Convergence 2008 - The Future of Media, Entertainment and Technology of the US Hispanic Market (Convergence2008)

Venue: New York Times - The Times Center

Location: New York, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 15, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 15, 2008
Registration Date: Oct 12, 2008
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The 2008 Convergence conference is the premier event for Latin Media, Entertainment, and Technology CEOs and executives looking to grow their business and new opportunities with Latin audiences and to reach the mainstream. This one-day event brings the best minds in the Latin Media, Entertainment and Technology markets and is presented by New York City’s Latin Media and Entertainment Commission (LMEC) in partnership with LatinVision Media.

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.

The conference will be presented in the form of thematic panels with questions from the audience and moderated by experts in their respective fields.

In addition, we will highlight major companies such as Univision Communications, which recently relocated its headquarters to New York City. Joe Uva, CEO of Univision, the nation’s largest Spanish-language media conglomerate, will talk about the company’s decision to relocate headquarters to NYC, its competitive advantage, and how Univision is adjusting and changing its business model to better suit the needs of the growing and elusive Hispanic audience. Another example in the New Media space is, a discussion with Manuel Garcia-Durán about launching the interactive media initiative in NYC.

The 2008 Convergence: The Future of Latin Entertainment, Media and Technology Markets will also feature:

• Effective best practices to adopt new technologies by Latino media and entertainment
• Case studies by top media players in the so-called traditional space, and how their outlets are adapting to the digital space
• Technologies available for delivering information and entertainment via new channels
• Efforts launched by both the private and public sector to create, promote and support Latin American arts and culture
• Best practices in training, recruiting and retaining the best talent in the areas of marketing, advertising, new media, PR and technology
• Case studies of new ventures and how they got started through financing
• Networking event

The 2008 Convergence conference seeks to share and enhance a broader knowledge of industry’s best practices to transform businesses and to better meet the demands of an increasingly mobile, fragmented, and elusive target audience. It’ll also showcase New York City’s efforts to promote and support Latin Culture, Entertainment and Media as well as to how businesses can benefit and contribute to the future of Latin Media, Entertainment, and Technology.

The 2008 Convergence: The Future of Latin Entertainment, Media and Technology Markets conference is presented by the Latin Media and Entertainment Commission in partnership with LatinVision Media. The conference is sponsored by major U.S. and international corporations.

This year’s conference will include a three-hour networking business reception at NASDAQ, where industry, talent and the new players will be able to connect in a more relaxed environment at the crossroads of the world.

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Conference Program
To see our program, click here (this is a PDF file). Management reserves the right to make changes to Conference’s session and speakers. All sessions are filled on a first come, first seated basis. Recording devices and camaras, still or video are prohibited in the Conference Room. It is also forbidden the distribution of any material regarless of their type at the Venues unless previously authorized in writting by Management.

Conference Location
Conference: The New York Times -TheTimeCenter- go the website
Business Networking Event: NASDAQ Market Site go to website

Event Hours
Registration: from 7AM to 8AM
Conference: from 8AM to 6PM
Networking Event: from 6PM to 9PM


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