2022 ACC Business Conference & Expo | Trade Forum | RISING 10 Awards

We invite you to attend our upcoming 2022 Asian Chamber Business Conference & Expo | Trade Forum | RISING 10 Awards happening August 25-26, 2022.  This year’s theme is “THE FLEXIBLE BUSINESS PLAYBOOK, How to Manage and Navigate the Economic Uncertainty”. Invited speakers will provide essential business tools and cover topics to help reengage customers as local businesses manage the turbulent outlook; through resiliency and use of innovative technology. This is where over 400 attendees along with 50 plus exhibitors will converge to be educated in best practices and shared ideas to remain competitive in today’s market.

Preceding the conference, we will be hosting our annual ACC Trade Forum (Thursday, August 25th) where 8+ Trade Regions will share opportunities of import/export with businesses in Houston.  Business conference ticket holders will have access to attend the Trade Forum.

In addition to the annual conference and expo, the Chamber will host our Rising 10 Awards luncheon highlighting 10 fast growing Asian owned businesses. These are business owners whom have excelled over the past 3 years. The event will also have an expo where attendees can interact face to face with exhibitors.

Each year the Asian Chamber of Commerce hosts a business conference focusing on education and provide opportunities of trade through workshops, round table conversations and a business expo.  We encourage regional businesses looking at growing their business to attend.

Topics Include:
  • Supply Chain
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Sales / Marketing
  • Ecommerce / Retail
  • Certification
  • Immigration
  • Business Resiliency
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Accounting
  • SBA Resources

Speakers as of Aug 1

Day 1 - Trade Forum
Government Presentations
  • City of Houston - Mayor Sylvester Turner (Invited)
  • Houston Airport System - Liliana Rambo, Chief Terminal Management Officer
  • Port of Houston - John Moseley, Chief Commercial Officer
  • Houston First Corporation - Jorge Franz, Jr, Sr. VP of Tourism and Industry Relations
  • Export-Import Bank of the USA - Eric Miller, Regional Director, Texas and New Mexico
  • MBDA Export Center - Lisa Phillip, Director
  • US Commercial Services - Jason Wilson, Director, Houston
  • State of Texas - Office of the Governor - James Chen, International Investment & Trade Representative, Asia/Pacific
Trade Regions Presentations
  • Canada – Interim Consul General Duane Robson
  • India - Consul General Aseem R. Mahajan
  • Indonesia - Consul General Andre Omer Siregar
  • Japan - Consul General Hirofumi Murabayashi
  • Korea - Consul General Myung Soo Ahn
  • Mexico - Deputy Consul Adolfo García Estrada
  • Philippines - Consul General Jerril G. Santos
  • Taiwan – Director General Robert Fu-Wen Lo
  • Vietnam - Consul General Nguyen Trac Ba

Day 2 - Business Conference
  • State of Texas – Governor Greg Abbot (Invited)
  • U.S. Small Business Administration - Edward “Ted” James, SBA Regional Administrator, Region 6-SouthCentral
  • Greater Houston Partnership – Patrick Jankowski
  • IW Group - Bill Imada, Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer
  • Comcast Houston - Toni Beck, Vice President, External Affairs
  • Walmart - Ivan Jamie, Director, Government & Public Affairs
  • Cart.com - Remington Tonar, Co-Founder
  • Cart.com - Jonathan Young, Head of Product Marketing
  • ADP - Jessica Garrett, Sales Executive | TotalSource
  • H-E-B - Pam Shaw, Sr. Manager, International Logistics
  • JPMorgan Chase - Danielle A. Davis, Vice President, Houston Middle Market Banking
  • Jackson Walker - Sang Shin, Partner
  • Jackson Walker - Shari Mao, Partner
  • Jackson Walker - Jeremy Sheng, Partner
  • MaloneBailey - Nicole Zhao, CPA
  • Joieful Co. - Kate Nguyen - Brand Director  
  • Comcast Business - Andrew Foxwell, Director of Field Sales
  • Houston Community College - April Felton, Program Director, Economic Development
  • Houston MBDA Business Center - Tanya McGilbra, Business Advisor
    and more...

Exhibitors (As of Aug 14th)
ACE NextGen, ADP, Amegy Bank of Texas, AT&T, Bear Robotics, Blossom Hotels, CenterPoint Energy, Chamberlain Hrdlicka, China Star Restaurant Group, City of Houston OBO, Clark Hill, Crowe, Comcast, East West Bank, Environeer Engineering Consulting, Focused Post Acute Care Partners, Frost Bank, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Harris County Precinct 4, Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation, HISD, Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Community College, Houston MBDA, JP Morgan Chase, LiftFund, Lone Star College, MaloneBailey LLC, Mattioli Vision Professionals, MBDA Export Center, MedX Pharmacy, Memorial MRI & Diagnostic, METRO, Naskila Gaming, Port Houston, Onset Technologies, Reddy & Neumann, P.C., Sake-Hana Wholesale & Imports USA, Savve Concepts, SCORE, Southwest Management District, Southwest Realty Group, The University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network, The University of Texas MD Anderson, UnitedHealthcare, University of Houston, U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, The V Agency – Allstate Insurance, Wallis Bank, Walmart/Sam's club, and more...
Theme: “THE FLEXIBLE BUSINESS PLAYBOOK, How to Manage and Navigate the Economic Uncertainty”
In-Person @ Houston Marriott Westchase (2900 Briarpark Dr, Houston, TX 77042)
Pre-Conference Event - Trade Forum (Thursday, Aug 25)
Main Conference - Business Conference & Expo | RISING 10 (Friday, Aug 26)

Be immerse in a highly interactive virtual conference to learn and collaborate on sharing ideas and best practices among business owners. Create business opportunities and leads among the other attendees. Use this platform as a marketing channel to expose your brand to over 400+ attendees.

  • Understand how to do business and develop business relationships with corporations and government agencies
  • Hear from Asian business owners on how certifications made a difference
  • Develop strategic connections and broaden professional relationships
  • Engage with business owners and representatives of Chambers of Commerce
  • Understand the global and local perspective of the changing trade landscape
  • Grow their enterprise by hearing executives discuss strategic planning and entrepreneurship

  • Planning for Recovery
  • State of the US and Local Economy
  • Federal Support for Your Business
  • Flexible Short-Term Planning Strategy
  • Resilience and Efficiency in the Current Working Environment
  • Growing Sales & Marketing Your Offerings
  • How to Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion In Businesses
  • Start-Ups: How to Grow and Get Noticed
  • Human Resources: How to Manage and Ensure Productivity
  • The Growing E-Commerce World
  • Using Technology as Your Greatest Asset
  • Accounting and Tax Planning: Maximizing Profits
  • Managing a Growing Supply Chain Structure
  • New Opportunities of Trade and Beyond
  • Understanding Digital Currency and How Businesses Should Use It

Asian Chamber of Chamber Houston is a 32 year-old non-profit organization with past board members who have gone on to serve as Houston City Council Members, Corporation Executives and Successful Business Entrepreneurs. There are over 700+ businesses represented in our membership. ACC is awarded the 2019/2020 SEAL OF TRANSPARENCY by GuideStar.