The conference convenes industry executives, professionals, and businesses to better understand how to present and accelerate opportunities for Latinos within the region’s fastest growing sectors and industries. Attendees will hear about opportunities to overcome the gaps and challenges local businesses face.
The safety of our members and guests is our number one priority and will observe regulations, as determined by the City of Philadelphia.
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE
DATE & TIME
Wednesday, June 23, 2022
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Gran Salon at Esperanza
4261 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia PA 19140
(enter at main lobby via Bristol Street)
Lot directly next to main building
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8:30 - 9:10 AM
Breakfast & Networking
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Opening Remarks - Jennifer Rodriguez, GPHCC President & CEO
Meet The Developers - A Fire Side Chat
How are Latinos participating in the booming real estate development industry. Where are opportunities for entrepreneurs, what are the pathways for growth?
10:25 - 11:15 AM
Workshop 1 | What's Next For Your Business
This session presents a curated group of support organizations that can help you take your business to the next level. Learn about entrepreneurship education , certifications, procurement technical assistance and more.
Workshop 2 - Branding Masterclass
Startups and mature businesses alike are seeking long-term profitability—and it’s getting harder to stand out amidst the clutter. Brands help people distill information, simplify choices, and make decisions. This session will help you in developing a highly-differentiated product or service that stands out from the competition.
Moderator: Maria Cristina Rios
Communications Consultant at GPHCC
11:20 - 12:00 AM
Workshop 3 - Employee Hiring & Retention
Finding qualified and willing employees has reached critical levels for many small businesses and getting them to stay can be challenging. This session will explore conventional and non-conventional tactics to rebuilding your staffing levels and becoming the employer of choice in the new workplace environment.
Moderator: Mary Aruffo-Thomas,
Senior HR Business Partner at Independence Blue Cross
Workshop 4 - Project Management Masterclass
You can develop the best business strategy and hire the best talent, but without the right process management you could still fail! You don't have to be a professional project manager to learn and apply basic elements of project management to achieve business success.
Moderator: Roseanne Marinaro
Senior Director, Project Management at Comcast Corporation
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Entrepreneur Exhibition Tables & Networking
Official Conference Sponsors
Javier Suarez | VP, Strategic Partnerships