"Giving Latino Businesses a Platform to Thrive and an Ability to Shape Public Policy."

TLC Legislative Summit

  • 03/04/2020
  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • JW Marriott 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004

To register, click here

Breakfast and Registration
Time: 7:00a.m. - 7:45a.m.

Opening Session
Time: 8:00a.m. -8:45a.m.

Creating and maintaining the best possible business environment for entrepreneurs is the duty and responsibility of our elected and appointed officials, and while election years present their own opportunities and challenges for politicians, small-business owners expect their half of the economy to be prioritized, always.

Opening Remarks: Hector V. Barreto, Chairman and CEO, The Latino Coalition
Emcee: Jackeline Cacho: Journalist, Author, Producer and TV host of Jackeline  Presenta Triunfo Latino

Celeste Carrasco: Director, Public Affairs, AT&T
Danny Vargas: President, Varcom Solutions LLC
Huston Pullen, Chief of Energy Workforce Division, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity
Wanda Vazquez Garced, Governor of Puerto Rico

MOU Signing with Chambers of Commerce:

Julian Canete: President and CEO, California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Carlos Gomez: President and CEO, Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Greater Kansas City

Peter Guzman, President, Latin Chamber of Commerce, Nevada, Inc.

Miguel Angel Landeros, President, Comce de Occidente

George D. Peppas, CEO, San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce

KV Kumar, President and CEO, Indian American International Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Procurement Panel
Time: 9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.

Hispanic business owners always have the “know how,” but not always the “know who.” Business matchmaking is essential for small firms, government and corporate America, and it will happen increasingly online using tools like TLC MatchPoint. Panelists will discuss what’s working in small-business procurement.

Regina O. Heyward Senior Vice President-Head of Supplier Diversity, Wells Fargo & Company

Panelist 1: David Loines, Director of Government Contracting, Small Business Administration

Panelist 2: Kwame Canty, Director of External Affairs, Edison Electric Institute

Panelist 3: Michael Byron, Sr. Director Super Inclusion, Walmart

Technology Panel
Time: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Taking full advantage of all technology has to offer can be a challenge for the small-business community. Awareness about what’s available, and what’s coming, is essential. Panelists will discuss the top tech issues of the moment.

Moderator: Jacquelyn Puente, Executive Director, Comcast Corporation

Panelist 1: Joanna Diaz Soffer, External Affairs, T-Mobile

Panelist 2: David Young, Vice President of Public Policy, Verizon

Panelist 3: Alejandro Roark, Executive Director, Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership

Panelist 4: Henry Childs, National Director, U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency

Panelist 5: Fernando de La Vega, Partner, VVFY Innovation

Time: 11:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
TLC and our partners welcome you to an update on the issues impacting small business in 2020.

Emcee: Jeanette Prenger, Board Member, The Latino Coalition

Opening Remarks: Hector V. Barreto, Chairman and CEO, The Latino Coalition

Fireside Chat: Betsy DeVos, U.S Secretary of Education

Eric Hoplin: Head of External Relations, Government Relations and Public Policy, Wells Fargo &Co.

Dan Bryant: SVP, Global Public Policy and Government Affairs, Walmart

Alex M. Azar II, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Jovita Carranza, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Keynote: Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States

Jenny Korn: Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director Office of Public Liaison, White House Office of Public Liaison

Ben Carson: U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Town Hall Meeting: Legislative Agenda
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Meaningful reforms can happen in an election year – because good policy is good politics. Panelists will discuss what’s possible this year, and what groundwork is being laid for next year, on the issues that impact entrepreneurs most.

Modertaor: Ruben Barrales, Senior Vice President, External Relations, Wells Fargo & Co.

Daniel Garza: President, The Libre Inittiative

Julian Canete: President and CEO, California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

Peter Guzman:President, Latino Chamber of Commerce, Nevada Inc.

Andrea R. Ramirez: Policy Advisor/Director of Hispanic Engagement, The White House of Public Liaison

Closing Reception
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Join the TLC family for a celebration of Hispanic power and economic vitality!

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How do I book my hotel stay?
JW Marriott Washington, DC is offering the special group rate of $319.00+ USD per night per standard room.

Book your group rate for The Latino Coalition.

Start date: Monday, 3/2/2020
End date: Thursday, 3/5/2020

Last day to book: Wednesday, 2/12/2020 by 11:59PM EST

All reservations after the cut off date will be subject to availability and pricing will be subject to change. For all other inquiries, please visit the JW Marriott Washington D.C. website directly to book your stay.

What dining options are available at the hotel?

Avenue Grill

Avenue Grill specializes in expertly prepared American cuisine and offers scenic views of Pennsylvania Avenue. Start your day with a hearty meal before heading out to explore Washington, DC, or join us in the evening for steaks, seafood and salad.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Chef's Market

Let us bring the restaurant experience to you during your White House-area visit. Delivered right to your room, the meals at Chef’s Market reflect our passion for healthful living, and are crafted with care and packaged creatively for portability.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

1331 Lounge

1331 Lounge is a favorite among hotel guests, DC locals and those attending a performance at the nearby National Theatre. Sip a garden-to-glass cocktail and enjoy an appetizer in a stylish atmosphere.

Open for dinner

JW Marriott Bar Lounge


Self Parking: Not Available Onsite
Valet Parking: $63.00 Valet Park Per Day

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