Nation’s Largest Hispanic MBA Conference to Be Held October 21-23 at Chicago’s McCormick Place

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) will hold its 21st annual Conference & Career Expo from October 21-23 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Over 8,500 Hispanic MBA professionals and students are expected to assemble for the nation’s largest Hispanic MBA conference, which includes a full schedule of professional development seminars, an exclusive executive forum, an entrepreneurial success program, a CEO speaker series, and the nation’s largest career expo for Hispanic MBA professionals.

NSHMBA has partnered this year with lead sponsors State Farm, Humana and the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame to create a venue for fostering connections, learning and leadership between Hispanic students and professionals. This year’s conference theme, The Winds of Opportunity, speaks to the unique circumstances and opportunities facing Hispanic professionals in the new economy of 2010.

“One thing that’s apparent with this year’s sponsors and attendees is we are putting the past in the past and looking forward to what’s most important – getting back to business and getting our Hispanic business students and professionals back on their career tracks,” said Manny Gonzalez, NSHMBA CEO. “NSHMBA, alongside its sponsors, is here to provide professional development, and opportunity to succeed regardless of the economic challenges.”

Highlights of the annual conference will include:

  • Professional Development Seminars, CEO Speaker Series, an entrepreneurial success program, and an Executive Forum, October 21-23
  • Featuring CEOs from Sara Lee, State Farm, Campbell Soup Company, and SUPERVALU Inc.
  • Career Expo, October 22-23
  • Comprised of over 250 corporations, non-profits, government agencies and academic institutions seeking the most talented Hispanic students and professionals
  • Brillante Awards for Excellence, October 23

The conference includes a gala reception, awards ceremony and high-caliber entertainment with John Quiñones, Emmy award-winning co-anchor of ABC’s “Primetime,” as Master of Ceremonies. The Brillante Awards are the most prestigious honor granted by the organization, and are given to bright, radiant, and shining leaders whose work and contributions reflect NSHMBA’s mission

For more information or to register to attend the 2010 NSHMBA Conference & Career Expo, visit http://www.nshmba.org/conference.