I'd like to think I have an open mind, that nothing ever surprises me anymore. I am opinionated, yes but not judgmental. I keep telling myself, if there is something that you don't understand, the best way to learn is to open your mind. Research, research, research.
Just recently, I have stumbled upon an invite by #DPOP and Liberating Jepoy regarding an event that aims to
"understand a market segment and its' role or effect in our culture and economic development" - #DPOPThis events' title is: #RAINBOW CONNECTION: DEMYSTIFYING THE LGBT MARKET.
|Register Here: #RAINBOW CONNECTION: DEMYSTIFYING THE LGBT MARKET | An affordable fee of P500 pesos will be charged in exchange of an educational experience. To get a FREE invite, register to know more!|
A LITTLE CLOSE TO HOME
I grew up surrounded by LGBTs. In fact, my sister is a lesbian and I am proud of her. I am proud of what she has gone through and overcome. I am proud of what she has accomplished and how she turned out to be the best sister in the world.
But, there are those who are not as lucky as me or my sister. Still, at this day and age of modernization, liberation and such, there are those who continue to judge without prior knowledge or understanding. There's still that raised eyebrow. I have gay and lesbian friends who still gets flak for "coming out" and I have friends who get unfairly judged for succeeding in life.
That is the reason I decided to sign up for this event. I want to open my mind even more, I want to understand how vital my role is in spreading awareness and understanding regarding them. I want to be an instrument in telling the world that they are people too and that they are part of the movers and shakers not just in the country but the whole world!
WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHY YOU SHOULD COME
Here's the event agenda:
1:00 to 2:00 PM REGISTRATION
2:00 to 2:30 WELCOME
2:30 to 3:30 I. Chorva: Profiling the Pink Market
Defining the consumer behavior, community structure and more
Speakers / Panelists: Dr. Jon Fontilla (DOH), Mr. Jonas Bagas (TLF Foundation), and Simoun Ferrer (GMA Network).
3:30 to 4:30 II. Bekify – Who’s who (Local and International), achievers and personalities/ brands successful in captivating or representing the market
Speakers / Panelists: Bekimon, Sebastian Castro, Niccolo Cosme, Brian Tenorio, Joel Cruz.
4:30 to 5:30 III. Eklavu – Grasping the vision, needs and wants of the LGBT Community
Speakers: Yayu Javier (Philippine Marketing Association), Mab Peña (BED Manila), and more to be added
5:30 to 7:00 IV. Cocktail party.
If you are a thought leader, market strategist, blogger, media personality, community manager or an entrepreneur or simply someone who wants to understand the LGBT market - then this event is a must for you and me!
This out of the box and timely event is sponsored by BEST WESTERN PLUS - ANTEL HOTEL, SHINAGAWA and 2GO.
Feed your mind and widen your understanding about the LGBT market by listening to broad insights and perspective of the invited speakers.
This event can accommodate up to 150 attendees and if you are interested, register HERE. An affordable fee of P500 will be charged in exchange of an educational experience.
So what are you waiting for? REGISTER now!