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,,, 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, 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.

Interview with Chance Mitchell • NGLCC

Interview with Chance Mitchell • NGLCC • National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Chance Mitchell – Co Founder & CEO. This interview was conducted during the NGLCC Reception in Buenos Aires at the LEGADO Mitico Hotel.

The NGLCC is committed to forming a broad-based coalition, representative of the various interests of LGBT owned and friendly businesses, professionals, and students of business for the purpose of promoting economic growth and the prosperity of its members.
NGLCC co-founders Justin G. Nelson and Chance Mitchell (picture above during the last GNetwork event in Buenos Aires) are incredibly committed to LGBT causes, especially within the U.S. business community.

Chance Mitchell has dedicated his efforts to fighting for equality for the LGBT community. Mitchell, along with co-founder Justin Nelson, launched the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) in November 2002. “It is a concept that is long overdue. Our community is at the forefront of economic growth and innovation and the time has come for us to leverage the economics of equality. Having a national group advocating for LGBT businesses, employees and benefits will give our community a united voice with the financial strength to support it,” noted Mr. Mitchell at a recent gathering of community leaders in Washington, DC.
For his work in doing so, he, along with Mr. Nelson, was named in December 2002 to the “Top 100 Greatest Gay Success Stories of 2002” by OUT Magazine.

(*) For more information on the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, their work, mission and upcoming projects in Argentina check their site NGLCC

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.