Friday, October 2, 2009

Convergence 2009 Digital & Social Media Conference Releases Prestigious Speaker Line up for October 14th Event

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LatinVision Media, together with the New York City Latin Media & Entertainment Commission (LMEC), releases its prestigious speaker line up for the Converge 2009 Digital & Social Media Conference. The event will take place at TheTimesCenter in the New York Times headquarters on October 14, 2009, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a business networking reception.

As one of the most anticipated Hispanic conferences on the east coast, this one-day event will once again summon the big players of change in the Latin and Hispanic market. Similar to its previous year, the conference will feature thematic panels with questions from the audience and moderated by experts in their respective fields.

Among this year’s speakers include:

•Nancy Hill, President & CEO, American Association of Advertising Agencies
•Olivia Maloney, Director, US Hispanic Sales & Solutions, AOL Latino/AOL
•Gisela Girard, President & CEO, Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies
•Cathy Baron Tamraz, Presidente & CEO de Business Wire
•Luis Santos, President & CEO, El Tiempo - Colombia
•John Paton, CEO, impreMedia
•Randall Rothenberg, President & CEO, Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
•Ivan Braiker, CEO, HipCricket
•Ruth Gaviria, CEO, Hispanic Business Ventures Meredith Corporation
•Mike Wehrs, CEO, Mobile Marketing Association
•Janet Robinson, CEO, New York Times
•Felipe Machado, Director Digital, O’Estado de Sao Paulo
•Diana Sanchez, President & CEO, Telef├│nica USA
•Peter Blacker, EVP Digital Media & Emerging Business, Telemundo
•Juan Saldivar, CEO, Televisa Interactive Media
•Mark Lopez, COO, Terra Networks
•Kevin Conroy, President Interactive Media Univision Communications
•Joe Uva, President & CEO, Univision Communications
•Mario Baeza, Founder & President, V-me Media

“This year’s Convergence Conference will bring together the best minds of the country’s Latin media, entertainment, technology and advertising sectors to the center of the world’s greatest stage – New York City,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “This collaboration between our City’s Latin Media and Entertainment Commission and LatinVision Media is another example of the great work our City is doing to solidify our position as the Latin media and entertainment capital of the world.”

The keynote address will be given by Mr. Joe Uva, President and CEO of Univision Communications. “Hispanics are expanding their representation and influence across every industry sector in this country,” said Uva. “We commend New York City’s Latin Media and Entertainment Commission and LatinVision Media for once again bringing to the forefront the important role the Latino community, Spanish-language media and the city of New York are playing in shaping the future of the media, entertainment, technology and advertising sectors.”

To learn more about the conference, to register and sponsor

About LatinVision Media

LatinVision Media, Inc. is a New York-based company that operates business portals targeting U.S. Hispanic and Latin American entrepreneurs, business owners, executives and professionals in small and medium-sized companies. LatinVision portals include:;;; among others.

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About the Latin Media & Entertainment Commission (LMEC)

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg established the LMEC in 2003 to make New York the capital of Latin media and entertainment in the world. The Commission is made up of leaders from the Latin and mainstream media industry, community leaders from nonprofit and cultural sectors, and leading executives from the financial, advertising and real estate sectors. For more information:

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