HOUSTON, TX – May 24, 2017 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Nationally renown Hispanic marketing industry leader Alex López Negrete, CEO and founder of Lopez Negrete Communications, and multi EMMY Award-winning journalist and media entrepreneur Gaby Natale, CEO of Super Latina TV, today were named co-chairs of the first annual Hispanicize Texas event that will take place in Houston on Saturday, July 29th.

“Alex and Gaby are two proud Latino leaders with the extraordinary reputations and accomplishments, and we are honored to have them lead our illustrious Hispanicize Texas advisory board,” said Angela Sustaita-Ruiz, co-founder and CMO of the Hispanicize Media Group that owns Hispanicize Texas.

Slated to take place at Silver Street Studios in Houston, Hispanicize Texas will empower and engage digital creators in the Lone Star State, one of the largest markets in the nation for multicultural digital influencers. In addition to the dedicated creators’ track, Hispanicize Texas will also feature a full slate of sessions devoted to entrepreneurs and cultural themes that touch the fields of marketing, journalism, and leadership.

The Lone Star edition of Hispanicize will be co-curated by Juan Alanis and Anjelica Cazares of Juan of Words in partnership with DiMe Media, Texas Latino Bloggers, FAB Latinos, and, Círculo de Mujeres DFW.

In addition to Lopez Negrete and Natale, the 2017 Hispanicize Texas advisory board is comprised of:

Pamela Andino, Founder, Kaleidoscope Houston

Manuel Delgado, CEO, Agua Marketing

Kety Esquivel, Senior Vice President, Edelman

Rory Lassanske, Content Creator, Mama Contemporanea

Rikki Rincon, Founder/Creative Director, Creative Juice Online

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales, Content Creator, ¿Qué? Means What?

Ashley Segura, Content Creator and Founder, FAB Latinos

Kami Watson Huyse, Content Creator, Houston Social Media Breakfast

Jillian Goltzman, Content Creator, Houston Bloggers Union

Tony Canales, President/General Manager, Telemundo Houston (KTMD-47)

Audrey Ponzio, Founding Partner, APC Collective

Sonia Diaz, Director of Public Relations and Digital Strategies, Balsera Communications

Sandra Fernandez, Founding Partner, Big Oak Tree Media

Roccibel Volpicella, YouTuber at Roccibella

Antonio Arellano, Multimedia Journalist and Social Media Influencer, ABC13

Brands and other organizations who wish to collaborate with Hispanicize will have a large platform to work with as the Silver Street Studios will be transformed into a creative playground featuring a jam-packed agenda of in-depth workshops on photography, shooting and editing videos, branding, social media, and much more.

Hispanicize Texas is being presented by Prudential Financial. Media partners to date include Telemundo Network, Latina, the Hispanic PR Blog, LatinaMoms.com and Popful.

Call for Session and Speaker Submissions

To submit a session, speaker or presentation for the event, visit https://goo.gl/forms/hXfSSVvANYa1K5Ae2. The submission deadline is June 10, 2017.

Registration Information

To purchase a pass to attend Hispanicize Texas, please visit www.HispanicizeTexas.com. Registration passes range from $35 for the Creative Industry Pass (digital creators, artists, musicians, non-profit) to $145 for the Corporate Business Pass.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship information for Hispanicize Texas and its sister event Hispanicize Los Angeles (Oct. 3 & 4) is available by contacting sponsorship@hispanicizeevent.com or calling 203.364.4779.

About The Hispanicize Event
Now headed into its 9th year, the Hispanicize Event is the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship. During its national signature event that was held from April 3-6, 2017, Hispanicize 2017 drew more than 2,900 attendees to Miami over four days while generating more than 2.5 billion combined media and social media impressions.

Hispanicize is packed with keynote speakers, sessions, workshops, showcases, celebrity meet and greets, screenings, exhibitions, award ceremonies and concerts that celebrate U.S. Latinos. The event is regularly used as a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books, music and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico. It also provides sponsors and attendees with unparalleled networking opportunities as it is the only event in the U.S. Hispanic space that brings together leaders from the social media, marketing/PR, journalism, film, and music industries.

The Hispanicize event is owned and operated by Hispanicize Media Group, LLC, the parent company of DiMe Media, Hispanic Kitchen, Latina Moms.com and the Hispanic PR Blog.

The Hispanicize Event can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Hispanicize, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent) and Twitter (@Hispanicize).