MIAMI, FL – March 6, 2014 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) –

Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 ( (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, music, film and innovation. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities from across the country, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental hotel in downtown Miami with several offsite events at major cultural venues.

Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Patricia Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over four full days.

The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico. (See the 1-minute long Hispanicize 2014 Preview Video here:

In addition to Hollywood music and film icons, Hispanicize this year will reward several top Latinas with its coveted ‘Latinovators’ award. Three of the four recipients (one more is about to be named) include:

Shelia E, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter/producer

Yoani Sánchez, Cuban dissident blogger

Maria Hinojosa, NPR’S Latino USA award-winning host

Recent Program Highlights Include:

Hispanicize 2014 Unveils Blockbuster Hispanic Marketing Showcase Featuring Live Streamed Brand Sit-Downs, Case Studies, Cultural Trend Sessions and Research

Latino Startup Alliance Unveils Latino Tech Entrepreneurs Speakers, Sessions and Agenda for Hispanicize 2014

Bigger, Better and More advanced: Hispanicize 2014 Unveils its Best Latino and Multicultural Blogger Sessions Showcase Yet

Miami International Film Festival & Hispanicize to Host Night of Film at Gusman Center

Latino Startup Alliance Becomes National Non-Profit; Forms Major Alliance with Hispanicize

Hispanicize 2014 to Unveil Major U.S. Latino Tech Initiatives at ‘We Love Tech’ Miami Beach Tech Community Event Feb. 13

Hispanicize Event App for Smartphones and Tablets Now Available for Free Download

Hispanicize 2014 Announces Positive Impact Awards to Celebrate 20 Latinos Who do Remarkable Good Deeds

Hispanicize Positive Impact Awards Recognize 20 Unsung Latinos for Outstanding Deeds, Community Work

Hispanicize 2014 Reveals Latin Music Line-Up for its ‘Artists on the Rise’ Stage

To learn more, and for up-to-date information, please visit:

April 1-4, 2014

InterContinental Miami hotel: 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami FL 33131 / Tel: +1(305) 577-1000+1(305) 577-1000

To request press credentials for Hispanicize 2014, please contact DavEllePR at Mi[email protected] or [email protected] The deadline to apply for media credentials is Thursday, March 24, 2014, no exceptions.

*Credential requests for Hispanicize 2014 are not guaranteed. Hispanicize 2014 reserves the right to deny any request for any reason.

Thank you for your interest in covering Hispanicize 2014. We intend to do everything in our power to credential as many media outlets as space will allow. We would appreciate your cooperation in keeping your staff in attendance to the amount needed. Your request for media credentials will be considered, and you will receive a confirmation letter via e-mail once you have been approved or denied. Please do not make any travel arrangements until your credential status has been approved and confirmed by Hispanicize 2014. Press credentials are non transferable. Approved media will have full access to the event, including meals, drinks, entertainment and even professional development sessions.

In the next several days, Hispanicize 2014 will publish the “The Media Guide to Covering Hispanicize 2014”. All media will be able to download this document and Hispanicize 2014 marketing staff will make sure to always keep schedules updated online.

To view the constantly updated schedule, download the Hispanicize 2014 event app on iTunes, Android, BlackBerry or view it online here: .

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