Mark your calendars! The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has chosen Fort Lauderdale, FL as the host city for the 2015 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference. Next year's event will take place August 11-14, at the Marriott Resort Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Hotel.

Building on this year's sold out conference, next year's event will seek to break the 700 attendee record that will be set next week in Las Vegas, NV.

"NGLCC is thrilled our annual conference will take place in Fort Lauderdale next year. We applaud our local affiliate chamber, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC), for working so closely with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau to put together the winning bid," said NGLCC Co-Founder and President, Justin Nelson.

"In addition to the many LGBT and allied business owners residing in South Florida, the NGLCC conference now attracts attendees from across the country and around the world. In addition, Fort Lauderdale offers a wealth of special event venues and unique experiences that have become the hallmark of the annual NGLCC conference," said NGLCC Co-Founder and CEO Chance Mitchell.

"We are thrilled that NGLCC chose Greater Fort Lauderdale as the host city for their August 2015 annual conference. Our destination's open and welcoming relationship with LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender residents, tourists and business has been gratifying for us with a resulting record breaking 1.3 million LGBT visitors in 2013, " said Richard Gray, Managing Director, LGBT market, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Individuals interested in the 2015 event should contact events@nglcc.org to receive regular updates about next year's conference.

As the exclusive Broward County affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce – (NGLCC), all GFLGLCC members receive full membership and benefits without having to pay extra dues. Through the NGLCC, we strive to keep you informed of trends, common practices and legislation that may affect you and your business.

The GFLGLCC’s mission is to promote business and economic opportunities for the LGBT and LGBT-friendly community. We are an advocate and resource for all member businesses that promote equality. We promote tourism with a unified approach by working with appropriate and related organizations. For more information about the GFLGLCC, please contact Keith Blackburn at Keith@gflglcc.org

The NGLCC is the only global not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of LGBT people around the world. With more than 140 corporate partners and 52 local, state, and international affiliate chambers, NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the world. Serving as the exclusive certifying organization of LGBT-owned businesses, the NGLCC is the direct link between corporations, government and one another. ​