Puerto Vallarta will host the International Business Expo for the second time. // © 2013 Mexico Tourism Board
In June of next year, the LGBT Confex’s International Business Expo will return to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, where the event was launched in 2011. The three-day conference welcomes travel agents and suppliers who want to target the gay and lesbian market and increase sales. Last year, the conference hosted 28 speakers and 54 exhibitors. At press time, the Business Expo has confirmed participation from Marriott International, American Express, Out & Equal, Human Rights Campaign, Out Now Global and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Mexico Tourism Board and SECTUR, Mexico’s ministry of tourism, recently revealed its plans to work with the International LGBT Business Expo in order to launch a campaign to draw the LGBT market to Mexico and its gay- and lesbian-friendly locations.