Google, IBM, American Express and American Airlines join forces with Mexico LGBT business expo
The fourth yearly event is bringing change to Latin America by putting the region’s LGBT businesses and consumers face-to-face with the world’s largest companies.
This summer Puerto Vallarta opens its doors to the world’s most influencial companies seeking to promote LGBT diversity in Latin American business.
The beach destinations of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, the top gay destinations in Mexico, will serve as the host for the 4th International LGBT Business Expo.
From June 12- 14, worldwide business leaders and consumers will join 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 a long way 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 and is recognized by the federal government.
Mexico’s own LGBT communities are as diverse and thriving 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
- the 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 visit Berlin
- Google Mexico
- Aeromexico Friendly
- Tourism office of Puerto Rico and Czech Republic
- specialist US immigration attorneys Familas 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.
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‘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.
- Enrique Torre Molina
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.