Innovation Forum Brings Together U.S., U.K.'s Best Minds
January 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM (PT)
THE FOUNDER'S FORUM and U.K. TRADE & INVESTMENT will host LOS ANGELES' first-ever INNOVATION FORUM on FEBRUARY 4th and 5th, 2013. Bringing together prominent players from the global media, technology, venture capital and creative industry sectors with U.K.-based entrepreneurs, the INNOVATION FORUM will seek to create and foster more collaboration between these established industry leaders and entrepreneurs through a series of topic-rich forums, pitch sessions and private conversations.
On FEBRUARY 4th, LOS ANGELES Mayor ANTONIO R. VILLARAIGOSA will provide the Opening Address for the Forum. Industry leaders confirmed to attend include: SPOTIFY Founder DANIEL EK; DREAMWORKS ANIMATION CEO JEFFREY KATZENBERG; XIX Founder SIMON FULLER; VIVENDI Chairman/CEO JEAN RENE FOURTOU; WASSERMAN MEDIA GROUP's CASEY WASSERMAN; GOOGLE/YOUTUBE VP/Global Head of Content ROBERT KYNCL; and AEG LIVE Pres./CEO RANDY PHILLIPS, among many others.
"Whether you are a digital start-up, venture capitalist or a content company engaged in proper business development, it is imperative that you think and act globally," UMG Chairman/CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE said. "Nowhere is that achieved more than through collaboration. THE INNOVATION FORUM is an effort to foster stronger ties between new and established entrepreneurs from the U.S. and U.K. I'm certain that international ties will not only be strengthened, but significant innovative collaboration will emerge from this unprecedented gathering."
"There is no better time to bring together American and British entrepreneurs and innovators," Sen. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA) said. "I hope this gathering in CALIFORNIA will produce a wide array of successful online and mobile ventures that enrich consumers around the globe."
"THE INNOVATION FORUM is an important event staged at a critical time for businesses aiming to grow," FOUNDERS FORUM Co-Founders JONATHAN GOODWIN and BRENT HOBERMAN said. "We are delighted to be involved and look forward to helping the hosts find real, practical ways to strengthen ties between the U.S. and U.K. creative and entertainment industries."
The attached video is from last year's FOUNDERS FORUM in LONDON. For additional information on THE INNOVATION FORUM LA 2013 please visit http://uktiusaevents.org/innovationforum/index.html.