Photo: 32nd USHCC Convention Address by Sen. Marco Rubio
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will deliver the keynote speech at the International Opening Ceremony for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo. The International Opening Ceremony, taking place September 18 at the Sparkle Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, will kick off the 2011 Convention. Over 3,000 people are expected at this annual event honoring Hispanic entrepreneurship in America.
“We are pleased to announce Senator Rubio as the keynote for our opening event. His leadership and perspective on issues that affect commerce and enterprise will be a great addition to the outstanding convention program we have slated for this year,” says Nina Vaca-Humrichouse, Chairman of the USHCC.
Senator Rubio is the junior Senator from Florida, having been elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2010 after years of service in the Florida legislature, ending his tenure as Speaker of the Florida State House. A Miami native, Senator Rubio will be welcoming the Convention attendees and touching upon the exploration of new markets to increase business opportunities for Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) across the country.
Also addressing the gathering are Minority Business Development Agency Director David Hinson, who will speak about Administration initiatives to increase opportunities for minority business owners internationally and Robert Jones, Counselor for Commercial Affairs for the Caribbean Region from the U.S. Commercial Service. Mr. Jones will speak about the vast opportunities open to American entrepreneurs through near-shore export promotion to the Caribbean.
“This year’s Convention will address several key topics affecting the business landscape, including Free Trade and the expansion of new markets. Miami is a city with tremendous entrepreneurial spirit and is known as the Gateway to the Americas. The International Opening Ceremony will pay tribute to our host city while setting the tone for the rest of Convention that focuses on the growth of Hispanic enterprise in the U.S.,” says Javier Palomarez, USHCC President & CEO.