NGLCC Leads 3rd International LGBT Trade Mission, Headed to Mexico City

For Immediate Release
March 11, 2014

Mexico City – NGLCC Global, a division of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in the United States will lead a trade mission to Mexico City and convene the second ever LGBT Summit of Americas, bringing together business leaders from the U.S. and several Latin American countries starting on March 11. This visit follows previous LGBT trade missions to Colombia (2012) and Argentina (2010), two countries that now boast their own LGBT chambers of commerce.

“With an LGBT market in representing over  $4.6 billion according to De La Riva consultants, Mexico is proving itself to be an ideal country for LGBT business in Latin America,” said Justin Nelson, NGLCC Co-Founder and President. “This rising economy and champion of LGBT rights in Central America, provides the perfect market for U.S. LGBT money and trade.”

The four-day trade mission convenes a diverse group of participants connecting on topics of international trade, business development, and tourism. Delegates include small and medium size business owners, LGBT chamber leaders, and multinational corporate representatives. Through U.S. Commercial Services matchmaking, entrepreneurs will meet with potential Mexican end-users, distributors, and partners.  The LGBT Summit of the Americas, taking place the final two days of the trade mission, will engage local LGBT leaders and entrepreneurs in addition to trade mission delegates.  Google Mexico CEO Pablo Slough and the U.S. Embassy in Mexico’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Laura Dogu, will be on hand to offer guidance to Summit participants.

“Doing business with Mexico has become very easy and accessible for many American businesses since the implementation of NAFTA.” said Chance Mitchell, NGLCC Co-Founder and CEO. “We are excited to explore myriad of opportunities offered in Mexico City, Guadalajara and other booming Mexican states.”

U.S. Embassy Mexico’s Deputy Chief of Mission Laura Dogu further added, “NGLCC’s participation in a trade mission made up of LGBT businesses is an excellent way to expand the profile of the LGBT community in Mexico and to build strong ties between the LGBT communities on both sides of the border.  I applaud your commitment to not only growing the economic ties between the U.S. and Mexico, but also to expanding the vital issues of human rights and LGBT equality to businesses and economic development.”

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CONTACT: Joanna Dees, Vice President, Global Programs and Corporate Relations, at 1-202-234-9181 or [email protected]

About the NGLCC

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce of the United States (NGLCC) is the only national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of LGBT business community. With more than 550 certified businesses and growing, over 140 corporate partners, and 54 local, state, and international affiliate chambers, NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the world.


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