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NGLCC Back to Business (B2B) Summit 2021

November 17, 2021
to November 19, 2021

 

NGLCC IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE 2021

NGLCC BACK TO BUSINESS (B2B) SUMMIT from November 17-19, 2021

Attendee Website Link: https://cvent.me/Lbk3Vz

This event will happen at our originally contracted property later this year and will take place in lieu of the annual NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference at the Diplomat Hollywood Resort in Hollywood, FL that was originally scheduled. Please note this event will be a summit and therefore will be much smaller in size.

Following CDC guidelines, and with attendee health and safety being NGLCC’s top priority, attendance for the Summit will be limited to 400 registrants and this event will sell out fast. Please remember this is a summit and not the full scale annual conference that will return in 2022. Available registrations will be divided by stakeholder groups and will be on a first come, first served basis.

 

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WORKING TOGETHER FOR A SAFE EVENT

All 2021 event attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination OR a negative viral test result within 72 hours for access to event(s).

CONVENIENT ON-SITE COVID VIRAL TESTING NOW AVAILABLE FOR THOSE REGISTERED FOR  National LGBT Chamber of Commerce B2B Summit Attendees.
The Inspire Diagnostics team has designed a high quality COVID-19 Virus (Rapid and PCR) testing program, utilizing EUA authorized tests to identify both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals with COVID-19. 
 
AT-HOME TESTING
 
 
ON-SITE TESTING
 
On-site COVID-19 Testing During the 2021 NGLCC B2B Back to Business Summit:
 
TESTING HOURS OF OPERATION AT THE DIPLOMAT BEACH HOTEL
*You only need to preregister once for the entire event. *
Wednesday, November 17 4:30pm-7:00pm
Thursday, November 18 9:00am-6:00pm
Friday, November 19 8:00am-7:00pm
 
 
Domestic Attendees
 
Fully vaccinated registrants may travel within the US without the need for COVID-19 testing when departing from the event. 
 
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated guests should have a viral COVID-19 test 3 days before your return travel date.
 
International Attendees
 
All registrants departing from the NGLCC B2B Summit (including U.S. citizens, fully/non- vaccinated people) must have a viral COVID-19 test 3 days before your return travel date.
 
Each international attendee who would like to take advantage of this service, will be responsible for checking in and testing 72 hours before your individual return travel date.  Neither the NGLCC nor Inspire Diagnostics will know when you should arrive for testing per your travel plans and will be unable to remind you.
 
 
Positive Test Results
 
For the procedures when a guest has a positive result, please see the link to CDC which Inspire Diagnostics will available and share with individuals as needed. Below are recommendations for travelers:
 
 
Per HIPAA, Inspire Diagnostics is not able to disclose private health information to anyone else outside of the consent parameters.  If the individual is at the event, the Inspire Diagnostics team will contact them immediately, and begin contact tracing. 
 
If a traveler is identified as a close contact of a case, the individual will be contacted by the Inspire Diagnostics team and requested to test.
 
Other Recommendations
All visitors should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 during their visit.
If symptoms develop, isolate, and get tested.
If the test returns negative, continue with planned activities.
If the test is positive, isolate.
If a traveler tests positive, the individual should isolate for at least 10 days and after improvement of symptoms, including no fever for 24 hours.
 
 

Among the highlights Summit attendees will experience are: 

SOLIDARITY RALLY

Prior to the Summit we will host a solidarity rally to show support for Florida’s LGBTQ businesses in collaboration with our Florida affiliates and LGBTQ business owners. The event is designed to show the strength of Florida’s thriving LGBTQ business economy - something decision-makers need to hear and see in full force! Together we will take a stand against harmful legislation in Florida and across the U.S. that specifically targets our transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary (TGNCNB) community members, as well as other anti-LGBT legislation sweeping the nation. 

“This rally and Summit are further proof that NGLCC cares about my TGNCNB siblings and me, as well as our businesses, in these still very difficult times. As a trans business owner in Florida, I look forward to meeting with NGLCC corporate partners and fellow Certified LGBTBE® suppliers to ensure my business and our community can survive and thrive.” -Ashley T Brundage, Founder & Author, Empowering Differences (Tampa, FL)

IMPACTFUL PLENARIES, BREAKOUTS, AND MATCHMAKERS

The NGLCC Summit will deliver innovative leadership programming as well as networking and engagement opportunities for LGBT and allied business leaders. Cutting-edge educational programs include inspiring keynote speakers, an affiliate chamber educational track, one-on-one Matchmaker meetings between suppliers and Fortune 500 companies, and much more.

THE NBIC BEST-OF-THE-BEST CELEBRATION

Uniting the nation’s leading business diversity organizations, the Best-of-the-Best Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in promoting cross-segment diversity, equity and inclusion. Only companies achieving industry-leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious Best-of-the-Best designation from the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), a coalition of national diverse business organizations spearheaded by NGLCC since 2012. 

THE 2021 NGLCC AWARDS GALA

The gala celebrates another year of economic and social progress for the global LGBT and allied business community we represent. Among the coveted honors NGLCC will present: our 2021 Corporation of the Year, Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year, Chamber of the Year, and LGBT Supplier of the Year.

 

For information about the upcoming summit, please email [email protected]

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected]

We look forward to seeing and celebrating with you this November!

Attendee Website Link: https://cvent.me/Lbk3Vz

 

NGLCC B2B Summit agenda is in development, check back often for updates:

 
The NGLCC B2B Summit is your gateway to success whether you can join us in person or online. Our VirtualSelect platform will allow you to participate in matchmaking and learning sessions from the comfort of your home or office if you are joining us remotely. With VirtualSelect, you’ll also have access to live streaming of plenaries featuring some of the biggest names in LGBT business, corporate procurement, DEI, advocacy, and more. You will have a virtual front row seat to experience the inspiring NGLCC Awards Gala and NBIC Best-of-the-Best celebration honoring the top 50 corporations for cross segment inclusion, companies with whom you will want to do business. NGLCC invites you to take advantage of what we do best: bring business leaders together, open the doors of opportunity and create new relationships no matter where they happen.
 
Attire: all daytime events are casual / business casual.  
 
Wednesday, November 17
 
4:30 - 7:00 PM Registration (Lobby Level) | IN-PERSON ONLY
 
5:30 – 7:00 PM Sponsors Reception (by invitation) | IN-PERSON ONLY
 
Thursday, November 18
 
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Registration (Second Floor, Conference Center) | IN-PERSON ONLY
 
9:30 - 10:30 AM Walk & Talks | IN-PERSON ONLY
Looking for a healthy start to your day? Why not also make it a conversation with a supplier or corporate partner? For the 9th year, Humana presents the annual Walk & Talks Program. In-person attendees will participate in informal matchmaking conversations while walking a scenic oceanside route around the property. Registration is requested; casual/athletic attire encouraged.
 
12:00 – 2:15 PM  Opening Plenary | IN-PERSON & STREAMED VIRTUALLY
Welcome Remarks - NGLCC & Presenting Sponsors
 
EY Resources Investing in You to Invest in Your Business
Hear from long-standing corporate partner, EY, regarding tools and opportunities available to help you succeed.
 
Chely Wright: The Stories that Power our Success
American activist, business leader, author, and country music artist Chely Wright shares the highs and lows of her journey that have shaped every aspect of her work and business. Learn how overcoming prejudice and exclusion has shaped Chely’s career as an artist, parent, and – most recently – ardent NGLCC corporate supporter.
 
Chely will then moderate a special conversation with corporate leaders from NGLCC’s hugely successful network of Industry Councils and working groups—including Construction & Related Services, Pharma, Marketing, and more! Learn how these industry leaders are creating unprecedented success in their fields while shattering stereotypes and misconceptions about LGBTQ business success. 
 
Attendees will then have a chance to network and grow their business connections in breakout sessions with their fellow entrepreneurs—both in person and virtually.
 
2:15 – 2:30 PM  Break
 
2:30 – 3:30 PM  Breakout Sessions 
 
Breakout Session I | IN-PERSON ONLY
Industry Clusters 
Network and grow your connections, skills, and relationships with members of three of NGLCC’s Industry Councils focusing on the vast array of supply chain and supplier development opportunities within the fields they represent. In addition to business opportunities, learn how these councils will be a vital part of NGLCC’s advocacy and public policy work. Working with key supplier diversity and procurement leaders, we will promote equity, inclusion, and pro-small business initiatives that benefit the entire marketplace. These sessions are ideal for anyone looking to deepen their understanding and build key relationships to grow their business in these key industries.
Industry Cluster I: Pharma
Industry Cluster II: Marketing & Related Services
Industry Cluster III: Construction/Energy
 
Breakout Session II | IN-PERSON ONLY
EY Velocity | 7 Drivers of Growth
Informed decisions. Better outcomes. Faster.
Get to know “EY Velocity”-- a new, global digital platform helping ambitious CEOs, business leaders, and entrepreneurs accelerate their growth journey to market leadership. At the heart of EY Velocity is the EY 7 Drivers of Growth, a proven framework developed over 30 years of helping the very best entrepreneurs accelerate their growth journey from start-up to market leadership. Now, for the first time, you can access the EY 7 Drivers of Growth in a digital format. You can learn from the experience of others, build actionable plans and get the support you need to deliver market leading growth.
 
Breakout Session III | IN-PERSON & STREAMED VIRTUALLY
Upping Your Resource Game for Suppliers & Corporates
Whether your company is newly certified, a longtime Certified LGBTBE​​®, or one of NGLCC’s 350+ corporate partners, this session is designed to help you make the most of the NGLCC network. Corporate attendees will learn how utilizing the NGLCC Engagement Center can help deliver curated white-glove service to grow the number of eligible diverse suppliers in your RFPs. Suppliers will gain an understanding of how to best stand out in the RFP process by utilizing the NGLCC Engagement Center and ensuring the most up-to-date and important information is present. Other tools and resources will be shared in this interactive session to ensure connections continue to grow and opportunities continue to flourish.
 
Doing Business with the NGLCC Corporate Network | VIRTUAL ONLY 
Are you maximizing the business and professional development potential of your company by using every facet of the NGLCC? Looking for expert advice to move you from just bidding on the RFP to winning it? Attendees of this session will hear from top procurement executives in a candid discussion about strategy, development, education, and positioning of your company for success. Speakers will also share information about their respective companies and NGLCC departments and the vast arrays of resources available to help you succeed.
 
3:30 – 4:15 PM  Break 
 
4:15 – 5:30 PM  NBIC Best-of-the-Best Awards | IN-PERSON & STREAMED VIRTUALLY
Uniting the nation’s leading business diversity organizations, the Best-of-the-Best Top 50 Corporations for Inclusion Awards recognizes outstanding corporate achievement in promoting cross-segment diversity, equity and inclusion. Only companies achieving industry-leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious Best-of-the-Best designation from the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), a coalition of the top national diverse business organizations spearheaded by NGLCC since 2011, and including Disability:IN, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), the US Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC), the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC), WEConnect International, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
 
5:30 – 7:30 PM  NBIC Best of the Best Reception | IN-PERSON ONLY 
If you are an in-person Summit attendee, you are invited to join leaders from the NBIC organizations and honorees for an oceanside reception to celebrate the 2021 Top 50 Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion and mingle with other attendees.
 
Friday, November 19
 
7:00 - 8:00 AM Walk & Talks | IN-PERSON ONLY 
Looking for a healthy start to your day? Why not also make it a conversation with a supplier or corporate partner? For the eighth consecutive year, Humana presents the annual Walk & Talks Program. In-person attendees will participate in informal matchmaking conversations while walking a scenic oceanside route around the property. Registration is requested; casual/athletic attire encouraged. 
 
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Registration (Second Floor, Conference Center) | IN-PERSON ONLY 
 
​​8:00 – 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast | IN-PERSON ONLY  
 
9:00 – 11:00 AM  Morning Plenary  | IN-PERSON & STREAMED VIRTUALLY
 
Candidly Speaking – Q&A with Primes and LGBTBEs
Join NGLCC Corporate Partner and certified WMBE Janice Bryant Howroyd from ActOne Group as she discusses the state of affairs for Certified LGBTBE® suppliers and other diverse certified businesses as companies continue to navigate the pandemic and work on their resurgence. Hear how these businesses have turned adversity into perseverance and challenge into opportunity. 
 
onePulse Foundation
Hear from PULSE Nightclub Owner and onePULSE Foundation Founder Barbara Poma as she discusses the Foundation’s important work in establishing a permanent memorial and museum to honor the lives taken five years ago this year.
 
Candidly Speaking – Q&A Session with Top Procurement Leaders
Join Aetna’s Former CEO & Chairman and current NGLCC Board Member Mark Bertolini as he sits down with three Chief Procurement Officers from the NGLCC Corporate Network for a real-time discussion on the state of supplier diversity. This panel of experts will share insights on how their companies have fared during COVID and what each of them are doing to ensure a continued seat at the table for LGBTQ and diverse suppliers.
 
11:00 – 11:15 AM  Break
 
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Breakout Session I 
 
Matchmakers  | IN-PERSON & STREAMED VIRTUALLY 
NGLCC's Matchmakers will connect Certified LGBTBE® business owners with corporate and government procurement leaders to maximize their business partnering opportunities. Bring your capability statements and your inspiring business story as you network with your potential future clients, both in-person and virtually.
 
Affiliate Chamber Roundtable: Planning for 2022 | IN-PERSON ONLY
Join NGLCC Affiliate Chambers for a roundtable discussion on your chamber’s challenges and accomplishments during 2020-21. This will also be an opportunity to discuss plans and best shareable ideas for 2022. Take this opportunity to get to know your fellow affiliate leaders more and hear what is happening in different markets.
 
Facebook Invoice Fast-Track Program | IN-PERSON ONLY
During this session, attendees will learn about a new partnership between NGLCC and Facebook designed to help fast track invoice payments. 
 
BRG/ERG ROI on SDI  | IN-PERSON & STREAMED VIRTUALLY 
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) / Business Resource Groups (BRGs) activate employees and team members to engage in the business of our companies by leveraging their diversity. These networks are keys to strong employee engagement, community outreach, and contributions to the achievement of business goals, but are you and your colleagues leveraging the rich diversity of experiences and connections to small business networks within your ERG/BRGs to grow and strengthen your supplier diversity efforts?  Hear from the experts how your colleagues can be a vital part of your procurement success strategy.
 
Supplier B2B Meet & Greet | IN-PERSON ONLY
NGLCC's Supplier-to-Supplier networking session will connect Certified LGBTBE® business owners with one another to maximize their Tier II, sub-contracting, and partnering opportunities. Whether meeting with another business owner in your industry, or looking to connect LGBTBEs with opportunities in your own business' supply chain, this event will connect your business with new channels for growth.
 
12:15 – 12:30 PM  Break
 
12:30 – 2:00 PM  Plenary Luncheon  | IN-PERSON & STREAMED VIRTUALLY 
Join fellow in-person and virtual attendees for a very special conversation with a very special surprise guest (to be announced).
 
2:00 – 2:15 PM  Break
 
2:15 – 3:15 PM  Breakout Sessions II
 
Matchmakers  | IN-PERSON & STREAMED VIRTUALLY 
NGLCC's Matchmakers will connect Certified LGBTBE® business owners with corporate and government procurement leaders to maximize their business partnering opportunities. Bring your capability statements and your inspiring business story as you network with your potential future clients, both in person and virtually.
 
Supplier B2B Meet & Greet | IN-PERSON ONLY 
NGLCC's Supplier-to-Supplier networking session will connect Certified LGBTBE® business owners with one another to maximize their Tier II, sub-contracting and partnering opportunities. Whether meeting with another business owner in your industry, or looking to connect LGBTBEs with opportunities in your own business' supply chain, this event will connect your business with new channels for growth.
 
Affiliate Chamber Roundtable: Building & Strengthening Corporate Partnerships | IN-PERSON ONLY 
Building and strengthening corporate partnerships is vital to a local affiliate chamber’s sustainability and  success. Join other affiliate leaders for a roundtable discussion with NGLCC leadership where we’ll discuss tools and best practices to gain new corporate partners and grow existing partnerships. We’ll talk about the importance of stewardship of the relationship and share ideas about how affiliates can further strengthen and develop their corporate partnerships.
 
Facebook Invoice Fast-Track Program | IN-PERSON ONLY 
During this session, attendees will learn about a new partnership between NGLCC and Facebook designed to help fast track invoice payments. 
 
3:15 – 3:30 PM  Break
 
3:30 - 4:30 PM Breakouts
 
Doing Business with the NGLCC Corporate Network | VIRTUAL ONLY
Are you maximizing the business and professional development potential of your company by using every facet of the NGLCC? Looking for expert advice to move you from just bidding on the RFP to winning it? Attendees of this session will hear from top procurement executives in a candid discussion about strategy, development, education, and positioning of your company for success. Speakers will also share information about their respective companies and NGLCC departments and the vast arrays of resources available to help you succeed.
 
Affiliate Chamber Roundtable: Advocating for Change | IN-PERSON ONLY 
Affiliate Chambers have an important advocacy role to play in their local communities. Join us for a roundtable discussion where affiliate leaders will share how they are advocating for inclusion – whether it be working to advance Certified LGBTBE® inclusion in procurement opportunities or fighting back against anti-LGBTQ legislation. We’ll share best practices with one another on what has worked to influence legislation and policy, as well as how chambers are planning ahead for advocacy work in 2022.
 
4:30 – 6:00 PM  Break
 
6:00 – 7:15 PM  Awards Gala Reception | IN-PERSON ONLY
 
7:30 – 10:00 PM  Awards Gala Dinner | IN-PERSON & STREAMED VIRTUALLY 
The NGLCC Awards Gala celebrates yet another year of economic and social progress for the global LGBTQ and allied business community we represent. Among the coveted honors, NGLCC will present the 2021 Corporation of the Year, Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year, Affiliate Chamber of the Year, LGBTQ Supplier of the Year, and Global Affiliate of the Year.
 
10:00 - 11:00 PM Gala After Party | IN-PERSON ONLY 
 
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The NGLCC B2B Summit would not be possible without the support of our sponsors.

If you're interested in being a part of this incredible LGBT business event, please contact our corporate relations team at [email protected]

 

2021 Summit Presenting Sponsors

   

 

CEO Level Sponsors

 

Vice President Level Sponsors

 

 

Director Level Sponsors

 

Manager Level Sponsors

 

Associate Level Sponsors

 

 

Specialty Sponsors

 

 

Champion Sponsors

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