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Embassy Dinner Series

11th Annual

Tickets for the 2019 Embassy Dinner are no longer available.

No refunds or reimbursements

Launched in 2008, the Embassy Dinner Series is the Chamber’s preeminent private event, honoring high-profile Latin American leaders  and organizations making a difference in international trade and commercial affairs in the Western Hemisphere.

Each fall this dinner brings together ambassadors from Latin America and Caribbean countries, leaders and companies with trade activities between the U.S. and Latin America to continue developing mutual relationships in benefit of the regional economy.

Tickets for the 2019 Embassy Dinner are no longer available.

At the dinner, the Chamber bestows a Public Service Award to a leader who has been serving the Hispanic community in the U.S.

Past honorees include the Ambassador of Mexico, Eduardo Medina; Ambassador Roberto Saladin, Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the OAS; and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

This year, the Chamber is proud to present Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (D-California), with the Public Service Award for her unwavering dedication to the Latin American Community. 

Congresswoman Norma J. Torres represents California's 35th Congressional District in the Inland Empire which includes Bloomington, Chino, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, and Rialto. 

Now on her third term in Congress, Torres currently serves on the powerful House Appropriations and Rules Committees. The Appropriations Committee is responsible for appropriating all federal spending, domestic and abroad. As a member of the Rules Committee, she helps determine the consideration of all legislation on the House floor.

Previously, she served on the Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, and Natural Resources Committees. As a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Torres worked to address the root causes of migration from Central America and has fought to ensure accountability and transparency for U.S. funds spent abroad. Notably, her amendment to require the Secretary of State to send Congress a list of corrupt officials in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala was adopted in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 and signed into law. Read more.

The Community Builder Award is bestowed upon an organization whose mission is to empower the Hispanic community both locally and abroad in order to create a more vibrant global economy. This year the Chamber will bestow this award to Ana G. Méndez University. 

Ana G. Méndez University is a higher-education organization whose primary mission is to promote the cultural, social and economic development of the Hispanic community at large through educational opportunities that benefit the communities it serves.

As such, the GWHCC believes this award fits seamlessly alongside their mission.

UAGM is deliberate and decisive about contributing to the economic and social development of the Hispanic community in order to set individuals up for success and graduate hundreds of bilingual professionals into the workforce every year.

This award is a testament to how Ana G. Méndez University’s presence in the DMV is fulfilling its greater mission to ensure that our communities reach their maximum potential and continue increasing their contribution to society overall.

The 2019 keynote speaker will be Chandri Navarro, Partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP. 

Chandri Navarro works with companies, multinationals, trade associations, and governments on customs and trade law and policy, trade compliance matters, free trade negotiations, litigation, and legislation. Chandri helps clients resolve trade issues before the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB), Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Department of Commerce (DOC), U.S. Congress, and the Court of International Trade.

The Honorary Chair for the 11th Annual Embassy Dinner is Dr. Rafael Pablo Antonio Canedo Daroca from the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. 

Mr. Canedo was born in Tarija, Bolivia and graduated from law school at the Universidad Juan Misael Saracho in 1999. He did his post graduate studies in Criminal Sciences at Universidad de Habana, Cuba, in a joint degree program with the Universidad Juan Misael Saracho.

Pablo is also well known for his involvement in sports, arts and cultural activities for the past twenty years.

In 2015, he was candidate for Governor of Tarija. In July of that year, he was appointed National Director of the Pilcomayo and Bermejo River Basins interfacing with the governments of Argentina and Paraguay on behalf of the Government of Bolivia. Since July of 2017, he has been Chief of Mission (Charge d’Affaires) of the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in Washington, D.C.


The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is an organization that supports the economic development of the Washington metropolitan region. GWHCC facilitates the success of Hispanic and other minority-owned businesses and their communities through networking, advocacy, education and access to capital. 

Embassy Dinner Sponsors provide direct support to this mission and our region's businesses. In turn, sponsors receive brand exposure to the Hispanic market and the Greater Washington region's business community as well as opportunities to engage with these groups and its leaders.

Sponsors also gain exposure at GWHCC's most prestigious, exclusive event. This event draws many highly esteemed members of the Latin American community.  

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 Embassy Dinner are no longer available.

*No refunds or reimbursements

For more information please contact Alma Alfaro-Laska at aalfaro-laska@gwhcc.org or David Díaz at ddiaz@gwhcc.org.







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phone: 202.728.0352 

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