Organizers of the Hispanicize event, the nation’s largest and most iconic event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers, announced they have renewed their alliance with NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, Comcast, MSNBC, NBC News and USA Network as Presenting Media Partners of Hispanicize 2017 that will take place April 3-6, 2017.
“The presence, power and scale of the NBCUniversal family is part of what helped us generate more than 2.2 billion impressions in media and social media coverage last year,” said Manny Ruiz, CEO and founder of the Hispanicize Media Group that owns the event. A major highlight of last year’s partnership included a special Telemundo Innovation-Hispanicize Tecla Award for Pope Francis that Ruiz and Telemundo executives hand delivered to the Pope at the Vatican.
Added Ruiz: “As our partnership with the NBCU Telemundo Enterprises family evolves, we’re encouraged to see that our alliance is stronger than before because the stories we need to tell and have covered for our community are even more significant than they were a year ago. This is one of the most important partnerships we’ve ever built and we’re thrilled to see it back.”
As part of the partnership, leading journalists, executives and personalities from the networks will participate in prominent sessions and programs of the event, including the third annual Tecla Awards, which Telemundo is the exclusive media partner of, the second annual DiMe Summit, the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Town Hall, and much more.
“At NBCUniversal and Telemundo, we engage more Hispanics than any other media company in the U.S. because we bring together the best in media and technology, so it’s only fitting to be partnering once again with Hispanicize for this one-of-a-kind event with top influential Latinos,” said Peter E. Blacker, Executive Vice President, Digital and Emerging Business, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.
Select programs from the NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises platforms will produce television and digi-social content from Hispanicize, and exclusively interview high-profile event speakers and attendees, cover emerging topics, trends and multiple events taking place throughout the four-day event.
Overall, Hispanicize 2017 week will feature more than 200 speakers in 100+ sessions, workshops, fireside chats and keynotes and a private concert by Latin super star Juanes. Hispanicize 2017 also includes the second annual DiMe Summit, the fourth annual Positive Impact Awards gala and the third annual Tecla Awards.
Hispanicize 2017 is expected to attract more than 3,000 attendees from the fields of social media, journalism, marketing, music, film and entrepreneurship