About the Conference

The Maryland Hispanic Business Conference (MDHBC) has the unparalleled reputation for providing tools, strategies and resources to better support Hispanic businesses – adding to Maryland’s economic fabric. The event attracts an audience of more than 700 entrepreneurs, Hispanic business owners, State officials and representatives of the leading Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.

This year’s theme is “ÉXITO! Hispanic Businesses: Fueling the Economy, Creating Jobs & Promoting Growth.” As you know, Hispanic entrepreneurs are America’s business future. The event offers a variety of seminars, along with opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs to tap into training, networking, and mentoring. Cool & Associates launched the “Latino Innovators’ Pitch,” a forum where enthusiastic Hispanic entrepreneurs present their businesses and concepts to a panel of experts for cash prizes and a year of mentoring support. The Latino Innovators’ Pitch, the capstone event, underscores the importance of the increased number of dynamic Hispanic businesses.

We applaud the commitment of our Sponsors, Exhibitors and collaborators to help strengthen small businesses, especially within the Hispanic and minority communities. As you know, Hispanic entrepreneurs are fueling our nation’s economic growth. In fact, Hispanic-owned businesses surpassed 4 million, contributing $661 billion in combined annual revenue last year. Hispanic-owned businesses increased 15 times the national growth rate. In Maryland, our thriving community has more than 54,000 Hispanic business owners who are staunch economic contributors.

At the Conference, you will meet with top Hispanic leaders, maximize your company’s visibility and gain exposure in front of the fastest-growing segment of the region’s business community. Based in Montgomery County, the conference is a premier opportunity for up-and-coming Hispanic entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level. At the event, attendees network with industry leaders, attend dynamic workshops and seminars to equip them with the tools needed to increase their revenue stream in this economy.

We invite you to join us at the amazing the 15th Annual 2016 Maryland Hispanic Business Conference on Monday, October 3, 2016.

Maryland Hispanic Business Conference Board

JULIO C. PARRA – Treasurer
Parra Consulting Group, Inc.

MARIA P. RODRIGUEZ
Maryland Hispanic Business Conference, Executive Director

 

Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

 

BHCC

MDHCC

Salvadoran HCC

GWHCC

 

2016 MDHBC Planning Committee

MARIA P. RODRIGUEZ
Maryland Hispanic Business Conference, Executive Director

VERONICA COOL
Cool & Associates LLC, Founder & Managing Director

LANAEA C. FEATHERSTONE
William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation, President

HECTOR ZUÑIGA
Your Answer Solutions Center

MAYRA BAYONET
LDC/MC, President

INGRID GUZMAN
Human Bridges INC

DANIEL PARRA
HCCMC

PAMELA CABRERA

ICELSA GARCIA