About PROUD

Here’s everything you need to know about our fabulous three-day show.

A first of its kind, PROUD Experiences brings together leaders from the travel & lifestyle sectors to develop business strategies, expand LGBTQ+ understanding and connect like-minded peers.

Launched in London, PROUD Experiences became an open space for debate, discussion and joint action in 2018. Agents, brands, designers, experiences, press and speakers joined us in the Saatchi Gallery to debut an event of a different kind – a show connecting travel & lifestyles professionals looking to embrace and elevate the LGBTQ+ community.

Moving to Brooklyn in 2019 – the perfect place given New York’s commemoration of Stonewall and hosting of WorldPride – PROUD continues to curate authentic, hyper-personalised travel & lifestyle experiences for the LGBTQ+ community, ensuring everyone has the right to #belongeverywhere.

What to expect

Do business

Face-to-face meetings are more important than ever. Using our bespoke matchmaking tool, you can avoid meaningless conversations and build lasting relationships. Connecting you with buyers or suppliers that fulfil your aspirations, your tailored diary is a gateway to future business.

Open minds

PROUD Experiences is so much more than matchmaking. Engaging with our educational sessions, you can open your mind to the realities of LGBTQ+ travel. Initiating in-depth conversations on the resilient market, these sessions are key to your future decision making.

Have fun

All work and no play, well, you know the rest. Relaxing at our networking events, you can explore some of Brooklyn’s most creative spaces with our PROUD community. Synchronising good friends, good food and good music, these sessions are supposed to be enjoyed!

Where are we?

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge will be our home once again in June 2021. Designed by local artists using native greenery and reclaimed materials, Brooklyn Bridge is a waterfront retreat with expansive views of the East River and Manhattan skyline.

Located at Pier 1 on Brooklyn Bridge Park, just south of the iconic bridge in the Brooklyn Heights neighbourhood and minutes from downtown Manhattan, we’ve compiled (with the help of 1 Hotel) the best ways to find us.

Travel or lifestyle brand?

Are you clear on your strategy to attract LGBTQ+ travellers? Do you have the right contacts whose clients are key to your business?

Travel agent or designer?

Do you represent LGBTQ+ travellers? Do you want to meet with brands who can offer you new destinations for your clients?