Global Leaders Convene To Solve Future Challenges at Global South Summit in Nashville Leaders From Fastest-Growing Health, Food, Economic Development, Research, NGO and Investor Communities To Create an Action Plan for Innovation and Prosperity Business Wire NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- October 31, 2013 Four hundred business executives, industry experts, NGO leaders, scientists and student fellows from five continents will gather on Nov. 11 at the second annual Global South Summit to build a roadmap for solving some of the biggest challenges facing our planet in food, health and economic prosperity. Dr. Scott T. Massey, chairman and CEO of CumberlandCenter (Photo: Business Wire) Dr. Scott T. Massey, chairman and CEO of CumberlandCenter (Photo: Business Wire) CNN host and Time Magazine editor-at-large Fareed Zakaria and xPrize Foundation founder Peter Diamandis will join cross-sector experts in food, health and prosperity who are actively working on issues critical to our world’s future: How will we feed our growing population? How will we ensure health for all citizens? How will we prosper and create expanding opportunity for all? The Global South Summit will take place at Nashville’s new state-of-the-art Music City Center on Nov. 11 and 12, 2013. It is organized by the CumberlandCenter, a university-business alliance created to transform innovation into prosperity through the growth of regional innovation hubs, and is supported by its lead institutional partner, the Cambridge Mindful Living Foundation. CumberlandCenter is the centerpiece think tank of oneC1TY, a 20-acre innovation campus being developed in Nashville by Cambridge Holdings, Inc. “The next three to five years are critical for building consensus on strategies to address the world’s major challenges in food, health and prosperity,”said Juergen Voegele, Ph.D., director of Agriculture and Rural Development for The World Bank, a founding partner in the Summit and a key presenter. Among the speakers and attendees are leaders from The World Bank, Harvard’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, the Innovation Council from STEMconnector, Mars Incorporated, Walmart, Sodexo, Clorox, Philips, BlueCross BlueShield,Real New Energy, IBM, SNV Netherlands Development Organization,Brookings Institute, Vanderbilt Medical Center, UC Davis Foods for Health Institute, and theAgriculturalSustainability Institute. “Our goal is to convene world leaders, challenge out-of-the-box thinking with investments in new enterprises and innovation, connect successful models and entrepreneurs, and communicate globally about solutions and actions,” said Dr. Scott T. Massey, chairman and CEO of CumberlandCenter. “What is emerging is an entirely new platform for enhancing local, regional and global economies through uncommon collaborations and investments that reward scalable and sustainable solutions,” he added. The Global South Summit is based on the belief that a promising future is entirely achievable by harnessing the transformative power of innovation in regional economies to create new models of abundance in food, health and prosperity. It is quickly becoming recognized as the most dynamic, agile and innovative and fastest-growing forum for leaders who are already working to make a difference in our future. The Diplomatic Courier is a strategic partner with the Global South Summit. Publisher Ana C. Rold said, “At the Diplomatic Courier, we have embarked on a study of critical trends that will change or revolutionize the future, among them food, health and energy. If the world in 2050 will reach 9 billion and if agriculture output needs to double by then to feed a growing world, the solutions must come from a collaboration of media, academics, practitioners, governments, nonprofit leaders and ultimately innovators who transcend their respective disciplines to create a consortium of no precedence. Other presenters and attendees include leaders from OakRidgeNational Laboratory, MIT,World Food Prize,Cures Within Reach, Smithsonian Science Education Center,Nashville Entrepreneur Center, RegionalCare, Lasker Foundation, Institute for Food Technologists, and Cambridge Mindful Living Foundation, to name a few. Jean-Claude Saada, chairman and CEO of Cambridge Holdings, Inc., said, “In two weeks, Cambridge’s Mindful Living Foundation will partner with Massey and the CumberlandCenter to host the Global South Summit focusing on global access to food, health and prosperity. We’ll see then an example of how the collaboration of great minds can do great things – can bring about positive change for people, communities, for countries – for the world.” As part of the Global South Summit’s program, the Global Food and Health Innovation Challenge will recognize the finalists in the first million-dollar Innovation Challenge through which investment offers will be made. The Innovation Challenge is funded by a combination of private equity funds, angel investors and public funds from TNInvestCo, with business investment management from the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. The purpose of the Innovation Challenge is to launch innovative business solutions that can make a measurable impact in the global market. For more information, including the full agenda and list of speakers, please visit www.GlobalActionPlatform.org, email info@GlobalActionPlatform.org or call (310) 980-9982. TO ATTEND: All sessions open to credentialed media. For credentials, please register at http://gssmediaregistration.eventbrite.com/. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20131031006709/en/ Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50741874&lang=en Contact: For Global South Summit Micaela England, 877-300-5806 Mobile: 310-980-9982
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Global Leaders Convene To Solve Future Challenges at Global South Summit in Nashville
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