2008 Networking and Special Events

2008 Workshops and Conferences

September 18th — 6:00 pm
Elmo @ The Lounge
156 Seventh Avenue
(btwn. 19th & 20th)
New York, NY

Speaker: Carlos Manzano
Executive Director, Latin Media and Entertainment Commission (LMEC)

April 24th — 6:00 pm
Elmo @ The Lounge
156 Seventh Avenue
(btwn. 19th & 20th)
New York, NY

Speaker: Jeffrey Duque

February 28th — 6:00 pm
Elmo @ The Lounge
156 Seventh Avenue
(btwn. 19th & 20th)
New York, NY

Speaker: Julissa Germosen
U.S. Enterprise Services Group

Guest Host: Ms. Jenny Alonzo
Former Senior Vice President Production, Promotion Planning & Multicultural Strategies
Co-Founder and Executive Vice President

January 31st — 6:00 pm
Elmo @ The Lounge
156 Seventh Avenue
(btwn. 19th & 20th)
New York, NY

Speaker: Lucia Ballas-Traynor
Senior Vice President and General Manager

Guest Host: Laura Martinez

Convergence 2008 Conference
October 15, 2008

The New York Times Center
New York, NY

October 9, 2008
Altman Building
135 W 18th St
New York, NY

Event Overview
This one-of-a-kind Conference brings you an array of highly-focused panels and presentations by the best minds in Hispanic and Panregional (Latin American) digital and print media and advertising. The Conference will be driven by the in-depth analysis you have come to expect from Portada.

  • Best Practices on how to reach the largest growing demographic in the U.S. (More than 100 million by 2050, according to U.S. Census).
  • Rigorous Investigation of the industry's most relevant topics: Language issues, Accountability, Reach, ROI and more.
  • Candid Advice from both general market and Hispanic market top marketing and ad agency exeucitves on how to sell advertising into 2009.
  • A look at How Emerging New Technologies (Mobile, Digital Platforms etc) can help publishers and advertisers reach Hispanic and Latin American Consumers as never before.
  • Analysis of why Print Media Matters more than ever in order to reach Spanish-Speaking Audiences.
  • Networking with your peers and new prospects in friendly environment in the heart of New York City.
  • Recognition of industry pioneers, innovators and their campaigns at the Hispanic Digital and Print Media Awards Dinner, which will conclude the conference.

July 1st — 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Reception to follow conference

The Yale Club of New York
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY

Event Overview
The Hispanic Professionals Networking Group presents a first of its kind Leadership Conference for Hispanic Professionals.

This one day conference will showcase the leadership styles, methods and practices of Latino leaders. Presentations will cover practical how-to advice along with innovative approaches to leadership development.

The insight shared by speakers and their story will inform and inspire this new generation of leaders and demonstrate how leadership extends beyond the corporate world and their decisions will have an impact on the Latino community as a whole.

Opening Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Anna Escobedo Cabral, Treasurer of the United States

Lunch Keynote Speaker
Lt. General Ricardo S. Sanchez, United States Amry (retired)


High Impact Career Management Workshop

April 29th — 6:00 - 8:30 pm
American National Standards Institute
25 W. 43rd Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY

Workshop Overview
HPNG and ETP Network invite you to participate in an evening workshop that will provide the networking practices employed by successful professionals around the country. Whether a person is a business owner or a career professional, learning the correct approaches to networking and managing your career is crucial to success.

Workshop Leader
Rod Colon is the Founder and CEO of ETP Network, a successful career management service consisting of 5 million LinkedIn professionals, 10,000 associates and 1700 Yahoo Groups members. ETP Network provides professionals worldwide with an empowered career/business plan that leverages a powerful Trusted Network.

Bridging the Gap In Latino Leadership
Seminar and Networking Event

April 9 — 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Princeton University
Prospect House
Princeton, NJ

Event Overview
Bridging the Gap in Latino Leadership will feature presentations by senior level Latino executives on professional development and leadership initiatives in corporate environments.

Assistant Dean, Graduate School of Management
Kaplan University
Chairman of the Board
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE)
Latino Talent: Effective Strategies to Recruit, Retain and Develop Hispanic Professionals