2019 NGLCC Global LGBTI Business Week

November 19, 2019
to November 22, 2019

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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 on 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


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”
The race to become the next business hub among emerging economies continues as they strive to learn and incorporate inclusive practices within their workforce and supply chains. Nonetheless, emerging economies still lack the tools and resources to fully realize the social and financial benefits of inclusive business growth which is essential to engage and attract international private investment. What struggles do LGBT-owned businesses and chambers of commerce in emerging economies face? How can the private and government sectors have a better understanding of the challenges faced by small and medium size enterprises (SMEs)? What lessons can be drawn from advanced economies to bridge this gap? Will the increasing interest from corporations to invest in up and coming international business hubs encourage more robust diversity and inclusion initiatives across sectors?


British Embassy, 3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008


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

3 PM - 5 PM
Discussion Panel (Open to the public) 
“Trans-Atlantic LGBT Business Dialogue” 
You are invited to join the Scandinavian LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and the Equality Chamber of Commerce DC Metro Area for a joint panel talk and open exchange of ideas on conducting trans-Atlantic business.

House of Sweden, 2900 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

6:30 PM -

8:30 PM

Discussion Panel (Open to the public) + Reception
“Paving the Way Towards Economic Inclusion Across the World Through Government Initiatives”
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 6:00 PM to allow time to get through security. Bring: ID
Embassy of Uruguay
1913 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006


November 21

10 AM -

2:00 PM

Global Affiliate Leaders Workshop (By invitation)
The objective of these sessions is to enable chambers to develop a logic model and provide them with monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools to track their individual progress for the year 2020.
Session 1
Looking into 2020: Why do we need a logic model and how to draft one?
Session 2
Group presentation: Setting goals and expected results for your chamber

Location will be sent

5:00 PM -

7:30 PM

NGLCC VIP and Major Donor Reception (by invitation only; dress code is business casual)
Please join for a networking reception hosted by NGLCC at NGLCC headquarters! 
NGLCC Offices
1331 F Street NW, Suite 900

Washington, DC 20004


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




Presenting Sponsor


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!