United States Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner to Speak at United States...

United States Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner to Speak at United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention

- Secretary Geithner to Discuss Importance of Hispanic Business Community -


DALLAS, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is honored to confirm United States Secretary of Treasury, Tim Geithner, as a keynote speaker at the 31st Annual National Convention & Business Expo scheduled for Wednesday, September 22nd through Saturday, September 25th at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

Secretary Geithner will be joining USHCC President and CEO, Javier Palomarez and Hispanic business leaders on Thursday, September 23rd from 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. at a special session called “Coffee with the Secretary”. The national leaders will discuss key policy issues impacting the growth and importance of the Hispanic business community. This special session will kick-off the first full day of the USHCC Convention which includes key events such as the Excellence in Leadership Breakfast, the Ultimate Latina Luncheon and an International Ceremony at Cowboys Stadium.

“The confirmation of Secretary Geithner to speak at the USHCC convention is a testament to his belief that small business is the engine that drives the American economy and the profound effect that Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) will have on the future of America,” said Javier Palomarez, USHCC President and CEO. “Our organization looks forward to the continued support and collaboration with Treasury during this Administration.”

The USHCC National Convention & Business Expo is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. The convention will bring together thousands of Hispanic entrepreneurs, corporate executives, procurement and supplier-diversity professionals from the private and public sectors, as well as Latina leaders, key officials from President Obamas Administration and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce leaders from throughout the nation.

Additional highlights of the convention include the Business Expo, bringing government, small business and corporate entities together for matchmaking opportunities; the Ultimate Latina Luncheon, honoring exceptional Latina entrepreneurs; and the Youth Entrepreneurship BizFest, a comprehensive program whereby aspiring Hispanic entrepreneurs learn about the world of business.

“In an effort to assist in the economic revitalization of our country, the USHCC is refocusing our commitment to hundreds of local chambers across the country and strengthening our relationships in both the public and private sectors,” said Nina Vaca-Humrichouse, incoming Chairman of the Board of the USHCC and this years Convention Chair. “At this critical turning point for the USHCC, it is a privilege to be addressed by the Secretary of the Treasury.”

For registration information, please visit http://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 nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that generate nearly $400 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States and Puerto Rico.

SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

United States Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner to Speak at United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention