2010 Asian Global Sourcing & Procurement Conference

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2010 Asian Global Sourcing & Procurement Conference

Global and trade presentations from the Conference at our Resources page.

Small Business Advocate from the California Governor’s Office of Economic Development Mr. Marty Keller to be the keynote at the 12th annual PROCON. The theme for this year is: Growth Strategies to Compete in the Local & Global economy.

Global Business Strategy for China, India, the Philippines, South Korea, and Vietnam
Trends, Risks, Opportunities and Connections in Global Business and Domestic Procurement
Interactive & Compelling Panel Sessions
Procurement Opportunities & Diversity

The conference is also designed to assist all small business owners who want to get contracts with large corporations and government agencies.

Meet the buyers from government agencies such as The March ARB, Dept. of the Navy, GSA, and Ft. Irwin as well as sourcing agents from Walt Disney/Disneyland resorts, US Bank, Verizon, SCE, Los Angeles World Airports, Metropolitan Water District, Orange County Transportation Authority, surrounding cities among others.

Time:  7:30 AM - 5:00 PM.  Thursday, October 14, 2010
Sheraton Park Hotel, 1855 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802
Contact: Joy Cil @ (949) 222-2291. This event is open to the public. Contact Lily Otieno for event sponsorships, speaking & panels. Email: lotieno@ibsusaonline.com
Registration: ABAOC Members attend FREE!
Non-members only $25
Exhibitors $100 plus $20 per team member.

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7:30 to 8:30 AM -   Registration & Networking

8:30 to 9:00 AM - Opening remarks & Ribbon Cutting
Dwight Nakata, President ABAOC
PROCON Chairs, Lily Otieno & Arnice Lamb
Opening Remarks & Ribbon Cutting - Robert Takashi Gibson

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Exhibitor Hall open

9:15  to 10:15 AM - Concurrent Domestic and Global Tracks - Panel Session I
Domestic: Doing business with private sector/corporations                                                                     
Global: Asian Global Business Strategy

10:30 to 11:30 AM -   - Panel Session II
Domestic: HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH Public Agencies                              “
Global: Asian Global trade, logistics and legal

Noon to 2:00 PM - Luncheon
Rachel Baranick - US SBA MEDWEEK Winners Awards    
Robin Billups, US Bank- Opening Remarks
Keynote: Marty Keller, Small Business Advocate

2:00 to 4:00 PM - Concurrent Domestic and Global Tracks
One on One Business Match Making events
Import/Export Roundtable

Inauguration of the 2009 Asian Global Sourcing Conference.


China, India, the Philippines, South Korea & Vietnam

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Panel I: Asian Global Business Strategy
- Opportunities in China, India, the Philippines, South Korea, and Vietnam
- Economic trends, demographics, sourcing, and markets
- Risk factors, cultural elements, partnerships & negotiations

Moderator: R Sampath, Director, Global Sourcing, Quanta Consulting, Inc.
Panelist: Dr. Sourav Chatterjee, Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting
Panelist: Archimedes C Gomez, Trade Representative, Philippine Trade and Investment Center
Panelist: Patrick Mulcahy, Founder & President, Team China/California LLC
Panelist: Joyce Sloss, Director, Los Angeles World Airports

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  Panel II: Asian Global Trade, Operations & Legal
- Logistics challenges and solutions in trade
- Mitigating financial risk in global trade
- Legal and IP issues in the US & abroad

Moderator: Jim MacLellan, Director, Trade Services, Port of Los Angeles
Panelist: Lowell Anderson, Attorney, Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
Panelist: Roger Clarke, Chairman, L.A. Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association
Panelist: Martin Selander, International Trade Specialist, SBA Export Assistance
Panelist: Rosia Senh, International Sales, UPS

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM  Export-Import Roundtable
- Shifting Trends in Global Apparel Manufacturing
- Free-flowing roundtable discussion on globalization & trade matters
Speaker: Frances Harder, President & Founder, Fashion Business Inc.
Globalization and Trade Experts
Select panelists from AM sessions