WELCOMELetter from the Chairman
Dear Virginia business executives, sponsors, and supplier diversity professionals:
Thank you for visiting our site. ProcureCon EXPO and Conference is Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce ‘s signature Asian supplier diversity event in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This premier event is open to everyone.
In our eighth year of hosting ProcureCon Asia, we are excited to bring Virginia’s largest buyers, supply diversity professionals, Asian entrepreneurs, as well as those from Small, Women, and Minority-Owned enterprises and other emerging businesses from all over the state and the Mid Atlantic Region.
Inspired by our Commonwealth's own celebration of the spirit of Virginia 's entrepreneurship, our conference's theme this year is: 2012: Year of the Entrepreneur.
Our electric Luncheon Speaker program features America's global company, DuPont USA's Supplier Diversity Director Ron Tutundji, who will be joining us from Delaware together with Jayne Armstrong, the newest appointed Director of the Small Business Administration / Richmond District Office, who has recently been appointed by President Barrack Obama.
Don’t’ miss this prime networking opportunity! In terms of buyer connection, supplier education, and the opportunity to engage potential business partners in both the public and private sectors, ProcureCon is the signature Business to Business procurement event in the entire Commonwealth.
I am also pleased to announce the Platinum Sponsorship of ProcureCon this year is Altria. This is the eighth straight year that Altria has sponsored this premier supplier diversity event, and VACC has recognized both Cynthia Cecil, Sr. Manager of Community Relations & Employee Involvement and Connie Smith, Supplier Diversity Director, for their relentless efforts to empower small, minority, and women businesses and make supplier diversity a reality in Virginia.
I personally look forward to welcoming you to Procurecon 2012 on September 28 as a Buyer or a Supplier. I know this is the opportunity for you to create and cultivate fruitful business relationships for the years to come!
Enjoy ProcureCon 2012, the ultimate procurement experience of the year!
Tinh Duc Phan, Chairman/CEO
The PNC Companies
Chairman, Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Virginia Asian Foundation