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11th Annual Wall Street Summit to Discuss Latino Role in US Economy

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By Andrea Marcela Madambashi, Christian Post Correspondent
October 13, 2011|12:03 am

The New America Alliance (NAA) has announced the 11th Annual Wall Street Summit to take place in New York City from October 26-28. The event will gather CEOs, entrepreneurs, top business leaders and other thought-leaders to discuss American Latino participation in the nation's economy.

The event has been described by the CEO of the Alliance, Maria del Pilar Avila, as a celebration of the spirit of the American Latino community, and an opportunity to continue to identify the path for further advancement.

“The goal of the Wall Street Summit is to equip the nation's business leaders with the knowledge and network to access and address the growing importance and increasing impact of the American Latino community on the U.S. economy," NAA states in its webpage.

Key stakeholders in government and Corporate America are confirmed to have deep discussions on the critical issues facing the American Latino business community.

Distinguished Speakers will include, Cesar Conde, Univision Networks president; Jamie Dimon, CEO & Chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Honorable Carlos Gutierrez, 35th United States Secretary of Commerce.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn and engage in several topics such as: expanding the influence and participation of American Latinos In public and private financial institutions; Latino control of capital and access to capital markets, diversity in foundation and non-profit boardrooms, and identifying new market opportunities.

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Last year the Summit attendants examined the state of the U.S. economy from the position of the American Latino community around the theme, "Economy in Transformation: Our Proactive Solutions to Our Nation's Needs."

“The importance of coming together to discuss the economic state of the American Latino community and develop strategies for progress has never been greater,” said The Honorable Roel C. Campos, former U.S. Securities & Exchange Commissioner, Partner in Charge at Cooley LLP about last year’s event, according to Hispanic Tips.

“The American economy is experiencing a historic transformation and organizations such as the NAA have a strategic role in guiding decision-makers to ensure that Latino businesses are positioned to capture new opportunities, and promoting Latino wealth-building, political participation and educational attainment,” Campos added.

Other Prominent participants at the Summit will include, the Honorable William J. Clinton, 42nd President of the United States; the Honorable Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State; the Honorable Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior; Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co; Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo and Randall Stephenson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, AT&T.

 

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