Philadelphia, PA (May 2017) – On Wednesday, May 10 at the Independence Business Alliance 10th Anniversary Celebration, it was announced the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) will host their 2018 International Business & Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This world-renowned conference provides networking and engagement opportunities for business owners in the LGBT community. Philadelphia won the 2018 bid over other cities nationwide with the help of the IBA, PHLCVB, PHLDiversity, and Visit Philadelphia.
“This is an incredibly meaningful honor for our organization and for the Greater Philadelphia Area that we serve,” IBA Board President, Rich Horrow remarked. ” As an organization that has provided countless business opportunities for LGBT and allied businesses in the region, we will be thrilled to host affiliates, businesses and entrepreneurs from all over the country and world to share in the business equality movement.”
Founded in 2002, the NGLCC was created as a resource to supports LGBT business and showcase the diversity of talent, skills, and expertise in the LGBT community. The 2017 NGLCC Conference is being held in Las Vegas, NV from August 1-4, registration is available here. More than 1,000 entrepreneurs, corporate decision-makers, affiliate chamber leaders, and government officials from across the country and around the world are expected to attend. NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson is excited to bring the same exciting experience and opportunity to Philadelphia.
“We are elated to bring the 2018 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference to Philadelphia, and to partner with the Independence Business Alliance and our presenting sponsors to continue expanding the reach and impact of the largest LGBT business event on the planet,” said Nelson. “Solidarity and success in our community has never been more vital that it is now, and so it’s fitting that we bring the entire NGLCC family to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection in 2018 to create unprecedented opportunities for LGBT-owned businesses to thrive.”
For more information about the Independence Business Alliance (IBA) visit https://www.thinkiba.com/. Be sure to like the IBA on Facebook and follow along on Twitter and Instagram @Think_IBA. Learn more about the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) at www.nglcc.org, and find them on social media, @NGLCC.
About Independence Business Alliance
The Independence Business Alliance (IBA) provides opportunities, access, and resources to LGBT professionals and allies in the Greater Philadelphia area. The organization promotes economic development, growth, diversity, and leadership throughout the region. The IBA is a membership-based business advocacy organization, dedicated to making the Philadelphia region an influential and diverse LGBT community with an impact on economic development, equal rights, and policy issues. The IBA is an official affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses. www.nglcc.org