WASHINGTON D.C. — The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) will host its 2022 National Conference this year in Phoenix, Arizona on October 2 - 4, 2022. 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 43rd Annual USHCC National Conference.
“The resiliency of our Hispanic community shines bright in health, business, and family, and we look forward to sharing many successes when the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce convenes in Phoenix in October,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Our city is stronger because of its diverse and wide population of leaders, who together work to improve the well-being of our community and strengthen and grow our economy. It’s a point of pride that we can be excited for these attendees to experience.”
At our past USHCC Legislative Summit, 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 5 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, head of community impact and managing director for JPMorgan Chase & Co., and chairwoman of the USHCC Board of Directors.
The Latino community in the United States represents an annual economic impact of $2.7 trillion.
“The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is excited to host our 2022 National Conference in Phoenix, a 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 the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the amazing business leaders there. 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 Arizona for the warm welcome, and we are excited to host our largest annual conference yet.”
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.
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.
“The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is honored to have been selected as the host chamber for the 2022 United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Conference. It is an opportunity to not only showcase the success of small businesses in Arizona but also to bring valuable resources from around the country to our state. This is a BIG win for us and the collaborative environment between community partners, other chambers plus business and corporate leaders will contribute to a very successful experience for all attendees.” said Monica Villalobos, president and CEO, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Safety is a top priority of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. All CDC guidelines will be followed.
In 2020, in the city of Phoenix, Hispanics comprised 42 percent of the population. Phoenix is the fifth most populous city in America. For the last five years in a row, more people have chosen Phoenix as their new home than any other city. The Valley is home to four of the five largest city-owned parks in the world, three of which are in the city of Phoenix.
Interested media can obtain media credentials for the 2022 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.
Did you know?
· --- As of 2020, the population of Phoenix was 42% Hispanic and 43% Anglo.
· --- The Valley is home to four of the five largest city-owned parks in the world, three of which are in the city of Phoenix.
--- For the last five years in a row, more people have chosen Phoenix as their new home than any other city.