Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce ‘s 7th Annual Legislative Summit and Reception provide a forum for business leaders and AAPI small business owners to engage with state, local, regional legislators around issues and policies impacting AAPIS- AAPT businesses throughout the State.
DAY SCHEDULE – THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2016 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Afternoon Legislators Office Visit – A Pre-Arranged Small Guided Group Meetings with Your Legislators – (OPTIONAL) – 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM – At The Virginia General Assembly Building- 910 Capitol Square, at 9th Street and Broad Street-Downtown Richmond, Virginia 23229
Registration: At the VA Federal Assembly: Program is FREE for Asian community. All appointments are pre-arranged via emails and telephone calls. Register here:
Parking: First 20 cars receive FREE parking beginning 5: 30 pm at SunTrust- Just tell the Security card you are guest of the VACC Asian Legislative Reception.
EVENING SCHEDULE – THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2016 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Evening Meet and Greet Reception Asian Legislative Reception-5:30 PM – 8:00 PM –At SunTrust Bank- 919 East Main Street, Piedmont Conference Center, 4th Floor, Downtown Richmond, Virginia 23219
Why ? The event provides the attendees the opportunity to meet and socialize with Virginia legislators, state legislative directors and staff, state, local, regional agency representatives, Asian business owners, other mainstream businesses, and community leaders from throughout the state. The legislative reception will include a briefing from the Governor’s office, light dinner (heavy hors d’oeuvres).
How? Registration: At The Asian Legislative Reception: Free event for Asian community but you must register to guarantee seats. Registration will also take place at the door on first come first serve basis. The event is open FREE for all ASIAN business, community/legislative leaders/special guests – and $25 for the public. Night Parking: After 5 pm at the Reception, the first 20 cars will receive free parking. Just give your name and name of the event (Asian legislative Reception). Also there is plenty of available FREE Street parking around East Cary Street and East Main Street. GREAT NEWS: If you are not among the first 20 guests, it is only 1 flat fee of $4.00 per car (not per person ) for the entire evening from 5pm- 10pm.
Evening Reception Agenda 2016 – FEB 18 at 5:30 PM
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm – Registration/Meet and Greet the Legislators Networking Reception with Light Asian Dinner- Heavy Hors D’Oeuvres
6:15 pm – 6:25 pm – Welcoming Remarks & Sponsor Recognition
6: 25 pm – 7:25 pm – Honorary Speakers Program and Legislative Award Presentations
7:25 pm- 7:30 pm – Wrap Up Summary
7:30 pm- Reception Adjourns
WHAT HAPPENED AT 2015 ASIAN LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT?
VIRGINIA GOVERNOR TERRY MCAULIFFE
VIRGINIA SECRETARY OF PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY
VIRGINIA SECRETARY OF COMMERCE & TRADE MAURICE JONES
APIVote – Washington – China Chamber of Commerce – Asian business communitie statewide – VACC Asian professional Network – Voice of Vietnamese Americans- Vietnamese Community of Central Virginia – Korean and Indian business community representatives – Virginia Asian American Store Owners Association- Peninsula Korean Women’s Association- Korean Chamber of Commerce of the Hampton Roads, – Other AAPI Professionals Network- Special agency partner: The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in the Hampton Roads