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2019 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference

August 13, 2019
to August 16, 2019

 
We can't wait to see you at the 2019 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference! Do you have a question about your conference experience? Please email [email protected] with any questions or concerns. 
 
Please inquire with the NGLCC Corporate Relations team with any questions about sponsorship or engagement.
 
 

The 2019 NGLCC Business & Leadership Conference Heads to Sunny Tampa, FL!

    

Our 2019 International Business & Leadership Conference will take us to sunny Tampa Bay, Florida and the beautiful Tampa Convention Center! 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 1,400 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.

Click here to see the extensive photo gallery from the 2018 NGLCC Conference in Philadelphia and get a taste of the #NGLCC18 magic by watching our opening video here.

2019 NGLCC Business & Leadership Conference Registration Rates

Prices reflect per person rates. Registrations are audited to ensure registration type accuracy. NGLCC Conference registration refund policy: Refunds will be honored until June 7, 2019 with a $75 processing fee.

After June 8, 2019 no refunds will be granted, all sales are final.

 
REGISTERED TYPE
DESCRIPTION
Early Bird Registration
February 5 - April 26
Regular Registration
April 27 - August 13
SMALL BUSINESS
 
 
 
NGLCC Certified LGBTBE or NGLCC Registered International Supplier 
Small business who is currently certified through NGLCC as an LGBTBE or small business that is currently registered through NGLCC as an International LGBT Supplier 
$599.00
$699.00
Affiliate Chamber Leader or International Affiliate Chamber Leader 
Attendee who is recognized as an affiliate chamber staff or board member 
$599.00
$699.00
Small Business Local Chamber Member
Small business who is a member of their local chamber, but is not NGLCC certified
$649.00
$749.00
Small Business (Non-affiliated)
Small business who is not a member of their local chamber or NGLCC certified
$799.00
$899.00
CORPORATION
 
 
 
Corporate Partner
Corporation that is a corporate partner of the NGLCC
$1,199.00
$1,399.00
Corporate Non-Partner
Corporation that is not currently a corporate partner of the NGLCC
$1,399.00
$1,599.00
OTHER
 
 
 
Government Agency
Attendee who works for a Government Agency
$599.00
$699.00
Nonprofit Organization/Organizational Ally
Attendee who works for a Nonprofit Organization or an Organizational Ally
$599.00
$699.00
Spouse/Partner/Companion Pass
Registration for those who want to attend the social networking receptions only with their spouse, partner or companion
$199.00
$249.00

2019 NGLCC Business & Leadership Conference Marketplace Expo

Please find our 2019 Marketplace Expo pricing below. Each expo space includes a 6' by 30" table and two chairs. To book your space, please contact [email protected].
 
REGISTERED TYPE
DESCRIPTION
Early Bird Registration
February 5 - April 26
Regular Registration
April 27 - August 13
Non-Corporate Partner Expo Package
One (1) Full Conference Registration and One (1) Exhibit Space
N/A
$2,499.00
Non-Corporate Partner Expo Only One (1) Exhibit Space and One (1) Exhibition Space Staff Member
$899.00
$999.00
Small Business Expo Package
One (1) Full Conference Registration and One (1) Exhibit Space
N/A
$1,149.00
Small Business Expo Only
One (1) Exhibit Space and One (1) Exhibition Space Staff Member
N/A
$899.00
Additional Expo Space Staff Member One (1) Additional Exhibition Space Staff Member. Each additional staff member must be paid for. N/A $199.00

 

Preliminary Conference Agenda

All agenda items are at Tampa Convention Center unless otherwise noted. The below agenda is a preliminary guide only. Locations and times are subject to change.

Monday, August 12 | Pre-Conference Day One

Time   Title Location
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM   Chamber Leadership Development Program (CLDP) (by invitation) Tampa Convention Center
11:00 AM - 3:45 PM   Global Affiliate Leaders Meeting (by invitation) Tampa Convention Center
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Registration Tampa Convention Center
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM   Corporate Development & Engagement Committee Meeting  (by invitation) Tampa Convention Center

Tuesday, August 13 | Pre-Conference Day Two

Time   Title  
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   Registration Tampa Convention Center
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM   Chamber Leadership Development Program (CLDP) (by invitation) Tampa Convention Center
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   NGLCC Procurement Council Meeting (by invitation) Tampa Convention Center
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM   Platinum Circle Lunch & Learn (by invitation) Tampa Convention Center
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM   Reaching for Success: Navigating NGLCC's International Business & Leadership Conference: Part A (formerly Boot Camp) Tampa Convention Center
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   NGLCC Corporate Advisory Council Meeting (by invitation) Tampa Convention Center
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM   Supplier-to-Supplier Matchmakers (by appointment) Tampa Convention Center
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM   Reaching for Success: Navigating NGLCC's International Business & Leadership Conference: Part B (formerly Boot Camp) Tampa Convention Center
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM   NGLCC Global Council Meeting (by invitation) Tampa Convention Center
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM   Registration Ballroom Pre-function, Tampa Convention Center
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM   New Corporate Partners Reception (by invitation) Tampa Marriott Water Street
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   Chamber Leadership Alliance (CLA) Reception (by invitation) Tampa Convention Center
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   Welcome Reception Hosted by Tampa Bay Diversity Chamber of Commerce    Attendees are required to wear their Conference name badge to gain entrance to this reception. The Italian Club, 1731 East 7th Avenue, Ybor City, Tampa

Wednesday, August 14 | Conference Day One 

Time   Title  
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM   Morning Group Exercise - Yoga Tampa Marriott Water Street
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM   Corporate/Supplier Walk & Talks Tampa Riverwalk
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM   Registration Tampa Convention Center
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM   Continental Breakfast Tampa Convention Center
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Opening Plenary Session Tampa Convention Center
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   General Track: Unconscious Bias Tampa Convention Center
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   General Track: Next Gen Storytelling Tampa Convention Center
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   General Track: Lights! Camera! Access! The Authentic Intersectional Disability Narrative Imperative Tampa Convention Center
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   General Track: Identity Crisis Tampa Convention Center
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   General Track: Marketing Tampa Convention Center
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   General Track: Traveling While Trans: Authentic Self in Travel Tampa Convention Center
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   Supplier/Entrepreneur Track: Twinning
Your Competition: How to Get and Keep Your Customers Through Differentiation
Tampa Convention Center
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   Supplier/Entrepreneur Track: Leveraging Sustainability to Differentiate Your Company and Win Tampa Convention Center
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   Supplier/Entrepreneur Track: Supplier Diversity Tampa Convention Center
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   Supplier/Entrepreneur Track: Advanced Government Contracting: Maximizing your Chances Tampa Convention Center
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   Supplier/Entrepreneur Track: Marketing 101: Using the NGLCC Seal + Publicity to Drive Your Business Tampa Convention Center
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   Construction & Related Industries Council - Open Meeting (Hosted by PSEG) Tampa Convention Center
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM   Luncheon Plenary Grand Ballroom, Tampa Convention Center
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM   Breakout Sessions Tampa Convention Center
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM   Supplier/Entrepreneur Track: From Credit to Court + Building a Better Business Plan Tampa Convention Center
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM   Supplier/Entrepreneur Track: Disruptive Strategies to Win Corporate Business!  Tampa Convention Center
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM   Supplier/Entrepreneur Track: Cybersecurity + Online Privacy in A World That Still Discriminates Against LGBTQ People Tampa Convention Center
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM   Corporate Track: Keys to Succeed: Best Practices in Supplier Diversity Tampa Convention Center
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM   Corporate Track: Long Game Supplier Diversity: Formative Sustainability Tampa Convention Center
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM   Corporate Track: Candid Conversations Series: ERG Executive Sponsors Tampa Convention Center
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM   Corporate Track: Long Game Supplier Diversity: Formative Sustainability Tampa Convention Center
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM   Corporate Track: Keys to Succeed: Best Practices in Supplier Diversity Tampa Convention Center
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM   Corporate Track: Landing Your I&D Efforts – Not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ Approach  Tampa Convention Center
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM   Corporate Track: New Frontiers in Diversity & Inclusion  Tampa Convention Center
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM   Corporate Track: The Intersection of Personal Brand + Role and Importance of LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Groups Tampa Convention Center
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   NGLCC National Legal Industry Council - Open Meeting (Hosted by Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith)  Tampa Convention Center
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   Corporate Track: How Corporations Can Leverage The Power of The Trans* Economy + Full Integration of Transgender Employee Tampa Convention Center
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   Corporate Track: The Intersection of Personal Brand + Role and Importance of LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Groups Tampa Convention Center
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   Global Track: Measuring What Matters: Understanding the Value of SOGIE Data Collection Tampa Convention Center
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   Global Track: International Insights: Engaging Business Owners from the NGLCC Network Tampa Convention Center
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   Global Track: Holistic Trans-Inclusive Practices: Global Policy, Self-ID, Building Allyship - Oh My! Tampa Convention Center
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   ACC Track: Affiliate Chamber Kick-off Session Tampa Convention Center
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   ACC Track: Grow Your Chamber by Building Strategic Budgets Tampa Convention Center
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   ACC Track: How to engage your local LGBT Communities for Greater Diversity Tampa Convention Center
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   ACC Track: Advocacy Tampa Convention Center
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   ACC Track: Working with ERG's & What Chambers Can do Tampa Convention Center
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   ACC Track: Building Your Personal Brand-Increasing Your Business Value Tampa Convention Center
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   Opening Reception Grand Ballroom, Tampa Marriott Water Street
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM   NGLCC National Legal Industry Council Reception (by invitation; Hosted by Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith) Grand Ballroom Salons, Tampa Marriott Water Street
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM   NaVOBA Reception (by invitation) Grand Ballroom Salons, Tampa Marriott Water Street
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM   Platinum Circle Reception (by invitation) Grand Ballroom Salons, Tampa Marriott Water Street
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM   Canada Cocktail Reception Grand Ballroom Salons, Tampa Marriott Water Street

Thursday, August 15 | Conference Day Two

Time   Title  
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM   Morning Group Exercise - Yoga Tampa Marriott Water Street
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM   Corporate/Supplier Walk & Talks  Tampa Riverwalk
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM   Registration Ballroom Pre-function, Tampa Convention Center
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM   Continental Breakfast  Ballroom Pre-function, Tampa Convention Center
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM   Morning Plenary Session: 8th Annual NGLCC LGBT Biz Pitch Competition Grand Ballroom, Tampa Convention Center
10:30 AM - 3:45 PM   Marketplace Expo Central Hall, Tampa Convention Center
10:30 AM - 3:45 PM   Corporate Matchmakers (by appointment)    East Registration, Tampa Convention Center
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   Trans Inclusion Town Hall Tampa Convention Center
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM   Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation) Tampa Convention Center
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   Networking Reception  Tampa Convention Center

Friday, August 16 | Conference Day Three

Time   Title  
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM   Morning Group Exercise - Yoga Tampa Marriott Water Street
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Registration Ballroom Pre-function, Tampa Convention Center
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM   NGLCC Mentorship Breakfast Meeting (by invitation) Tampa Convention Center
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM   Small B2B Matchmakers with Primes (by appointment) Tampa Convention Center
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM   Closing Plenary: Champagne Brunch Grand Ballroom, Tampa Convention Center
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM   VIP Pool Party (by invitation) Pool at Tampa Marriott Water Street

 

Thank You to our 2019 Conference Sponsors!

The 2019 International Business & Leadership Conference 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]

Presenting Sponsor

   


CEO Level Sponsor


Vice President Level Sponsor

          US Bank

 

 


Director Level Sponsor

              


Manager Level Sponsor


Associate Level Sponsor

  Pfizer


Matchmakers Sponsor

            

 


Mentorship Breakfast

Shell


LGBT Biz Pitch Competition Sponsor


Window Wrap Sponsor


Walk & Talk Sponsor

Humana


Registration Area Sponsor


Local Presenting Sponsor

 

NGLCC 2019 International Business & Leadership Conference Hotel Booking

NGLCC is proud to offer two incredible hotel experiences to the guests of our 2019 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference. More information about these options can be found below. Please direct any questions about booking your hotel accommodations to the NGLCC Events team at [email protected].

All dayside programming will take place at the Tampa Convention Center which connects directly to Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center via sky-bridge, and is adjacent to Tampa Marriott Water Street located just steps away across the plaza.

Embassy Suites Tampa
Downtown Convention Center

 

Connected via sky-bridge directly to the Tampa Convention Center, Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center provides easy access to all our Conference meetings as well as other great Tampa Bay attractions. It’s home to newly-renovated two-room suites, each complete with a separate living room with sofa bed, wet bar, and free WiFi access. It’s ideal for attendees and guests traveling with family members or sharing with other attendees, and includes access to the free 24-hour fitness center. Suites start at $179; rates increase based on occupancy. To confirm a sleeping room, it must be secured with a valid credit card along with a first night’s deposit, non-refundable.

Tampa Marriott
Water Street

  

 

Experience Tampa's dynamic downtown with a stay at Tampa Marriott Water Street, right across from Harbour Island. This beautifully transformed, waterfront hotel sits adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center where all of our daytime programming will take place. When you’re not participating in Conference activities, take the plunge in the gorgeous rooftop pool, work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center, or take part in marina activities. Rooms are $179 and included complimentary guestroom WiFi for all guests. All reservations must be accompanied by a non-refundable first-night room deposit, or guaranteed by a major credit card.

                    

 


Booking your flight to the 2019 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference? Use the code 6989BM when booking your American Airlines flight to the 2019 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference for a special discount only for NGLCC Conference attendees! The discount can be booked online at www.aa.com for AA/AE flights only, without a ticketing charge. 

2019 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference Press & Media:

Join Us as a Press or Media Partner!

The NGLCC 2019 International Business & Leadership Conference is proud to welcome journalists and news outlets from around the world to our conference! Camera crews are welcomed in our Plenary Sessions with prior authorization and interviews with NGLCC leadership and business experts are available upon request in our media suite.

Interested in obtaining press credentials for the 2019 Conference? Contact the NGLCC press team at [email protected]

Interested in joining us as a Media Partner for #NGLCC19 and gain tremendous visibility and access? Contact the NGLCC team at [email protected]


Previous Media Partners & Organizational Allies: