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January 3, 2017
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Americas: Making a Space for LGBT Meeting Professionals


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Seeing an “underserved” need, David Jefferys this summer launched the first association for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender meeting planners and those who plan LGBT events. LGBT Meeting Professionals Association now has about 200 members and is in the process of being incorporated, Jefferys says.

david jeffrys“There are so many LGBT planners and people who plan LGBT events who are looking for a place to network, find mentoring, share resources, and build community. Many don’t have the title ‘meeting planner.’ It’s something they’ve found themselves doing,” says Jefferys, who heads up Altus Agency, a Philadelphia-based marketing enterprise specializing in LGBT travel. “This association meets that need and serves as a marketplace to bring together planners and suppliers in the LGBT meeting space.”

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