The National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC), the premier resource for corporate America on maximizing the Hispanic market opportunity, announces its 2016 NHCC Annual Summit and 30th Anniversary Celebration to be held April 6-7, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC.

The 2016 NHCC Annual Summit titled Three Decades, One Goal: Transforming the Future,” will bring together subject matter experts in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion, Government/Public Affairs, Human Resources, and Marketing with the objective of identifying key opportunities and challenges for a stronger cooperation between these highly interlinked fields.

“On behalf of the NHCC Board of Directors, we are delighted to convene our Fortune 1000 corporate members in our nation’s capital to celebrate the positive impact NHCC has had within corporate America in growing the Hispanic market over the past 30 years,” said Lupe Alcala, NHCC Chair and Assistant Vice President, Administration Services, State Farm®.

The 2016 NHCC Annual Summit will bring together nationally recognized speakers, subject-matter experts, and corporate representatives from Fortune 1000 companies who intend to learn the latest corporate best practices in the areas of human resources and marketing. Among the confirmed speakers and presenters are:

  • Soledad O’Brien, CEO, Starfish Media Group
  • Luke Visconti, Founder and CEO, DiversityInc.
  • Luis Lobo, Executive Vice President, Multi-Cultural Markets, BB&T Bank
  • Jacqueline Hernandez, Chief Marketing Officer, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, and
  • Dr. Robert Rodriguez, Founder & President, DRR Advisors

In addition, top national marketing and research firms will present the latest Hispanic consumer market trends, including:

  • Edelman Intelligence
  • The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group
  • Latinum Network

“We are delighted to offer these educational sessions to help our corporate members gain valuable insights and best practices on how their respective companies can maximize the Hispanic market opportunity which is over 1.5 trillion dollars strong in the United States alone!,” said Octavio A. Hinojosa Mier, Executive Director, NHCC. “Furthermore, NHCC is thrilled to celebrate its 30th year of serving its corporate members and will continue to strive to expand its value proposition to future Fortune 1000 corporate members who see the Hispanic market as a key sector in both growth and profitability.”

In conjunction with its annual summit, NHCC will also commemorate its 30th Anniversary. Together with Fortune 1000s executives representing various industries, NHCC will announce the recipients of its corporate leadership awards.

Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo is this year’s Diamond level sponsor. Other top corporate sponsors include Northwestern Mutual as Platinum level sponsor, Cox Enterprises, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, and Walmart as Gold level sponsors; Cracker Barrel, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt, Ingeñuity, Marriott International, Shell Oil and the TJX Companies as Silver level sponsors; American Red Cross, Delhaize America, Herman Miller, State Farm®, SUPERVALU and Williams as Bronze level sponsors.

“Thanks to our corporate partners for their investment in NHCC and their unwavering commitment to the Latino community.” said Salvador Mendoza, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, NBCUniversal, Immediate Past NHCC Chair, and Chair of the 30th anniversary committee.

NHCC corporate membership is open to all Fortune 1000 and S&P 500 companies interested in maximizing their respective Hispanic market opportunity. Companies who join NHCC as corporate members find a great return of value in their annual membership. Among the key reasons why companies join NHCC as corporate members include access to member-only materials researched and developed by NHCC and its corporate partners, as well as brand recognition and affiliation with corporations connected with the Hispanic Community.

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