NGLCC Policy & Procurement Forum

NGLCC Policy & Procurement Forum

November 21, 2013
to November 22, 2013

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Presented in conjunction with our 2013 National Dinner, the NGLCC Policy & Procurement Forum: Vision for the Advancement of LGBT-Owned Businesses will take place November 21 and 22 in Washington, D.C. This event will bring together NGLCC corporate partners, government affairs leaders, federal contracting representatives, local affiliate chambers, members of Congress, and certified LGBT Business Enterprises® (LGBTBEs®) dedicated to expanding discussions around important policy concerns, procurement, and international expansion possibilities.
The forum is designed to ensure a deeper understanding by government agencies and their prime contractors of the interconnected landscape of market-driven inclusion and consider competitive solutions for business growth, thereby creating additional opportunities for contracting with LGBTBEs. 
The forum will conclude with our gala at the National Building Museum, where we will celebrate the achievements of courageous women and men in the business equality movement at the 11th Annual National Dinner. 

Event Pricing

NGLCC Policy & Procurement Forum attendance is available through our National Dinner registration process. Register today!

  • Corporate participants should contact NGLCC's Corporate Relations team if interested in attending.
  • Small business and local affiliate chamber members can find ticket information below. If you have questions, please contact NGLCC Supplier Diversity team. 




Best Value!

Certified LGBTBE;
Small Business Local Chamber Member; and
Local Affiliate Chamber Leader (CCBO)






Thursday, November 21, 2013






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1:30 - 2:45 PM Start Locally, Grow Globally: Expanding Your Customer Base 

Are you overlooking 95% of your potential customers? If you’re not considering exporting your goods and services, you are!

Ninety-five percent of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S. borders. NGLCC has teamed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Export-Import Bank of the United States to help prepare you to export your goods and services to the global market. This session will explore export financing, locating in-country partners and customers, as well as taking advantage of U.S. Commercial Services to identify the best markets for your business. Additionally, you can learn how to participate in NGLCC’s upcoming trade mission to Mexico.
Capital Hilton LGBTBEs and Local Affiliate Chambers
3:00 - 4:15 PM Tiered Contracting & Federal Opportunities: Connecting the Dots with Federal Contracts and Corporate America
Connecting fully inclusive corporate supplier diversity programs to their federal procurement divisions will open up opportunities for LGBTBEs and position forward-thinking companies ahead of potential changes in federal contracting compliance. 
Capital Hilton LGBTBEs and Local Affiliate Chambers


Friday, November 22, 2013






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9:00 - 10:00 AM
NGLCC Federal Procurement Fair: Programming
The NGLCC recognizes its role as a business advocate for LGBT-owned businesses and has done a great deal to facilitate business relationships between corporate America and LGBT-owned businesses. In recent years, the NGLCC has sought to expand access to contracts for LGBT-owned businesses by creating opportunities to access federal government procurement purchasers directly.
Supplier, corporate federal procurement professionals, and federal agencies will learn more about what NGLCC has accomplished so far and what can be done to open up federal procurement opportunities and small business development programs to LGBT-owned businesses. 
Programming will include the following:
  • Keynote Address from SBA Deputy Associate Administrator Eugene Cornelius, Jr.
U.S. Department of Commerce LGBTBEs and Local Affiliate Chambers
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM NGLCC Federal Procurement Fair: Networking  
The 2nd Annual NGLCC Federal Procurement Fair provides a direct opportunity for LGBT-owned business owners to have face-to-face conversations with agency staff responsible for purchasing from small businesses.
The fair helps small business owners navigate the procurement process, including how to find opportunities; how to register as a government contractor; and how to leverage Tier II government procurement opportunities with NGLCC corporate partners.
U.S. Department of Commerce LGBTBEs and Local Affiliate Chambers
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM NGLCC Procurement Council Meeting   Council Members (by invitation)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM NGLCC Council on Chambers and Business Organizations   Council Members (by invitation)
1:00 - 2:30 PM NGLCC Corporate Advisory Council Meeting   Council Members (by invitation)
After 5:30 PM NGLCC National Dinner
The inaugural NGLCC Policy & Procurement Forum will culminate in the 2013 NGLCC National Dinner. The 11th Annual National Dinner will be a gala to celebrate courageous women and men on the frontlines of the business equality movement. Join us at the National Building Museum for a night with the brightest leaders in the supplier diversity industry.


Host Hotel

Our event hotel, the Capital Hilton, located just three blocks from NGLCC Headquarters, is officially sold out!

Stay tuned for more information about our overflow hotel!


American Airlines 

American Airlines is pleased to provide our attendees a 7% discount for travel to the Nation's Capital. This discount is available for travel dates between November 20 and November 24.
You can easily access American’s fares and apply this discount by going to to book your flight. Place the Promotion Code (below) in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically. This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection. International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code.

Promotion Code: 11N3AR