Orange County Government, Florida
Jessica Rivera, Public Safety Communications
(407) 925-5256 or Jessica.RiveraFeliciano@ocfl.net
08 April 2014
Mayor Jacobs to Open 2014 Hispanic Business Conference and Consumer Expo

Photo Opportunity: Ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 11, at 2:30 p.m.

Orange County, FL – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will provide the opening remarks for the Hispanic Business Conference at 8:30 a.m. and will later open the 2014 Hispanic Business & Consumer Expo during the celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 11, at 2:30 p.m. at the North Building of the Orange County Convention Center, 9400 Universal Blvd., Orlando.

The Hispanic Business Conference and the Consumer Expo are hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO). The primary focus of the Business Conference is to enhance economic development and expand business opportunities for local entrepreneurs. Conference attendees may participate in sessions featuring distinguished business speakers, economic development experts and a luncheon with up to 400 business leaders from Central Florida.

The Hispanic Business & Consumer Expo, will take place April 11 through 13, boasts more than 300 booths, over 12,000 attendees, and continues to be one of the largest Hispanic trade shows in the United States. The Consumer Expo is open 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 11; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

“Orange County is proud of its strong relationships with the many business organizations and leaders within our Hispanic community,” Mayor Jacobs said. “The diversity of our Central Florida population is one of our key strengths. From vibrant cultural offerings to job creation and entrepreneurship, the Hispanic and Latino community are essential to Orange County’s success.”

As one of the signature convention center events at our Center of Hospitality, many Orange County employees will be greeting attendees at our large pavilion at the Hispanic Expo to share information about the County’s services, civic engagement, and volunteer opportunities.

“Orange County’s continued support allows our chamber to better serve the Hispanic business community in Central Florida,” said HCCMO President Diana Bolivar.

For information about the Hispanic Business Conference, visit http://www.hbconference.com/. To learn more about the Consumer Expo, visit http://www.hbcexpo.com/.

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About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County facebook and twitter pages.