Miami Beach will be buzzing with excitement when the 28th edition of the Billboard Latin Music Conference kicks off at the Ritz-Carlton Miami Beach next April 24-26.
The oldest and most exclusive conference dedicated solely to Latin music returns for three-days of jam-packed musical panels, superstar Q&A sessions, one-on-one workshops and an array of musical showcases featuring top Latin music industry artists and influencers.
One of the most anticipated events this year will be the first-ever social media panel featuring one of today’s rising reggaeton superstars.
Maluma, the charismatic self-proclaimed “Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy” from Medellin, Colombia will take center stage at the “Socializing Maluma” panel where he will discuss the important role social media plays in his career, as well as the secret of how he has managed to become the top Latin male with the most followers on Instagram.
Current Billboard Magazine cover boys JBalvin and Nicky Jam will join forces this year when they headline the “Superstar Mano a Mano” panel.
The chart-topping reggaeton artists are expected to address the current state of Latin Music, artist social responsibility and the genre’s global domination.
Leading the conversation over at the “Pop + Urban = The Perfect Marriage” panel will be iHeart Radio’s star DJ Enrique Santos who along with guests, Wisin, Reik, Ozuna, Silvestre Dangond and ChocQuibTown’s Tostao will be discussing the urban/reggaeton/pop fusions phenomenon that is currently dominating the Billboard Latin Music charts
Television host Jorge Bernal will also be at hand to moderate “The Life of Jenni Rivera” panel where Rivera’s daughter Chiquis and sister Rosie will give attendees an inside look at how the upcoming bio-series about the beloved Queen of Banda music came to be.
Glenda Pacanis SVP of Programming and Content for Telemundo will join Chiquis and Rosie Rivera to discuss just how the family and producers are working together to create an authentic look into the life of Jenni Rivera.
Other superstars joining the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference’s famous Q&A panels are Spanish singer/songwriter Miguel Bosé, Calle 13’s co-founder El Residente, Becky G and Jackie Cruz among many others.
The 2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference wraps up on Thursday April 27th with the Billboard Latin Music Awards show which airs live on NBC6’s sister station Telemundo at 8pm/Eastern.