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Miami Announced As Site of 2016 USHCC National Convention

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) has announced its 2016 National Convention—the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in the country— will be held October 9—11, 2016 in Miami, Florida. The annual convention is a premier event for America’s small business community, convening thousands of Hispanic entrepreneurs, as well as top corporate executives, government officials, and representatives from local chambers and business associations throughout the country.

“We are thrilled to bring the USHCC 2016 National Convention to Miami, a city that best represents the future face of America. Not only is Miami the gateway to Latin America, but it is also a hub for international commerce, attracting business from all corners of the globe. It symbolizes vibrant creativity and innovation, from the thriving financial sector in Brickell to the rising arts and technology startup community in Wynwood. Today, the city is home to one of the largest modern art shows in the world, the world’s busiest cruise port, a flourishing television industry responsible for the country’s Spanish-language media, and a leading research university that grants more bachelors and Masters degrees to Hispanic students than any other in the country ” said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. “We look forward to celebrating the success of our nation’s Hispanic business community and America’s business future in the Sunshine State.”

Each year, the USHCC National Convention is held at a destination that is renowned for its economic prowess, pro-business environment, and embrace of diversity. The USHCC National Convention is the largest gathering of its kind, and through its several thousand of attendees each year, produces a surge in economic activity and business opportunities for participants and the host city alike. To learn more, visit

The Miami metropolitan area is the eighth most populous and fourth largest urban area in the United States. The city is a major hub for Hispanic business and a thriving epicenter for all American enterprise, as well as home to nearly a quarter of a million Hispanic-owned businesses. Nicknamed the “Capital of Latin America”, Miami is the second largest U.S. city with a Spanish-speaking majority. Miami is home to more than 300 Fortune 500 corporate offices and 100 foreign consular offices and foreign trade offices. Over 1.6 million residents of Miami-Dade County identify as Hispanic.

“We have worked hard over the past four years to make Florida the best state for business, and we are excited the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has chosen our state as the location for their 2016 National Convention,” said Governor Rick Scott. “We look forward to welcoming the USHCC convention to the Sunshine State this September, and I encourage all attendees to see for themselves how Florida’s low-tax, business-friendly environment makes it easier for companies and families to succeed.”

“Miami is thrilled to host the 2016 USHCC National Convention,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez. “We are one of the most diverse cities in the United States, fostering a world-class technology ecosystem within an already thriving global hub for international trade. This city is home to talented entrepreneurs, home to more small businesses than any other county in America, making it an ideal city to host this convention.”

Signature events of the USHCC National Convention include the Million Dollar Club (MDC), which recognizes companies that invest $25 million to $1 billion in Hispanic-owned businesses; the HBE Elite Luncheon, which pays tribute to the largest Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBE) in America; the ERG Summit, the only event of its kind which brings together the Employee Resource Groups (ERG) of over 100 corporations looking to increase diversity, develop talent, and recruit the best and brightest employees; and the CEO Panel, a candid, revealing, and informative discussion about management style, leadership philosophy and the economic outlook in today’s global market.

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