Sponsors & Partners

With the Patronage of...

Ministry for Equal Opportunities

Province of Rome


The European Gay and Lesbian Manager Association (egma) is an umbrella organisation of national affiliated LGBT business associations which represent almost 3500 LGBT managers, professionals and entrepreneurs. egma acts as a platform accessible to all member organisations, providing the LGBT business community with easy access to local agendas and events as a base for European networking. Other perspectives are to offer business contacts throughout Europe access, using a business diary to research Europe-wide contacts. egma aims to take an active role in European politics, focusing on topics that concern the LGBT business community. Together with its member associations, egma organises events and projects relating to workplace equality and diversity management.

Presenting Sponsor

IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, New York. It works with clients around the world to help them grow "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. Through IBM's business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, the company is working with governments and companies to build systems that create less traffic, safer food, cleaner water, and healthier populations.


network is the Swiss organization for gay managers, freelancers, artists and students. It is committed to achieving the legal and social equality of gay and lesbian lifestyles. Its members are role models through their expertise, civil courage and presence in the public, thereby easing the coming out of other gay individuals. network hosts seminars and supports scientific work that involves the topic of homosexuality and undertakes active political lobbying for the legal equality of homosexual people in Switzerland.

"Parks - Liberi e Uguali" is a no profit organization whose members are Italian and multinational employers supporting GLBT people in achieving full respect, dignity, equal rights and opportunities in the work place. We support companies in the process of fully understanding and appreciating the business opportunities related to having in place a comprehensive Diversity strategy, and we assist them in implementing policies allowing them to create an inclusive and respectful work environment for their GLBT employees. Parks is an independent organization aiming to build a more open and accepting labour environment in Italy. By doing this, we believe we can have a happier and better performing GLBT community in the work place and therefore increase productivity of our companies, and, ultimately, of the Country’s economy itself.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is committed to ending employment discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. We believe that people should be judged by the work they do, not by their sexual orientation or gender identity. Every day, we work to protect and empower employees to be productive and successful—so they can support themselves, their families, and contribute to achieving a world free of discrimination for everyone.

Exclusive Dinner Sponsor

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company with more than 215, 000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. We take the widest possible view of inclusion and diversity, going beyond gender, race, religion, ethnicity and sexuality to create a work environment that welcomes all forms of differences. Inclusion and diversity are a fundamental part of Accenture’s culture and core values, fostering an innovative and collaborative work environment that enables Accenture to deliver high performance services to our clients.

Business Lunch Sponsor (June 10)

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the only national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of the LGBT business community. With more than 29,000 members, 130 corporate partners and 62 local, state and international affiliate chambers, NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the world.

Media Sponsor

www.gay.it is the main Italian gay medium with 560 000 unique users every month. Its main assets are the news sections, with redaction offices in Milan and Rome, and the Me2 community, with more than 200.000 members. Gay.it is a multichannel platform in every aspects: it is “online” but also “mobile” thanks to its iPhone App and its WAP portal. And with the brand COM.MA (www.commaonline.it) it is “live” at the main gay friendly events and environments. It allows therefore an integrated synergy with an audience of trend setters and big spender, which has been valued in many years by companies such as Alfa Romeo, Nokia, American Express, Lancôme, Coca Cola, Campari, Giorgio Armani, Lufthansa, Citroen, among others.

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