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Latin America’s Best LGBT Business Forum Expands

Latin America’s leading LGBT business event has announced new sponsors and program details with two months remaining until the 3rd International LGBT Business Expo in Guadalajara, Mexico.



JULY 4, 2013 - GUADALAJARA, MEXICO -- (OUT NOW) -- With two months remaining, Latin America’s leading LGBT business event has just announced an expanded line-up.

The 3rd International LGBT Business Expo produced by LGBT Confex has just announced new partners in its world-leading conference program as well as the addition of high-profile support from some of the world’s most significant companies.

Ruben Sandoval, CEO of LGBT Confex said his company is delighted to see such growth in their flagship annual event directed at connecting business with lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

“The International LGBT Business Expo is so important to the whole Latin America region,” Sandoval says. “To see so many of the world’s leading business specialists in understanding the needs of LGBT people is both gratifying and powerful. There are more than 20 million LGBT people in our region and so it matters a great deal to them - and the businesses that support our event - that their needs become better understood and that companies learn how those needs can differ from the mainstream”.

The Expo takes place in Guadalajara, Mexico from September 5 - 7 and is being supported by many of the world’s leading businesses.

Sandoval announced a number of new supporters including American Express plus workplace rights group Out & Equal - who join existing supporters American Airlines, IBM, Mexico Tourism Board, Secretary of Tourism Jalisco, Mundo Cuervo,, Copa Airlines, Westin Guadalajara Hotel and the world’s leading LGBT marketing specialists Out Now Global --
Conference presentations will also be made by Out & Equal - North America’s leading organization focused on the needs of LGBT people at work.

Sandoval also announced that the findings from the largest ever research into the lives of Latin American LGBT people will be released at the LGBT Confex event in Guadalajara, this September. Premier Sponsor of the Expo is Out Now who will release new Latin American research findings from their latest Out Now Global LGBT2020 Study - the world’s largest LGBT research program. CEO of Out Now, Ian Johnson, said his company is looking forward to the LGBT Confex event in September.  

“This year, Out Now celebrates 21 years of specialist expertise in understanding and meeting the business needs of LGBT people,” Johnson said. “There are many organizations now who pretend an expertise in connecting business with consumers, but in Latin America there is only one international forum that counts and is genuinely focused on mutual success for LGBT people and the businesses that wish to serve them. LGBT Confex is now the undisputed leader in this in Latin America and Out Now is delighted to partner with them and to bring the findings of our latest LGBT2020 research to present in Guadalajara in two months from now.”

The International LGBT Business Expo is presented by LGBT Confex at the Expo Guadalajara and  Westin Hotel Guadalajara, in Mexico. It is officially supported by a large number of organizations including Mundo Cuervo, Jalisco Secretary of Tourism, Guadalajara OVC (CVB), Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, American Airlines, Out Now Business Class - and more.
Four key platforms will be represented in both trade show exhibits and conference presentations: Technology, Workplace, Travel and Entrepreneurship. Latin America’s leading business-to-business trade show event takes place as part of the Expo on September 5 and 6, and on September 7 a dedicated business-to-consumer show linsk exhibiting businesses with LGBT consumers attending the event.



Latin America’s leading LGBT conferences and Exhibitions Company is LGBT Confex . Established in 2011, the organization quickly demonstrated its capabilities to put together a professional team with staff who bring many years in event management expertise. Following the success of their inaugural event in 2011, LGBT Confex doubled in scale with 2012’s even more successful event in Cancun. The next event - International LGBT Business Expo - is being held in Guadalajara, Mexico from September 5 to 7 


The world’s premier LGBT marketing organization is Out Now. Established in 1992 in Australia, Out Now has grown to reach more than 20 markets worldwide. Its work covers strategy, communications and training as well as managing the world’s largest and most extensive LGBT market research program LGBT2020 . Many of the world’s leading brands including IBM, Volvo, Toyota, Citibank, Barclays Bank, Time Inc Magazines, Doubleday Books, Hilton Hotels and German National Tourist Office rely upon Out Now Global. The agency also provides the world’s best LGBT business networking program Out Now Business Class - and delegates to the LGBT Confex event are being provided with complimentary membership in this world’s best B2B initiative.

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