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The Asian Corporate and Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL), in partnership with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), is proud to announce that it will be holding a Regional Leadership & Business Summit at its 2019 ACEL Dynamics of Leadership Conference taking place from July 12, 2019 at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Regional Summit is a joint partnership with Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL), U.S Small Business Administration (SBA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Asia/Pacific American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurial (National ACE) to promote the growth and competitiveness of minorities in the corporate and business world.

This summit will kick off with Promoting Growth and Expanding Networks with Leadership Development where Paul Chang, Co-Chair of the WHIAAPI Regional Network, and Bill Imada, of IW Group and Founder and Board Member of National ACE, will provide a high-level summary of the WHIAAPI and its AAPI Business advocacy programs and the purpose of the National and Regional Summits as a venue for leadership development for AAPI Professionals and Entrepreneurs.

The Summit consists of 5 sessions that include how to leverage employee resources groups to maximize growth potential; protecting your organization from cyber threats; and coaching and developing talent.

Building the Bench: How Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) Develop and Advocate for Minority Groups in the Workplace As Employee Resource Groups have grown in sophistication and impact, companies’ expectations for ERGs have risen and so have the expectations of their leaders. In this workshop, presenter will show you how to promote growth and competitiveness of minority groups in the corporate and business world.

Minority Representation in the C-Suite: Navigating a Career Path to Executive Leadership – The hot buzzword in corporate governance and diversity is Employee Resource Group (ERG).  Targeting senior-level Asian managers who are in the position to attain higher levels of management, this panel discussion works specifically to hone the skills associated with executive leadership while incorporating a focus on the relevant influences of their Asian cultural heritage and values.

THE FBI – Protecting Your Business From Cyber Threats – Learn strategies on how to protect your business from cyber threats. The FBI will explain what common threats cost businesses billions of dollars each year and some of the safeguards you, as a business owner, can implement to protect yourself, your customers, and your business.

Coaching & Developing Talent: Strategies To Bring Out The Best In Your Team – One of the first things that many look for in a leader is the ability to influence others, empowering others to achieve their own personal success, and to bring out strengths in others to the forefront. In this session, learn how to embody these characteristics to bring out the best in your employees and to utilize their strengths.

Government Contracting Opportunities – Searching the web for government contracts can be daunting and frustrating. If you are not familiar with the process, a simple search can present a list of contracts that can take valuable time and resources to review. In this workshop, you will get inside tips straight from a government authority on how you can simplify the effort and be effective.

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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 5 Workshops, Lunch & Reception $175.00 $275.00

Group Discounts are Available, please contact us for more information.

All conference registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Once you RSVP through, an email with a PayPal link for payment will be sent to the address that you provide when you RSVP. 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 July 8, 2019 to guarantee your seat.


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Special pricing is available for our event, $89/Night + Tax for a Standard 2-bed room.

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