For the past 40 years, ALPFA, the premier business organization for expanding opportunities for Latino leadership in the global marketplace, has opened doors for thousands of Latino professionals through rich programs and activities.
During these tough economic times and in a state with an ever increasing Hispanic influence, ALPFA continues to pave the way at its largest event of the year -- the 40th Annual National Convention themed Shining the Light on 40 Years of Latino Leadership scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11 through Thursday, Aug.16, at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
ALPFA's Annual Convention is one of the most powerful events in the Latino business community. The four-day conference attracts about 3,000 Hispanic entrepreneurs, corporate executives, procurement and supplier-diversity professionals from the private and public sectors, as well as college students from across the country. Given the opportunity to connect with top Latino leaders and young talent, every major financial institution in the country has a presence at the event.
As part of its ongoing commitment to opening doors for all Latinos, this year ALPFA is inviting military service veterans to attend the Career Fair and University Expo on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free. The day will also feature an exclusive panel discussion, "Military to Corporate --Tips for a Successful Transition," and the annual Leadership Luncheon. U.S. veterans can register online at www.ALPFA.org or onsite on Aug. 15 for a day pass to the career fair by showing their military identification.
"Corporations recognize the leadership skills Veterans bring to the table and we want to ensure that our Latino Veterans are connected to these opportunities. As ALPFA works to build Latino leaders, we want to support Veterans to transition from leadership in the military to leaders in the corporate community," said Manuel Espinoza, ALPFA CEO.
At the Career Fair, nearly 100 companies, including lead sponsor Deloitte, from retail, banking, technologies, pharmaceuticals, financial services, and professional services are looking for talented, motivated and dynamic individuals.
"The fact that our Career Fair is completely booked shows that we have corporate partners who are serious about hiring cream-of-the-crop Latino candidates. ALPFA continues to address the tough challenges facing our country today and what we can do together for the future," added Espinoza.
Attendees will learn from the best industry leaders as they engage in professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and the popular product pavilion. Highlights of this year's 40th Annual National Convention include:
Women of ALPFA Luncheon - Monday, August 13, Noon to 2 p.m. A special highlight this year is the 10 year anniversary of the Women of ALPFA as it celebrates empowering women's leadership and honors the CEO of Girl Scouts Anna Maria Chavez with its first Latina Excellence Award.
Career Fair & University Expo -- Wednesday, August 15, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.During the Career Fair and University Expo, ALPFA will host an exclusive panel discussion for Latino Veterans from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
ALPFA Awards Gala - Wednesday, August 15, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sponsored by Deloitte, the ALPFA Awards Gala promises to be the biggest celebration of the year. ALPFA will honor outstanding individuals as well as give a sneak peak to what is in store for 2013. Keynote speaker for the gala will be Maritza Montiel, Vice Chairman and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte LLP.
Since 1972 ALPFA has been the organization dedicated to creating successful Latino business leaders. ALPFA provides quality programs and access to decision makers. We create opportunities; add value and build relationships for our members and corporate partners. Today, ALPFA is a national organization with more than 19,000 professional and student members.
Visit www.ALPFA.org to register for the 40th Annual Convention and learn more about ALPFA's success in building Latino business leaders and Latino success stories.
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