Calendar of Recommended Multicultural and Diversity Events

Featured Events

August 24-26, 2016
The 2016 Multicultural Retail 360 Summit – Optimizing the Omnichannel Experience for Multicultural Consumers

The Multicultural Retail 360 Summit is the retail industry’s premier educational and networking event. Join us in San Diego on August 24-26 where Facebook, Zumba® Fitness, Kellogg, Albertsons/Safeway, Jewel-Osco and more will share insights, strategies and information on how to connect with multicultural consumers. We also have a special celebrity keynote presentation – comedian, actor, director and author John Leguizamo. Register today at Contact info: Jeff Friedman, Group Brand Director, Multicultural Retail 360 Summit,, 201-855-7621    

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September 20-21, 2016
30th Annual NAMIC Conference, September 20-21, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis

Register for the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference. This insightful and informative symposium is the media and entertainment industry's most comprehensive forum addressing diversity and inclusion as a business imperative.  Tackling  this new era of disruption, the theme for this year's NAMIC Conference is Diversity 3.0—Innovation through Inclusion. Featuring an agenda that explores content and imagery, leadership development, business solutions, technology, and sustainable diversity change strategies, the NAMIC Conference is where professionals at all levels prepare for the industry's dynamic future. 
Visit to access more information and online registration.  For sponsorship inquiries, contact Sandra Girado, Vice President, Events and Partner Relations, at or 212-594-5985.    

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September 18-21, 2016
ADCOLOR Industry Conference and Awards

The 10th Annual ADCOLOR Industry Conference and Awards will take place in Boca Raton, Florida at The Boca Raton Resort & Club from September 18-21, 2016. The ADCOLOR Conference is the premier diversity gathering for creative industry professionals. The ADCOLOR Awards highlight and honor the achievements of African-American, American Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific-American, Hispanic/Latino, LGBT professionals and diversity and inclusion champions in the space. To register and book your hotel visit

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October 9-11, 2016
18th Annual ANA Multicultural Marketing and Diversity Conference, in Los Angeles, CA

The Association of National Advertisers  provides the ultimate channels for showcasing outstanding Multicultural Marketing and Diversity content, through the ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards program and conference.

The 18th Annual Multicultural Marketing and Diversity Conference will feature a phenomenal lineup of speakers including Lane Bryant, Nestlé, Prudential Financial and Target to name a few. Register now and join us at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live on October 9-11, to discuss a strong mix of topics with other client side marketers. Explore issues in multicultural marketing, learn practical ideas to improve marketing campaigns and spend quality time networking with your peers, all under one roof. For more information, please contact Talia Fisher, Associate Manager, Committees and Conferences, 212-455-8008.

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October 10-11, 2016
The 2016 Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference – No More Glass Ceilings

The Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference attracts diverse and multicultural business leaders from the world’s largest corporations and entrepreneurs from successful women-owned businesses. The executive development atmosphere of the Conference will allow attendees to make strong connections with their contemporaries who share similar work experiences, challenges and concerns. Also attendees will hear and learn from our panel featuring some of the most influential women leaders in the nation. Register today: Contact info: Andrea Schumann,, 816-343-4539

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October 25-26, 2016
5th Annual Multicultural Health National Conference, Oct 25-26, 2016, Philadelphia

Save the Date for the 5th annual edition of The Multicultural Health (MCH) National, the premier and only multicultural conference focusing on the healthcare industry and a must attend event for pharma executives, ad agencies, insurers, hospitals and media companies. For the first time, the event to be held at The Sonesta Philadelphia, Oct. 25-26, 2016, will be co-located with the DTC Forum on TV & Print. The Multicultural Health National conference will feature case studies of successful examples of healthcare marketing and specific focus areas for each key multicultural population segment in America including African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and LGBT consumers. This 1 ½ day conference also features one evening of awards with a dinner reception celebrating recipients of the Best in Multicultural Health Marketing Awards and the client-side executives selected for the Outstanding Multicultural Marketers Awards.This year's speaker line up already includes Michael Myers, SVP, Public Affairs and Rev. Percy McRay, National Director of Faith-Based Programs, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. among others. Register here To be kept informed of speakers as they are announced and learn about sponsorship opportunities and conference agenda, contact Scott Ehrlich, VP, DTC Perspectives at or 770-559-0702.  Follow on Twitter using #MCHN16 or visit for more information.

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May 18 - October 28, 2016
Mark your calendars for NAMIC's (National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications) 2016 EVENTS!

Key Events to follow: 1. 2016 NAMIC Vision Awards - Saluting new and original content since 1994. Electronic Entries are now available on The entry deadline date - January 17th, 2015. 2. Annual Awards Breakfast -  At the INTX  in Boston, MA - May 18, 2016. The NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast honors Next Generations Leaders (NGLs) and Luminaries and the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award Recipient. 3. 30th Annual NAMIC Conference -  Now entering a new milestone in its 30th year on September 20-21, 2016. The Annual NAMIC Conference stands out as Cable Diversity Week's Premier Event! 4. NAMIC Leadership Seminars - For professionals from all ethnic and cultural groups who are beginning to reflect on their organizational contributions and career trajectories.  To be held in Washington DC (March 30-April 1, 2016), Denver, CO (July 27-29, 2016) and San Diego, CA (October 26-28, 2016). To learn more about NAMIC in 2016 go to

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MMR compiles a comprehensive listing of multicultural marketing and diversity focused conferences and events worldwide, as well as consumer events available for sponsorship, targeting ethnic/niche audiences. The calendar is continually updated and provides contact information for conferences, seminars, expos, benefit galas and other industry events. Key events are featured on this page. If you would like to learn about other events not listed here, please send an email to with your information request.

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Upcoming Events in 2016 and 2017

August 24-26, 2016
2016 Multicultural Retail 360 Summit

Stagnito Business Information, San Diego, CA

July 19-August 28
Crime and Punishment

The Russian Arts Theater and Studio, New York City, New York

September 9-10, 2016
7th Annual AscendNAAMBA Conference & Career Exposition

National Association of Asian MBAs, New York, NY

September 14, 2016
Hispanic Sports Marketing Forum

MediaPost and Portada, New York, NY

September 15, 2016
10th Annual Hispanic Advertising and Media Conference

MediaPost and Portada, New York, NY

September 18, 2016
Hispanic Fest 2016

United for a Good Cause Inc., Navarre, FL

September 18-21, 2016
10th Annual ADCOLOR Conference & Awards

ADCOLOR, Boca Raton, FL

September 20-21, 2016
30th Annual NAMIC Conference

NAMIC, New York, NY

September 27-28, 2016
16th Annual Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference

Great Lakes Women's Business Council, Novi, MI

October 9, 2016
The Havana Cuba All-Stars

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Bronx, NY

October 9-11, 2016
2016 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference

Association of National Advertisers, Los Angeles, CA

October 10-11, 2016
The 2016 Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference – No More Glass Ceilings

Diversity Woman Media, Baltimore, MD

October 20, 2016
14th Annual Hispanic Television Summit

NYC Television & Video Week, New York, NY

October 25-26, 2016
5th Annual Multicultural Health National Conference

DTC Perspectives, Philadelphia, PA

November 3, 2016
Fifth Annual 3% Conference

The 3% Movement, LLC, New York, NY

November 4, 2016
8th Annual AMBA Conference

Asian MBA, New York, NY

January 11-13, 2017
Asian American Business Roundtable Summit II

Asian American Business Roundtable, Las Vegas, NV

June 4-7, 2017

American Advertising Federation, New Orleans, LA