NGLCC Global Gears Up for Exporting in Mexico

| By Joanna Dees
Last week, NGLCC Global explored the industrial and entrepreneurial metropolises of Mexico City and Guadalajara as part of a site evaluation for the third NGLCC Trade Mission, which will be held at the Hilton Mexico City Reforma from Tuesday, March 11 to Friday, March 14.
During the weeklong visit, NGLCC Co-Founders Justin Nelson and Chance Mitchell and myself met with local collaborating partners and stakeholders to finalize details around the NGLCC Trade Mission and engage the local LGBT and allied communities. The photo features our meeting with Jacqueline L' Hoist Tapia, President of Council for the Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination (COPED). 

NGLCC Trade Mission to Mexico

The four-day NGLCC Trade Mission in Mexico City builds on the many years of successful international trade relations between the U.S. and Mexico under NAFTA and signified by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Pritzker’s recent trade mission to the Federal District of Mexico. Just this week, President Obama signed an Executive Order that will simplify the exporting process for American businesses by 2016. 
The NGLCC is committed to positioning LGBT businesses to reap the benefits of this process change. The trade mission brings delegates from the U.S. who represents a diverse range of commodities and industries to Mexico City, where they will attend economic briefings and matchmaking events with support from the Department of Commerce.

LGBT Summit of the Americas 

The NGLCC Global team will also convene international LGBT chamber leaders on March 13 for the second LGBT Summit of the Americas, an international conference on business highlighting capacity building opportunities, international team management, corporate diversity strategies, and travel and tourism. LGBT business leaders representing several leading economies throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Uruguay will gather to discuss global tactics in how to form, sustain, and grow national chambers as well as discuss trade and economic development.
The team led discussions with business leaders about forming Mexico’s first LGBT Chamber of Commerce, which would replicate similar NGLCC successes in Colombia and Argentina. We were excited to series of successful meetings with representatives from
Please direct any questions to NGLCC Global at [email protected] or 1-202-234-9181.