Jeff Wang of Wall Street Journal
Jeff Wang of Wall Street Journal

The Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) will hold its Twelfth Annual Dinner Celebration in the evening of May 18, 2013 in the MGM Grand Detroit at 1777 Third Street, Detroit.

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Jeff Yang, a columnist of The Wall Street Journal, will be the keynote speaker at the dinner event. Yang writes the column “Tao Jones” for The Wall Street Journal-Online. He is senior vice president and head of Multicultural Insights at the leading trends and futures consultancy, The Futures Company (TFC), a subsidiary of the global advertising conglomerate WPP.

The theme of this year’s fundraising gala, “Bridging Success: Opportunity to Engagement,” is in celebration of APACC’s accomplishment of facilitating business relationships among Asian and US-based companies with the mission of promoting the economic advancement of Asian Pacific Americans.

Over 600 automotive and corporate executives, Asian Pacific American entrepreneurs, business professionals and community leaders are expected to attend the black-tie dinner gala that will feature, among others, networking, awards, door prizes, silent auction and dancing.

APACC announced the inclusion this year of a silent auction in the program. There will be many wonderful items, including “Lunch with an Executive,” up for bidding.

The top executives with whom the auction winners will have a lunch date include chief information officers or vice presidents of purchasing or vice presidents of engineering of Chrysler Group LLC, Compuware, Consumers Energy, Delphi Corporation, DTE Energy, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company LLC, Oakland County, Quicken Loans and State of Michigan.

Ticket prices are $200/$250 per person, $350/400 per couple, and $1,750 for a table of 10. Corporate sponsorships are available. For more information, interested individuals or parties are asked to visit www.apacc.net or call 248-430-5855.

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