The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) has announced that Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney (pictured above) will address its upcoming 33rd Annual National Convention on Monday, September 17, in Los Angeles, CA.
“Every presidential election cycle, we invite the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates to address our National Convention”, said Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the USHCC. “Governor Romney’s attendance demonstrates the important role that Hispanic business plays in our national political conversation.”
This year’s convention will address key themes affecting Hispanic business leaders, including Latino entrepreneurship, procurement opportunities for Hispanic-owned firms, corporate diversity and inclusion, and the development of young Latino entrepreneurs.
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As a hub of Hispanic business, Los Angeles was selected as the ideal host city of the 2012 Convention, which is the country’s largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders.
“The USHCC Annual National Convention provides an important forum for Governor Romney to address key economic issues that directly impact the country’s 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses,” said Nina Vaca, USHCC chairman of the Board. “We are thrilled that Governor Romney has accepted our invitation.”
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The USHCC Annual National Convention is stated to be the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America.
To be held on September 16-18, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA, the 33rd Annual National Convention features several awards banquets, networking receptions and business development workshops, bringing together over 5,000 Hispanic business owners, corporate executives, chamber leaders and public officials.
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Founded in 1979, the USHCC promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that combined generate in excess of $465 billion annually.
It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.ushcc.com.
Photo courtesy: USHCC