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Must-attend events tailored to the Latino business community

IHCC’s 2012 Make the Connection! Hispanic Business Expo
Aug. 2, Chicago
Hosted by the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) in Chicago’s Navy Pier, the 2012 Make the Connection! Hispanic Business Expo aims to bridge and create ties among small businesses, corporations, and government agencies. Besides networking, participants will also have a chance to participate
in educational workshops presented by the IHCC.

LBA Minority Women’s Business Conference
Aug. 16, California
The Latin Business Association’s (LBA) Minority Women’s Business Conference aims to give its female participants the opportunity to connect with other top female executives from various utility and telecommunication companies. The event will focus on how women can “not only can meet the buyers, but also successfully obtain a contract.” The venue for the event was not determined by press time.

USHCC’s National Convention & Business Expo
Sept. 16-18, Los Angeles
Joining together Hispanic entrepreneurs, policymakers, and corporate executives, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s (USHCC) convention is known as the largest gathering of Latino business leaders in the United States. The 33rd annual National Convention & Business Expo will be held in Los Angeles this year. “While we advocate for those who happen to be of Hispanic descent, we are an American association and these are American businesses,” says Javier Palomarez, the nonprofit’s president and CEO. “We want the US to recognize the value that Hispanic-owned businesses bring to this country.”

Miami Regional Meeting 2012 of the LACCA
Sept. 18, Miami
Attracting more than 60 general counsel from the Florida area’s most important companies, the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) is returning to Miami for its annual regional meeting. The meeting will continue to offer a high-level discussion on the key issues of running a legal department in today’s Latin America.

NCLR 2012 ALMA Awards
Sept. 21, Los Angeles
Showcasing a star-studded lineup of Latino entertainers, the National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) 2012 Alma Awards will celebrate Latino film, TV, and music trailblazers. Though attending the event is by invitation only, millions can tune in to watch the English-language awards ceremony on NBC.

LBA Global Business Conference
October, TBD
In partnership with other organizations, the Latin Business Association (LBA) will present the LBA Global Business Conference, an event that offers unique opportunities for worldwide business development. The venue and date for the event were not determined by press time.

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