What to Expect at #NGLCC22: International Business & Leadership Conference

By Sarah Jester

We are counting down the days until the 2022 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference! Whether you’re a Conference veteran, or #NGLCC22 marks your first LGBTBiz event, you’ll have a wealth of business development, networking, and entertainment opportunities at your fingertips – not to mention hearing from acclaimed special guests like Amy Schneider, Ally Love, and Robert Herjavec. CONFERENCE IS ALMOST SOLD OUT – be sure to secure your spot today

Here’s what to expect this year at the largest LGBT business event on the planet: 


The NGLCC Conference delivers innovative leadership programming as well as networking and engagement opportunities for more than 2,000 LGBT and allied business leaders. Cutting-edge educational programs include inspiring keynote speakers, the annual B2B Boot Camp for Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers, a local chamber development track, Marketplace Expo, one-on-one Matchmaker meetings between suppliers and Fortune 500 companies, and much more. 

Business owners, supplier diversity thought leaders, and corporate representatives alike will find an astounding variety of tailored breakout sessions, discussion roundtables, and workshops to choose from at Conference. Business leaders in attendance will walk away with a newly strengthened network of personal and professional contacts, as well as a variety of tools and strategies for growing their businesses. The workshops and programs offered will help business leaders navigate an increasingly changed professional world, and to pave the way for increased DEI efforts in business across the country.

Is this your first time participating in Matchmaker meetings, or want to sharpen up your pitch skills prior to networking? Watch our MatchMaker info session now! Be sure to take advantage of Tuesday’s programming to prepare for the days ahead with sessions like “How to Win at Conference: A Three-Part Session for Supercharging Your Communication, Storytelling & Pitch for the Week Ahead,” “The Pitch-Perfect Pitch: How to Ace Your Pitch, Every Time,” “Facts Tell, Stories Sell: The Art of Storytelling,” and much more! View the full agenda here.


We work hard, and we celebrate hard…and we’re already gearing up for NGLCC’s signature celebrations at Conference! Join fellow attendees on the dance floor at our evening programming, complete with musical entertainment and a few surprises in store. This year’s Conference also features a series of exclusive receptions, as well as a champagne brunch closing plenary. 

When business is done for the day, enjoy all that the beautiful Bellagio Hotel & Resort has to offer right in the heart of Las Vegas! Featuring some of the most exquisite pools, spas, courtyards, and conservatories in the city, the Bellagio has it all – not to mention once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences and entertainment right at your fingertips. After taking advantage of all that Las Vegas has to offer, relax in luxurious comfort as part of your unforgettable stay at the Bellagio. Book your hotel room today with NGLCC’s special discount! 


Clocking in at nearly 2,000 certified suppliers and over 400 partners, the NGLCC family and its affiliates span each state and continent – and we’re not done growing! Conference is an incredible opportunity to connect with fellow LGBTQ business owners and likeminded DEI professionals. 

If you are a newly certified business, attending Conference is key for jumpstarting those relationships. Aside from gaining valuable resources to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey with NGLCC, past attendees have attested to the fact that the connections made at events like Conference are genuine & stand the test of time. 

“Our professional network and our LGBTQ+ connections overlap more than ever since we became a Certified LGBTBE®,” said Katie Staab of Punch Card Films. “We’ve forged relationships with business owners across industries, and I don’t know that we would have met many of them outside of the Chamber.”

Registration for this exclusive LGBTQ business event is filling up fast – be sure to claim your spot today! Have additional questions about Conference? Our team is standing by to answer them at conference@nglcc.org!


Thanks to our presenting sponsors, Accenture, Bristol Myers Squibb, Dell, Southern California Edison, and Wells Fargo for making #NGLCC22 possible. View the full list of sponsors at nglcc.org/nglcc22.


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