The beach destination of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, one of the most gay-friendly travel destinations in Latin America, will serve as the backdrop for the 4th International LGBT Business Expo.
From 12 to 14 June, global business leaders and consumers will come together for three days of equality discussions, diversity workshops and networking to bridge gaps between Latin America’s LGBT communities and North American businesses including Google and American Airlines.
Latin America as a region, previously uncharted territory for LGBT rights, has come leaps and bounds with promoting diversity in government and business. Mexico specifically, long a popular destination for the LGBT traveler, has approved marriage equality in four out of 31 states.
Mexico’s own LGBT communities are as diverse and booming as ever, with record numbers of LGBT travelers exploring top destinations around the world.
To help promote LGBT rights and travel between Latin America and North American neighbors, several tourism boards and civil rights groups will also be in attendance at the International LGBT Business Expo including:
- Out & Equal workplace advocates
- Human Rights Campaign
- National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
- San Francisco Travel
- Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Las Vegas
- Berlin, Germany’s official city tourism marketing office visitBerlin
- Google Mexico
- Aeromexico Friendly
- Tourism office of Puerto Rico and Czech Republic
- specialist US immigration attorneys Familias Unidas
For the past four years, the event has seen a dramatic increase in growth and exposure thanks to organizers LGBT Confex, a leading events company, and Out Now Global, a premier LGBT marketing organization.
‘LGBT Confex has worked for four years now to help organizations make valuable business connections at our annual LGBT expo,’ said LGBT Confex CEO Ruben Sandoval.
‘Each year we have seen the interest from business roughly double and that encourages us to keep innovating and providing education, exhibition space and networking to allow our delegates to do better business in LGBT markets in Mexico – and across the world.’
Also showing their support and presence at the event will be Mexico’s leading LGBT media entities, a mix of journalists, magazines and websites who cover LGBT-related politics and culture in Mexico.
This year’s event will be held at the Casamagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta & Spa. To register your interest to attend, visit the LGBT Confex website.
Hoy me toca ir a hablar sobre mercado LGBT y representaciones LGBT en medios de comunicación, moda y publicidad a alumnos de la Licenciatura en Mercadotecnia y Publicidad en Centro. :)
El pasado 12 de marzo di una plática a empresarios de Estados Unidos, Colombia y Argentina sobre el panorama social, político y cultural para personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transgénero en México. Esto como parte de la conferencia de negocios en la Ciudad de México del National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce de Estados Unidos.
Gracias a Phil De Souza y a Joanna Dees por la invitación. Las fotos del evento están disponibles en Flickr.