Conference organizers along with LGBT Confex announced on Dec. 2 the opening of online early bird registration for exhibitor and delegates for next year’s International LGBT Business Expo. Scheduled for June 12-14, 2014, the conference will be in its fourth year as it returns to its “birthplace” of Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico.
LGBT Confex is a prime destination for businesses interested in targeting the gay and lesbian consumer, which accounts for 6 percent of the market share in Latin America, according to conference officials. The conference has grown from 20 exhibitors and six presenters in 2011 to 54 exhibitors and 28 conference speakers.
Confirmed corporate participation include American Express, Marriott International and the Human Rights Campaign. Also participating is LGBT consulting firm Out Now Global, who plans to present its study LGBT2020, the largest study on Latin American LGBT markets of its kind.
Mexico’s ministry of tourism, SECTUR, and the Mexico Tourism Board recently announced it is launching an LGBT campaign to attract the LGBT market to the country’s gay friendly destinations. To achieve this, the tourism groups will be working directly with the International LGBT Business Expo along with the Riviera Nayarit CVB and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board.
For more information, visit lgbtbusinessexpo.com.