Proud Experiences is to return to New York again for the second year running in 2020.
The announcement was made at the event’s opening gathering, hosted at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which will also host next year’s conference.
The event, by Reed Exhibitions, is a B2B travel and lifestyle conference for premium and luxury travel suppliers and buyers targeting the LGBTQ+ global community.
Over 90 international exhibiting companies and 90 buyers from 31 countries attended Proud Experiences, with this year’s event taking place during the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in NYC.
Event director Simon Mayle said: “If the LGBTQ+ travel market was a country, it would be the fourth biggest economy in the world, and with an increase of people identifying on the LGBTQ+ spectrum – from 8% of baby boomers to 31% of centennials – along with the coming of age of millennials, this next decade is set for strong growth again.
We are looking forward to returning to New York City from 22 to 24 June 2020 and are delighted once again to be working alongside NYC & Company and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge to deliver another fantastic event next year.”
Fred Dixon, president and chief executive of NYC & Company added that New York was “honoured to collaborate with Reed Travel Exhibitions to host PROUD Experiences 2019 in New York City during such a monumental year for the LGBTQ+ community”.