The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today announced Los Angeles, CA as the host city for the 33rd Annual National Convention & Business Expo. The highly-attended three-day convention is slated to take place September 16-18, 2012, at the JW Marriott L.A. Live Hotel. The accompanying Business Expo will take place at the nearby Los Angeles Convention Center.
“I am delighted that the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has decided to come to Los Angeles in September 2012 for its national convention,” says Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “This high-profile networking opportunity will bring together 5,000 Hispanic business owners, chamber leaders and public officials, boosting LA’s local economy and fostering job creation across the country.”
Following a competitive selection process, the USHCC unanimously selected Los Angeles as the next location for the chamber’s highly anticipated annual event. Known as the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America, the USHCC convention attracts business associations, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, chamber leaders and members, Hispanic business enterprises, and policymakers from across the United States.
“Los Angeles stood out in the 2012 National Convention host city selection process not only because of its industry diversity, but also because of the high concentration of Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs), entrepreneurs, Hispanic chambers of commerce and leading corporations whose diversity efforts can have a major impact on the American business landscape,” says USHCC President and CEO, Javier Palomarez.
For the past two years, the USHCC National Convention has met record-breaking attendance, featuring signature events including the International Opening Ceremony, Chamber Awards Breakfast, the Ultimate Latina Luncheon, Million Dollar Club Breakfast, HBE Elite Luncheon and Business Matchmaking, among others.
“As the largest supporting chamber member of the USHCC, the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce welcomes this national convention to the Golden State, a great state to do business in,” says Roy M. Perez, Chairman of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CAHCC). “We look forward to partnering closely with the USHCC to deliver an extraordinary experience for chamber members from across the country.”