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The Future of Hispanic-Latin Entertainment, Media and Technology Markets Conference Attracts Influential Lineup of Speakers to Explore the .......

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Latin Media and Entertainment Commission of the City of New York (LMEC) and LatinVision Media announced today the full lineup of participants in this year’s Wednesday, October 15 Convergence 2008 - The Future of Hispanic-Latin Entertainment, Media and Technology Markets Conference. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York City and Janet Robinson CEO of The New York Times will do the opening remarks. A three-hour Business Networking Reception follows at NASDAQ where industry, talent and investors will be able to connect in a more relaxed environment at the crossroads of the world.

The 2008 Convergence Conference is the premier event for Latin Media, Entertainment, and Technology CEOs and Executives looking to grow their business and explore new opportunities with Latin audiences and to reach the mainstream which spotlights the constant state of creation and evolution required of business leaders in today’s rapidly changing digital landscape.
Speakers are a “who’s who” of CEO’s, top marketers, senior executives, publishers, and industry gurus and experts including:

Gabriel Abaora, President of the Latin Grammys
Lucia Ballas-Traynor, Publisher,
People en Español
Ruth Gaviria, CEO of Hispanic Ventures,
Meredith Corp.
Kate Levin, Commissioner, Department of
Cultural Affairs
Jose Lopez Varela, AHAA Chair Person (
Association Hispanic Advertising Agencies)
Bob McCooey, SVP
Katherine Oliver, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of
Film, Theater and Broadcasting
John Paton, CEO
Ralph Rivera, SVP
AOL Latino
Fernando Rodriguez, CEO of
Terra Networks
Liliana Gil, Global Brands
Johnson & Johnson
Jacqueline Hernandez, COO of
Ramiro Sanchez, Head of Product,
Reuters Consumer Media, Americas
Adrian Steckel, CEO
TV Azteca
Rafael Urbina, CEO
Rebeca Vargas, Multicultural
JP Morgan Chase

“This year’s Convergence 2008 captures the feverish pace of transformation happening in the media, entertainment and technology world today,” said Carlos Vassallo, CEO of LatinVision. “This industry’s continual innovation forces each of us to evolve and change how we do business. And Convergence 2008 Conference this year will share the very best thinking from all parties on how to reach and engage consumers today, which is truly our single biggest combined challenge.”
In addition to the lineup of keynotes, Convergence 2008 offers its attendees an unrivaled opportunity to learn from CEO’s and senior marketers who will share their experience from across a variety of emerging platforms including Streaming, Podcasting, Radio, Blogging, Social Networking, Internet, WiFi, Audio, Video and Mobile Casting and Case studies of new ventures and how they got started through financing and networking events.

For a full list of confirmed speakers and information on how to register, please visit

The event takes place on October 15, 2008 at The New York Times –
The Times Center - and will culminate with a Business Networking Event at NASDAQ Market Site.

Several sponsorship packages are still available. For more information on sponsorships, please contact Carlos Vassallo at 646-519-2452 or via email at:

Contact:Latin Media and Entertainment Commission
Carlos Manzano, 212-312-3899
Executive Director
Fax: 212-618-5749
LatinVision Media Inc.
Carlos Vassallo, 646-519-2452
Fax: 469-533-4874

Source: LatinVision Media Inc.

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