About Us

Our Mission

Our goal is to create a nurturing environment for all Latino meeting professionals, fostering the exchange of ideas and learning to embrace the concept of living our lives in color. Through unique events and professional relationships we will ultimately enhance our passion for excellence.


“I’m very excited about becoming a CMP, it was a huge accomplishment for me, and I’m very honored to have achieved it. I truly love being a Meeting and Event Planner, its not every day that someone can say they love their job. Thank you for acknowledging my accomplishment and for your encouragement. Also, I want to say that I am very glad that I was introduced to NLMP; I always look forward to the monthly meetings. I feel they are so organized and informative, the session topics have been exceptional, but most of all, the networking with fellow Latino’s is priceless, I am very proud of my Hispanic culture.”
Alexia (Alex) Marquez, CMP

“Thank you for such a great opportunity to meet and network with your peers. We really enjoyed being a part of the ‘first impression!’” I wish you the best success with The NETWORK and know that we are here to support you!”
Anne Roth, CMP
InterContinental Hotels

“I was sincerely impressed by the day from the warmth and attentiveness of your members, to the elegant presentation materials that you assembled and provided. A great measure of success for me is whether I had fun and I certainly did. I was smiling all weekend! I sensed that your audience appreciated the content…”
Paul Jorgensen
The Jorgensen Law Frim, PLLC

“It was my pleasure serving you and your guests at the event. I had a great time meeting and talking to all your guests, they were the best. I hope maybe someday we can do it again. I also wanted to applaud your efforts on making it a success and give my personal thank you for working with the Latino community. I enjoy meeting people who work within their community and try to make a difference, you are no exception.”
Kenneth Apone
ISLAS Catering

“These luncheons are wonderful – not only the people but the information that I learn there. Thank you!”
Joy Hayes
LATINA Style Magazine

“I wanted to once again thank you all for giving me the opportunity to cater this event. It came out so beautiful and seems everyone had a great time!”
Liliana Nunez
ISLAS Catering

“NLMP has created a strong network of meeting professionals in the DC Capital Region with networking opportunities and relevant educational sessions all at no cost to the planners. I personally have developed strong professional and personal relationships with NETWORK members that I would not have formed if it were not for NLMP. It is great to see that The NETWORK is strong and continuing to be relevant in the meetings profession.”
Christopher C. Pulido, MTA
Senior Event and Meeting Planner
National Council of La Raza

“The First Latino Network Event truly provided a strong sense of inclusion and you could see that the audience was quite comfortable being able to openly ask key questions/offer advice and not feel like an outsider… Here’s an opportunity to truly celebrate the meetings profession and its diversity in a unique network setting without feeling intimidated.”
Sheryl J. Brannon, CMP
Strategic Partnership International

“Thank you all of the opportunity. It was great fun. I didn’t feel like I was working. You guys have a great group and I look forward to watching it grow!”
Tracy Barrett Janosko
San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau

“Congratulations to the NLMP Board and committee for scheduling interesting speakers and workshops.”
Helen Trinidad
National Hispanic Corporate Council

“I joined NLMP four years ago, as the Chief of Staff and Vice President of Events and Operations at the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). Still very young, NLMP nonetheless impressed me with its clear growth management strategy and strong partnership development between meeting, hospitality and related service professionals. My staff joined also. We contracted with numerous suppliers encountered through NLMP, to the great satisfaction of my board and association members. A number of those partnerships continue, with the associations’s affiliate. The NETWORK ensures a desirable ratio of planners to suppliers and supports member development through excellent topical education. It is THE industry association to join/sponsor to leverage the fast-growing minority market segment!”
Malla K. Wedberg, CMP
Principal, groupacme management

“During the Network of Latino Meeting Professionals luncheon, I got reunited with one of your members. As a result of that reunion, he booked a big group with us with over $20,000 in revenue.”
Wendy Gonzalez
Doubletree Hotel, Washington, DC