Fridae and IBM will hold the first conference of its kind in Bangkok, Thailand on May 8 as part of its ongoing efforts to promote the empowerment of LGBTs in Asia.
Titled “The Power of LGBT Diversity in the Workplace and Marketplace”, the conference is expected to bring together human resource professionals, senior executives, diversity champions, corporate decision makers, labour union leaders and policy makers, and LGBT community advocates to discuss key diversity issues relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.
Key speakers of the event include Anthony Tenicela, a Business Development Executive and Global Leader for Workforce Diversity and LGBT Markets at IBM and Paul Thompson, Executive Chairman of Fridae Limited.
They will be joined by a panel of experts to promote the understanding of the business case for LGBT diversity practices in corporations, share best diversity practices to leverage on LGBT human capital and the impact on the revenue, growth and productivity of companies; and discuss role of LGBTs and the understanding of diversity in Asian markets.
Date: May 8, 2012 (Tues) Time 9 am to 2 pm (includes lunch)
Venue: VIE Hotel Bangkok, 117/39-40 Phaya Thai Road (Ratchathewi BTS Station)
The event is free.
For more information and to register, visit fridae.asia/diversity. Registration closes April 25. As this is an exclusive seminar, limited seats are available. We will send you a confirmation email following successful registration. If you are unable to attend the seminar after registering, please notify us as soon as possible.
Thailand Gay Travel, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Carlos Melia welcome the international LGBT Media and Travel Professional during the course of the IGLTA 29th Annual Global Convention 2012 in Florianopolis, Brazil. There they announce the soon to be launched dedicated LGBT Microsite Go Thai Be Free (www.gothaibefree.com). Read the full article at CarlosMeliaBlog.com
Baan Suk Jai Bed & Breakfast Bangkok | Bangkok, Thailand | Stay as a local, while you enjoy this personalized, friendly, comfortable and informal Bed and Breakfast only minutes away from the main attraction of Bangkok. A complex of Thai houses, almost unique in the city, run by both Molly, the owner and Pen, the local Thai lady that will show you what local camaraderie and Thai cuisine are supposed to be. Unpretentious, welcoming, cozy and overall great value for money/comfort/experience. See and Read full post @ CarlosMeliaBlog.com
( Post by Carlos Melia ) This morning at 7AM the streets on Chinatown in Bangkok, where literally taken over by a sort of Buddhist Monks Flash Mov, commemorating the Buddha Enlightenment and the 84th. Birthday of King Rama IX. 30 thousand Buddhist monks, gathered from corners of Thailand at 6.30AM in the morning at Chinatown to collect the Alms Giving by the local Thai people. (more…)
( Post by Carlos Melia ) Unassuming. Fabulous Restaurant. Hidden. Secret. Never a dissapointment. No attitude are the words to define this hidden gem in the heart of Bangkok. Of course, the name can be a bit of a turn off, assuming it will be an over the top pretentious restaurant. And it is indeed, but in the best way possible. From the bar tender to the Darren his owner, they will all make you feel so welcomed and cozy that you will just feel like at the living room of your own home, with the twist of great cocktails, ambiance and fusion dishes. Eat Me, was inspired by the classic of Alice in Wonderland. A cake with “EAT ME” on it causes Alice to grow to such a tremendous size her head hits the ceiling, well in this case, I felt that my tummy was growing to he point of bursting. (more…)
Stay 03 Nights and only Pay 02 at Siam City Bangkok. The Siam City Hotel would like to announce a fabulous offer that is available from now until October 2012. For every two-night stay you book, they’ll give you one extra night for free. !!! This offer includes international buffet breakfast, unlimited WiFi access and no cancellation fee within 24 hours of arrival. Bookings and More @ www.carlosmeliablog.com
( Post by Carlos Melia ) Ban Chiang Traditional Thai Cuisine is a melting pot for the international crews of every single airline in the world, Ban Chiang is a charming Thai Restaurant where flavors, scents and great traditional Thai cuisine meet simile street food in style with excellent prices and atmosphere. Your choose, you ma seat outside or inside a typical Thai house, with tree floors and most important during this time of the year… air conditioning. Not local enough, but not touristic either, it is a great option for those looking for a first full Thai meal in Bangkok, without paying high prices. Located just behind the Holiday Inn hotel in the area of Silom. (more…)
( Post by Carlos Melia ) The new Spring 2012 Issue of Connextions Magazine is OUT and ONLINE. This time including an article by me, entitled A Thailand Chronicle. Check it OUT !!! BTW I will be heading back to Thailand soon, for a few days, so stay tuned for more of this stunning destinations. Also check the official Thailand Gay Travel Blog (we are inviting others to join us and submit their experiences, photos and videos to share with others, contact me directly). Post by Carlos Melia – www.carlosmeliablog.com
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