Carlos Vives to Receive Latino Impact Award at the Latino Impact Summit

Carlos Vives is making an impact

The 58-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter will receive the Latino Impact Award at the 2019 Latino Impact Summit, to be held at the United Nations headquarters (ONU).

Carlos Vives

The announcement was made by the Latino Impact Alliance in a joint venture with the Ismael Cala Foundation.

Vives is being recognized for the work of his organization, Tras La Perla de América, which works for the responsible, inclusive and sustainable development of his hometown Santa Marta in Colombia.

“This year, as in the previous editions, we want to recognize and exalt the work of Latino leaders who contribute from various scenarios to the growth and sustainable development of the Americas,” said Estefanía Grajales, director of the Latino Impact Alliance, in a press statement.

The Latino Impact Summit is organized by the Latino Impact Alliance and the Ismael Cala Foundation. The initiative seeks to promote the generation of partnerships for growth and sustainable development in the region. The event is supported by the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development and the United Nations Office for Partnerships. This year’s main topic will be an analysis and discussion about the economic growth of Latin America, with Colombia as the focus country.

“We are grateful for all the support received and we hope that Latino Impact Summit will continue to be perfected as the platform par excellence to celebrate progress and pose new challenges,” added Ismael Cala, who is the founder of the event, together with Sergio Fernández de Córdova.

The Latino Impact Summit will take place on December 2 at the headquarters of ONU in New York City. 

Santana to Appear at This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Conference

Carlos Santana is ready to talk about his supernatural career…

The 61-year-old Mexican musician has been added to the list of speakers at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference.

Carlos Santana

Santana, a multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy winner, will have a one-on-one conversation with Billboard’s Leila Cobo on Wednesday, April 29 as they discuss his 40-plus years in music.

The open Q&A session will give the audience a chance to get up close and personal with the legendary guitarist and relive his journey — from his humble beginnings in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico, to his teenage years in the Mission District of San Francisco, to selling out arenas worldwide, reaching more than 100 millions fans.

“One of the great guitarists, Carlos’ style is so identifiable and relevant to pop culture; his influence is seen in varying music genres worldwide,” says Cobo. “There is no better way to end the Billboard Latin Music Conference and kick off the Awards than with this incomparable artist.”

The ‘Legends’ session is the culmination of the 26th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards, running from April 27 to 30 at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach in Miami.

CNN en Español host Ismael Cala will deliver the opening keynote of the three-day conference, while bachata king Romeo Santos will participate in an exclusive Q&A. Additional panels and sessions will feature some of Latin music’s biggest names, including J Balvin, Ivy Queen, Luis Coronel, Nicky Jam, Kevin Ortiz and Jorge Valenzuela.

Cala to Give Keynote Address at the Billboard Latin Music Conference

Ismael Cala is turning up the power…

The 45-year-old Cuban journalist, producer and television presenter will give the opening keynote address at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference.

Ismael Cala

Cala, the host of the CNN en Español show Cala will speak on “Turning the Power of Listening into Profit” on Tuesday April 28 at the Ritz-Carlton Miami Beach, as part of the annual Latin music business event.

A celebrated figure in the Latin industry, Cala is the face of one of the top rated shows in Latin programming, an intimate platform in which he sits down and discusses the lives and careers of politicians, writers, philosophers, artists, celebrities, and other notable international figures.

At the Billboard Latin Music Conference, Cala will speak about the inspiration that makes for successful business enterprises through his own personal experiences, as well as lessons he’s learned through years of interviewing and working alongside some of the world’s most successful people.

Cala was born in Santiago de Cuba, and holds a degree in Art History from the Universidad de Oriente. He graduated with honors from the school of communications at the University of York in Toronto, Canada where he received a degree in Television Production.