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    Date: March 16, 2018
    Website: lbglcc.org
    Event Description:

    Setting the LGBT Economic Agenda 2018
    WBA LGBT Economic Summit & Conference
    21 Cities, 11 States & Vancouver, B.C., 1 Economic Agenda

    On March 16, 2018 the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA) will host the Western Business Alliance (WBA) LGBT Economic Summit & Conference. The WBA was founded in 1994 as an opportunity for LGBT chambers throughout the Western United States to advocate on behalf of the LGBT economic equality movement, share ‘best practices’ and serve as the collective voice of the LGBT business community in the West. Our very own LBGLCC has been a strong member of the WBA since our founding in 1992 and is a proud partner in this years WBA Economic Summit & Conference.
    Power Lunch IV Co-Chairs: Honorable Mark Leno & Helen Russell
    The GGBA’s Power Lunch series launched in 2015 to showcase extraordinary LGBT entrepreneurs, high performing LGBT businesses and key stakeholders who are transforming the world. Since its inception the Power Lunch has achieved national recognition for its ability to tell compelling stories of triumph over adversity, community empowerment and the commitment to economic prosperity.
    8:30am: Summit Opening Session/Welcome — Grand Ballroom Foyer (Power Lunch Attendees may attend the full day Summit at no additional cost)
    9:30am to 11:30am: Summit Break-Out Sessions
    • Defining the needs of LGBT Millennial Entrepreneurs — Pacific A Room
    • Creating new LGBTQ entrepreneurs through ‘disruptive technologies’ — Pacific BC Room
    • Removing barriers to Transgender economic development — Pacific G Room
    • Thinking ‘outside the box’ in order to access capital — Regency A Room
    • Addressing LGBT Homeless issues/solutions from a regional perspective— Regency B Room
    • Expanding LGBT opportunities with Government/Private Contracting — Plaza Room
    10:00am to 12:00pm: LGBTBE Business Showcase — Grand Ballroom Foyer
    11:00am: Power Lunch IV - Registration & Networking
    12:00pm - 2pm: Power Lunch IV: WELCOME HOME! (Tickets $125)
    2:30pm: Summit Break-Out Session ‘Read Out’ & Summary (Power Lunch Attendees may attend the full day Summit at no additional cost)

    Hyatt Regency San Francisco
    5 Embarcadero Center
    San Francisco, CA 94111

    Discount flights offered through Alaska Airlines. Go to alaskaair.com and input the Discount Code ECMZ301

    Date/Time Information:
    Summit Events At-A-Glance

    Thursday, March 15th, 2018
    6:00pm VIP Gala Opening Reception
    San Francisco City Hall Rotunda

    Friday, March 16th, 2018
    8:30am Summit Opening Session & Break Out Sessions
    Hyatt Regency San Francisco – Bayview & Regency Rooms

    12:00pm Power Lunch IV: Welcome Home!
    Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom
    750 – 800 of the most dynamic LGBT Entrepreneurs and Allies you will ever want to meet!
    (Registration begins at 11:00am)

    2:30pm Summit Economic Agenda Presentations
    Hyatt Regency San Francisco – Bayview Room

    5:30pm Summit Closing Reception
    The Top Floor of the Iconic Transamerica Pyramid

    Saturday, March 17th, 2018
    Your weekend get-away! Enjoy the best of what San Francisco, the Wine Country and the Bay Area has to offer
    Contact Information:
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    Power Lunch IV individual ticket: $125
    Break-out sessions: free of charge
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