This year, Prospanica celebrates 30 years of creating tangible opportunities for Hispanic business professionals. Since its inception in 1988, Prospanica has taken a leadership role nationwide as the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the Hispanic community to achieve their full educational, economic, and social potential. The 2018 Annual Conference and Career Expo—¡IMPACTO! Rising & Thriving—will serve as a platform for companies to connect with qualified and diverse professionals, entrepreneurs and students who can fuel their competitive engines.
The 2018 Annual Conference and Career Expo: ¡IMPACTO! Rising & Thriving will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from September 12 - 14, 2018, and it promises to deliver on everyone’s expectations. Attendees will have access to life-changing career opportunities and learning sessions with subject matter experts. Sponsors will have a chance to scout and engage exceptional new talent, while tapping into one of the most coveted consumer segments: Hispanic professionals.
Why Milwaukee? Here are a few facts about the city and area:
- Milwaukee is less than 100 miles from Green Bay, Madison, and Chicago.
- The Latino population in metro Milwaukee has more than tripled since 1990 to about 160,000, or 10.2% of the region's total population.
- Without the surge in Milwaukee's Latino population since 1990, the city's population would have declined by over 16% between then and 2014.
- In 2016, Milwaukee opened a brand new Mexican Consulate.
- Milwaukee is a minority majority city with African Americans and Latinos making up more than half the city’s population.
- Milwaukee has invested over $2 billion in new development since 2010.
- Milwaukee is home to 9 Fortune 500 companies.
- In 2018 Milwaukee will open its new NBA Arena for the Bucks (located 2 block from the Wisconsin Center) and the streetcar system named “the Hop” (all rides will be free the 1st year).
- Milwaukee will host NHCC's 2018 Conference and LULAC’s 2019 National Convention.
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