MIAMI, FL – May 18, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – ALPFA, the Association of Latino Professionals For America, the longest-standing membership-based organization serving Latino professionals and students, opens registration for its 43rd Annual Convention to be held in New York City, Aug. 6 -10, at the Hilton Midtown. The annual convention is a premier event for Latino business owners, students and professionals coming together from across the United States to learn, network, mentor and develop as leaders.

“This convention provides an important platform for talented and motivated Latino women and men to connect with one another and with leaders in their industry”

The ALPFA Convention attracts more than 3,000 attendees and draws Latino influencers and thought leaders from a variety of industries including media, marketing, public relations, finance and advertising. This year’s convention will focus on the impact Latino leaders are making in the global market.

“This convention provides an important platform for talented and motivated Latino women and men to connect with one another and with leaders in their industry,” said Gerald Hassell, Chairman and CEO of BNY Mellon and ALPFA Host Committee member. “It empowers Latinos with the leadership skills, networking opportunities and educational sessions to be game-changing leaders who make a global impact while paving the way for future generations.”

In addition to professional development seminars and trainings, ALPFA will bring signature events such as the Women of ALPFA Luncheon, ALPFA Veteran’s Panel, and its popular Case Study Competition. This year will also feature special marquee events involving well-known A-listers from the movie, political, and news industries.

“This promises to be a World Economic Forum-style event with dynamic speakers, innovative sessions and unique networking, leadership development and mentoring opportunities for our members and attendees,” said ALPFA’s CEO, Charles P. Garcia, who took the helm of the 23,000-member organization this past year. “We are confident our members and 200 corporate partners across industry sectors will benefit from the content, talent and branding opportunities available.”

ALPFA, which empowers and develops Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, will also be spotlighting the achievements of Latino men and women throughout the conference for their professional achievements, scholarship, and contributions to the Latino community.

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ALPFA is the Association of Latino Professionals For America founded in 1972. ALPFA represents all professions and serves 23,000 Latino students and professionals through its 43 professional and more than 140 student chapters across the country. As the leading organization dedicated to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, ALPFA provides employment opportunities in every sector of the global economy, and manages programs that mentor and develop leaders. ALPFA also empowers Latino entrepreneurs with talent needs and procurement opportunities. For more information about ALFPA, please visit

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