HOUSTON, Texas – July 28, 2017 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – The Hispanicize event’s Artist on the Rise platform will make its Hispanicize Texas debut with a closing bash performance by The Voice finalist Valerie Ponzio at Houston’s iconic Henke & Pillot, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. this Saturday.

Presented by Latina CEO and in partnership with Kaleidoscope Houston and Henke & Pillot, the event will feature a major networking and music evening packed with notable cultural influencers. Henke & Pillot will offer complimentary drinks and light snacks for all Hispanicize Texas badge holders.

Ponzio was featured on this year’s season of The Voice and since her appearance has moved to Nashville, where she is pursuing her love of country music as one of the music genre’s few Latina singers. “Being from the Texas border has shaped my perspective and voice,” Ponzio said. “I’m excited to share my music with Texas notables and with country music lovers.”

“Latina CEO is aligned with Hispanicize’s mission to enrich and empower Latino entrepreneurs,” said Latina CEO founder Janie Gonzalez, the tech entrepreneur and CEO of San Antonio’s Webhead Group. “We’re honored to bring quality content and networking opportunities to help Latinas and Latinos grow and prosper.”

As part of the fun and networking-packed evening, Kaleidoscope Houston is creating an interactive experience where guests can paint “The Traveling Live Art Canvas” which was created by Multifaceted Artist and Kaleidoscope Houston Filmmaker, Narciso Palma. The Traveling Live Art Canvas will be placed at Houston City Hall during the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month festivities.

Said Pamela Andino, Founder/Creative Director of Kaleidoscope Houston, the event’s largest organizational partner this year at Hispanicize Texas: “We are thrilled to host and showcase emerging Texas talent at Hispanicize Texas. Our Lone Star State houses a huge breadth of creative talent and Hispanicize Texas is a great platform for them to be seen and celebrated.” Special guest DJ Rikki Rincon, whom is also the Founder/Creative Director of Creative Juice Online will entertain the guests during the evening.

Hispanicize Texas Registration

To purchase a pass to attend Hispanicize Texas, please visit www.HispanicizeTexas.com. On-site registration will also be available at the venue on Saturday.

Event Sponsors

As of today, Hispanicize Texas partners now include title sponsor Prudential Financial as well as Walmart, Topgolf, Best Western, United Airlines, Nespresso, Kroger, 787Coffee.com, Visit Houston, Latina CEO, Agua, Webhead Group, Ink Link Marketing, Henke & Pillot, and Octopus Advertising Group.

Sponsorship information for Hispanicize Texas and Hispanicize Los Angeles is available by contacting [email protected] or calling 203-364-4779.

Event Chairs and Partner Organizations

The Lone Star edition of Hispanicize is being co-curated by Juan Alanis and Anjelica Cazares of Juan of Words in partnership with DiMe Media, Texas Latino Bloggers, FAB Latinos, Círculo de Mujeres DFW, Houston Latina Bloggers, Kaleidoscope Houston and Soy Texas. Nationally renown Hispanic marketing industry leader Alex López Negrete, CEO and founder of Lopez Negrete Communications, and multi EMMY Award-winning journalist and media entrepreneur Gaby Natale, CEO of Super Latina TV, are co-chairing this year’s Hispanicize Texas.

About The Hispanicize Event

Now headed into its 9th year, the Hispanicize Event is the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship. During its national signature event that was held from April 3-6, 2017, Hispanicize 2017 drew more than 2,900 attendees to Miami over four days while generating more than 2.5 billion combined media and social media impressions.

Hispanicize is packed with keynote speakers, sessions, workshops, showcases, celebrity meet and greets, screenings, exhibitions, award ceremonies and concerts that celebrate U.S. Latinos. The event is regularly used as a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books, music and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico. It also provides sponsors and attendees with unparalleled networking opportunities as it is the only event in the U.S. Hispanic space that brings together leaders from the social media, marketing/PR, journalism, film, and music industries.

The Hispanicize event is owned and operated by Hispanicize Media Group, LLC, the parent company of DiMe Media, Hispanic Kitchen, LatinaMoms.com and the Hispanic PR Blog.

The Hispanicize Event can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Hispanicize, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent) and Twitter (@Hispanicize).

Katherine Johnson-Gunn
Hispanicize Texas
[email protected]