Mark your calendars! The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has chosen Fort Lauderdale, as the host city for the 2015 NGLCC International Business and Leadership Conference. Next year's event will take place August 11-14, 2015, at the Marriott Resort Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Hotel.
Building on this year’s sold out conference in Las Vegas, next year's event will bring 800 plus attendees to Fort Lauderdale.
"NGLCC is thrilled our annual conference will take place in Fort Lauderdale next year. We applaud our local affiliate chamber, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC), for working so closely with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau to put together the winning bid," said NGLCC Co-Founder and President, Justin Nelson.
"In addition to the many LGBT and allied business owners residing in South Florida, the NGLCC conference now attracts attendees from across the country and around the world. In addition, Fort Lauderdale offers a wealth of special event venues and unique experiences that have become the hallmark of the annual NGLCC conference," said NGLCC Co-Founder and CEO Chance Mitchell.
"We are thrilled that NGLCC chose Greater Fort Lauderdale as the host city for their August 2015 annual conference. Our destination's open and welcoming relationship with LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) residents, tourists and businesses has been gratifying for us with a resulting record breaking 1.3 million LGBT visitors in 2013, " said Richard Gray, Managing Director, LGBT market, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.
As the exclusive Broward County affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce – (NGLCC), all GFLGLCC members receive full membership and benefits without having to pay extra dues. Through the NGLCC, we strive to keep you informed of trends, common practices and legislation that may affect you and your business.
The NGLCC is the only global not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of LGBT people around the world. With more than 140 corporate partners and 52 local, state, and international affiliate chambers, NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the world. Serving as the exclusive certifying organization of LGBT-owned businesses, the NGLCC is the direct link between corporations, government and one another.
Keith Blackburn is President/CEO of GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce