Asian Corporate and Entrepreneur Leaders is proud to recognize Emmanuel Esturco as the 2022 Trailblazer of the Year. Emmanuel, also known as Ihman, is a Filipino American stage, TV and movie actor and Producer. Beyond his many film productions, Ihman also serves as the Marketing Director of Eight Angels and Events, Activity Coordinator of Belief Hospice, and Board Member of the Abaka Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Filipino Culture. As an Arizona resident, Ihman is very involved in the community, establishing the Annual Asian International Film Festival, and serving as the Marketing Communications Director for both the Filipino American Asian Business Chamber of Commerce of Arizona and the National Federation of Filipino American Association – Arizona Chapter. On behalf of ACEL, thank you Ihman for all of the work you are doing to increase Asian American visibility in the arts and preserving Asian culture and diversity.

2022 ACEL Honorees are:

Keynote Speaker: Joanne Tabellija-Murphy, Director of Strategic Outreach and Engagement at Walmart



2022 ACEL Leadership Awards Gala

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 5:00 – 8:00pm

Scottsdale Plaza Resort & Villas, 7200 N Scottsdale Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Ticket Price:

  • Awards Gala & General Reception (5:00-8pm):
    • $150.00 ACEL Member Early Bird (before 08/05/2022)
    • $175.00 Non-Member Earlt Bird (before 08/05/2022)
    • $225.00 General Admission (after 08/5/2022)
  • Corporate Table of 8*
    • $2000.00* (include VIP reception, company recognition and logo in the program) * 5.0% fee will be applied if pay by Credit card

All registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Once you purchase your ticket you will receive a confirmation from Your registration will be confirmed by an email sent to the same address after we receive your payment. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering.

Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal.
All purchases are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on August 16, 2022 to guarantee your seat.

Corporate Sponsorship is available, please inquire for more info

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