CHLI presents a Trade & International Affairs Symposium
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Posted by: Mari Cabrera
For Immediate Release Contact:
26, 2012 202.360.4112
CHLI Trade & International Affairs Symposium Highlights U.S.
Hispanic Community’s Contribution to the Global Economy
– The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is holding its first
annual CHLI Trade & International Affairs Symposium during Hispanic Heritage
Month on Monday, October 1st in Washington, D.C., that will
highlight the U.S. Hispanic community’s contributions to the global economy
with keynote address by His Excellency Alvaro Uribe, Former President of
"In the spirit of CHLI’s
vision of advancing the Hispanic Community’s diversity of thought, our trade
symposium fills a void in the national conversations about how Hispanics
contribute to the global economy from in and outside of the United States. Hispanics are authentically poised to lead in
the international community, and CHLI is proud to add an intellectual
conversation that brings together experts and future leaders,” said former U.S.
Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, CHLI Founder and Chairman.
The CHLI Trade &
International Affairs Symposium will provide unique insights into free trade
agreements, corporate social responsibility, economic development, and the
proven benefits that a strong trade environment provides, not only to the
Hispanic community in the U.S. but to our neighboring countries as well.
"The Hispanic population plays a
pivotal role in the U.S. economy and we need to highlight those contributions,
from the community as a whole as well as the individual achievement of stellar
Latino leaders all across the nation," stated CHLI Vice-Chairman and
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart. The Symposium features speakers
representing a diverse group of corporations and organizations: Jennifer Diaz,
Nancy Dorn, Manuel Gomez, Anna Cabral, Ambassador Flavio Espinal, Richard
Cotton, David Manke, Shanker Singham, Sarah Thorn and Ambassador Raul
"CHLI has always been
conscious about the importance of a quality education, and the provision of
quality opportunities to continue that education. It is for that reason that we are providing
Continuing Legal Education credits to attorneys attending this one of a kind
event,” stated CHLI Vice-Chairman and Congressman Henry Cuellar. CHLI has
arranged for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits to be accredited to
attorneys attending the symposium from the states of Florida, California,
Texas, Virginia and New York.
The inimitable dedication
that CHLI has shown to developing and promoting global leaders, has garnered incredible
partners that share the enthusiasm and commitment to the Hispanic community.
The Florida International Univeristy College of Law, Hispanic National Bar
Association and the Hispanic Lobbyists Association have been extremely
supportive of CHLI and have provided their expertise to assist in creating the first
CHLI Trade & International Affairs Symposium.
"On behalf of CHLI’s Board of
Directors, we take great pride in creating the opportunity for Hispanic and
non-Hispanic experts to discuss global issues during Hispanic Heritage Month. The
intersections of education, public policy and global business perspectives are
at the core of CHLI’s programs. Only CHLI could provide such a gathering of
experts for all to learn from and share while offering CLE credits to area
attorneys,” expressed Mary Ann Gomez, CHLI Executive Director.
The organization of this
event would not have been possible without the contributions by sponsors and
friends to CHLI: Continental Security Interactive Inc.; Walmart; Comcast/NBC/Telemundo;
Ford Motor Company; General Electric; Pratt & Whitney: A United Technology
Company; Squire Sanders LLC and AT&T.
The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and non-partisan organization. CHLI’s vision is Advancing
the Hispanic Community’s Diversity of Thought. CHLI is the premier organization
founded by Members of Congress and Hispanic corporate executive leaders to
advance the Hispanic community’s economic progress with a focus on social
responsibility and global competitiveness. The organization’s leadership, domestic
and international partners, and staff prepare and promote Hispanic college
students and young professionals to be global leaders. Programs incorporate the
intersections of academic excellence, public policy and global perspectives.