NGLCC Back to Business (B2B) Summit 2021
November 17, 2021
to November 19, 2021
NGLCC IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE 2021
NGLCC BACK TO BUSINESS (B2B) SUMMIT from November 17-19, 2021
This event will happen at our originally contracted property later this year and will take place in lieu of the annual NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference at the Diplomat Hollywood Resort in Hollywood, FL that was originally scheduled. Please note this event will be a summit and therefore will be much smaller in size.
Registration will open in early August!
To be among the first to be notified when registration is live,
please complete this REGISTRATION INTEREST FORM.
Following CDC guidelines, and with attendee health and safety being NGLCC’s top priority, attendance for the Summit will be limited to 400 registrants and this event will sell out fast. Please remember this is a summit and not the full scale annual conference that will return in 2022. Available registrations will be divided by stakeholder groups and will be on a first come, first served basis.
Among the highlights Summit attendees will experience are:
Prior to the Summit we will host a solidarity rally to show support for Florida’s LGBTQ businesses in collaboration with our Florida affiliates and LGBTQ business owners. The event is designed to show the strength of Florida’s thriving LGBTQ business economy - something decision-makers need to hear and see in full force! Together we will take a stand against harmful legislation in Florida and across the U.S. that specifically targets our transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary (TGNCNB) community members, as well as other anti-LGBT legislation sweeping the nation.
“This rally and Summit are further proof that NGLCC cares about my TGNCNB siblings and me, as well as our businesses, in these still very difficult times. As a trans business owner in Florida, I look forward to meeting with NGLCC corporate partners and fellow Certified LGBTBE® suppliers to ensure my business and our community can survive and thrive.” -Ashley T Brundage, Founder & Author, Empowering Differences (Tampa, FL)
IMPACTFUL PLENARIES, BREAKOUTS, AND MATCHMAKERS
The NGLCC Summit will deliver innovative leadership programming as well as networking and engagement opportunities for LGBT and allied business leaders. Cutting-edge educational programs include inspiring keynote speakers, an affiliate chamber educational track, one-on-one Matchmaker meetings between suppliers and Fortune 500 companies, and much more.
THE NBIC BEST-OF-THE-BEST CELEBRATION
Uniting the nation’s leading business diversity organizations, the Best-of-the-Best Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in promoting cross-segment diversity, equity and inclusion. Only companies achieving industry-leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious Best-of-the-Best designation from the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), a coalition of national diverse business organizations spearheaded by NGLCC since 2012.
THE 2021 NGLCC AWARDS GALA
The gala celebrates another year of economic and social progress for the global LGBT and allied business community we represent. Among the coveted honors NGLCC will present: our 2021 Corporation of the Year, Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year, Chamber of the Year, and LGBT Supplier of the Year.
For information about the upcoming summit, please email [email protected]
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected]
We look forward to seeing and celebrating with you this November!
NGLCC B2B Summit agenda is in development, check back often for updates:
Wednesday, November 17
5:30 – 7:00 PM Leadership Welcome Reception (by invitation)
Thursday, November 18
1:00 – 2:45 PM Opening Plenary
3:00 – 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions (Supplier, NBIC, joint Council)
4:00 – 4:15 PM Break
4:15 – 5:30 PM Best of the Best Awards
5:30 – 7:30 PM Best of the Best Reception
Friday, November 19
8:00 – 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 AM Morning Plenary
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Breakout Session I/Matchmakers
12:30 – 2:00 PM Plenary Luncheon and Chamber Awards
2:15 – 3:15 PM Breakout Sessions II
2:15 – 4:30 PM Matchmakers
6:00 – 7:15 PM Awards Gala Reception
7:30 – 10:00 PM Awards Gala Dinner