16th Maryland Hispanic Business Conference

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Keynote Speakers

Governor Larry Hogan

Maryland (R)
Maryland (R)

Senator Chris Van Hollen

Maryland (D)
Maryland (D)

County Executive Ike Leggett

Montgomery County, Maryland
(Invited)
Montgomery County, Maryland (Invited)

Emcee

Claudia Curiel

Telemundo 44
Telemundo 44

Thalia Falcon

National Anthem
National Anthem

Reverend Eli Hernandez

Opening Prayer
Opening Prayer

Seminars

How to Finance a Small Business Using Traditional and Alternative Funding Sources

Christian Cuzme

Lafayette Federal Credit Union

Antonio Doss

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Amanda Gant

Latino Economic Development Center

Robert Solem

Enterprise Development Group

Vanessa Garces

BB&T

Alexis Bolandhemat

Hilltop Microfinance Initiative

Markus Larsson

Life Asset Inc.

Build an Effective Online Presence: Social Media and Beyond

Khadija Jordan

Gratent Branding

Carolina Martinez

NetBlue Media

Jason Torrico

Latin é

Mauricio Vásquez

AQUAS, Inc.

Empodérate Mujer

Kenya Basilis

Panelist
Basilis Empire

Myriam Figueroa

Conecta Mujer

Sagrario Ortiz Frias

Moderator
El Poder De Ser Mujer

Sandra Herradora

Panelist
Psychologist, Life Coach

Is Franchising Right for Me?

Lisset Lopez

Yanbal USA

David Rosario

State Farm

Javier Solis

Los Taxes

How to develop and present your unique business pitch to your customer base

Alexandra Arata

Architect, Designer, Artist, Entrepreneur

Maria Jimenez

Latino Economic Development Center

Raul Medrano

Carlos Rosario Charter School

Lourdes Morales

BizLaunch - Arlington Economic Development

Alvaro de Moya

Next Level Services

Be the Change: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Sustain a Nonprofit

Lanaea C. Featherstone

The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation

John Kavyavu

Pro-Microfinance International

How to Start a Food Business in Maryland

Orlando Amaro

Lahlou Restaurants

Leonardo Contreras

WAPA Café

Omar Lazo

Los Chorros Restaurant

Karina Mendoza

Latino Economic Development Center

¿Cómo empezar y crecer su negocio de construcción o remodelación en Maryland?

Emilia Cortes Gomez

Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Lily Castillo

Hispanos Sin Fronteras

Claudia Hoffman

ArcHouse Design, Build, Remodel

Helder Magaña

US Group Inc.

Maryland Small Business Resources

Marcie Castaneda

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

Eduardo Hayden

Governor's Office of Small, Minority, & Women Business Affairs

Martha Jimenez

Maryland Women's Business Center

Daniel Parra

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

Judith Stephenson

Montgomery County, Office of the County Executive

16TH Maryland Hispanic Business Conference Schedule

9:00 – 11:59 am Conference Registration
9:00 am Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
9:00 – 4:30 pm Career Fair & Exhibition Hall

The Career Fair & Exhibition Hall are FREE and open to the public! Registration is required

MORNING SEMINARS

10:00 – 11:30 am Session I
How to Finance a Small Business Using Traditional and Alternative Funding Sources
10:00 – 11:30 am Session II
Build an Effective Online Presence: Social Media and Beyond
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Session III
Empodérate Mujer (SPANISH)

Premios Épico Luncheon

12:00 – 2:00 pm

Presentation of Colors Maryland National Guard, Honor Guard
National Anthem Thalia Falcon
Opening Prayer Eli Hernandez, Pastor, Bridgeway Community Church
Opening Remarks Maria Pilar Rodriguez, Executive Director, MDHBC
Welcome Remarks Alexander Nuñez, Senior Vice President of Regulatory and External Affairs, BGE
Keynote Speakers Governor Larry Hogan
Senator Chris Van Hollen
Isiah “Ike” Leggett (invited)
Premios Épico Awards Lanaea C. Featherstone, CEO, William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation
·         American Dream Award

·         Latina Powerhouse Award

·         Negocio del Año

AFTERNOON SEMINARS

2:15 – 3:15 pm Session IV
Is Franchising Right For Me?
2:15 – 3:15pm Session V
How to develop and present your unique business pitch to your customer base
2:15 – 3:15 pm Session VI
How to Set up a Food Business in Maryland (SPANISH)
3:15 – 4:15 pm Session VII
Be the Change: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Sustain a Nonprofit
3:15 – 4:15 pm Session VIII
¿Cómo empezar y crecer su negocio de construcción o remodelación en Maryland? (SPANISH)
3:15 – 4:15 pm Session IX
Maryland Small Business Resources
4:30 – 5:30 pm Latino Innovators’ Pitch
· Veronica Cool, CEO, Cool & Associates, LLC

· Brenda Schulz, Xios Events, 2016 Latino Pitch Award Winner

Networking Reception

6:00 – 8:00 pm

  • Latino Innovators’ Pitch Winner Announcement
  • Recognition of media sponsors
  • Recognition of conference planning committee

Colombian Delegation Schedule

9:00 – 11:59 am Conference Registration
9:00 am Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
9:30 – 10:00 am Palabras de Bienvenida
9:00 – 4:30 pm Career Fair & Exhibition Hall

The Career Fair & Exhibition Hall are FREE and open to the public!

MORNING SEMINARS

10:00 – 11:00 am Cómo exportar productos a USA
Impuestos y costos
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mitos y realidades sobre la visa de inversionista

Premios Épico Luncheon

12:00 – 2:00 pm

Presentation of Colors Maryland National Guard, Honor Guard
National Anthem Thalia Falcon
Opening Prayer Eli Hernandez, Pastor, Bridgeway Community Church
Opening Remarks Maria Pilar Rodriguez, Executive Director, MDHBC
Welcome Remarks Alexander Nuñez, Senior Vice President of Regulatory and External Affairs, BGE
Keynote Speakers Governor Larry Hogan
Senator Chris Van Hollen
Isiah “Ike” Leggett (invited)
Premios Épico Awards Lanaea C. Featherstone, CEO, William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation
·         American Dream Award

·         Latina Powerhouse Award

·         Negocio del Año

AFTERNOON SEMINARS

2:15 – 3:15 pm Hablemos de E-Commerce
3:15 – 4:15 pm Conoce Nuestra comunidad Colombiana en el área DMV
4:15 – 5:15 pm Recursos financieros para Importar y exportar
5:15 – 6:15 pm Rompiendo Paradigmas en USA

Networking Reception

6:00 – 8:00 pm

  • Latino Innovators’ Pitch Winner Announcement
  • Recognition of media sponsors
  • Recognition of conference planning committee

16th Maryland Hispanic Business Conference

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Keynote Speakers

Governor Larry Hogan

Maryland (R)
Maryland (R)

Senator Chris Van Hollen

Maryland (D)
Maryland (D)

County Executive Ike Leggett

Montgomery County, Maryland
(Invited)
Montgomery County, Maryland (Invited)

Emcee

Claudia Curiel

Telemundo 44
Telemundo 44

Thalia Falcon

National Anthem
National Anthem

Reverend Eli Hernandez

Opening Prayer
Opening Prayer

Colombian Delegation Speakers

Angela Neira

Life Assett
Life Assett

Angela Franco

DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority (Keynote Speaker)
DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority (Keynote Speaker)

Rosalia Fajardo

Multicultural Family and Education Center
Multicultural Family and Education Center

Cómo exportar productos a USA

Carlos Arango

Independent Import/Export Consultant

Mitos y realidades sobre la visa de inversionista

William E. Brooks, Esq.

Immigration Lawyer

Hablemos de E-Commerce

Myrna Sandnes

Social Media Marketing, Bilingual Hispanic Influencer

Conoce Nuestra comunidad Colombiana en el área DMV

Andrés Vivas

Profesionales Colombianos en Washington

Recursos financieros para Importar y exportar

LaTaunya R. Darden

Export-Import Bank of the United States

Rompiendo Paradigmas en USA

Maria Ximena Rodríguez

Life Coach, Trainer