SOURCE: LatinVision Media

August 01, 2008 11:40 ET

New York's Latin Media and Entertainment Commission and LatinVision Media Partner to Host the October "2008 Convergence Conference: The Future of Latin Entertainment, Media and Technology Markets" in New York

Latin Media and Entertainment Industry and Financial Sector Executives, Government Officials, and Educators Will Discuss the Importance of New York as a Major Center for Latin Media and Talent Development

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 1, 2008) - The 2008 LMEC-LatinVision Convergence Conference: The Future of Latin Entertainment, Media and Technology Markets will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the New York Times Center in New York City.

The one-day event brings together the best minds in the Latin media, entertainment and technology markets to discuss why New York is the center for this industry and its future, how investors can tap into the growth and new opportunities and what the city is doing to help develop talent and strengthen its workforce.

Among the keynote speakers are: Joe Uva, CEO of Univision, Manuel Garcia-Durán, CEO of MioTV, John Patton, CEO of ImpreMedia, Fernando Rodriguez, CEO of Terra Networks and Don Browne, CEO and President of Telemundo. For a complete listing of speakers visit:

"The LMEC Conference highlights what the administration is doing to make New York the capital of Latin media and entertainment," said Carlos Manzano, the LMEC's Executive Director. "By bringing together industry, investors, educational institutions, and government we're developing an infrastructure that will retain, expand and attract Latin media and entertainment, Hispanic advertising and New Media, increase tourism and make New York a destination to experience the best of Latin culture at our LMEC events, and develop the media and entertainment workforce."

"It is an honor to partner with the New York Latin Media and Entertainment Commission and to attract such prominent and caliber of speakers to our Conference," said Carlos Vasallo, LatinVision CEO. "I believe our conference is an opportunity for New York to continue to attract industry and for all attendees to learn first hand how to tap into the fastest growing market in the nation."

The 2008 Convergence conference seeks to share and enhance a broader knowledge of the industry's best practices to transform businesses and to better meet the demands of an increasingly mobile, fragmented, and elusive target audience. It will also showcase New York City's efforts to promote and support Latin culture, entertainment and media.

The conference will be presented in the form of thematic panels with questions from the audience and moderated by experts in their respective fields.

Panel discussion topics include:

--  Effective best practices to adopt new technologies by Latino media and
--  Case studies by top media players in the so-called traditional space,
    and how their outlets are adapting to the digital space
--  Technologies available for delivering information and entertainment
    via new channels
--  Efforts launched by both the private and public sector to create,
    promote and support Latin American arts and culture
--  Case studies of new ventures and how they got started through
    financing and networking events
--  Best practices in training, recruiting and retaining the best talent
    in the areas of marketing, advertising, new media, PR and technology

This year's conference will include a three-hour networking business reception at NASDAQ, where industry, talent and investors will be able to connect in a more relaxed environment at the crossroads of the world.

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

For registration and conference information, go to: &

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About the Latin Media and Entertainment Commission (LMEC)

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg established the LMEC in 2003 to make New York the capital of Latin media and entertainment in the world. The Commission is made up of leaders from the Latin and mainstream media industry, community leaders from nonprofit and cultural sectors, and leading executives from the financial, advertising and real estate sectors. For more information, please visit our Web site at

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