Miami metro area scores as host for 2016 USHCC gathering

Honing in on a major Hispanic hub, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce chose metropolitan Miami to host its USHCC National Convention Oct. 9-11.


Honing in on a major Hispanic hub, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) chose metropolitan Miami — a region boasting over 1.6 million Hispanic residents — to host its USHCC National Convention Oct. 9-11.

“Miami is thrilled to host the convention," Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said. "We are one of the most diverse cities in the United States, fostering a world-class technology ecosystem within an already thriving global hub for international trade. This city is home to talented entrepreneurs, home to more small businesses than any other county in America, making it an ideal city to host this convention."

USHCC selects its host location annually based on economic performance, business friendliness, and multicultural diversity. With thousands of participants, the yearly event typically produces a groundswell of economic stimulation. USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez expressed excitement with the choice, calling Miami “a city that best represents the future face of America.”

“Not only is Miami the gateway to Latin America, but it is also a hub for international commerce, attracting business from all corners of the globe,” Palomarez said. “It symbolizes vibrant creativity and innovation.”

Executives, government leaders, local chambers and business associations from all parts of the U.S. will attend. Convention highlights include honors for investors and leading businesses, and seminars focusing on talent recruitment, diversity, management style and more.

Miami, known informally as the “Capital of Latin America,” is the second-largest city in the U.S. with a Spanish-speaking majority. The region is the nation’s fourth largest urban area overall and home to almost a quarter million Hispanic-owned business enterprises.

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