The Founders Forum 2013 Innovation Forum Comes To Los Angeles

HOSTED BY UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP'S LUCIAN GRAINGE, WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOR'S 
ARI EMANUEL, SONY ENTERTAINMENT, INC.'S MICHAEL LYNTON, AND SUPERSTAR 
MUSICIAN, ENTREPRENEUR, PHILANTHROPIST WILL.I.AM 
LOS ANGELES MAYOR ANTONIO R. VILLARAIGOSA TO PROVIDE OPENING ADDRESS 
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - 
THIS SPECIAL 2-DAY EVENT WILL FEATURE: 
DREAMWORKS' JEFFREY KATZENBERG SPOTIFY FOUNDER DANIEL EK GOOGLE / YOUTUBE'S 
ROBERT KYNCL WIKIPEDIA FOUNDER / CEO JIMMY WALES AMONG DOZENS OF OTHERS 
Lucian Grainge, CBE, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Group (UMG), UK 
Business Ambassador, Ari Emanuel, co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor (WME), 
Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, Inc. and superstar musician, 
entrepreneur and philanthropist will.i.am, have partnered with the Founder's 
Forum and UK Trade & Investment to host Los Angeles' first-ever Innovation 
Forum. The special 2-day event will take place on February 4th and 5th, 2013. 
Bringing together prominent players from the global media, technology, venture 
capital and creative industry sectors with United Kingdom-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. 
The United States and the United Kingdom continue to rank as the leading 
engines of global innovation in content and distribution. In the UK alone, the 
creative industries exported over £8bn ($13bn) worth of services in 2009 and 
accounted for 10.6% of all UK's exports.  The British Government is supporting 
the UK's creative services through its GREAT campaign.  The GREAT campaign 
showcases the UK as a world-class destination for business, investment 
education and tourism. It was launched for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 
London 2012 and will run until 2015. 
On February 4th, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa will provide the 
Opening Address for the Forum. 
Industry leaders confirmed to attend include: Daniel Ek, Spotify Founder; 
Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of Dreamworks Animation; Simon Fuller, Founder of XIX; 
Jean Rene Fourtou, Chairman & CEO of Vivendi; Casey Wasserman, Wasserman Media 
Group; Robert Kyncl, Vice President and Global Head of Content for 
Google/YouTube; and Randy Phillips, President & CEO of AEG Live; among many 
others. 
Attending from the UK are: Lord Jonathan Marland, Chairman of the Prime 
Minister's Business Ambassadors and Trade Envoys; Ed Vaizey, Parliamentary 
Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and the Creative 
Industries; Ynon Kreiz, Ex-CEO/Chairman Endemol/Chairman Maker Studios; Ian 
Hogarth, Founder & CEO, Songkick; Michael Birch, co-founder of Bebo; Jimmy 
Wales, Founder & CEO, Wikipedia; Jude Ower, Founder & CEO, PlayMob; Alexander 
Ljung, Founder & CEO, Soundcloud; Michael Acton Smith, CEO, Creative Director 
and Founder, Moshi Monsters; and Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chairman of the Arts 
Council England, ex-Endemol to name just a few. 
"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," stated Mr. Grainge. "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 US and UK. I'm certain that 
international ties will not only be strengthened, but significant innovative 
collaboration will emerge from this unprecedented gathering." 
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said, "There is no better time to bring 
together American and British entrepreneurs and innovators.  I hope this 
gathering in California will produce a wide array of successful online and 
mobile ventures that enrich consumers around the globe." 
"This is an excellent opportunity for two great industries, creative and 
entertainment, to come together representing the best of the UK and US to 
establish deeper relationships and to undertake business development," 
commented Lord Marland, Chairman of the Prime Minister's Business Ambassadors 
and Trade Envoys. 
Jonathan Goodwin and Brent Hoberman - who co-founded the Founders Forum - 
said: "The Innovation Forum is an important event staged at a critical time 
for businesses aiming to grow. We are delighted to be involved and look 
forward to helping the hosts find real, practical ways to strengthen ties 
between the US and UK creative and entertainment industries." 
The Innovation Forum LA 2013 is delighted to be supported by Universal Music 
Group, UK Trade & Investment, Lepe Partners, Tech City UK, Jaguar, Rightster 
and Shazam. The video below captures the spirit and uniqueness of this now 
global, invite-only event, created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. 
The attached video is from last year's Founders Forum in London where many of 
the proposed attendees for the innovation summit were: www.ff.co 
For additional information on The Innovation Forum LA 2013 please visit: 
http://uktiusaevents.org/innovationforum/index.html 
About UK Trade and Investment: UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the Government 
Department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We 
also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK's 
economy - acknowledged as Europe's best place from which to succeed in global 
business. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of 
specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices 
around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be 
competitive on the world stage. For more information on UKTI, visit 
www.ukti.gov.uk 
About Founders Forum Founders Forum is a global community for entrepreneurs 
and business leaders in media and technology, designed to create, encourage 
and support entrepreneurial growth and job creation from and within the UK. 
Founders Forum was co-founded by Brent Hoberman (lastminute.com, Made.com, 
PROfounders Capital, UK Business Trade Ambassador) and Jonathan Goodwin 
(LongAcre, The Wireless Group, Lepe Partners) and currently hosts events in 
Brazil, India, the USA and UK. 
Founders Forum spends many months identifying candidates to showcase their new 
ideas to founders, investors, journalists and future entrepreneurs. FF is a 
proud partner of the British Government's GREAT campaign and welcomes the 
support received from the British Prime Minister.  
http://ballantinespr.com/News/FoundersForum/Innovation_Forum6.html 
Lauren Newhouse, Ballantines PR, +1-310-454-3080, lauren@ballantinespr.com 
http://www.foundersforum.eu 
SOURCE: Universal Music Group 
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