Hispanic Business Conference Kicks Off Today to a Sold-Out Audience
The two-day yearly event of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando features celebrity speakers, workshops, and networking sessions.

Orlando, FL -- The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando opened today its 10th annual Hispanic Business Conference at the Rosen Plaza Hotel to a packed house of more than 350 attendees representing over 100 companies. The conference seeks to educate, motivate and build business opportunities for entrepreneurs, leaders, and business professionals. It includes networking sessions, workshops, and renowned speakers in the areas of digital marketing, talent acquisition and retention, and sales. It will also offer opportunities for corporations and contractors to connect with minority-owned businesses.


This year’s conference focuses on the use of technology to help bring more Hispanic businesses into the 21 st century and improve profitability. “Finding innovative uses for technology and data is key for minority-owned businesses to rise above and be able to compete in the digital age,” Ortigoni said. “No matter the size of your company, technology has both tangible and intangible benefits that will help you make money and produce the results your customers demand.” 


The conference’s opening sessions included a keynote address by leadership expert Anthony López titled ‘The Legacy Leader Unleashes the Power of Cultural Intelligence’. A posthumous tribute to Roque Gallart, president of the Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce, who died suddenly this week at age 49, had been delivered earlier by Ortigoni. Wednesday’s events continued with a keynote address by celebrity speaker Kevin Harrington, from the hit TV show Shark Tank, about entrepreneurial success in the digital age, and with a speech by James Smiley, disruptive marketing expert, on ‘How Small Businesses Are Using Online Technologies to Dominate’. Additionally, Thursday’s scheduled events include a Supplier Diversity Matchmaking Expo and a Legislative Update with several Florida elected officials. For a complete schedule of events, visit: www.HBConference.com.

The Hispanic Business Conference (HBC) is presented by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) to empower, motivate and build business opportunities for entrepreneurs, leaders and business professionals in the Central Florida region. HBC is a unique, once a year event for participants to enhance their business potential through discussions from expert panelists presenting an array of business topics.


Hispanic entrepreneurs are one of the fastest-growing segments in the small business sector, and Hispanic professionals are gaining a foothold in virtually every industry and career sector, reflecting the growing diversity of the U.S. population. HCCMO is committed to developing long-lasting opportunities that will help our Hispanic business community to profitably grow.


Sponsors: This event is proudly sponsored by Orlando Health, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Wyndham Destinations, OUC The Reliable One, AdventHealth and many more. For a complete schedule of conference’s events, click HERE, or visit www.hbconference.com


About the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando: The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership and support the economic development of the Hispanic business community of Metro Orlando. Since 1993, HCCMO has strengthened the Central Florida Business Community by providing quality programs through its business model of networking, business development, exposure, and recognition.  For more information about the HCCMO, visit www.hccmo.org.  

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