ABAOC Business Matching and Procurement Conference : Providing the necessary tools for the enterprising
The Asian Business Association of Orange County has been for the past many years been at the forefront of educating its members on how to navigate the complex business environment of Orange County through its signature information-laden events where participants gain more in experience and strategies on how to navigate their businesses to a solid ground.
This year’s Business Matching and Procurement Conference on August 26 at the Wyndham Hotel in Garden Grove will be no different from the previous renditions where an avenue will made available to the attendees composed of Purchasing and Procurement Personnel, Supply and Chain Logistics and Contract Managers a once-a-year opportunity to be more effective at what they do.
Through this annual event, participants which organizers expect to reach the 300-mark this year, will be an opportunity for them to have better tools for certification, provide them the opportunity to team-up with right partners, develop the necessary skills to write award-winning proposals, gain a better understanding of the supply chain phenomenon and sharpen their sales pitches and get better feedbacks.
The trade exposition which has been part of the annual event, will give corporate buyers and small business owners an opportunity to make known the products and services they are offering. Similarly, primary and sub-contractors will be taught how to do business with large corporations and government agencies.
Organizers view the annual event as a way of promoting community diversity which the business environment of Orange County is known for and one of the many factors responsible for the successful economic rebound of the local economy.
The day-long event will also provide the opportunity for business relationships to grow which in the long term will benefit Orange County’s economic players as well as the county itself.
Close to a dozen local businesses many of which are bywords in the economic arena view the event as something worthy of their support and that which also recognizes the efforts of ABAOC which is handling the conference under the leadership of Ms.Gloria Rull of New York Life and former president of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County and Ms. Lily Otieno of Infinity Business Solutions who serve as co-chairs of the event. Others in the team include Tom Nguyen of Wincorp Solution, Sun Hi Ahn, and Maria Dumatol.
Local businesses supporting the event as sponsors and partners include Disneyland Resort, The Walt Disney Company, Southern Airline, Verizon, Wells Fargo Bank, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, Metropolitan Water District, Orange County Transportation Authority and Walmart.
The ABAOC is a nonprofit organization established in 1992 which has since become California’s “most active Asian business association in terms of active membership and over-all reach to its member business-owners”. The organization represents over 100,000 Asian businesses in Orange County.