November
14

Global LGBTI Business Week 2017

November 14, 2017
to November 17, 2017

All parties interested in attending MUST RSVP to Tyler Brent at [email protected] as space will be limited. 
 
 
Presenting Sponsor: 

NGLCC Global LGBTI Business Week, created by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with leaders & organizations committed to expanding global LGBTI economic opportunity, will be the second 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. In this, it will highlight innovative and cutting-edge technological solutions to promote entrepreneurship, showcase a dynamic partnership that seeks to fill the evidence-base on LGBTI economic development, and share expertise on using businesses as agents of change. The week culminates in NGLCC's annual National Dinner, which celebrates the achievement of NGLCC's partners and business enterprises.

Premier events will take place in Washington, DC from November 14th to 17th in partnership with the government of Uruguay, along with a variety of regional and international organizations including the Organization of American States (OAS) LGBTI Core Group, the OAS Department of Social Inclusion, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) LGBTI Rapporteurship, the United Nations Office Of High Commissioner on Human Rights, the Business Council of the United Nations, and the United Nations Foundation. NGLCC will host high-level panel discussions and innovative activities throughout the week, culminating in the 2017 NGLCC National Dinner Awards Gala on Friday, November 17. Press information on this event can be found here.

All parties interested in attending must RSVP to Tyler Brent at [email protected] as space will be limited.

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Agenda for 2017 NGLCC Global LGBTI Business Week

Please Note:  All items contained in this agenda are subject to change.
Date
Time
Event
Location
Tuesday, November 14
1:30PM - 3:30PM NGLCC Global Affiliate Leaders Meeting (invitation only)  NGLCC Innovation Center
6 PM - 7:30 PM

LGBTI Empowerment & Tech

This event will bring together diverse organizations and institutions to highlight innovative and cutting-edge technological solutions to promote entrepreneurialism and discuss how to harness these innovations for building a more inclusive global economy for LGBTI people.

Embassy of Uruguay
Wednesday, November 15
10:30 AM - 3 PM NGLCC Global Affiliate Leaders Meeting (invitation only) NGLCC Innovation Center
6 PM - 7:30 PM

Generating the Evidence-Base

This event will kick-off the newly created partnership between NGLCC Global, the Organization of American States (OAS) LGBTI Core Group, the OAS Department of Social Inclusion, and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) LGBTI Rapporteurship. The partnership is built on the development of analytical work in the Latin American and Caribbean context to measure the rights and inclusion of LGBTI people and their impact on economic development and the private sector.

Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas
Thursday, November 16
10 AM - 3 PM
NGLCC Global Affiliate Leaders Meeting (invitation only) NGLCC Innovation Center
6 PM - 7:30 PM

Businesses as Agents of Change

Helping LGBTI people convert economic opportunities into powerful equity in the national economy is the catalyst needed to make them true agents of change. Panelists will speak about ways in which companies can combat discrimination against LGBTI people, provide support to their LGBTI employees and local communities, how they can work with NGLCC Global Chambers of Commerce to meet these goals, and discuss how corporations can be advocates while working within environments hostile to LGBTI people.

United Nations Foundation
Friday, November 17 10 AM - 12 PM NGLCC Global Affiliate Leaders Meeting (invitation only) Marriot Marquis Hotel
5:30 PM - 10 PM 2017 NGLCC National Dinner Awards Gala National Building Museum

 

November 14th
November 15th
November 16th

      

 

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