Hispanic Business to Sizzle at USHCC 32nd Annual National Convention, Sept. 18-21, 2011

Join the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), Fortune 500 companies, Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) and local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce from across the country on September 18-21, 2011 in Miami. The USHCC will host its 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.

“This year’s National Convention will be the premier event for Hispanic business in America,” says Nina Vaca-Humrichouse, USHCC Board Chairman. “We invite business leaders across the nation to come to Miami Beach to take part in networking and developing business opportunities.”

The schedule includes signature events such as Business Matchmaking, the Ultimate Latina Luncheon, the Million Dollar Club Breakfast, the International Opening Ceremony, the HBE Elite Luncheon and the Business Expo. New events have also been added including The Perfect Match Reception and Green Builds Business.

“Hispanics represent significant economic and political influence. Today, working with Hispanic Business Enterprises is good business and represents a huge opportunity for corporations,” says Javier Palomarez, USHCC President and CEO. “The 2010 Census confirms what we at the USHCC have known, Hispanics are starting businesses at a faster rate than other demographics and are driving economic growth and job creation in this nation. The Convention celebrates their American entrepreneurial spirit and provides a critical forum to network.”

Serving as 2011 Convention Chair to the 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo is USHCC board member and resident of Miami, Florida, Gabriel Pascual, President of Iberica International Corporation. Pascual is joined by Corporate Chair, Senator Mel Martinez, Chairman of Florida, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for JP Morgan Chase & Co. and HBE Chair, Henry Fleches, Co-Founder, President and CEO of United Data Technologies.

“The USHCC is especially honored to present our Convention Chairs, who are leaders in their respective fields,” adds Vaca-Humrichouse, who served as the 2010 Convention Chair. “Gabriel Pascual, Senator Mel Martinez and Henry Fleches bring unique background, experience and leadership to the organization. We applaud their commitment to promoting small business in America.”

The USHCC anticipates thousands of attendees at this year’s convention. The three-day event is the nation’s largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders, attracting C-level executives, procurement and supplier-diversity professionals from the private and public sectors, key public officials, cultural icons and Hispanic chamber leaders from across the nation to connect, strategize and grow. For registration information, please visit www.ushcc.com/convention.

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