Invitation: Economic factors as a catalyst for change

Invitation: Economic factors as a catalyst for change

Economic factors as a catalyst for change

Embassy of Sweden in Manila together with MB Market Markers are glad to invite all SGLCC members and partners to a LGBT Business Round Table.

Date: October 15
Time: 09:00-10:00 CET

In the US alone, the “pink dollar” purchase-power is estimated to more than USD 1 trillion annually. In Britain it is more than 80 billion Pounds. The German LGBT+ travel segment is calculated to 30 billion Euro. The Nordic countries alone constitute a potential 2.5 million consumers and more than 30 billion Euro in net-value.

LGBT+ inclusion is vital for corporations in order to access this market potential. Crucial for success is a strategic D&I program, which can lead corporations to attract better talents and improve the environment for innovation. Yet, many corporations still have some way to go to integrate these issues in their business model to the full potential.

Our roundtable aims to provide a constructive dialogue and sharing of best practice examples. We will also show potential financial aspects from various perspectives. The panelists will also share their views on the current pandemic and the resulting economic fallout, and the implications this might have for D&I programs.

Every corporation, as well as the country as a whole, can benefit from the potential of LGBT inclusion. This roundtable will provide an overview and a platform for dialogue on new ideas how to make that possible.


  • Communicate the financial and business benefits of LGBT+ inclusion and D&I programs and policies in a corporate setting
  • Provide global and local examples and success stories of said benefits
  • Engage corporate leaders and team members in a discussion to show the business benefits of LGBT+ inclusion, even amidst the COVID19 Pandemic
  • Discuss the need of inclusive management and provide global and local best practices on inclusion that attendees can adopt

Organizer Roles

  • Host and Moderator – Tobias Holfelt, MB MarketMakers, SGLCC


  1. Drew Fernandez – Global Chief People Officer, Bottling Investments Group at The CocaCola Company
  2. Gilda del Rosario – Chief Administrative Officer, Wells Fargo EGS Philippines and PFIP Senior Advisory Council member
  3. Marixi Carlos – Managing Director, Accenture Intelligent Operations in the Philippines and Inclusion and Diversity Executive Sponsor of Accenture Inc
  4. Tony Tenicela – Global Leader, Marketplace Diversity and Workforce Engagement Services – ‎IBM Corporation
  5. Mark Lyndsell, CEO Transcom Global English Region

Technical Details:

More information

More information about the event can also be found at our Facebook page.

Inbjudan: Är du HBTQ-företagare?

Inbjudan: Är du HBTQ-företagare?

Informationsmöte om SGLCC

Är du HBTQ-företagare? Varmt välkommen till informationsmöte och mingel med SGLCC – handelskammaren för HBTQ-företagare i Skandinavien.

Vi bjuder in till informationsmöte om hur du kan dra nytta av att nätverka med andra företagare och företag inom HBTQ-communityn nationellt och internationellt.

Tillsammans kan vi stärka varandra och skapa nya möjligheter till affärer.

Datum: 2020-09-22
Tid: 1700-1800
Plats: The Secret Garden, Kornhamnstorg 59, 111 27 Stockholm



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After an intense time

After an intense time

The summer has been an intense time

The summer has been an intense time for SGLCC and we look forward to the autumn with a hope of a relative return to normality.

The spring was of course very affected by the pandemic, and the tremendous challenges to the world as a whole, and most of our events needed to be postponed.

It is our ambition to make up for the lost time in the months ahead.

Cooperate with our European friends

We were very happy to be able to cooperate with our European friends to have the full-day on-line conference in June, gathering audiences from across Europe and beyond.

A further development is that our European cooperation is strengthening with our fellow chambers in EGLCC and now we have a joint website

This focus on the joint website is on LGBT-owned businesses and it opens up a new possibility for LGBT owned businesses to connect with each other, as well as the potential to increase their potential to bid on tenders from multinational corporations. More information about the registration can be found here.

Events during the autumn

We aim to have several events during the autumn, however some are still work in progress, partly due to travel-restrictions and number of people.

We are working hard to find good solutions for us to meet again, safely and in good spirit. Look out for news of upcoming events!

Tobias Holfelt

Register your LGBT owned Business!

Register your LGBT owned Business!

Register your LGBT owned Business!

We are very glad to announce a new possibility for LGBT owned Businesses to connect with each other, as well as the potential to increase their potential to bid on tenders from multinational corporations.

In cooperation with SGLCC partners East Meets West, GGLBC, IGLBC we are thrilled to have created a joint European platform for registration of LGBT owned businesses under our common venture EGLCC – European LGBTIQ Chamber of Commerce.

It is now open for all LGBT business owners to register and be part of a European-wide community of LGBT entrepreneurs. In addition it gives you the possibility to receive tenders and participate in procurement from multinational corporations within the Supplier Diversity initiatives.


The EGLCC was founded in June 2018 by 3 national LGBTI Business units, the SGLCC (Scandinavian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce), the IGLBC (the Italian GLBT Business Chamber) and East meets West, the Vienna based organisation with a clear Central & East European focus.

In July 2019, EGLCC was joined by the GGLBC (German LGBTIQ* Business Chamber). The EGLCC has its official seat in Stockholm, Sweden and is open for each nationally based LGBTI Chamber of Commerce in Europe that subscribes to the principles as put down in the Vienna Declaration on LGBTI Businesses.

The aim of RGLCC

The EGLCC defined 4 key aims:

  • We want to make the European LGBTI businesses more visible so that they become a relevant group in their local  business community
  • We want to increase the social acceptance of LGBTI people in a business environment so that they can become a influential player in their business community
  • We want diversity to become a relevant value in the business world which will lead to powerful collaborations and create unique business opportunities
  • We want to make clear that coming out in business is not a threat to their existing successes but that it is as valuable as a personal coming out, it makes the businesses stronger, more authentic and more successful
Connecting the dots

Connecting the dots

The 2020 East meets West virtual conference

Together with our friends and partners in Europe, and across the world, we invite our members to participate in East Meets West conference in Vienna virtually.

It will be open for all members in our EGLCC network. Welcome on June 12, wherever you are!

Speakers will cover a variety of topics, from Multinational Corporations, to Global organisation, and perhaps most importantly from the LGBT Business Community.

For more information about the conference and how to register please use this link.

About the East meets West Conferences

The East meets West Conferences are the annual meetings of the East meets West network and interested outsiders, to discuss LGBTI topics, present ideas, realisations, future plans and to create an environment for efficient networking.

Their conferences offers a rich and dynamic program and networking opportunities with people from European countries and overseas delegations.

The programs feature indisputable LGBTI people, who have taken their rightful place in the mainstream society and this way have become iconic representatives of the new phase of social diversity. We are continuously increasing the focus on LGBTI Businesses and their proud owners.

More information about East meets West can be found on their webpage.