Miami Hosts Annual Hispanicize Conference

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Started five years ago as a way to help connect major companies with the Hispanic consumer market, the annual Hispanicize Conference in Miami has expanded across genres to include a range of Latin trendsetters and newsmakers.

This week more than 1,000 bloggers, journalists, filmmakers and corporate PR execs be in town for the event.

Founder Manny Ruiz calls the conference the Hispanic version of South By Southwest because it brings together filmmakers, musicians, journalists, corporate executives and tech entrepreneurs.

This year, scheduled speakers and honorees include Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, NPR’s Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa and singer Carlos Vives. The event at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami kicked off Monday and runs through Friday.

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