LGBTI+ Business Conference 2021

LGBTI+ Business Conference 2021

Join us in Malmö Town Hall Aug 17

We are happy to invite all members to our LGBTI+ Business conference in Malmö Town Hall during WorldPride in Copenhagen! The conference will be held August 17 between 1300-1700 and both as a live event and a digital event. The aim is to highlight the business angle of LGBT inclusion, and, not least, the entrepeneurship of our own community.

There is a significant return on investment for private corporations that implements a sustainable diversity strategy. In order to be successful this need to be a credible, long-term starchy in how these issues can best be implemented in the corporate business strategy, in all parts of the business processes from talent acquisition to workplace inclusion, innovation, sales and supply-chains. This can also be tracked up to the owner-level, by the stock-performance.

The current pandemic has caused severe stress to the business environment across the world. Some have had a very difficult time, and some have done well. Over time, certain areas will go back to pre-pandemic activities, and others will come out with entirely new models and strategies. What has become evident is the need for the diversity and inclusion models to be resilient under stress as well as sustainable in order to be useful, credible and deliver the intended outcome for the business at hand.

One group is sometimes overlooked. Those in our community that who runs and develops businesses on their own. We want to highlight the thriving entrepreneurship within our community and the economic development and innovation it brings. In the USA alone, the LGBTI business community is calculated to add 1.7 Trillion USD annually to the GDP (Witeck,2019), and there is no reason this should be any different in Scandinavia.The entrepreneurs in our own community is the focus of SGLCC and now it is your time to shine!

More information will be found at the conference website and here you can find tickets to the digital event.

East Meets West conference 2021

East Meets West conference 2021

Riding the waves of change

Join our friends and partners for the annual East Meets West conference on June 17. It is free for all SGLCC members. East Meets Wests annual conference is always highly anticipated with groundbreaking insights from eastern Europe and across the continent. This year, instead of the usual venue in Vienna, you can all join the livestream from Warzaw.

Klick here for more information and registration

About East Meets West

Founded in 2013 in Vienna, Austria, East meets West is a network of LGBTIQ professionals from Western & (primarily) Eastern Europe. East meets West facilitates the exchange of ideas, the sharing of best practices and generates mutual inspiration to improve the social acceptance of LGBTIQ people in the different countries. East meets West is the facilitator of awareness on LGBTIQ businesses and that LGBTIQ people can be successful entrepreneurs and become role models inside and outside the LGBTIQ community. East meets West has also a catalyst function in the LGBTIQ organisational ecosystem by connecting NGOs, diplomatic representatives, officials, corporate players, entrepreneurs and variety of other inspiring personalities. East meets West ‘signature event’ is the annual conference. More info can be found on their website.

The CGLCC annual Global Business Summit

The CGLCC annual Global Business Summit

Save the dates

We just want to give you a heads up and a chance for you to save the dates. Our friends in Canada – the Canadian LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce will host their annual conference Global Business Summit in June 7-11. This year it vill be digital and it’s a great opportunity for you as a member of SGLCC to participate.

The CGLCC annual Global Business Summit brings together members, certified suppliers, corporate and government partners, and allies from Canada and around the world to discuss LGBT+ entrepreneurship in Canada.

In celebration of the fifth LGBT+ Global Business Summit, this year’s event will be hosted virtually for a unique, digital experience full of business building, innovative entrepreneurship stories, and unparalleled procurement connections.

More information will come – but if you are interested – save the date!

Corporate Round Table: The economic case for LGBT Inclusion

Corporate Round Table: The economic case for LGBT Inclusion

Corporate Round Table – The economic case for LGBT Inclusion

We welcome our partners to a Round Table discussion on the corporate value of LGBT inclusion in a safe and corona-free environment, at the British Ambassadors Residence.

Date: November 11
Time: 15:00-16:00

In Britain the LGBT market is estimated is more than 80 Billion Pounds annually. The Nordic countries alone constitute a potential 2.5 million consumers and more than EUR Bln 30 in net-value. LGBT inclusion is vital for corporations in order to access this market potential. In addition a strategic D&I program attracts better talents and improves the environment for innovation. Yet, many corporations still have some way to go in order 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.

Note that this event is by special invitation only. If you are interested please send us an email.

Thank you!

Thank you!

A Very warm thank you

A very warm Thank You, to all the participants on our On-Line forum on the Economic case for LGBT Inclusion, together with our partners, Swedish Embassy in Manila, and PFIP October 15.

A special thank you to our speakers and panelists, Ambassador Harald Fries, Tony Tenicella, IBM, Drew Fernandez, Coca Cola, Mark Lyndsell, Transcom, Gilda de Rosario, Wells Fargo, Marixa Carlos, Accenture and Weena Ekid, PFIP.

A very special warm thank you to Athena Cartagena at the Swedish Embassy and Chris Eugenio at PFIP for their fantastic work and support, and without whom this event would not have been possible.

If you missed the On-Line Forum you have the possibility to watch it here:

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.

Objectives

  • 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

Panelists 

  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

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