Top LGBT Business, Marketing, Technology & New Media Conferences in 2017

Every year, the number and variety of LGBT conferences with a business-to-business focus on marketing, advertising, technology & new media continue to expand and grow worldwide.  Some of the top events for 2017 include:

Pride and Prejudice – Business as a Catalyst for Change – 2017
March 23, 2017 in London, New York & Hong Kong
The Economist’s Pride and Prejudice, Business As A Catalyst For Change, is coming back in 2017 in three cities simultaneously… Hong Kong, London and New York.
Pride and Prejudice is a global, 24-hour event spanning three cities globally that will catalyse fresh debate on the economic and human costs of discrimination against the LGBT community. The event will challenge policymakers and industry leaders to rethink the future of the global LGBT movement and its impact on business.
Pride & Prejudice – click here!


Out Women in Business Conference
March 31, 2017 in New York City, NY
The Out Women in Business Conference is a focused effort to bring together lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women to learn, connect, and build a stronger network for LBT women. This event is open to all career levels but is focused largely on early-to-mid career LBT women in business. Last year’s conference saw over 300 registrants who heard from some incredible speakers including Annise Parker, Roberta Kaplan, and Nevin Caple.  This year we’ll have Nneka Onuorah as a speaker along with Geena Rocero and a few others. Registration is open and Pink Banana readers can use the code PinkBanana for a 15% discount on registration.

#UNIT2017 – The Global LGBTI Tech & Science Conference
May 6, 2017 in Berlin, Germany
#UNIT is a unique and entertaining conference: very laid-back, positive atmosphere without suits and formalities, a lot of networking possibilities, inspiring talks, music, encounters, performances and installations.

May 15 – 19, 2017 in New York City, NY
A must-attend series of conferences, symposia, workshops and events.
Held in New York City, the LGBT Business Capital, LGBT Week is all about connections.
How can you identify the best markets within LGBT to maximize ROI? Which mix of elements should be in your plans: Print ads? Websites? Mobile? Social? Influencers? Video? Sponsorships? How will you measure success? Who can you partner with to amplify your initiatives? We cover it all and much more with intriguing expert presentations and real-life case studies. Whether you are new to the LGBT market, or a long-time veteran, you can’t afford to miss this comprehensive educational and networking program.

Plus, read up on our most recent programming updates on Monday, May 15th with Slay TV and Out Professionals.

NGLCC Global 5th LGBT Summit of the Americas
June 14-16, 2017 in Toronto, Canada
The Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) is pleased to host the NGLCC Global 5th LGBT Summit of the Americas, in Toronto, Canada, from Wednesday, June 14 to Friday, June 16, 2017.
In collaboration with the US-based National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the Summit will expand business opportunities by facilitating meetings with corporate partners and other diverse-owned enterprises, while providing growth opportunities through building strong domestic and global networks.

Thrive LGBT – 2017 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference
August 1-4, 2017 at Caeser’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada
Looking to jump start your business or build a stronger professional network? Interested in bringing more LGBT-owned businesses into your corporate supply chain? Aiming to strengthen your local LGBT chamber of commerce and network of B2B referrals?
There is only one place to be: the 2017 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference, August 1-4 in Las Vegas.
The event will attract over 1,000 entrepreneurs, corporate decision-makers, affiliate chamber leaders, and government officials from across the country and around the world. The connections made at the conference can be the basis for contracting opportunities and strategic growth for years to come.


In addition to these conferences, there is an entire set of LGBT Tourism conferences set for 2017, as seen here.

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