Agenda

EOY Awards

2008 Hispanic Business Magazine EOY® Awards Gala

A Celebration of Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Daytime and Evening Program Agenda:

9:00am-10:30am
Panel Discussion: "Sustainable Growth in Small Business" sponsored by Aflac
What is the maximum rate of growth that can be achieved, given your company´s profitability, asset utilization, and desired dividend pay out and debt ratios? Learn from our panel of experts on how to find productive use of your cash flow and refine your company´s value by widening your competitive advantage.
Moderator: Dr. J. Mario Molina, Molina Healthcare
Panel Members: William Garibay, Environmental, Safety and Health; Richard Gomez, TGSV Enterprises; Jules Buenabenta, Jules & Associates Inc.; Jose Villa Jr., SENSIS.

10:30am-11:00am
Break

11:00am-11:10am
Welcome address from Hispanic Business Media CEO/Publisher Jesús Chavarría.
In 29 years, Hispanic Business CEO and Publisher Jesús Chavarría has grown a magazine concept into a multi-product, integrated media corporation. In his conference address, the renowned publisher takes a look at the challenges facing today´s Hispanic entrepreneur and advises on how to overcome them.

11:10am-1:00pm
Speaker Presentation & Panel Discussion: "New Directions in Entrepreneurship"
Focuses on 21st Century Challenges facing Entrepreneurship in urban, social and green market settings. What is new? What has remained the same? Speakers and finalists will discuss their own entrepreneurial perspectives and changing strategies for new market conditions and environments.
Moderator: Jose Reymundo Ocanas, SVP Community Relations Executive, Western Region-Wachovia
Presenters: Jose Morales, J2 Engineering Inc.; David Segura, VisionIT; Castulo de la Rocha, AltaMed Health Services;
Panel Members: Sara Garces, ROJO Hispanic Marketing; Elizabeth Chavez, Ponce Contractors Inc.; Greg Randall, Microsoft Corporation; Lily Tapia, Vice President Banking and Liquidity Specialist, Merrill Lynch Americas Bank Group.

1:00pm-2:00pm
Networking Luncheon sponsored by ExxonMobil
An Assessment of the Global Energy Future: The Outlook for Energy to 2030
Speaker Presentation: Ms. Cheryl L. Gomez, Operations Superintendent, ExxonMobil US Production

5:00pm-6:00pm
Registration opens
South Galeria
Attendees are cordially welcomed and receive seating assignments.

6:00pm-7:00pm
Reception
Biltmore Bowl Foyer
Enjoy cocktails, specialty wines and hors d' oeuvres while you mingle with finalists and VIPs prior to the awards ceremony.

7:00-10:00pm
18th Annual EOY Awards Ceremony
Biltmore Bowl Ballroom
Dinner and Gala
Scholarship Awards, sponsored by Cardinal Americas, KPMG, Wachovia & Palladium Equity
Lifetime Achievements Awards presented by IBM
Category Awards: Heavy Industry, Trade Industry, Info-Business, Latina, Rising Star, Green Company and Social Entrepreneur
EOY Award
Raffle Giveaway:
Two round trip tickets to Europe from American Airlines Five tickets to The Nutcracker at the Santa Barbara Ballet One night stay & dinner for two at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Ten items of neckwear from Gregorio´s Ties Caribbean Coffee Basket, 18 & 25 Year Old Chivas Regal, Land Rover Driving School and a new Blackberry Phone from T-Mobil