Toronto, ON - The Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) attended the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) International Business & Leadership Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this month. At a symbolic exchange between global LGBT business leaders, the CGLCC exchanged Canadian maple syrup with delegates from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and the United States.
The meeting underscored the strong partnership with NGLCC Global, an international network of Chambers and Business organizations, and the deep commitment to trade and commerce between these countries. The group was also called to continue advocating for the economic rights of LGBT people worldwide and highlight the ever-growing contributions of the LGBT business community to create jobs, grow economies, and dramatically improve perceptions about LGBT citizens in their countries.
“LGBT economic opportunity is a global priority and needs global perspectives like those attending the NGLCC conference to succeed,” said Justin Nelson, NGLCC Co-Founder and President.
R. Bruce McDonald, Co-Founder and Board Chair of the CGLCC said, “We’re honoured to participate with these courageous and innovative business and advocacy leaders who are ensuring that LGBT citizens and business owners around the globe are appreciated, supported, and empowered to collaborate and create lasting economic and social change in their countries. We thank the NGLCC for their leadership in building this Global program and look forward to working together to build and expand this program.”
About the CGLCC:
Established in 2003, the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) is a national, non-profit industry association. The CGLCC is committed to forming a broad-based coalition, representative of the various interests of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-identified, Queer, Two-Spirited and Intersex (LGBT*) owned businesses, allied businesses, corporations, professionals, and students of business for the purpose of promoting economic growth and prosperity, through public and private sector advocacy and engagement, to advance the common business interests and opportunities of its members and stakeholders.
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