Entertainment mogul Emilio Estefan, Univision Radio President José Valle and Target VP of entertainment John Butcher are among the top executives already confirmed as speakers for the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm, which will be held April 23-26 at the J.W. Marriott Marquis in Miami.
The conference will feature two days of panel discussions and keynote Q&As with Latin music's most important executives and biggest stars, as well as three nights of showcases featuring established and up-and-coming acts.
The conference will be followed April 26 by the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live on Telemundo from the BankUnited Center in Miami. The Billboard Latin Music Awards honor the most popular albums, songs and performers in the genre, as determined by the actual sales, radio airplay and social media activity that informs Billboard's weekly charts.
The week's events will also include the annual Billboard Bash honoring Latin Music Award finalists, the annual ASCAP artist showcase and the signature BMI "How I Wrote That Song" panel. Other sponsors include Pepsi, SESAC and Morgan Renee Entertainment. Billboard will also hold its second annual Latin Music Marketing Awards, celebrating the finest use of music in advertising sponsors. Agencies, labels and artists are being asked to submit their campaigns for consideration, with awards to be given for the best tour, print, online/social media and television campaigns.
For more information about the conference, please visit BillboardLatinConference.com. Those who register by March 9 will be eligible for an early bird discount of $175 off the regular registration fee.