-one meetings with key buying executives, and partnership opportunities with others to host tours of your business facilities.

The above strategically planned events are opportunities where both buyers & small business vendors can specifically highlight the unique advantages of teaming with your company. This is an excellent opportunity to create or enhance a new or existing  relationships with current-new team partners.

We will help share spin-off events with ProcureCon attendees through our Conference’s E-Marketing Calendar at the 2017  ProcureCon website at: www.procureconasia.com

This exciting tool is not yet available on www.procureconasia.com   – but we just want to give you advance notice  as this tool will help drive new potential team partners to your events.

As the Registration for www.procureconasia.com  opens on March 15, 2017, the Event calendar will go live in conjunction with registration. Thus we suggest that you  may want to start making plans on what types of activities you may have.

We will post your event on ProcureCon 2017 website at www.procreconasia.com   And as buyers will be making decisions to exhibit at ProcureCon 2017 by April 2017, it is critical that you plan early and let us know your intention and plan details as soon as possible for any of your spin-off events.

Calendar submissions will require the following information:

  1. Event title
  2. Event location+ Date/Time
  3. Event description
  4. Event objectives and intended audience
  5. Market & industry Preferences
  6. Event poster – website (optional)

 

ProcureCon 2016 Event Recap

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ProcureCon 2016  ( May 4 &5, 2016) entered a new chapter in the history of the conference with this year program reaching a global stage in both programming, quality of the audience, and this huge show many fine logistics details.  Through the personal testimonials by countless participants, the conference was a huge success greeting 400 attendants and buyers.

On May 5th, VACC members and other EXPO visited the 52 buyer’s booth, participated in state and federal business workshops, and engaged in more than 250 one-on-one match making appointments with 35 buyers.  Among many new things this year introduced at the EXPO is the Asian Pavilion of companies showcasing manufactured and robotic products made a big splash among both the buyer and supplier community.

An engaging Morning Plenary Session was headlined by four dynamic  and credible guest speakers representing top national organizations who focused their talk on the national economies, Asia Pacific Rim market growth,  and all things related to SMEs concerning with bringing their business to the next level.

During the Awards Luncheon Banquet, three (3) best Asian American business of the year proudly received their business of excellenvce awards selected by the private sector – led selection committee. They are:

  1. Harlan Lee, of Lee and Associatyes of Vienna,  Best Business of 2016;
  2. Shah Ahmad, Vanguard Award of 2016;
  3. Sunila Dutt, Esq. of Dutt Law Firm, Emerging Business of 2016 Conference Keynote Speaker Attorney General Mark Herring spoke about the important role of economic development and the close relationship between VACC and the Office of the Attorney General Office which is highly valued by all.

Our gratitude go to procurement staff from University of Richmond Supply Diversity, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, VACC Board membership, and many other organizations’ volunteers who have pulled their force together to help VACC promote networking opportunities for the small business community.

Many EXPO vendors have been able to turn connections made and translate them into business results, creating wealth among enterprises.