The 34-year-old premier Hispanic business organization, composed of 27 local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce from throughout the state, will hold its 34th Annual Convention in McAllen this weekend.

There will be three full days of relevant and valuable activity in the form of cutting-edge business seminars; state, federal, and corporation procurement opportunities; leading political and business speakers; and bi-national and international sessions.

Confirmed speakers at the event include Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who will speak at the Legislative reception on Friday afternoon at 5:30 p.m., and Commissioner Sylvia Garcia, Harris County Commissioner and recently elected president of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO), who will speak at the Latina Power Luncheon also on Friday at noon.

In addition, the business seminars by nationally known presenters will include, “The Art of Networking,” in which attendees will learn the most effective way to build your business especially in these tough economic times and the three-step-process to recession-proof your business and build life time referrals. Also, “El Elefante in the Boardroom,” which will cover what you need to know and understand in order to successfully market to the nation’s largest minority group, which by 2050 will comprise 30 percent of the U.S. population.

“There is so much activity packed into these three days that it is impossible to cover it all in a brief summary,” said Sam Guzman, TAMACC President. “The best way to find out is to join us at the event and become part of the smart persons or businesses which take advantage of the opportunity.”

Another of the major benefits of the event will be to interact, visit and hear from some of the brightest and most talented businesspersons today. Several, will receive recognition for their accomplishments which they readily share with others as a way of passing on best practices and business ideas. In addition, a special procurement opportunity session, “Doing Business with Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club,” will be held on Friday from 2 to 4:15 p.m. This and all the other procurement opportunities sessions on Saturday, Aug.1, are free to businesses and persons who want to expand.

The Business Expo which starts at 1:30 p.m. on Friday and ends on Saturday will also be free to all the public.