Calendar of Recommended Multicultural and Diversity Events

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. 

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Featured Events

August 12-14, 2015
Attend the Retail Industry's Premier Multicultural Marketing Event

The Hispanic Retail 360 Summit is now the Multicultural Retail 360 Summit! The premier multicultural marketing event for the retail industry takes place August 12-14 in Anaheim. Our agenda is packed with cutting-edge sessions from companies like the NFL, Walgreens, Walmart and many more that will provide insights and examples of best practices for merchandising and marketing for Hispanic retailing and growing multicultural consumer segments. Focused sessions on Hispanic, African-American and Asian-American consumer segments will help you build your strategy and increase sales in 2016. Join us for a free webinar leading up to the event on June 23, 2015 for more information on America's Multicultural Explosion. To sign-up for this webcast, click here. The summit is fast approaching - register today at http://www.multiculturalretail360.com/summit/register/. Save up to $600 when you register by July 3. Contact info: Michael Hatherill, Group Brand Director, Multicultural Retail 360, mhatherill@stagnitomail.com, 201-855-7610.


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September 16-19, 2015
ADCOLOR Industry Conference and Awards, September 16-19, 2015 New York City

For the first time in its history, the 9thAnnual ADCOLOR Industry Conference and Awards will take place in New York City at Pier Sixty (61 Chelsea Piers) from September 16-19, 2015. The ADCOLOR Industry Conference is the premier diversity gathering for professionals at all levels. 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 creative industries. New York Times best-selling author Janet Mock will host the Awards. For more information and a full list of honorees, nominees and futures visit www.adcolor.org


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September 29-30, 2015
29th Annual NAMIC Conference, September 29-30, 2015 at the New York Marriott Marquis

Join us for this day and a half symposium, a cornerstone of Diversity Week in the fall that has evolved into the industry's premier conference focusing on diversity and inclusion as a pillar of good business. The Annual NAMIC Conference features an agenda that explores programming, marketing, operations, technology, leadership development, and creating sustainable diversity change strategies. For more info about registration and sponsorship opportunities, contact Sandra Girado, Senior Director of Meetings and Events, at sandra.girado@namic.com or 212-594-5985.



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October 12-13, 2015
4th annual Multicultural Health Marketing Conference, October 12-13, 2015, Fort Lauderdale

The 4th annual edition of The Multicultural Health National: Marketing to a Diverse America (MCHNational) will be held in Florida at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach, October 12-13, 2015. This unique event is the premier and only multicultural conference for professionals focusing on the healthcare industry and a must attend event for pharma executives, ad agencies, insurers, hospitals and media companies. The format includes both case studies of successful examples of healthcare marketing and separate modules for each key multicultural population segment in America including African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and LGBT consumers. New this year: the Native American community will be included as a segment. Great networking opportunities are always a highlight including two evenings of awards receptions celebrating recipients of the Best in Multicultural Health Marketing Awards and the client-side executives selected for the Outstanding Multicultural Marketers Awards. The Multicultural Health Marketing Awards recognize the best creative advertising of a health product or service marketing health information to a multicultural market segment. The Outstanding Multicultural Marketers Awards are to extraordinary health marketers who drive innovation and work towards better patient health outcomes among the key multicultural populations in America. Register early to save $200 off the regular registration price. For more information contact Scott Ehrlich, VP, DTC Perspectives at scott@dtcperspectives.com or 770-559-0702 or visit www.mchnational.com.


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November 8-10, 2015
ANA Captures The Essence of Multicultural Marketing and Diversity With Awards and Conference

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.  To learn more or submit an entry to the awards program, please visit our awards website. The 17th Annual Multicultural Marketing and Diversity Conference will feature a phenomenal lineup of speakers including Allstate, Denny’s, Kaiser Permanente, Moet Hennessy USA, Marriott International and Western Union. Register now and join us in Miami Beach on November 8 - 10, 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 Mala White, Senior Manager, Committees and Conferences, 212-455-8084.


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Upcoming Events

August 8-9, 2015
25th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, Inc., New York, NY
www.hkdbf-ny.org
1-914-299-0837

August 12-14, 2015
Multicultural Retail 360 Summit 2015

Stagnito Business Information, Anaheim, CA
http://multiculturalretail360.com/

August 18-20, 2015
Best Practices in Supplier Diversity Strategies & Initiatives Seminar

Diversity Information Resources, Detroit, MI
www.DiversityInfoResources.com
info@DiversityInfoResources.com

August 23, 2015
Festival Peachtree Latino

Southern Latino Foundation, Atlanta, GA
www.festivalpeachtreelatino.com
404-551-0969

August 29, 2015
The Annual Celebrando Latinas Conference

El Latino Newspaper , Chula Vista, CA
http://www.celebrandolatinas.com/
celebrando@ellatino.net , 619-426-1491

August 29-31, 2015
8th Annual Ascend National Convention & Career Fair

Ascend National, New York, NY
http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.ascendleadership.org/resource/resmgr/2015_Convention/2015_Convention_Prospectus_S.pdf
convention@ascendleadership.org

September 8, 2015
Maryland Hispanic Business Conference

Maryland Hispanic Business Conference, Bethesda, MD
http://www.mdhbc.com/
info@mdhbc.com

September 10, 2015
13th Annual Diversity Solutions Best Practices Conference

JJA Consultants, Arlington, VA
www.diversitybestpracticesconference.com
info@diversitycare.com , (703)359-5969

September 16-19, 2015
ADCOLOR Industry Conference and Awards

AdColor, New York, NY
http://www.adcolor.org

September 21-22, 2015
2015 Inclusion Summit

Talent Management Alliance, Washington, DC
http://the-tma.org/Inclusion-Summit-2015/
info@the-tma.org

September 23-27, 2015
Centennial Annual Meeting and Conference

Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Atlanta, GA
www.asalh.org
202-238-5910/bydunn@asalh.net

September 29-30, 2015
29th Annual NAMIC Conference

NAMIC, New York, NY
http://namic.com/category/national/
sandra.girado@namic.com, 212-594-5985

October 12-14, 2015
4th annual Multicultural Health Marketing Conference

DTC Perspectives, Fort Lauderdale, FL
http://dtcperspectives.cvent.com/events/multicultural-health-national-2015/event-summary-d08fe9b540df41a4a3b9540e89cedb39.aspx
scott@dtcperspectives.com, 770-559-0702

October 16, 2015
2nd Annual Silicon Harlem Conference "Envisioning the Technological Future"

Silicon Harlem, New York, NY
http://event.siliconharlem.net/

October 15-16, 2015
Diversity Women's Business Leadership Conference

Diversity Woman Media, LLC, Lake Buena Vista, FL
http://conference2015.diversitywoman.com/
816-343-4539

October 26-27, 2015
The 3% Conference

The 3% Conference, New York, NY
http://www.3percentconf.com

November 8-10, 2015
2015 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference

Association of National Advertisers, Miami Beach, FL
http://www.ana.net/conference/index

November 13, 2015
4th annual Diversity and Inclusion Talks + Awards (DANDI)

DANDI, New York, NY
http://dandiawards.com

July 11-12, 2016
Multicultural Women's National Conference

Working Mother Media, ,
http://bit.ly/1SC3Jwe