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As the single largest international organization representing the film-festival industry, The International Film Festival Summit continuously aims to keep industry professionals informed of the latest trends, in order to help to cultivate new ideas for future events.The 6th Annual IFFS, to be held from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, will have industry leaders discussing current trends in funding and sponsorship, programming, operations and management, publicity and public relations, acquisition and distribution, technology, long-term planning and sustainable growth, and executive management.The IFFS mission is to provide a platform for the community to explore ways to collaborate and promote the film-festival industry. It is the exclusive large annual gathering for industry professionals, vendors and others to have dialogue with peers, share insights and gain knowledge that will help film festivals grow and thrive.
Two final panels for Dec. 8 will be "Jury and Your Festival: Selection and Working with the Jury to Reflect Your Festival's Mission" and "Year-Round Film Festival Management: Extending Festival Activities and Experience to 365 Days."The former emphasizes the importance of carefully selecting which individuals become the face of one's festival. The panelists — who include Tiziani Finzi, director of the Miami International Film Festival; Dan Brawley, director of the Cucalorus Film Festival; Marc Lhormer, founder of the Napa Valley Film Festival; and Peter Stein, executive director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival — will answer such questions as, "What criteria go into jury selection?" and "How can you make sure your jury's choices reflect the vision of your festival?""Year Round Film Festival Management" will explore how festival professionals can engage audiences all year. Catherine Wyler, artistic consultant for the Rochester High Falls International Film Festival, and Natalie McMenemy, managing director for Aspen Film, will discuss what works and doesn't work in increasing value for sponsors and encouraging community support — all while staying on a budget.
For more information, head over to: http://www.filmfestivalsummit.com/The International Film Festival SummitPlanet Hollywood Resort & CasinoDec. 6 to Dec. 8, 20093667 Las Vegas Blvd. SouthLas Vegas, Nevada
The 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show will be held for the fourth consecutive year from Dec. 4-13, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA. 90015. The Los Angeles Auto Show has been growing in stature as an international auto show since it changed its dates. This year, the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles (OICA), the world automobile trade association, has officially named the Los Angeles Auto Show as one of its sanctioned international exhibitions.Frederick (Fritz) Henderson, president and chief executive officer of General Motors, will kick off the LA Auto Show by delivering the Motor Press Guild (MPG) keynote address. The winner of the 2010 Green Car of the Year® (GCOY) award will be announced Dec. 3, 2009 during the LA Auto Show’s Press Days. Green Car Journal, the leading automotive environmental magazine, initiated this annual award in 2005 and it has continued to grow in significance as consumer demand for more fuel efficient and environmentally positive vehicles has increased exponentially.Last year, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI clean diesel was named Green Car Journal’s 2009 Green Car of the Year®, with jurors noting that it raised the bar significantly in environmental performance with its EPA estimated 41 mpg highway fuel economy, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and extremely low tailpipe emissions.Previous years’ winners include the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid, and the inaugural 2006 Green Car of the Year distinction was awarded to the Mercury Mariner Hybrid.2010 Cars making their World Debut at the show are:the Cadillac CTS Coupe; Dodge Viper; Honda Personal-Neo Urban Transport; two Porsche Boxster Spyders; Toyota Sienna; and two Volkswagens. More than 30 international cars are making their North American debut, including:Audi e-tron Concept, R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI and R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI; BMW ActiveHybrid X6 and 7, Hyundai Tucson; Jaguar’s XJs; KIA Sorento; Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell, E350 Bluetec, S400 Hybrid and SLS AMG; Mitsubishi PX-MiEV; Morgan Aero SuperSports; Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Turbo; Rolls-Royce Ghost; Subaru Hybrid Tourer and Impreza WRX STI Special-Edition; Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrids; and Volvo C30 and C70 vehicles.Futuristic Concept cars include: the Audi e-tron, BMW Vision EfficientDynamics, Lexus LF-Ch Premium Compact Hybrid and the MINI Coupe and Roadster, as well as some 50 Hybrid and Alternative Fuel vehicles. Specialty Vehicles – Conversion vans remain popular with families and folks with active lifestyles. Explorer Van Company will display their latest innovations and Dunkel Industries, a designer of a specialized luxury 4x4, will be at the show this year.Tuners & Performance – The quest to add performance, comfort or style has even reached dealerships and manufacturers. Galpin Motors is a pioneer in this activity, and has been customizing vehicles for new car buyers since the 1960’s. RTW Motoring will also have a display of customized European cars.Green Vehicles & Technology – Alternative fuel and green vehicle companies will also be represented this year. Learn all about how you can improve your fuel economy and reduce your carbon footprint. Capstone Turbine, a producer of low-emission microturbine systems and Hydrolectric Power will be on display.Wheels, Tires & Suspension – One of the first things people notice about any vehicle are the wheels. Stock just won’t cut it anymore, and wheel manufacturers and suppliers like Wheel Warehouse will be on hand to show all the latest styles and sizes for cars, trucks and SUVs. Show sponsor Yokohama Tire will have an assortment of the round and black rubber on display in their West Hall lobby exhibit.DUB Celebrity Car Showcase – Fans of the celebrity lifestyle will be excited to see the DUB Magazine Celebrity Car Showcase. This amazing exhibit will feature tricked-out vehicles from some of the hottest music and sports celebrities around.Electronics & Technology – The experts from Al & Ed’s Autosound will be on site with several of their tricked out demo vehicles, featuring the cutting edge in mobile entertainment. In addition, Reus Systems will display their state of the art audio systems.Appearance – Performance may be on the minds of some, but its appearance that gets you noticed on the streets. Get the scoop on the latest ways to make your car stand out from the crowd. Smart Madness offers a wide variety of Smart Car parts and accessories. Also visit the Euroeffects exhibit and pick up the latest lighting accessories.Motorsports – For racing enthusiasts, there is no shortage of exhibitors for the 2009 season. Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will be on hand with information about upcoming events, and visit the K1 Speed exhibits to learn more about their programs.Visit www.laautoshow.com. 2009 Los Angeles Auto ShowFriday, December 4 to Sunday, December 13, 2009Los Angeles Convention Center1201 S. Figueroa StreetLos Angeles, CA 90015(213) 741-1151, ext. 3
New York Entrepreneur Week (NYEW) is the largest entrepreneurial movement throughout New York State. For the first time, thousands of entrepreneurs across New York State will have the opportunity to actively engage the foremost entrepreneurs, investors and dealmakers from NY State and around the world from November 16 through 20, 2009 at Columbia University, among other venues.
You'll be privy to the ideas and insights of 120 speakers from 50 cities and 3 continents as NYEW unites the State's diverse entrepreneurial community. The week is designed to give you an exclusive educational experience- whether you're an enterprising young idea-stage innovator or a $100M revenue generator, each track is specifically formulated to meet your needs.
To take part in the entrepreneurial revolution, join us and attend New York Entrepreneur Week.
Be Part of a Remarkable Movement Now is the time to stand up and come together as entrepreneurial Founders and CEO's. We are the catalysts for conquering today's economic challenges. We are the leaders that will turn economic adversity into opportunity.
With a mix of inspiring keynote speeches from recognized thought leaders and informative panels delivering best in class thinking and advice, NYEW is for all entrepreneurs - those who consider themselves movement makers, change agents, people helpers or problem solvers.
Unsurpassed Value By uniting all of New York State's most important entrepreneurial groups, you'll reach and learn from New York's best and brightest entrepreneurs who are relentless, driven and dedicated to changing your business, your economy and your world.
Unlike any other entrepreneurial event, you will experience: • Pioneering, Innovative and hyper-targeted content Based on Revenue Size o Start-up & Early-Stage o $1-$10MM in Revenue o $10-$25MM in Revenue o $25MM+ in Revenue • 120 Speakers from 18 States and 3 Continents • Intimate networking opportunities on a global scale
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NYEW focuses on hyper-targeted content by revenue size, but more importantly, on creating a very intimate environment for its attendees. As such, additional tickets will not be released.
Distinguished Speakers Include:
Carlos Fernandez Mazzi CEO, Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative William J. Clinton Foundation
Chris McCann President of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM
Nancy Pedot Managing Director at Golden Seeds Former President/CEO of Party City & Gymboree
Shervin Pishevar Founder of SGN Named "Bill Gates Worst Nightmare"
Omar Amanat Entrepreneur in Residence, Wharton Three Exits Totaling $2BN
Steve Mariotti Founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Robin Kent Former Chairman & CEO of Universal McCann Worldwide Managed of $16BN
Marc Cenedella Founder & CEO of TheLadders.com
David S. Rose Chairman of New York Angels Named "The Father of Angel Investing in NY"
For further information, visit www.nyew.org.
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