Global Leaders Convene To Solve Future Challenges at Global South Summit in Nashville

  Global Leaders Convene To Solve Future Challenges at Global South Summit in

Leaders From Fastest-Growing Health, Food, Economic Development, Research, NGO
     and Investor Communities To Create an Action Plan for Innovation and

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

Dr. Scott T. Massey, chairman and CEO of CumberlandCenter (Photo: Business

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,

“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

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, email or
call (310) 980-9982.

TO ATTEND: All sessions open to credentialed media. For credentials, please
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