FiveCurrents Produces CGI 5th Annual Meeting

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

FiveCurrents was honored and excited to produce the Fifth Annual Meeting of The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 22-25 September in New York City. CGI welcomed a very special guest, President Barack Obama, who addressed the opening session of CGI and discussed the importance of giving. The guest list included global leaders from business, government, academia, science, religion, and non-governmental organizations, including numerous heads of state, former heads of state, CEOs of multinational corporations, and prominent philanthropists.

“I think we can say with some certainty that this model actually does work,” President Clinton said. “People don’t have to have the same politics, the same religion, or speak the same language to work together and to have an impact. We all have things to learn from each other. What we need is a shared mechanism to achieve common goals.”

The Clinton Global Initiative convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Since 2005, CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 100 current and former heads of state, 14 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations, major philanthropists, directors of the most effective non-governmental organizations, and prominent members of the media.

FiveCurrents’ President and Executive Producer of CGI, Scott Givens, said, “The Fifth Annual Meeting brought together an unprecedented number of world leaders, once again creating a forum for participants to develop solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.”

On Thursday evening, FiveCurrents produced the Clinton Global Citizen Awards, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated visionary leadership in solving pressing global challenges. Actor and comedian Ben Stiller was the evening’s host, and GRAMMY Award winning artists Juanes and Alicia Keys both performed at the awards ceremony.

At CGI, world leaders identified critical areas for action and collaboration across a multitude of sectors, ranging from education, and energy and climate change to global health and the economic empowerment. CGI members in 2009 have made 284 new commitments valued at more than $9.4 billion dollars. In total, these commitments are projected to improve more than 200 million lives. FiveCurrents has been producing The Clinton Global Initiative since its inception in 2005 and is thankful for the privilege of working with such forward thinking leaders.

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CGI 5th Anniversary Approaching

Friday, September 18, 2009

The fifth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is fast approaching, and FiveCurrents is preparing for a guest list that includes global leaders from business, government, academia, science, religion, and non-governmental organizations, including numerous heads of state, former heads of state, CEOs of multinational corporations, and prominent philanthropists. And this year, CGI will have a very special guest, President Barack Obama, who will address the opening session of the Fifth Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd.

FiveCurrents’ President and Executive Producer of CGI, Scott Givens, said, “We are really looking forward to the fifth Annual Meeting and once again creating a forum for participants to come together to develop solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.”

At CGI, world leaders will identify critical areas for action and collaboration across a multitude of sectors, ranging from education, and energy and climate change to global health and the economic empowerment. The fifth Annual Meeting will address global challenges via four new action areas: Harnessing Innovation for Development, Strengthening Infrastructure, Building Human Capital, and Financing an Equitable Future.

Since 2005, more than 100 current and former heads of state; hundreds of leading CEOs, philanthropists, and NGO leaders; and 10 of the last 16 Nobel Peace Prize laureates have attended CGI’s Annual Meeting.

For more information on the Clinton Global Initiative, please visit http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/.


Six Months Until Vancouver Olympics

Friday, September 4, 2009

With the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games less than six months away, FiveCurrents is gearing up for another exciting Games. NBC’s Today Show recently profiled Vancouver’s progress gearing up for the Games kick off in February, 2010. To see the clip, please click here.

In partnership with Live Nation, FiveCurrent’s Scott Givens will be producing two celebration sites in Vancouver during the Olympic Games, February 12-28, 2010. The two sites will host live entertainment, show footage of the day’s Olympic achievements, and serve as a gathering place for the multitudes of residents and fans in Vancouver for the XXI Olympic Winter Games.

Live City Vancouver

David Lam Park and the former bus depot site at Georgia and Beatty Streets will come alive as locations for Live City Vancouver during the Olympic Winter Games. The two sites will be connected by pedestrian thoroughfares on Hamilton and Mainland Streets, passing through Yaletown.

O-Zone Richmond

Richmond’s official Vancouver 2010 celebration site, known as the O-Zone, will be home to 17 nights of festivities in an outstanding riverfront location, linking the Richmond Olympic Oval precinct with the Canada Line rapid transit system during the 2010 Winter Games.

For the entertainment lineup and other information, please click here.