2022 NGLCC International Business & 

Leadership Conference

August 2 – 5, 2022 | Las Vegas, NV

Our 2022 International Business & Leadership Conference will take us to Las Vegas, NV and the beautiful Bellagio Hotel & Resort! This globally recognized conference is 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 Enterprises (LGBTBEs), a local chamber development track, Marketplace Expo, one-on-one Matchmaker meetings between suppliers and Fortune 500 companies, and much more.

Questions? Email [email protected]!

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Conference  Agenda (Subject to Change) | Bellagio Hotel & Casino - August 2-5, 2022

Monday, August 1 - Pre Conference Day

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Corporate Development & Engagement Committee Meeting
Location: DaVinci 4

Tuesday, August 2 - Pre Conference Day

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Registration
Location: DaVinci Foyer

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Help Desk
Location: Reg. Desk 4 - DaVinci Foyer

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Procurement Council Coffee & Questions Session (by Invitation)
Location: Grand Ballroom 4, 5 & 8

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
XLR8 Programming: Cohort IV Participants Only
Presented by: Wells Fargo
Co-Presented by DoorDash, Kia Motors & Southern California Edison
Location: DaVinci 2

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Affiliate Chamber Academy Kick-Off
Presented by: Wells Fargo
Presenter: Jason Rae, Vice President of Affiliate Relations, NGLCC
Location: Raphael 3

Join us as we kick off the Affiliate Chamber Academy, presented by Wells Fargo. This session will be an opportunity for affiliate leaders from across the country to reconnect and learn from one another. Chamber staff and board members are encouraged to attend Affiliate Chamber Academy programming during Conference.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NGLCC Procurement Council Meeting
Presented by: American Meetings, Inc. (AMI)
Presenter: Stephanie Lokker | Lockerbie and Co
(By Invitation - Corporate Partners Only)
Location: Grand Ballroom 4, 5 & 8

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Affiliate Chamber Academy: LGBTBE Train the Trainer Workshop
Presented by: Wells Fargo
Presenter: Sydney Harris | Manager, Supplier Diversity, NGLCC
Location: Raphael 3

In order to help our local affiliates to identify, educate, and refer eligible member businesses to become certified as an LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) as a part of the NGLCC’s Supplier Diversity Initiative, join us for a Train the Trainer session. In this part of the Affiliate Chamber Academy, affiliates will learn how to talk about certification, learn answers to commonly asked questions, and leave with all the information they need to be experts in their community on the LGBTBE certification.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Chamber Leadership Development Program: Budgeting and the Bottomline
Presenter: Tony Vedda, President & CEO, North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Location: Raphael 3

Knowledge about budgeting and forecasting is imperative to determine smooth function of a chamber of commerce, as accurate forecasting leads to better financial management. Like any business, while running a chamber of commerce, one must account for resources and finance projects and programs. Budgeting is a tool to make sure the projects and programs meet their goals. In addition, a well-planned and developed fiscal policy should also be put in place.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
NGLCC Corporate Advisory Council Meeting
Presented by: Encore
Presenter: Jayzen Patria | Diversity Advocate
(By Invitation - Corporate Partners Only)
Location: Grand Ballroom 4, 5 & 8

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Platinum Circle Session
Presented by: Wells Fargo
(By Invitation - Platinum Circle Members Only)
Location: Grand Ballroom 6

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Chamber Leadership Development Program: Developing a Compelling Communication Plan
Presenter: Thomas E. Roth, President, Community Marketing & Insights
Location: Raphael 3

A compelling communications and marketing plan, allows a successful execution of communication and marketing efforts of a chamber that support the organization’s mission and vision, as well as evaluate the effectiveness of those efforts. This plan will ensure consistent and standardized themes, messages, tones, visuals and organization in all communication and marketing efforts, and it will assist in increasing overall awareness in the minds of the target audiences, consistently demonstrating the Chamber’s tremendous efforts to improve the economic environment. Learn how to develop a successful communication plan that provides a roadmap for the communication and marketing efforts that puts forth the branding of the chamber.

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

How to Win at Conference: A Two-Part Session for Supercharging Your Communication & Storytelling for the Week Ahead
Presented by: Cox Communications
Location: Raphael 2

Welcome & Supplier Diversity Update: Presented by Alicia Greene | Director, Supplier Diversity, NGLCC

Compelling Communication: Presented by Jonathan Yeo | Founder, The Potential Space

In this workshop, we explore simple and practical ways you can make your communication compelling, so that it's received, understood, and acted upon. Whether you want to make your presentations more impactful, get a response to your emails, or simply have more effective conversations at work, this workshop will help you become the communicator that others want to tune into.

Facts Tell, Stories Sell: The Art of Storytelling: Presented by Tee White | Creative Strategist, Simply Tee Poetry

An informative interactive conversation that assists entrepreneurs with brand messaging, social media, and sales strategies. In this creative atmosphere we explore the value of storytelling and its impact on household products and brand names. This inspirational speech is designed for the fervid business owner, with step-by-step instructions for immediate practical application.

How to Maximize your use of the NGLCC Engagement Center
Presenters: Dorinda Fella, PNC Financial Services, Supplier Diversity Specialist
Sean Franklin | VP, Stakeholder Engagement Center, NGLCC; Greg Shinbur | VP, Corporate Relations, NGLCC; Dorinda Fella | Supplier Diversity Specialist, PNC Financial Services
Location: DaVinci 3

This session is for both suppliers and corporate partners to learn more about how to maximize your use of the NGLCC engagement center. The Engagement Center is your company’s dedicated RFP concierge for personalized, curated Certified LGBTBE® supplier listings fostering meaningful engagement with Certified LGBTBE® companies and Stakeholders.

Marketing & Related Services Industry Council Cluster Session
Moderator – Noah Brodsky | Chief Commercial Officer, Lindblad Expeditions
Presenters: Karen Tobler, Supplier Diversity Lead, Target | Mark Lane, Director, Corporate Communications, Barclays | John Lake, SVP Diverse Segment Marketing, LGBTQ Segment Leader, Wells Fargo Consumer and Small Business Banking
Location: Raphael 1

During this conversation, attendees will have the opportunity to network and grow their connections, skills, and relationships with members of the NGLCC corporate network in the Marketing and Related Services sector and how NGLCC’s industry groups will be a part of NGLCC’s advocacy and public policy work.

National Legal Council Cluster Session
Presenters: Nancy Mertzel | Principal & Founder, Mertzel Law; Cynthia F. Towers | President & CEO, JURISolutions
Location: DaVinci 1

Join your peers for a conversation specific to issues and solutions related to the legal industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and grow their connections, skills, and relationships with members of the NGLCC corporate network and learn how NGLCC’s industry groups will be a part of NGLCC’s advocacy and public policy work.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Platinum Circle Cocktail Hour
Hosted by: Wells Fargo
(By Invitation - Platinum Circle Members Only)
Location: Grand Ballroom 6

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
New Corporate Partner Reception (by invitation)
Hosted by: Act1

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Women's Meet & Greet Cocktail Hour
Hosted by: AT&T and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
Location: Grand Ballroom 7

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Welcome Reception
Hosted by: Caesars Entertainment
Location: Paris Hotel, Champagne Ballroom

Wednesday, August 3 - Conference Day One

6:30AM - 7:30AM
Corporate/Supplier Walk & Talks
Presented by: Humana
Location: Grand Patio

Get a healthy start to your morning and make fresh business connections with Supplier Diversity representatives and fellow entrepreneurs. Join fellow attendees for early-morning networking walks along a course on the resort. Designed to connect LGBTBEs with each other and corporate buyers, participants should come prepared to chat about potential business opportunities, to seek business advice, or just to connect with a fellow member of the LGBT business community. Walking shoes & casual summer attire encouraged.

6:45 AM – 8:45AM
Canadian Delegation Breakfast (By Invitation Only)
Location: Grand Ballroom Salon 4

7:00AM - 7:00PM
Registration Open
Location: DaVinci Foyer

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Help Desk Open
Location: Reg. Desk 4 - DaVinci Foyer

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Continental Breakfast
Presented by: Kellogg
Location: Tower Ballroom Foyer

9:00AM - 11:00AM
Opening Plenary Session: Conversation with American software engineer and Jeopardy! Champion, Amy Schneider
Followed by NGLCC Supplier Induction Ceremony
Location: Tower Ballroom

11:00AM - 11:15AM
Break

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Morning Breakout Sessions:

Mental Health and Inclusion - Use Emotional Technology in your DEI Transformation Strategy
Presenter: Javier Santos | Co-Founder & CEO, The House of Purpose
Location: DaVinci 1

This session builds the case for a mental health approach to a D&I implementation strategy by answering these three questions:
1. How inclusive working environments make good social equity and business sense?
2. What is the latest science showing how our feelings influence of our thoughts and actions?
3. Why mental and emotional workplace health is a necessary condition to inclusive workplaces?

Designed for New and Growing DE&I Programs: Leading Inclusion and Diversity as an "Accidental" Expert
Presenter: Jen O'Ryan | Editor - Inclusion, Diversity, and Representation, Double Tall Consulting
Location: DaVinci 2

So, you've been asked to take the lead on Inclusion and Diversity for your organization. Panic sets in. Where to even begin with all of this? First, congrats! Second, don't panic.

This session is designed for anyone thinking about Inclusion and Diversity in their business or organization. It provides advice and practical steps on designing I&D initiatives from an idea to implementation. Discussion includes the fundamentals of designing change, combined with the specific challenges that come with leading Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace. We'll talk about ways to introduce change, things to avoid, and strategies to bring others along on the journey. Whether you are one person working with zero budget or have funding and an enthusiastic team supporting the effort, there is something here for you.

Retail and Merchandising Industry Cluster Session: Demystifying Retail- Services, Products and Assessing Readiness. Understanding what it takes to do business with retailers, on the shelves and behind the scenes
Moderator: Jillian Schneeberger | Supplier Diversity Lead, Target
Location: DaVinci 3

Brought to you by Target Corporation: Demystifying the Retail Industry for both products on shelves as well as behind the scenes goods & services in an education and outreach program designed to help LGBQ+- Owned businesses scale and thrive in the retail industry.

The Hidden Superpower of ESG: What Business Owners Need to Know & Using It to Attract New Customers & What businesses owners need to know about the future of sustainability
Presenters: Robert Kirk | Head of Analytics, Dun & Bradstreet; Nicole DeNamur | Owner and Founder, Sustainable Strategies
Location: DaVinci 4

ESG: Small Business owners have a new challenge - defining your ESG bona fides. The days of having a unique product, a marketing and advertising plan and a target market are not enough to make the grade. Dun & Bradstreet ESG Ranking is an assessment that allows companies to highlight their environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics and present them to the world. Actively communicate how your business protects and prepares you to engage with the environment, reflects your spirit of social responsibility and diversity, and operates in a transparent and ethical manner. Understanding the dimensions of ESG is the first step in putting your ESG Ranking to work for your business.

Sustainability: Sustainability is rapidly become business as usual, and increasingly complex. And with the rise Environmental, Social and Governance reporting (or ESG), sustainability throughout the supply chain has gained increased scrutiny, both from consumers and regulators. With all the acronyms and technical terminology, it can be very difficult for business owners to understand what sustainability metrics they should be tracking and even where to start. This forward-looking presentation will outline the key concepts that business owners should be aware of, and provide resources and tools to help them get started. Finally, this presentation will highlight some of the specific opportunities for diverse businesses to capture business opportunities as the market continues to evolve.

Food & Beverage Industry Council Cluster Session
Presenters: Debra Quade (she/her), Supplier Diversity Manager, Kellogg Company | James Felton Keith (he/her/heru), CEO, InclusionScore
Location: Raphael 1

Join your peers for a conversation specific to issues and solutions related to the food & Beverage industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and grow their connections, skills, and relationships with members of the NGLCC corporate network and learn how NGLCC’s industry groups will be a part of NGLCC’s advocacy and public policy work.

Banking & Financial Services Cluster Session
Presenters: Julie Rakes, Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity, Capital One; Mark Morales, Vice President - SBA Loan Specialist, City National Bank
Location: Raphael 2

During this conversation, attendees will have the opportunity to network and grow their connections, skills, and relationships with members of the NGLCC corporate network in the Banking & Financial Services sector and how NGLCC’s industry groups will be a part of NGLCC’s advocacy and public policy work.

Affiliate Chamber Academy Programming: Affiliate Advocacy 101
Presented by: Wells Fargo
Presenter: Rhett Buttle, Founder, Public Private Strategies
Location: Raphael 3

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Break

12:30PM - 2:45PM
Luncheon Plenary
Location: Tower Ballroom

Keynote - Mission Driven Leadership with Mark Bertolini, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Bridgewater Associates; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aetna Inc; Director of Verizon Communications Inc., CVS Health, and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Hear from renowned business expert Robert Herjavec. For the last 14 years Robert has been well known as one of the Sharks and executive producer of the Emmy-award winning hit show, Shark Tank. Robert is a globally recognized motivational, business, and cyber security leader.

2:45PM - 3:15PM
Coffee Break
Presented by: Lowes

3:15 PM - 4:30PM
Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

Energy & Utilities Cluster Session - Why Grid Stability is Changing the Future of Business and Where We Manufacture Goods & Northern California Utility Mega Projects
Presenters: Connie Stacey | President, Growing Greener Innovations; Alejandro Serrudo | Principal Supply Chain Responsibility, PG&E
Location: DaVinci 1

Grid Stability: Black outs, brown outs, energy crisis, and environmental impacts, oh my!

Electricity is a fundamental requirement for businesses, and interruptions to electricity service can cost millions of dollars, have huge environmental impacts, and sometimes even cost lives. During this session we will look at the factors that have the biggest impact on our cost and reliability of electricity, and why these factors suggest very big changes to business operations and where the goods of the future will be manufactured. We will also discuss some of the technologies and techniques that can help to futureproof your electrical supply while lowering your carbon footprint; and what we can do to prepare for natural disasters and environmental emergencies.

Northern California Projects: PG&E's aim for an inclusive supply chain which embraces LGBTBE firms starts with bringing opportunities for them to identify direct and indirect opportunities and to learn on how corporations conduct business. In this session, we share how these mega projects in Northern California perform in the 10,000-mile undergrounding program. Meeting our state's climate challenges requires bold, innovative action. In 2021, PG&E announced a program to underground roughly 10,000 miles of powerlines located in or near high fire-threat areas. We anticipate sourcing activities across various services and materials in support of the undergrounding program. This may include, but may not be limited to:
- Electric Construction Services
- Civil Construction Services
- Engineering Services
- EPC: Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Services
- Other Relevant Support Services
- Electric Materials

Understanding Privilege in the Workplace through an Intersectional Lens
Presented by: BP
Presenter: Kevin Heard | Board President, Detroit LGBT Chamber
Location: DaVinci 2

Co-presenters Sabia and Kevin will talk you through intersectionality and inclusion in the various spheres they occupy: the personal, professional, and collective. They will discuss their privileges, the lens through which they see the world, layers of identity, and how developing their identity can stop or start the progress of someone else's. Join them as they analyze racism and privilege through a discussion of systems that help create a culture of equity and inclusivity for everyone.

Securing your Business Legacy: Getting Succession Planning Right: Presented by Absolut
Presenter: Eric J. Smith | Senior Vice President, Business Owner Advisory Strategist, Wells Fargo Bank, Advice & Planning, Advice Center, Business Owner Advisory
Location: DaVinci 3

Business succession planning is an important part of operating a business, especially for small business owners and owners who are nearing retirement. By making business succession arrangements early, you can help make a smooth transition and minimize any negative effects of your departure on the company. In this session you will hear from subject matter experts from the NGLCC network as you consider The Core Four: Determining the Path Forward; Choosing a Successor; Managing Debt; and Minimizing Taxes. In addition, session attendees will explore the importance of creating short-term and catastrophic plans to aid with unplanned absences of the business owner or other senior leaders. Attendees will also understand some of the unique circumstances LGBTQ business owners may want to consider given some different familial norms for LGBTQ families.

Breakout Session #4 - Elevating your Impact Through Authentic Leadership
Presented by: TGX Initiative
Presenters: Gabrielle Claiborne | Co-Founder & CEO, Transformation Journeys Worldwide; Rex Wilde | Founder & CEO, Rex Wilde Consulting
Location: DaVinci 4

Authentic leadership is the current buzzword for describing a new type of leader who creates inclusive and innovative teams, world-class products, and a strong customer base…all positively impacting an organization's bottom-line. But what does it mean to be an authentic leader? In this session, we will look at some myths surrounding authentic leadership, and uncover how individuality and self-connection are the keys to establishing yourself as that leader who becomes an irreplaceable asset to your organization, no matter where you are in your vocational journey.

Breakout Session #5 - RFP Response Success - iLead - RFP Session with Wells Fargo
Presented by Wells Fargo
Location: Raphael 1

Industry Cluster - Technology, IT, Software and Internet Industry Cluster Session
Presented by: Dell
Presenters: Andress Stanley, Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Dell Technologies | Mona Besleaga, Sr. Business Development Manager, Dell Technologies
Location: Raphael 2

The issues and unique solutions needed in the high-tech industries will be discussed among your peers. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and grow their connections, skills, and relationships with members of the NGLCC corporate network and learn how NGLCC’s industry groups will be a part of NGLCC’s advocacy and public policy work.

Breakout Session #6 - Affiliate Chamber Academy: Affiliate Advocacy 201
Presented by: Wells Fargo
Presenter: Rhett Buttle, Founder, Public Private Strategies
Location: Raphael 3

5:30PM - 7:00PM
Canada Cocktail Reception (by invitation)
Hosted by: Canada & CGLCC
Location: Raphael 1

6:00PM - 7:00PM
Group Receptions:

Communities of Color Reception
Hosted by: EY and Johnson & Johnson
Location: DaVinci 1

Transgender & Gender Expansive Reception
Hosted by Marriott International
Location: DaVinci 2

NaVOBA Reception (by invitation)
Hosted by: Capital One
Location: DaVinci 3

6:30PM - 8:00PM
Opening Reception Presented by Sony, in Partnership with Freshwata and WBENC
Location: Tower Ballroom

Thursday, August 4 - Conference Day Two

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Corporate/Supplier Walk & Talks
Presented by: Humana
Location: Grand Patio

Get a healthy start to your morning again and make fresh business connections with Supplier Diversity representatives and fellow entrepreneurs. Join fellow attendees for early-morning networking walks along a course on the resort. Designed to connect LGBTBEs with each other and corporate buyers, participants should come prepared to chat about potential business opportunities, to seek business advice, or just to connect with a fellow member of the LGBT business community. Walking shoes & casual summer attire encouraged.

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Registration Open
Location: DaVinci Foyer

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Help Desk Open
Location: Reg. Desk 4 - DaVinci Foyer

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
Presented by: Kellogg
Location: Tower Ballroom Foyer

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Morning Plenary Session
Join us for a conversation with Peloton fitness instructor Ally Love. Ally is the CEO/Founder of Love Squad, the in-arena Host of the Brooklyn Nets, an Adidas Global Ambassador, and a model.
Location: Tower Ballroom

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Break

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
MarketPlace Expo
Presented by: Toyota
Location: Grand Ballroom

Come walk the show floor, browse hundreds of partner booths, and discuss potential business opportunities with those exhibiting at the 2022 Marketplace Expo. The NGLCC Expo is your opportunity to meet & greet in an open show floor forum.

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Matchmakers
Co-Presented by: JP Morgan Chase & PepsiCo
Location: Bellagio Ballroom

The Matchmaker session is a unique opportunity to bring NGLCC Corporate Buyers looking to connect with NGLCC Certified Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers in all industries for 15 min 1:1 intro discussions.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Global Affiliate Leaders Meeting (by invitation)
Hosted by: Accenture
Location: Raphael 2

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Affiliate Chamber Academy: Leveraging corporate partnerships to achieve your Chamber’s major priority initiatives
Sponsored by: Wells Fargo
Location: Raphael 1

Do you have brilliant ideas for programs and events, but do not have the resources and/or content knowledge to achieve these goals? Come learn about how the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce leveraged their corporate partner Ernst and Young's proven project management methodology to develop an Entrepreneur Leadership Institute for emerging leaders to learn key skills and LGBT history and network and discuss best practices. Whether you are looking to start your own idea or institute, this session is for you!

Presenters: Lisa Howe (VP, Membership, North TX LGBT Chamber), Tony Vedda (CEO/President, North TX LGBT Chamber), Greg Petolick (Managing Director, EY), Vijay Patel (Senior Manager, EY)

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Break

12:30PM - 2:30PM
Luncheon Plenary: In the Spotlight: Seizing Opportunities in Construction and Related Services
Sponsored by AT&T and Google
Location: Tower Ballroom

Part I: Wondering how to get your piece of the $1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill approved by Congress and signed into law by President Biden? NGLCC Co-Founder and President Justin Nelson will have a candid conversation with Lynn Follansbee, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships for USTelecom around how conference attendees can best position themselves to compete for contracts related to the new law.

Part II: Join Unispace CEO Steve Quick and a panel of industry experts across real estate, construction, and design for an honest conversation about key issues to move these industries forward and create more opportunities for diverse suppliers. Key topics will include:
-Making DEIB considerations a primary component of design and space, rather than an afterthought.
-How to unlock more opportunities for diverse suppliers, specifically LGBT suppliers at this event
-How to move these industries from lagger to leader in DEIB

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Break

2:45 PM - 5:00 PM
MarketPlace Expo
Presented by: Toyota
Location: Grand Ballroom

Come walk the show floor, browse hundreds of partner booths, and discuss potential business opportunities with those exhibiting at the 2022 Marketplace Expo. The NGLCC Expo is your opportunity to meet & greet in an open show floor forum.

2:45PM - 5:00PM
Matchmakers
Co-Presented by: JP Morgan Chase & PepsiCo
Location: Bellagio Ballroom

The Matchmaker session is a unique opportunity to bring NGLCC Corporate Buyers looking to connect with NGLCC Certified Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers in all industries for 15 min 1:1 intro discussions.

2:45PAM - 3:45 PM
Affiliate Chamber Academy: CEO/Executive Director Roundtable
Sponsored by: Wells Fargo
Location: DaVinci 1

As a part of our Affiliate Chamber Academy, CEOs and Executive Directors of Affiliate Chambers will gather for a private roundtable discussion to talk about issues facing them and their Chambers. These sessions are designed as leadership development opportunities for attendees. Please note, this session is only open to paid CEOs/Executive Directors for NGLCC Affiliate Chambers.

Facilitated by: Jason Rae, Vice President of Affiliate Relations, NGLCC and President & CEO, Wisconsin LGBT Chamber

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Affiliate Chamber Academy: Board Chair/President Roundtable
Sponsored by: Wells Fargo
Location: Raphael 1

As a part of our Affiliate Chamber Academy, Chairs and Board Presidents of Affiliate Chambers will gather for a private roundtable discussion to talk about issues facing them and their Chambers. These sessions are designed as leadership development opportunities for attendees. Please note, this session is only open to Chairs/Presidents of Affiliate Chambers.

Facilitated by: Jessye Grieve-Carlson, Manager, External Affairs and Affiliate Relations, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Global Affiliate Leaders Meeting (by invitation)
Hosted by: Accenture
Location: Raphael 2

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Affiliate Chamber Academy: Table Topics Conversations
Sponsored by: Wells Fargo
Location: Raphael 1

Affiliates Chamber leaders are invited to join us for an informal afternoon discussion of topics selected by attendees. These will be table-led conversations based on topics of interest, such as:

• Recognizing Ally Businesses as Allies

• From Board to Staff, Hiring a Full-Time Executive Director

• Programs and Events

• Additional Topics as Requested Throughout Week

8:00 PM - 10:00PM
Thursday Night Party
Hosted by: MGM Resorts International, Bristol Myers Squibb & Encore
Location: Hakkasan Nightclub – MGM Grand

Friday, August 5 - Conference Day Three

8:00AM - 12:00PM
Registration Open
Location: DaVinci Foyer

8:00AM - 12:00PM
Help Desk Open
Location: Reg. Desk 4 - DaVinci Foyer

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
NGLCC Mentorship Breakfast Meeting (by Invitation)
Presented by: Shell
Location: Raphael 3

9:30 AM - 11:15 AM
B2B Matchmakers
Co-Presented by: JP Morgan Chase & PepsiCo
Bellagio Ballroom

This B2B Matchmaker Session will allow LGBTBE® Suppliers to connect with one another in 15 min 1:1 intro discussion to collaborate for tier 2 contracting opportunities.

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Breakout Sessions:

Personal and Professional Development: Lead With Your Brand!
Presenter: Jayzen Patria | Diversity Advocate & Keynote Speaker
Location: Raphael 1

Apple & Nike. We all gravitate to big, standout brands. Lead With Your Brand!™ is specially designed for leaders and professionals, providing the keys to building winning, super premium personal brands using a professional marketer's toolkit. Through this program, participants will identify their target audience, define their value proposition, and determine how to thoughtfully "package" themselves - building a plan to stand out from the crowd by turning up the volume on their authentic selves.

By the end of Lead With Your Brand!™ session, attendees will understand the Five Steps To Lead With Your Brand and can continue their learning through the Lead With Your Brand podcast. Ultimately, operating from a big, standout brand mindset, confidently declaring your brand!

Adapting to an ever-changing World
Location: DaVinci 2
Today’s businesses are working in a world of crisis and disruption – from the pandemic to inflation & supply chain issues, to social/political issues and so on. Small and diverse businesses are facing many challenges and may not have a solution. With this is in mind, what is the best way to navigate this uncertainty while instilling confidence in your employees?

During our session, we will have an open dialogue on the importance of professional development and change management in an ever-changing world. Businesses don’t have to choose between performing now and adapting later, they can both be actioned on at once. Our session will focus on real life scenarios and practical tools to action immediately to ensure that you and your employees are prepared to take on challenges. Our goal is to bring the awareness around why it’s vital for the small and diverse business owners to be able to interconnect purpose, performance, and influence as a collective. We’ll share why horizontal leadership is more effective than vertical leadership because just driving results is not enough, leaders must also inspire and engage their employees to maximize employee output.

Success Stories & Certification Best Practices - Diversity Masterminds
Location: DaVinci 1

Affiliate Chamber Academy Programming - Maximizing Small Business Support in Government Contracting & Exporting
Presenters: Morgan Jameson | Executive Director, Equality Chamber of Commerce;  Justin Oslowski | Director, New Hampshire, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration; Nicole Woods, CGBP | Acting Vice President of Minority & Women-Owned Business Outreach Office of Small Business, Export-Import Bank of the United States; Chanelle Williams | Small Business Specialist, U.S Department of the Interior Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Location: DaVinci 4

Join panelists from the International Trade Administration, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and the Department of the Interior for a conversation on supporting small businesses in expanding their reach through government contracting, exporting across the globe, and how affiliate LGBTQ Chambers play a crucial role in connecting LGBT-owned small businesses with these government resources.

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Break

11:30AM - 1:30PM
Closing Champagne Awards Brunch
Location: Tower Ballroom

Closing Champagne Awards Brunch
Location: Tower Ballroom

Before the awards presentations, hear remarks from Accenture's Marco Ziegler and then join moderator Jennifer Brown while she moderates an all-star panel of OUT & ALLIED senior executives for a candid conversation about business and personal story telling.

Brian Downer, Executive Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Truist Financial Corporation

Brooke Reilly, VP Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer, PG&E

Allyn L. Shaw, Executive Vice President, Re-Imagine & Chief Technology Officer Chief Operating Office, Wells Fargo

Inspired by the seaside villages of Europe. Past the iconic Lake Bellagio—in which fountains dance their daily sound-and-light ballet—you’ll find the resort’s rooms, suites and villas, every one of which is strikingly elegant and thoroughly enhanced. Within Bellagio are award-winning dining experiences, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, salon, and dynamic nightlife add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience.

The NGLCC meeting and event space within The Bellagio will be convenient and comfortable. Their staff will ensure that our attendees will have a memorable experience while receiving the highest level of care and attention.

 

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(If your company institutes a travel ban once your reservation has been made, you can- reach out to the conference team to request an exception to the cancellation fee.)

 

Prices reflect per person rates. Registrations are audited to ensure registration type accuracy.

NGLCC Conference registration refund policy: Refunds will be honored until Summer 2022 (date TBA) with a $75 processing fee. After that date no refunds will be granted, all sales are final.

NGLCC Conference COVID Protocols

The NGLCC will be following all local, state and federal CDC COVID mandates to ensure the safety of our stakeholders.

According to the Las Vegas CVB: “Effective Feb. 10, 2022, the State of Nevada has lifted mask mandates, including in resorts and casinos, restaurants, bars, showrooms and meeting spaces. Masks are still recommended for individuals who are not fully vaccinated, those with underlying health conditions and in healthcare facilities.” https://www.vegasmeansbusiness.com/destination-updates/

In Addition, MGM Resorts has implemented their own health and safety procedures for meetings and events on their properties, which includes the Bellagio Hotel & Resort. https://www.mgmresorts.com/en/open.html

The CDC recommendations can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/gatherings.html

The NGLCC will continue to monitor the COVID situation and will implement any additional safety protocols, if deemed necessary, while on-site at the Bellagio Hotel and Resort. The health and safety of our attendees is our number one priority and we encourage masks for any non-vaccinated individuals.

Thank you and we look forward to a safe conference in Las Vegas.

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