Last Minute Updates for LGBT Week NYC

We have a few last-minute updates for everyone considering attending some or all of our upcoming events at LGBT Week NYC starting next week, May 16th.

What is LGBT Week NYC? Building off of the success of our LGBT Marketing Conference we've held for the past 9 years in New York, including our 1st LGBT Week NYC in 2015, Community Marketing & Insights and Pink Banana Media are proud to announce the launch of our expanded LGBT conference schedule for 2016, bringing the broader scope of Marketing, Advertising & Technology to the mix, with the theme "Education & Networking: Bringing together the worlds of advertising, marketing, technology and business in the LGBT marketplace."

First, the agendas for both the Tourism & Hospitality Symposium, and the Marketing, Advertising & Technology Conference, are both available online in PDF format at:

Talent in Modern FinTech
Updates - Key Note speaker Nick Toro, Director of IT at Credit Suisse
Panelist added - Steve Hook, CIO Global Markets Technology at Credit Suisse

StartOut Women's Series Lunch & Panel
Join StartOut and The Center for the Women's Series Lunch during LGBT Week 2016! We've invited a panel of female entrepreneurs and business leaders in the LGBT community to tell their stories. Listen to their inspiring stories of successes and failures, enjoy a light lunch, and meet a potential mentor or future business partner!
  - 11:00am - 11:30am Networking & Buffet Brunch
  - 11:30am - 12:30pm Panel Discussion with Q&A
  - 12:30pm - 1:00pm Post-Event Networking
Location: The Center, 208 W 13 St., New York, NY 10011
Confirmed Panelists:
  - Stephenie Harris, founder of Maven Cocktails
Registration cost: $35 - tickets purchased separately; ticket price not included in any other LGBT Week registration purchase

Two Networking Receptions Tuesday after our Tourism & Hospitality reception at Google
For those attending the Tourism & Hospitality symposium on Tuesday afternoon at Google, there is a reception immediately after this right next door, for symposium attendees only.  After that, there are two receptions to choose from.

Manhattan Chamber's LGBT Network Reception
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Venue: Boxer's Hells Kitchen - Rooftop Terrace
    742 9th Ave., New York, NY
In case you're in NYC for our conference, but missing the travel programming at Google, be sure to attend this reception, where you can network and mingle with a variety of LGBT business folks here in NYC.

IGLTA Foundation Reception
$35 tax-deductible donation. Fabulous prizes!
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Venue: Bernard B. Jacobs Rooftop, 234 W 44th St, 11th Floor
Info & Registration:

On Thursday, after our main LGBT Marketing, Advertising & Technology Conference, there is a reception available to all LGBT Week NYC badge holders, where we can mix and mingle with one of the LGBT professional business organizations, Out Professionals.

Out Professionals Tech Industry Mixer
In partnership with Out Professionals
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue: Vodka Soda / Bottoms UP
   315 W 46th St., between 8th and 9th Ave)

That's it... be sure to check out the latest in program guide, schedule and events at www.LGBTWeek.NYC... we'll see you there!

*** This Just In ***

Multi National Corporations: LGBT Equality and The Global Economy
An OPEN Finance Event; Hosted by Deutsche Bank and Webcast in partnership with Nasdaq
Tuesday morning, May 17th, from 7:30 - 9:00 am
Featuring India’s first openly gay prince, Manvendra Singh Gohil, Fred Hochberg, Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and Paul Singer of Elliott Management Corporation.  The conversation will be moderated by Jill Schlesinger of CBS News.
To register, go to


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