My own Educational Session at IGLTA’s Annual Convention

My own Educational Session at IGLTA’s Annual Convention | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida |  This whole week I am in Florida, attending like every other year the IGLTA’s International Annual Convention. Familiar faces, new members and lots of new vendors from all corners of the world. This year I am honored to have been invited as a Guest Speaker with my own Educational Session based on Gay Travel Online Businesses, Social Media and Blogs. As you may be very well aware at this point if you follow my blog, IGLTA stands for International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, organization of which I have been an active member for almost the last 10 years.
The ABCs of Developing a Blog is the topic of my upcoming Educational Session, as presented on the official IGLTA’s Annual Convention booklet. I will be sharing Educational Sessions with renown companies such us GayCities.com, GayTravel.com, Google, IBM among many others. Unfortunately this time it can only be attended by those within the convention. But just FYI I am consulting and assisting various companies, organizations and individuals worldwide, with the basics on How/Why/When and more on blogging as a way to expand your business, earn money and networking. My presentation is based on a true story, my story of a full year devoted to blogging and branding with hotels, destinations and other travel related suppliers Worldwide. So feel free to contact me. CM

Carlos Melia to be Guest Speaker at IGLTA Convention 2011

Carlos Melia to be Guest Speaker at IGLTA’s Convention |  Ft. Lauderdale, Florida |  IGLTA – International Gay and Lesbian Association, will be holding their 2011 Annual Convention in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (May 10-15th.), and I have been invited to take part as a Guest Speaker for their Educational Session Itinerary. During this week I will be sharing sessions with very well renown professionals and stablished companies such as Google, GayCities.com, GayTravel.com, Air Canada, SAS Airlines, IBM, NGLCC, among many others. It is an honor for me to be consider for this duty.  You may check out the full Seminars Itinerary online at IGLTA’s Convention UNLEASH. As for my own session here is the full information, I look forward seeing you all there (May 13th.) CM by Carlos Melia Carlos Melia, Travel Agent, Blogger & Marketing Consultant Learn the ABCs of Developing a Blog: Becoming a travel blogger can benefit your business and create a new parallel source of income. Drawing from his own successes with carlosmeliablog.com, Melia will demonstrate how to create and monetize a blog associated with your travel business/product/service. The session will also cover promotion strategies to help you find your niche.

…” We are so incredibly excited for our convention in Fort Lauderdale, May 2011! This event is going to be the premiere event in LGBT tourism and will include businesses from all over the world. You will network with, learn from and meet the leaders in our industry. Stay tuned to this website for more information…” by IGLTA Staff.

IBM Supplier Diversity Program by Irwin Drucker

Interview with Irwin Drucker, IBM Program Director, Supplier Diversity. This interview took place at Puerto Madero in the city of Buenos Aires by Carlos Melia.

In 2006, Irwin assumed his current role as Program Director of GLBT and International Programs in the Global Supplier Diversity organization.  In this role, Irwin has overall responsibility for the coordination of all of IBM’s supplier diversity programs outside the US, as well as continued global responsibility for the GLBT program. Irwin received an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University in 1983.  Prior to that, he received his BS from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1981.

(*) Puerto Madero also known within the urban planning community as the Puerto Madero Waterfront, is a district of the Argentine capital at Buenos Aires CBD, occupying a significant portion of the Río de la Plata riverbank and representing the latest architectural trends in the city of Buenos Aires.