Latino iConnect
Latino iConnect is a digital marketing conference and technology event for small business owners, entrepreneurs and marketing professionals interested in learning the latest Internet marketing trends and best practices that can help them to make the most of their time and resources to unleash the power of Internet marketing tools to take the company’s marketing efforts to new heights. Latino iConnect is also an event that fosters entrepreneurship, provide valuable business resources, promote business networking and collaboration.
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Registration

Registration

11:45-12:00 PM Candace Klein - Access to Capital | DealStruck

Access to Capital | DealStruck

12:00PM - 13:00 PM Cathy Hackl - Periscope for Business

Keynote Speaker 1

13:00 PM - 14:00 PM Kim Garst - Twitter for Business

Keynote Speaker 2

14:00 PM - 15:00 PM Ramon Ray - Lifecycle Marketing

Keynote Speaker 3

15:00 PM - 15:10 PM Hugo Sánchez - Hugo Sánchez Soccerland Foundation

PSA

15:10 PM - 15:15 PM Giuseppina Russo - La Mompreneur Digital

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15:15 PM - 15:30 PM Afternoon Break (Refreshments).

Afternoon break.

15:30 PM - 16:30 PM Mari Smith - Facebook & Instagram Marketing

Keynote Speaker 4.

16:30 PM - 17:30 PM Ramon De Leon - #RamonWOW Customer Experience

Keynote Speaker 5.

17:30 PM - 17:45 PM Closing Remarks

Keynote Speaker 5.

17:45 PM - 19:30 PM Latino Social USA | Networking Reception

Latino Social USA | Networking Reception.

Enjoy an evening of business networking with business owners, entrepreneurs, community leaders and executives of different organizations at Sony’s Rooftop. Taco bar, beer and wine available for all of our guests. Music sponsored by Fusion FM. A business networking event you can’t miss!

*******Schedule subject to change.

SPEAKERS

RAMON DE LEON

Social Media Keynote Speaker | Word of Mouth Supergenius | Customer Evangelist

Social Media Keynote Speaker | Word of Mouth Supergenius | Customer Evangelist

In 1986, Ramon De Leon started with Dominos Pizza in Chicago as a pizza delivery driver.

Twenty Seven years later Ramon ended his tenure with the brand as the Marketing Mind of a six store Domino’s Pizza Franchise in Chicago. He was able to grow the franchise into a 7 million dollar a year business. This was nearly a 50% sales increase since he assumed control of the marketing message. Not only that but he helped pioneer online ordering and took digital sales from 0% in ’97 to nearly 70% of the ordering mix in ’13.
His career has given him the opportunity to work in Mexico as a Business Development Consultant for Domino’s Pizza from ’93-‘97. Extreme Passion and High Energy are words that best describe his love for the pizza business.

Ramon has been using Social Media for his business since before the word existed. AOL Instant messenger was his micro-blog long before Twitter was invented. When Facebook was closed to the general public, Ramon connected with customers in photos and groups.
His Social Media strategies were highlighted at Gravity Summit Harvard and streamed Live on CNN.com.

June of 2011 Ramon was named “Chicago Social Media Person of the Year” by the Chicago Social Media Marketing Group.

Ramon’s creative uses of Social Media and enthusiasm have made him a sought after speaker. His fanatical focus on the customer experience has been coined #RamonWOW!

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RAMON DE LEON

RAMON DE LEON

Social Media Keynote Speaker | Word of Mouth Supergenius | Customer Evangelist

Mari Smith

Social Media Thought Leader | Top Facebook Marketing Expert | Globe-trotting Speaker

Mari Smith is one of the world’s leading social media thought leaders with deep expertise in Facebook marketing.

Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook,” Mari Smith is one of the world’s foremost experts on Facebook marketing and social media marketing. She is a Forbes’ Top Social Media Power Influencer (currently #4 of 100), author of The New Relationship Marketing and coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day.

Facebook recently selected Mari to hire and partner with as the company’s leading Small Business and Facebook Marketing expert, where she facilitates and teaches at the 2015 Boost Your Business series of live training events across the United States.

Fast Company described Mari as, “A veritable engine of personal branding, a relationship marketing whiz and the Pied Piper of the Online World.” Forbes named Mari as one of the Top Ten Social Media Power Influencers four years in a row, and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility named Mari one of the top ten Most Influential Small Business People on Twitter.

Mari’s background includes over twelve years in the fields of relationships, marketing and Internet technology. As a passionate social media leader since 2007, Mari travels the United States and internationally to provide engaging social media keynotes and in-depth training to entrepreneurs and corporations.

Mari often shares prestigious stages with notable leaders and celebrities; previous co-presenters have included Sir Richard Branson, the Dalai Lama, Eckhart Tolle, Tony Robbins, Paula Abdul, Chip Conley, and Arianna Huffington to name a few.

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Mari Smith

Mari Smith

Social Media Thought Leader | Top Facebook Marketing Expert | Globe-trotting Speaker

Ramon Ray

Infusionsoft & Smart Hustle Magazine - LOVER of small business entrepreneurial Smart HUSTLE

Ramon is passionate about helping small business entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

He is Publisher of Smart Hustle Magazine and Small Business Evangelist, Infusionsoft. He frequently blogs about tech at SmallBizTechnology.

Ramon is an entrepreneuer (started 4 companies and sold one), best selling author, journalist , event producer, speaker and event host. Ramon's third book is Amazon.com best seller “Facebook Guide to Small Business Marketing”. Ramon has shared the stage with Seth Godin, Daymond John, Guy Kawasaki, Simon Sinek, JJ Ramberg, Peter Shankman and other celebrity entrepreneurs. Ramon interviewed President Obama in the President's first live Google Hangout.

Ramon is not just an ivory tower geek, but as a former technology consultant has hands on experience in a variety of technologies including social media, mobile computing, computer networks, online software and more. Ramon’s expertise is technology, marketing and sales (personal branding, networking, business growth).

Over his extensive career Ramon has written thousands of articles, spoken to thousands of business owners and impacted hundreds of thousands of small businesses to help their businesses thrive, using technology. Invite Ramon to speak at your next event.

WARNING: Ramon is NOT a comedian – but his audiences laugh. Ramon is NOT a law enforcement officer – but he is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy. Ramon does not work for Sesame Street – but he loves to do puppet shows in developing countries. Ramon is not a preacher – but he is a marketing & technology evangelist. Ramon is not a diplomat, but he worked for over 10 years at the United Nations, before he was fired.

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Ramon Ray

Ramon Ray

Infusionsoft & Smart Hustle Magazine - LOVER of small business entrepreneurial Smart HUSTLE

Kim Garst

Social Selling Strategist | Best Selling Author | Forbes Top 10 SM Influencer

Forbes named her as one of the Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers, she is considered a Twitter expert. Kim is the best selling author "Will The Real You Please Stand Up; Show, Up, Be Authentic and Prosper in Social Media". She is also the CEO of Boom Social, a social selling training and consulting company that helps businesses of all sizes leverage social and digital marketing strategies to increase their traffic, leads and sales. She is internationally recognized as a thought leader in the social media space. Kim regularly contributes to Entrepreneur.com and Huffington Post. Her own blog, kimgarst.com, is one of the top social media resources in the world. Kim lives in Tampa, FL with her husband and two fur babies.

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Kim Garst

Kim Garst

Social Selling Strategist | Best Selling Author | Forbes Top 10 SM Influencer

Cathy Hackl

LiveStreaming Strategist | International Speaker | PR Influencer

Cathy Hackl is an Emmy-nominated broadcaster turned public relations professional and social media strategist. She is helping brands from across the globe with their Periscope strategy through her consulting business, Socially Streaming. Hackl is the director for Periscope Community Summit, the first user-generated conference for and by Periscope users and the founder of Live Stream Summit™. Hackl was recognized by Onalytica as one of 2015's top 50 Public Relations influencers. She teaches Social Media Management at IE, one of Europe’s top business schools and lectures at Milan's SDA Bocconi School of Management. She has spoken in the U.S. and internationally on communications and social media. Hackl will also start teaching as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Florida College of Journalism & Communications in 2016. She has more than 10 years of combined experience in PR, social media & communications and working in national and local media including outlets such as CNN, FOX5, Discovery Channel and ABC News. Hackl is experienced in social PR, media relations, internal communications, digital strategy, business-to-business, and business-to-consumer communications. She has worked with clients in the technology, nonprofit, sustainability, hospitality, healthcare, commercial interior design and human resources sectors. Hackl holds an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and MS in Mass Communication from Florida International University, as well as BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Texas

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Cathy Hackl

Cathy Hackl

LiveStreaming Strategist | International Speaker | PR Influencer

Candace Klein

Chief Strategy Officer for Dealstruck

Candace Klein is Chief Strategy Officer for Dealstruck (dealstruck.com), an alternative online lending platform that provides loans and lines of credit to small business borrowers. Prior to Dealstruck, Candace was the founder and CEO of two companies: Bad Girl Ventures (bgv.bz) and SoMoLend (somolend.com). . Candace co-authored the legislation that became the JOBS Act, then chaired the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates, the industry advocacy group for platforms and broker dealers affected by the JOBS Act. Candace continues to serve as General Counsel for Women Investing in Women, a global NGO focused on increasing access to capital for female entrepreneurs, and as Advisor to LoanHero, a peer-to-peer lending company for consumer loans at the merchant point of sale.

 

Candace Klein received her bachelor degree in Communications and law degree from Northern Kentucky University.

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Candace Klein

Candace Klein

Chief Strategy Officer for Dealstruck

Hugo Sánchez

HUGO SÁNCHEZ SOCCERLAND FOUNDATION

THE GREATEST MEXICAN GOAL SCORER OF ALL TIMES! HUGO WILL INTRODUCE THE HUGO SANCHEZ SOCCERLAND FOUNDATION HAS ONLY ONE PURPOSE, AND THAT IS FOR SOCCER TO REACH EVERY COMMUNITY IN NORTH AMERICA. SOCCER REPRESENTS UNIVERSAL VALUES SUCH AS: TEAMWORK, LEADERSHIP, AND A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. HUGO SANCHEZ, WHO IS KNOWN AS THE BEST FOOTBALLER IN THE HISTORY OF MEXICO AND NOW FINDS HIMSELF IN A NEW CHAPTER IN HIS LIFE, HAS RECOGNIZED NOT ONLY THE NEEDS OF HIS COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, BUT ALSO THE ONES IN THE U.S. A DEVELOPED COUNTRY, WHICH IS HOME TO THE LARGEST POPULATION OF LATINOS OUTSIDE OF LATIN AMERICA, YET IS LACKING PROPER FACILITIES TO TRAIN YOUNG FOOTBALLERS.

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Hugo Sánchez

Hugo Sánchez

HUGO SÁNCHEZ SOCCERLAND FOUNDATION

Paola Hernández-Jiao

HappyLifeAndStyle.com

Paola Hernández-Jiao is a public relations professional and Emmy Award nominated television producer and host. She is founder of HappyLifeAndStyle.com, a lifestyle blog where she shares tips and trends regarding fashion, beauty, home, and life experiences.

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Paola Hernández-Jiao

Paola Hernández-Jiao

HappyLifeAndStyle.com

Tayde Aburto

President & CEO Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce
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Tayde Aburto

Tayde Aburto

President & CEO Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce

Giuseppina Russo

Co-Founder - La Mompreneur Digital

La Mompreneur Digital apoya a las Mamás Emprendedoras hispanas y latinoamericanas de todos los sectores económicos y condiciones socio-económicas para el desarrollo de sus Negocios en Internet.

Con una oferta de servicios integral en áreas claves de negocios y profesionales de primer nivel con amplia experiencia en América Latina y el mercado hispano de Estados Unidos - Canadá, nuestra misión es ser el mejor aliado empresarial de la emergente comunidad dedicada al Emprendimiento Femenino en nuestro continente.

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Giuseppina Russo

Giuseppina Russo

Co-Founder - La Mompreneur Digital
“If you want to make things happen in your life, TRUST YOURSELF! Once you start trusting yourself, your ideas take a whole new level. Invest in your personal development, be fearless, think big, aim high, be patient, be persistent and act bold. Your success is our goal!”
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WHERE

WHITSELL AUDITORIUM

1219 SW Park Ave. Portland, Oregon 97205

WHEN

OCTOBER 27, 2016

TIME

11:15 AM TO 7:30 PM

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WHERE

SONY ELECTRONICS, INC

16535 Via Esprillo; San Diego, California 92127

WHEN

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016

TIME

1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

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The 2016 Latino iConnect conferences in San Diego and Portland will be fundraising events for the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce Foundation -HISCEC Foundation.
The HISCEC Foundation was established in 2016 for the express purpose of expanding the education and training offered by the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce since 2008.
The HISCEC Foundation fosters entrepreneurship, create business opportunities, provide valuable business resources and promote business networking. Highly competitive local small businesses and highly trained tech-savvy professionals are vital to America’s economic future.MISIONThe HISCEC Foundation is committed to building sustainable economic prosperity in the Hispanic business community through the use of technology, the Internet as a business tool, access to big data, education and community engagement.HOW?By providing access to hands-on, project-based workshops that engage business owners, professionals and students in the use of technology and Internet as a business tool. Our goal is to facilitate the development of practical knowledge, insights and learnings for which some organizations do not have the financial resources and/or capabilities.
For more information about the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce Foundation please visit www.hiscec.org (We will have content available on site soon)
Join us on October 27 in Portland, OR and November 10 in San Diego, CA.
HOTEL INFORMATION
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DOUBLETREE GOLF RESORT

$125.00

(858) 672-9100

RANCHO BERNARDO INN

$152.00

(855) 574-5356

HILTON GARDEN INN RANCHO BERNARDO

$139.00

(858) 676-1660

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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT RANCHO BERNARDO

$120.00

(858) 613-2000

RADISSON RANCHO BERNARDO

$122.00

(858) 451-6600

STAYBRIDGE SUITES BY HOLIDAY INN

(EXTENDED STAY)

$119.00

(858) 487-0900

“Visualize how far you want to go, embrace the faith, learn how to fail forward and never give up until you make all your dreams happen. Success is earned, not given. Together we can help each other out to get to the top.”
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CONTACT
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW OR CALL GINO REYES AT (503) 319-7387 FOR PORTLAND AND TAYDE ABURTO AT (858) 768-2483 FOR SAN DIEGO.