THE 17

TH
BIENNIAL
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
“LATINOS AND THE AMERICAS:
ENGAGEMENT AND OPPORTUNITY”
June 11–12, 2014
The Mayflower
®
Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
CONFERENCE PLENARY SESSIONS AND EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11th, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration – Promenade Level
The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW   Washington, D.C. 20036
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Promenade Level, Chinese Room
Opening Remarks: Sonia Lopez, President and CEO, CNC
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Plenary I - Promenade Level, Chinese Room
Plenary 1 – “Immigration Perspectives: Challenges and Opportunities”
This opening plenary presents an overview on the status of Latino immigration into the U.S.,
e.g.: metrics, legislation, economics, security issues, and remittances. Top experts in this panel
will examine the effect Latinos immigrants have in American society.
Sponsored by: Univision Communications Inc.
Moderator: TBA
Panelists: Frank Sharry, Founder and Executive Director, America’s Voice
Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow and Director, U.S. Immigration Policy
Program Migration Policy Institute
Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected
and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Corporate Luncheon – Promenade Level, Promenade Room
Sponsored by: AARP and Univision Communications Inc.
Welcoming Remarks: Sonia Lopez, President and CEO, CNC
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dessert Reception – Promenade Level, Outside Promenade Room
CONFERENCE PLENARY SESSIONS AND EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11th, 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Plenary II – Promenade Level, Promenade Room
Plenary II – “The Impact of Women Leadership: Game Changers”
Hispanic women leaders in the Western Hemisphere discuss bilateral and regional issues from
their vantage point. Hosting a lively dialogue around defence, politics, diplomacy, commerce
and trade, the rule of law and human rights, and education, this plenary will provide insight on
the role of women leaders and their ability to influence change in the global community.
Sponsored by: General Motors and Nielsen
Moderator: Gloria Rodriguez, President and CEO, Comunicad
Panelists: Monica Gil, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nielsen
Grace Lieblein, Vice President/Global Product Development/Purchasing
and Supply Chain, General Motors
Laura Maristany, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs (head of the
DC office), National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
(NALEO) Educational Fund
Magistrate Maria del Carmen Alanis Figueroa, Justice, The Federal Court
of Mexico
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Networking - Promenade Level
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception – Upper Lobby Mezzanine
Sponsored by: MillerCoors and The Coca-Cola Company
Welcoming Remarks: Sonia Lopez, President and CEO, CNC
CONFERENCE PLENARY SESSIONS AND EVENTS
THURSDAY, JUNE 12th, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration - Promenade Level
The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW   Washington, D.C. 20036
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Promenade Level, Chinese Room
Opening Remarks: Sonia Lopez, President and CEO, CNC
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Plenary III – Promenade Level, Chinese Room
Plenary III – “The Role of Hispanics in shaping US Policy and Trade with The Americas”
This plenary will bring together leading experts from business, government, and academia for
an open discussion on trade and investment opportunities in the western hemisphere. It will
highlight the role of Hispanic demographics in shaping policy and trade agenda.
Sponsored by: Ford Motor Company Fund and GE
Moderator: Fernando Peña, International Trade Attorney, U.S. Customs and Border
Protection
Panelists: Arturo Estopiñan, Chief of Staff, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Ambassador Simon Ferro, Shareholder, Gunster Yoakley, P.A.
Ambassador Neil Parsan, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad
and Tobago and Mexico, and Permanent Representative of Trinidad
and Tobago to the Organization of American States, United States
Embassy
Ambassador David D. Nelson, Senior Manager of Global Government
Affairs & Policy for The Americas, GE
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Corporate Luncheon - Promenade Level, Promenade Room
Sponsored by: Comcast/NBC/Telemundo and UPS
CONFERENCE PLENARY SESSIONS AND EVENTS
THURSDAY, JUNE 12th, 2014
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Plenary IV - Promenade Level, Chinese Room
Plenary IV – “Global Medical Tourism: A Hispanic American Perspective”
This plenary will bring attention to new and emerging trends in the healthcare industry, and
especially medical tourism. The presenters will discuss why several major hospital systems in
the U.S. are actively participating in the inbound business and the implications of this practice
at a national, regional and international level.
Sponsored by: Baptist Health South Florida
Moderator: Dr. Liana Patricia Padilla Muñoz, Global Medical Compliance
Officer/GMSA Medical Director/Global Health Services, General Motors
Panelists: Dr. Mario Mendez, Corporate Vice President & Chief Medical Officer,
Baptist Health South Florida
Dr. Eneida O. Roldan, Associate Dean, International Affairs Associate
Professor, Department of Pathology, Course Director, Professional Strand,
Florida International University
Dr. Joxel Garcia, Director, District of Columbia Department of Health
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Pre-Banquet Reception - Promenade Level, State Room
Sponsored by: The Coca-Cola Company and MillerCoors
7:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Gala Award Banquet - Promenade Level, Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by: AARP, Ford Motor Company Fund, and MillerCoors
The Coca-Cola Company
CONFERENCE SPONSORS
DIAMOND
Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo
Ford Motor Company
PLATINUM
AARP
Baptist Health South Florida
MillerCoors
The Coca-Cola Company
Univision Communications Inc.
UPS
GOLD
General Motors
Nielsen
SILVER
Bank of America
Darden
GE
JPMorgan Chase
BRONZE
Boehringer-Ingelheim
DCI Group
Thank you for your support and commitment to CNC!