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Join us for the 2014 PHLDiversity Annual Luncheon with Master of Ceremonies Ramon Zayas of NBC10-Telemundo62 and keynote speaker Nina G. Vaca, pictured, chief executive officer of Pinnacle Technical Resources.
This annual luncheon is the city’s only gathering of diverse hospitality professionals dedicated to increasing Philadelphia’s recognition as a top multicultural tourism and convention city. The theme, “The Business of Diversity,” will focus on positioning diversity as a driver in economic growth for our city and region, while elevating the visibility of PHLDiversity.
Among this year's honorees are John Chin, executive director of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, who will receive this year's Outstanding Recognition Award; Ana Aponte, vice president of the Event Planning Department of the NAACP, who will receive the Industry Appreciation Award; and E. Steven Collins, former MAC Board of Director and Director of Urban Marketing and External Affairs for Radio One, who will receive the Community Impact Award.
Keynote speaker Vaca will be introduced by Alejandra Castillo, national director of the Minority Business Development Agency. Vaca has been recognized as one of Fast Company Magazine’s Top 25 Women Business Builders, one of Latino Leaders Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America, and Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology and Communications for the Southwest Region.
The luncheon will take place Thursday, Oct. 9, at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin Hall, 1201 Market St. Registration and reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon and program will begin at 12:15 and conclude at 1:30 p.m.
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Special thanks to our sponsors: PECO, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Amtrak, American Airlines, Aramark, Synterra Ltd., Synterra Partners, Visit Philadelphia, Al Dia, The Philadelphia Tribune, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Comcast, NBC10 Philadelphia, Telemundo 62, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, Lodging Magazine, The Westin Philadelphia, and the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel.