LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will deliver remarks at the Welcome Reception for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) 33rd Annual National Convention. The Welcome Reception, taking place September 16 in Los Angeles, CA at the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE, is the official kickoff event of the 2012 Convention.
"We are pleased to announce Mayor Villaraigosa will welcome our constituency of chamber leaders and members, Hispanic business enterprises, business associations, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and policymakers from across the United States at this year's Convention," says Javier Palomarez, USHCC President & CEO. "The Mayor has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the business community and to making Los Angeles an optimal destination for entrepreneurs."
Mayor Villaraigosa was elected 41st Mayor of Los Angeles in 2005 after years of service on the Los Angeles City Council and in the California State Assembly. A Los Angeles native, Mayor Villaraigosa will welcome Convention attendees to his city and talk about opportunities for growth and partnership in the Hispanic business community.
"I am delighted to join the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during its 33rd Annual National Convention," said Mayor Villaraigosa. "As Hispanic businesses continue to grow rapidly and make a significant impact on the American economy, it is my pleasure to welcome Hispanic business leaders and entrepreneurs to Los Angeles."
This year's convention will address key themes affecting Hispanic business leaders, including Latino entrepreneurship, contracts and procurement opportunities for Hispanic-owned businesses, engagement of Fortune 500 corporations, and the development of young Latino entrepreneurs. With its high concentration of Hispanic businesses and entrepreneurs, Los Angeles was selected as the ideal host city of the 2012 Convention, which will emphasize the growth of Hispanic enterprises across the country.
About the USHCC 33rd Annual National Convention
The USHCC Annual National Convention is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. Held on September 16-18, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA at the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE, 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.
The USHCC is proud to present Corporate Convention Chair, Wells Fargo and HBE Convention Chair, Liberty Power. For more information about the Convention and a full schedule of events, please visit www.ushcc.com/convention.
About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that combined generate in excess of $400 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.
SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce