Hispanicize names CNN en Espanol Presenting Media Partner of the Third Annual Positive Impact Awards

MIAMI, March 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hispanicize 2016, the iconic 7th annual Latino trends and newsmakers event that takes place in Miami next week April 4-8, announced that CNN en Español has joined as the presenting media partner of the 3rd Annual Positive Impact Awards.

Presented by Prudential Financial, the Positive Impact Awards celebrate Latinos and Latinas who volunteer their time, talent and resources to make the lives of others better in their communities across the country.

“CNN en Español’s enthusiastic support for this program, perhaps one of the most significant Latino service awards in the nation, is greatly appreciated by Hispanicize and our national community in general,” said Manny Ruiz, founder and CEO of Hispanicize Media Group, the holding company of the Hispanicize event. “CNN en Español’s multi-faceted partnership will help us tell the truly positive contributions of patriotic Hispanic Americans who are examples for us all.”

The Positive Impact Awards will be held as the opening reception gala of Hispanicize 2016 on Tuesday, April 5th at the InterContinental hotel in downtown Miami. In addition to providing the Positive Impact Awards with strong media and social media support, the network is also contributing to the program by bringing CNN en Español show host Ismael Cala to co-host the awards with NBC UNIVERSO host Yarel Ramos.

“This is an exciting event for our partnership as we bring our multi-platform Red Room to engage the plethora of Latino leaders and innovators who participate in this important annual Latino showcase," said Cynthia Hudson, senior vice president and general manager of CNN en Español and Hispanic strategy for CNN/U.S.

As part of the partnership, the network will also contribute to Hispanicize 2016 with a Red Room interview exhibit space. Leading journalists, executives and personalities from the cable network will also participate in important sessions and programs of the event.

Next week’s Hispanicize 2016 Week features a record-breaking 220+ speakers in 100+ sessions, workshops, fireside chats and keynotes. Hispanicize 2016 also includes the first annual DiMe Summit, the 3rd annual Positive Impact Awards gala, the 2nd annual Tecla Awards and the 1st annual Diversity Tech Showcase.

The final schedule can be accessed at http://hispanicizeevent.com/schedule/ or via the smartphone apps of iTunes, Android. To purchase a pass to attend the event REGISTER HERE. To reserve a hotel room visit http://bit.ly/20wa0iM. See the official preview video of Hispanicize 2016 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys3_h5m8V6s

In the spirit of its theme #PowerInUnity, this year’s event is being produced in collaboration with Geoscape, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Latino Startup Alliance and BlackTech Week.

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

Sponsorship information is still available by contacting sponsorship@hispanicizeevent.com or calling 203.364.4779.

In addition to Prudential Financial, as of today, announced sponsors also include: Amazon, Cricket Wireless, Google, Best Western, Unilever, Carnival Corporation, Facebook, Toyota, Que Rica Vida, Coca-Cola, Verizon Wireless, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Home Depot, Monster Products, Walt Disney Pictures, ViveMejor, Wells Fargo, State Farm, JetBlue Airways, KOA, Hennessy VSOP, Stitch Fix, Riboli Family Wine Estates, Nestle’s La Lechera, Dominican Republic Tourism, MSNBC, NBC News, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, Comcast, Savings.com, JCPenney, Microsoft Corporation, Pinterest, USA Network, The Miami Herald Media Company, CNN en Español, Discovery U.S. Hispanic Networks, Diario Las Americas, Fox News Latino, Kelley Blue Book, Visit Philly, Burson Latino, StudioB, Alma, República, Synergy Workspaces, Miami Dade College's School of Entertainment & Design Technology, Sensis, BTL Network, IZEA, Paco Collective, BodenPR, Newlink Americas, Pinta, American Heart Association, the Calvert Foundation, Juan La Iguana, Raydr, the Jackson Health Foundation, the Art Experience and Bright Box. 

Additional media partners include: The Latino Startup Alliance, BlackTech Week, Voto Latino, Geoscape, Hispanicize Wire, PRODU, El Sentinel, Puerto Rico BloggerCon, Hispanic PR Blog, the Hispanic Public Relations Association, Black Enterprise, Media Moves, iBlog Magazine, SAG-AFTRA, Digital Trends en Español, Social Media Week Miami, HipLatina.com and Creative Juice Online.

About Hispanicize 2016 
Now in its seventh year, Hispanicize 2016 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz16) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.

Hispanicize 2016 is expected to gather more than 3,000 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s InterContinental hotel, April 4-8, 2016.

The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

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

About CNN en Español 
The CNN en Español business unit is responsible for several multi-media platforms geared toward Spanish-speaking audiences around the world, including CNN en Español 24 hour cable news for Latin America, Mexico and the U.S. in three separate feeds, reaching 39 million cable and DTH households throughout Latin American and 7. 4 million households across the U.S., as well as CNNEspanol.com and CNN en Español Radio, which include affiliate radio stations across Latin America and the U.S. in its partnership with Stardome Radio Networks.


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