Event set for Sept. 26-28
WASHINGTON D.C. — The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) will host its 2021 National Conference this year in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept. 26-28. The event is the largest gathering of its kind in the Hispanic community and serves as the meeting ground for thousands of community leaders and advocates; elected and appointed officials; our national network of more than 260 affiliated Hispanic Chambers of Commerce; members of the corporate, philanthropic, and academic communities; entrepreneurs; college students and more. This will be the 42nd Annual USHCC National Conference.
"The State of Nevada is eager to welcome the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's National Conference this September. Nevada has worked hard throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure we reopened safely and responsibly - with strong protections in place for workers and visitors," said Governor Steve Sisolak. "In Nevada, our diverse culture and community is our strength, and I am glad that the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recognizes that and is bringing thousands of Hispanic leaders to the Silver State," he added.
This will be the first time in the USHCC’s 42-year history as a national small business association advocating for Hispanic-owned businesses that the Annual National Conference will be held in the Silver State. While Latinos comprise 18.3% of the U.S. population, Latinos are responsible for 78% of the growth of the U.S. labor force since 2008, according to a recent report from the Latino Donor Collaborative.
At our USHCC Legislative Summit this past March, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen said in her remarks, “If history is any guide, Hispanic-owned businesses will drive a large portion of the [economic] recovery. From 2007-12, the number of Latino-owned businesses grew by 3.3%. It doesn’t sound like much until you see that non-Latino-owned businesses declined by 3.6% during the same period. I’m confident Hispanic entrepreneurs can lead us out of crisis again. Hispanic workers can power our recovery — potentially in an even bigger way than a decade ago — so long as we remove some of the longstanding barriers that have been in the way of prosperity.”
“The mission of the USHCC is to build an ecosystem to accelerate Hispanic business growth and prosperity and we do this through developing better access and innovation to capital, capacity-building, and connections for America’s 4.7 million Hispanic-owned businesses. Our number one goal is to rebuild confidence in our economy and to provide our Hispanic-owned businesses with the tools that they need to create wealth for their families,” said Alice Rodriguez, USHCC board chair and head of community impact and managing director for JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Latinos account for 30% of the population in Nevada and Nevada has the sixth-largest share of Latino eligible voters nationwide. The Latino community in the United States represents an annual economic impact of $2.6 Trillion.
“The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is excited to host our 2021 National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, a state and city fueled by the economic power, tenacity, and resilience of Hispanic-owned businesses,” said Ramiro A. Cavazos, USHCC president and CEO. “We are a nationwide network led by our Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and the gold standard of economic empowerment of our small businesses is led by Peter Guzman, president and CEO of the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Nevada. We are proud and honored to host our largest event of the year in one of the largest Latino communities in America. On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are thankful to community leaders in Las Vegas and across Nevada for the warm welcome, and we are excited to host our largest annual conference yet in the Entertainment Capital of the World,” added Cavazos.
Three days of more than 25 workshops, exciting keynote speakers, engagement from local, state, and federal government officials, informative plenary sessions, and inspiring remarks from leading business experts across several fields are at the center of a Conference experience that seeks to inform and empower our community and spotlight the integral role of Latinos politically, economically and socially.
"To come out of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and immediately be selected as the U.S. host for the 2021 USHCC Annual National Conference is just a great honor for our wonderful city and speaks wonders about the Latin Chamber and how very far we’ve come as a vibrant organization here in Nevada. Furthermore, Las Vegas is the Sports & Entertainment Capital of the World and this event will shine a bright light on all we have to offer," said Peter Guzman, President of the Latin Chamber of Commerce Nevada.
The conference will also feature the participation of the nation’s leading elected officials and presidential appointees who will connect with an audience of more than 1,000 national stakeholders representing the fastest growing demographic in America—Latinos.
Interested media can obtain media credentials for the 2021 USHCC Annual National Conference can complete their free registration by contacting Brianna Dimas, vice president of programs and communications, USHCC at [email protected]
General registration will open soon. More information will be made available at ushccconference.com. Virtual attendance will also be welcomed and facilitated.
About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.7 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $800 billion to the American economy every year. It advocates on behalf of its network of more than 250 local chambers and business associations nationwide, and also partners with more than 260 major American corporations. For more information, please visit ushcc.com. Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.