LGBTQ2 trade mission to Philadelphia

In partnership with the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), the Honourable Jim Carr, the Minister of International Trade Diversification, will lead the first-ever LGBTQ2 business mission to Philadelphia, United States.

Delegates will participate in the 2018 National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) International Business & Leadership Conference to learn about supplier diversity opportunities, network, and to promote their products and services to international buyers and suppliers.

Event details

Event: NGLCC International Business Leadership Conference
Date: August-14-17, 2018
City: Philadelphia, PA, United States

Sector of focus

Trade mission features

What is the NGLCC International Business and Leadership Conference?
The NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference introduces participants to supplier diversity opportunities through exclusive access to large U.S. and multinational companies, governments and non-profits. It is the largest supplier diversity event in the world organized for the LGBTQ2 business community.

NGLCC International Business Leadership is a world-renowned educational conference that delivers innovative leadership and cutting edge educational programs. The event will attract over 1300 entrepreneurs, corporate decision-makers, affiliate chamber leaders and government officials from across the country and around the world.  Connections made at the conference can be the basis for contracting opportunities and strategic growth.

Who should participate?

*SMEs must either currently be a certified LGBT+ business enterprise through the CGLCC, or be eligible for certification as an LGBT+ business enterprise. To be eligible for certification, a company must operate as a for-profit enterprise in Canada and be at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by Canadian residents that identify as LGBT+.  For more information on eligibility, visit the CGLCC information page.

Program at a glance


Hotel and travel


  1. Contact to obtain registration instructions and the promotional code for the NGLCC Conference fee.
  2. Register for the NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference.  
  3. Once we receive confirmation of your NGLCC registration, one of our Trade Commissioners will contact you with more information about the trade mission. 


Interested? Contact for more information.

Looking to certify your company as LGBTQ2?
Contact Darrell Schuurman, CEO of the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 

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