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SCHEDULE | TOPICS | REGISTRATION

Time

Activity

Location

Friday, July 12

7:30am

Registration

Main Ballroom

7:30 – 8:50am

Coffee & Opening

Main Ballroom

9:00 – 10:25am

Session 1A

Building the Bench: How Employee Resource Group (ERGs) Develop and Advocate for Minority Group in the Workplace

Valencia Room

Speaker: Paul Chang, US Dept of Labor, Bill Imada, IW Group

Session 1B

How Does Your Brand Measure Up? Apply the HALO Model to Assess Your Branding Strategy

Seville Room

Speaker: Rob Nicoletti, Founder & CEO, WHYFOR Agency & Ventures

Session 1C

Balancing Priorities: Sharing Dialogue on the Quest for Work-Life Balance

Granada Room

Moderator: Marian Yim; Panelists: Thomas Chiang, Dr. Edward Maddela, Mike Riog and Sophie Williams

10:25 -10:40pm

BREAK

Session 2A

Valencia Room

Minority Representation in the C-Suite: Navigating a Career Path to Executive Leadership

Moderator: Jessica Hamel; Panelists: TBD

10:40am – 12:05pm

Session 2B

Seville Room

How to Start a Business with No Time, No Money and No Ideas

Speaker: Dale Ting, Wild Ting Enterprises

Session 2C

Granada Room

Be the Change: Leadership in the Non-Profit Sector

Speaker: Nobu Hara, SBHR Solutions

12:05 – 1:25pm

Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Bing Chen, Co-founder of Gold House

Main Ballroom

Session 3A

Market and Promote Your Professional Brand with Linkedin

Valencia Room

Speaker: Rebecca Okamoto, Evoke.Pro

1:25 – 2:50pm

Session 3B

Protecting Your Business From Cyber Threats

Seville Room

Speaker: SSA Joseph M Hoper, FBI Phoenix Division

Session 3C

Asian-Americans in Politics – Leading the Charge to Represent our Communities

Granada Room

Speaker: Hamilton Chang, Ballparks of America

2:50 – 3:05pm

BREAK

Session 4A

Coaching & Developing Talent: Strategies To Bring Out The Best in Your Team

Valencia Room

Moderator: Jessica Hamel; Panelist Speakers: Mark Chiang , Stephanie Fujii, Sophie Williams, Lisa Wong

3:05 – 4:30pm

Session 4B

Government Contracting Opportunities

Seville Room

Speaker: Shivani Dubey, U.S. Small Business Administration

Session 4C

So You Want To Be On a Non-Profit Board? 

Granada Room

Speaker: Dr. Karen Eng, CSMI

4:30pm

End of Friday Sessions

5:30 – 7:30pm

Welcome Reception & Keynote Speaker: Mr. Harry Lee, Retired Executive at Northrup Grunman

Main Ballroom, Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains – Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please have dinner prior to reception.

Saturday, July 13

7:30am

Registration

Main Ballroom

7:30 – 8:50am

Coffee & Opening

Main Ballroom

9:00 – 10:25am

Session 5A

Demonstrating Dynamic Leadership Through Cultural Competence

Valencia Room

Moderator: Stephanie Fujii Panelists: Hui Wu-Curtis, Roxanne Song Ong, Serena Lai, Max Chan

Session 5B

Get Your Greatest Need Solved Now

Seville Room

Speaker: Bing Chen, Co-Founder of Gold House

Session 5C

The ABC’s of Professional Communication Excellence

Granada Room

Speaker: Mai Ling Chan, Xceptional Leaders

10:25am -10:40pm

BREAK

Session 6A

Valencia Room

Life Lessons From 35 Years in the Corporate World

 

Speaker: Harry Lee, Retired Executive of Northrup Grunman

10:40am – 12:05pm

Session 6B

Seville Room

The Realities of Starting Your Own Business

Moderator: Dale Ting; Panelists: Thiru Thangarathinam, Adelaida Severson, Sherry Scott, Jan Wichayanuparp

Session 6C

Granada Room

Leveraging the Gift of Gab: Leadership Through Public Speaking

Speaker: Kristi Lee, Kristi Lee International

12:05pm – 1:25pm

Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karen Eng, President at CSMI

Main Ballroom

Session 7A

What is EQ and Why Should I Care?

Valencia Room

Speaker: Jessica Hamel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

1:25pm – 2:50pm

Session 7B

Understanding the Pieces that Build Your Personal Brand

Seville Room

Speaker: Speaker: Dr. Karen Eng,CSMI

Session 7C

Professional Development & Volunteership – Investing in Yourself, While Giving Back

Granada Room

Moderator: Anthony King; Panelists: Evelyn Casuga, John Fung, Ethel Lazaro, Kenny Ho

2:50pm – 3:05pm

BREAK

3:05pm – 4:30pm

Session 8ABC

Be Seen, Be Heard: How to Sing Your Own Praises & Gain the Recognition You Deserve

Granada Room

Speaker: Rebecca Okamoto, Evoke.Pro

4:30pm

End of Saturday Sessions

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday Gala Dinner, Keynote & Entertainment Keynote Speaker: Hamilton Chang, CEO of Ballparks of America

Main Ballroom, Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains

* Agenda Subject to Change

Registration

Early Bird Rate Before 6/14/2019
General Registration After 6/14/2019
COMMUNITY RECEPTION: (Fri, 7/12, 5:30-7:30pm) | Keynote Speaker: Harry Lee)  $25.00  $40.00
LEADERSHIP AWARDS GALA: (Sat., 7/13, 5:30-8:30pm | Keynote Speaker: Hamilton Chang) $95.00 $145.00
DAY PASS: Friday Conference (Fri., 7/12) Access to 12 Workshops/Seminars, Lunch & Reception $175.00 $275.00
DAY PASS: Sat. Conference (Sat., 7/13) Access to 10 Workshops/Seminars & Lunch & Awards Gala $199.00 $299.00
ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July, 13)   Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event $299.00 $399.00
**WHIAAPI REGIONAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT (Fri., 7/12) In Partnership with the White House Initiative on AAPI (WHIAAPI), US Dept. of Commerce-Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) & National ACE | Access to 4 Workshops, Lunch & Reception $175.00 $275.00

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