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21st Annual APACC East-West Business Connection “Linking Success & Fostering Partnerships”


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2024 will mark the 21st anniversary of the APACC East-West Business Connection.  This global supplier diversity matchmaking event attracts minority-owned businesses, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practitioners, and business-to-business professionals. Attendees are comprised of Asian and U.S. businesses, minority business enterprises (MBEs), OEM, Tier 1s, and Corporate Purchasing teams. The event features networking, a supplier exhibition, and “Meet the Buyer” Showcase, which offers suppliers the opportunity to engage one-on-one with a number of corporate buyers on specific procurement needs.

APACC’s Minority Business Advocate Award

Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce recognizes those who advocate on behalf of Asian Pacific American business owners, minority business owners, veteran business owners, and women business owners. Individuals who have fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of the Asian Pacific American, minority, veteran, or women business ownership may be nominated.


9:30 a.m.    Check-In
9:30 a.m.    Exhibitors Showcase and Networking
10:00 a.m.    Morning Program “The Journey Here”
11:30 a.m.    Lunch
11:50 a.m.    Remarks
Noon    Lunch Program Speakers

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
CEO of Integral Ashok Sivanand
Supplier Inclusion Manager for Meijer Kavy Lenon
Consul General of Japan in Detroit Yusuke Shindo
Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II

1:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.    Meet the Buyer Showcase

* Buyer participation is by invitation only. To attend as a Buyer, please contact Leonie Teichman

All paid attendees will receive a copy of our Lexicon which contains the company and contact information of all event participants.

Cut-off date to be included in the Lexicon is Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

Title Sponsor: DENSO
Media Sponsor: Corp! Magazine
Magazine Sponsor: DBusiness


Date and Time

Thursday Mar 7, 2024
9:30 AM – 3:45 PM EST


Member Ind. Registration: $80.00
Future Member Ind. Registration: $105.00
Member Exh. Table (Incl. 2 Reg): $325.00
Future Member Exh. Table (Incl. 2 Reg): $450.00
*No refunds

Contact Information

Leonie Teichman
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Event Details


Mar 7, 2024


9:45 am – 3:45 pm


Wayne State University (Student Center | 5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202