Dear ALPFA friends and supporters,
Thank you for your interest in the 43rd ALPFA Convention, one of the largest networking events for Latino professionals and students in the United States. Whether you are joining as a Latino business owner, student, professional or sponsor, ALPFA is truly humbled by your interest in this year’s convention and your support for our organization. I’d also like to thank Gerald Hassell, BNY Mellon CEO, who is personally chairing the host committee for this year’s convention.
We are excited to bring this year’s convention to the Big Apple, New York City, from August 6 – 10, 2015 at the Hilton Midtown Hotel. As the melting pot of cultures and home to 2.27 million Latinos, New York City offers the premier backdrop for our annual convention.
As the leading organization dedicated to empowering and developing Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, ALPFA will bring forth seminars and events that facilitate leadership development, networking and employment opportunities. This year's convention promises to be the best ever focusing on the theme “Latino’s Impact on the Global Market.”
Our annual convention is the place to develop professional, mentoring and networking skills offering an eclectic gathering of a variety of companies, organizations, Latino professionals and students. This convention is an unprecedented experience for everyone involved.
The ALPFA Convention receives support from Fortune 1000 companies, and we are fortunate to offer networking opportunities with many of their top leaders. In addition to our professional development seminars and trainings, we are proud to bring you signature events such as Women of ALPFA Luncheon, ALPFA Veterans’ Panel, and ALPFA Case Study Competition. This year we’re also featuring special marquee events involving well-known A-listers from the movie, political and news industries.
On behalf of ALPFA, we are honored by your interest in this year’s Convention.
Charles P. Garcia,
Chief Executive Officer
ALPFA announces key programs and events for its 2015 convention
ALPFA’s Annual Convention attracts 3,000 attendees over four days with 95% of attendees being Latino and a ratio of 70% professionals to 30% college students.
This year’s key convention programs and events include:
• Career Fair (August 10) - Recruiters from Fortune 500 companies showcase their commitment to diversity and career opportunities for students and experienced professionals. This is open to the general public.
• Power Breakfast (August 10) - An invitation only event for senior leaders to hear from top C-level executives to share insights and perspectives on today’s global market.
• Scholarship Luncheon (August 9) - Meet Retired Navy Seal, Rob O'Neill, the most decorated living American, whose acts of heroism is captured in three movies! And witness talented Latino students from across the country being recognized and celebrated for their academic achievement and demonstrated leadership skills.
• Veterans’ Panel (August 9)- Recognizing the innate leadership skills of veterans and the intersectionality between the veteran and Latino communities, this panel is designed to address issues impacting veterans as they transition from military to civilian life.
• Women of ALPFA Day (August 8) – Features an invitation only breakfast with guest speakers discussing the global gender gap, panel discussions and workshops focused on soft skill development for Latina leaders, and the Women of ALPFA Luncheon where the accomplishments of Latinas are highlighted and celebrated.
• Professional and Student Workshops (August 6 – 9) - Featuring both technical and soft skill development topics, the ALPFA convention provides 2 days of workshops—many of which qualify for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.
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Founded in 1972, the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) is the leading organization dedicated to empowering and developing Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation. With the goal to reach 100,000 Latino students and professionals in the next three years, ALPFA currently serves more than 48,000 Latinos through its 43 professional and 135 student chapters across the country and represents all professions. Our programs facilitate leadership development, cross-industry networking and employment opportunities in every sector of the global economy. In addition, our members have access to 50,000 paid summer internships through 200 Fortune 1000 corporate partners. We aspire to be the business partner of choice for companies seeking to hire and develop Hispanic talent and to diversify their supplier base. Latino-owned businesses have the opportunity to connect with Fortune 1000 companies and recruit Latino talent while networking with other professionals and connecting with potential partners and investors. We also promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the Latino community, encouraging our members to volunteer with and engage on behalf of local charities.