WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce that John Mingé, chairman and president of BP America, will join USHCC President and CEO Javier Palomarez for a Q &A session at the organization's 2015 National Convention on Sept. 22, 2015 in Houston.
In his address to the USHCC's annual conference, Mingé will discuss the latest developments in the energy industry, U.S. economic policy, the growth of America's Hispanic population and the keys to expanding opportunity.
"The USHCC is proud to have John Mingé join us at this year's national convention," said USHCC President and CEO Javier Palomarez. "John has brought a new vision and focus to BP America since taking the helm in 2013. Through John's leadership, BP has made key investments in diversity and inclusion programs, tapping into America's highest-yielding resource: minority-owned businesses. Our members are thrilled to have such an industry leader join us, and I look forward to having a robust conversation about a topic so essential to our country's future."
BP America, headquartered in Houston, has spent more than $4.5 billion with diverse suppliers since 2008, and was one of the first major corporations to create a formal program to increase purchases from minority- and women-owned businesses. It has given such companies tremendous opportunities for growth in Houston, along the Gulf Coast and throughout the United States.
Remarks by John Mingé, chairman and president of BP America, at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's (USHCC) annual convention.
Sept. 22, 2015: 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
USHCC National Convention
Hilton Americas Houston
Grand Ballroom A & B
1600 Lamar St.
Houston, TX 77010
For more information on the USHCC National Convention, visit www.ushccconvention.com
About BP America
Over the past 10 years, BP has invested more than $90 billion in the U.S. – more than any other energy company. BP is a leading producer of oil and gas and produces enough energy annually to light nearly the entire country for a year. Employing about 18,000 people in all 50 states, BP supports nearly 200,000 additional jobs through all of its business activities. For more information, go to www.bp.com/us.
About the USHCC
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation's entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic owned businesses,that together contribute in excess of $486 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 250 major corporations.
For more information, visit www.ushcc.com.
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CONTACT: Ammar Campa-Najjar Director of Communications and Marketing 619-721-5148Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce