Billboard will host some of the hottest Latin artists and key industry executives at the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, to be held from April 26 to 28 at the Eden Roc Renaissance, Miami Beach, Florida.

The conference will feature three days of  presentations and panel discussions from thought leaders in the industry, on-stage conversations with some of the superstars in Latin music; never-before-heard case studies from the popular brands and digital marketers; artist showcases featuring some of the newest acts; access to parties all week long and networking opportunities with senior executives and artists who are moving the industry forward, as well as tickets to The Billboard Bash – a pre-Billboard Latin Music Awards show celebration featuring performances by some of this year’s finalists.

Conference confirmations include a Keynote Q&A with Jesus Lopez, Chairman/CEO Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula and Afo Verde, president, Latin region, Sony Music.  Panelists to date include: Carla Dodds, Director Multicultural Marketing, Wal-Mart; Roberto Garcia, Executive Director Hispanic Marketing,AT&T; Carlos Boughton, Brand Director, Tecate & Tecate Light, Heineken USA; Sebastian De La Barra, Partner, Lollapalooza Chile, Lotus Producciones; Roberto Tapia, Artist, Musivisa/Universal; Edmundo Mendieta, President, Musivisa; Delia Orjuela, VP Latin Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI; Guillermo Page, SVP Commercial & Sales, Sony Music Latin; Andrew Sunnucks, Co-Founder, Audio Network; and Steven Wolfe Pereira, SVP, Managing Director, MediaVest Multicultural.

For the first time, the conference will also feature a marketing day, including the First Annual Latin Music Marketing Awards honoring the best campaigns, collaborations and creative visions from Latin music over the past year; newly enhanced and expanded radio programming including case studies,roundtables, panels, one-on-one networking and a cocktail party with the masters of the airwaves.  Finally, registrants will also enjoy VIP access to Billboard En Concierto, a local concert series leading up to the conference that features top 2011 Billboard Latin Music Finalists and which will take place in Miami, LA, NY, Chicago, Houston, Dallas and San Francisco.

The week is capped off by The Billboard Latin Music Awards – the longest running and most prestigious awards show in the Latin music industry. The awards show, produced and broadcast live by Telemundo, honors the biggest and brightest stars based on the Latin Billboard charts, and features performances by top artists across all genres of Latinmusic. The Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards is an extension ofBillboard’s long-standing editorial commitment to Latin music coverage.

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