ING Announces Sponsorship of Juntos en Concierto 2006 - a tour of Latin Music's Greatest Voices
ING, the global financial services company, has become the first sponsor of the popular Juntos en Concierto 2006 tour, a major U.S. concert tour featuring three of Latin music’s most popular artists, a groundbreaking move among financial services companies.
The national, Hispanic consumer-focused sponsorship represents an innovative approach in supporting Hispanic communities and emphasizing the importance for Hispanic individuals and families to plan for their financial future.
“Juntos en Concierto gives ING an opportunity to support our Hispanic culture and diversity,” said Ricardo Lopez Valencia, senior vice president and head of diversity markets for ING. “At the same time, we are introducing our company – and making it easier for people to better understand the importance of financial planning – particularly among Hispanic communities across the country.”
ING’s research shows that despite growing affluence, relatively few Hispanics utilize financial products other than bank accounts. ING acknowledges that Hispanics need investment and wealth management services, and is working to make it easier for Latinos to maintain, grow and maximize their wealth.
ING has recognized a need among bi-cultural Hispanics; a market segment that is often overlooked by financial services companies. By tackling awareness, education and accessibility barriers of financial planning within Hispanic communities, ING hopes to help introduce more Hispanics to the concepts of financial planning.
The relationship between ING and Live Nation goes beyond sponsoring the 20-city tour; it also will directly benefit Hispanic students pursuing higher education through a special $100,000 donation to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which will award 20 $5,000 scholarships in conjunction with the tour – one scholarship in each market on the tour.
"ING is committed to supporting higher education and is proud to help support the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which has the power to help Latino students achieve their dreams of higher education and a sound financial future,” Valencia said.
About Live Nation
Live Nation is a leading live event, venue and digital distribution company focused on creating superior experiences for artists, performers, corporations and fans. Live Nation owns, operates or has booking rights for 153 venues worldwide and produced more than 29,500 events in 2005. Live Nation operates more than 60 websites globally. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.” For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses, please visit the company’s website at www.livenation.com
ING Group is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to more than 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of more than 113,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.
In the U.S., the ING family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves more than 15 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit www.ing.com.
ING is not affiliated with Live Nation or Juntos en Concierto
Juntos en Conciertos 2006 Concert Dates
|Friday, July l4 ||San Jose, CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|Saturday, July 15 ||Irvine,CA ||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|Sunday,July16 ||San Diego CA||Coors Amphitheatre|
|Tuesday, July 18||Universal City CA||Gibson Amphitheatre|
|Weds., July 19 ||Phoenix AZ ||US Airways Center|
|Thursday, July 20||El Paso TX||Don Haskins Center |
|Saturday, July 22||San Antonio TX||Verizon Amphitheater|
|Sunday, July 23||Houston TX||Toyota Center|
|Tuesday, July 25||Laredo TX||Laredo Entertainment Center|
|Weds., July 26 ||McAllen, TX||Dodge Arena|
|Saturday, July 29 ||West Palm Beach, FL||Sound Advice Amphitheater|
|Sunday, July 30 ||Miami, FL||American Airlines Arena|
|Tuesday, August 1 ||Orlando, FL||TD Waterhouse Center|
|Weds, August 2||Atlanta, GA ||The Arena at Gwinnett Center|
|Friday, August 4 ||Washington DC||Nissan Pavillion|
|Saturday, August 5 ||Wantagh, NY ||Nikon at Jones Beach Center|
|Sunday, August 6 ||Atlantic City, NJ ||Mark G. Etess Arena|
|Tuesday, August 8 ||Uncasville, CT ||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|Weds., August 9||New York City||Madison Square Garden|
|Saturday, August 12||Chicago, IL ||Charter One Pavillion|