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2019 NGLCC Global LGBTI Business Week

November 18, 2019
to November 22, 2019

[email protected]

202.234.9181

NGLCC Global LGBTI Business Week, created by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce in partnership with leaders & organizations committed to expanding global LGBTI economic opportunity, will be the third annual summit to converge global leaders, economic development and human rights experts, governments, and the private sector to cultivate a more socially and economically inclusive world.
 
This dynamic, multi-day series of events will focus on sharing new thought leadership and existing best practices for global LGBTI economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, and development. The week culminates in NGLCC's annual National Dinner, which celebrates the achievement of NGLCC's partners and business enterprises.
 
For information our upcoming Global LGBTI Business Week programming and how to get involved, email [email protected].

Agenda for 2019 NGLCC Global LGBTI Business Week

Please Note:  All items contained in this agenda are subject to change. 
Date Time Event Location

Tuesday,

November 19

11 AM - 12 PM NGLCC Global Affiliate Leaders Meeting (invitation only) NGLCC Offices
1331 F Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20004
12 PM - 2 PM

Global Affiliate Leaders Working Lunch (By invitation)

 

“How Can International LGBT Chambers of Commerce Engage with the Private Sector to Promote Growth for BE’s and Advocate for Inclusive Economic Growth and Good Business Practices?”

NGLCC Offices
1331 F Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20004

6:30 PM -

8:30 PM

Discussion Panel (Open to the public) + Reception
 
“The Race to Become the Next International Business Hub: Opportunities and Challenges for the LGBTI Business Community”
 
Over the past couple of decades, Costa Rica government’s commitment to promote democratic values and financial reforms has attracted major Fortune 100 companies. Other countries such as India have managed to be on their way to become a “star-up” nation, but the lack of relevant government policies that promote economic equality and inclusion continue to hinder the growth of SME’s across the country. What challenges and opportunities will the LGBTI business community face throughout the race for developing countries to become the next business hub? How will the increasing interest from corporations to invest in up and coming international business hubs encourage more robust diversity and inclusion initiatives across sectors?
 
Note: Arrive promptly at 6:15 to allow time to get through security. Bring: ID

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Embassy of Costa Rica
2114 S Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
 

Wednesday,

November 20

12 PM - 2 PM
Global Affiliate Leaders Working Lunch (By invitation)
 
“Best Practices and Lessons Learned on Fundraising Strategies and How to Engage with Corporates”
 

NGLCC Offices
1331 F Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20004

6:30 PM -

8:30 PM

Discussion Panel (Open to the public) + Reception
 
“Paving the Way Towards Economic Inclusion Across the World Through Government Policies” 
 
What are some of the latest policy developments aiming to protect legal rights, promote economic growth and bring awareness to the socioeconomic challenges the LGBTI community throughout the world? For instance, Uruguay just approved a law that would allow foreigners to marry; Argentina is one of the LAC region champions paving the way for social and economic inclusion to become part of the government’s agenda; earlier this year, Taiwan and Ecuador’s lawmakers passed a bill to recognize same-sex marriage. From the BE’s, government, and civil society perspective, what other government policies will play a key role in promoting economic advancement for the LGBTI community in the future?
 
Note: Arrive promptly at 6:15 to allow time to get through security. Bring: ID
 
 
Embassy of Uruguay
1913 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
 

Thursday,

November 21

10 AM -

3:45 PM

One-on-One Global Affiliate Leaders Meetings (By invitation)
 
One-on-one meetings with USAID Program Chamber Leaders to go over budgets, upcoming activities for 2020, and to provide them with updates from NGLCC Global Division’s workplan for 2020.
 

Location will be sent

5:00 PM -

7:00 PM

Global Corporate Open House and VIP Major Donor Reception (by invitation only)
 
Please join for a networking reception hosted by NGLCC at NGLCC headquarters! Dress is business and bring any resources on your chamber. 
 
 
NGLCC Offices
1331 F Street NW, Suite 900

Washington, DC 20004

Friday,

November 22

5:30 PM -

11:30 PM 

2019 NGLCC National Dinner Awards Gala
 
Please join us for an evening of celebrations, awards, and food. Dress is black tie, and please bring an ID for entry
 
 
National Building Museum

 

Host Hotel:


1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009, US


We are now accepting hotel reservations for our upcoming event. Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations and receive updated information about the event. We look forward to seeing you!

One night's room and tax deposit is required to confirm a reservation. Cancellations within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one night's room and tax.  Click HERE to learn more and book today!