|Mary-Lou Harding on Fri, 29 Jun 2001 11:05:03 +0200 (CEST)|
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|[Nettime-bold] FW: Shimon Peres, Foreign Minister of Israel, to Keynote the Entertainment Globalization Initiative, Oct. 1-3, 2001, Beverly Hilton Hotel,co-Located with Digital Hollywood Los Angeles|
This is my first post to nettime, and I do feel it would be of interest to some members.
I've managed to become added to an events list and received the following this morning. I find the concept of an 'entertainment globalisation initiative' chilling to say the least. Looking at the relevant website, my immediate reaction is, unsurprisingly, that despite transparent attempts to balance the debate with a topic entitled Media and Ethics: Balancing Human and Social Concerns with Global Corporate Expansion.......this is just all about how to transfer offline domination of entertainment channels in all markets online. I'd appreciate nettimers thoughts on this...and the seemingly bizarre naming of Shimon Peres as keynote speaker....
It is with greatest pleasure and our great honor that we announce our
first confirmed Keynote speaker for the up-coming Entertainment
Globalization Initiative, on October 1-3 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel
- Shimon Peres, Foreign Minister of Israel, Nobel Peace Prize winner
and architect of the Mid-East Peace Accords.
It is the goal of the "Entertainment Globalization
Initiative" to facilitate the commitment to artistic, economic and
cultural opportunity through global cooperation and commerce.
Through the involvement of the entertainment and technology
industries as well as worldwide governmental organizations, this
three day conference will, we hope, spark the creative experience
Attendees to the conference will be registered as part of
"Delegations." In this way, we hope to facilitate their greater
involvement in the event, finding it easier to identify other
attendees and to be identified by others.
"Delegations" will be from companies, countries, government agencies
etc. The types of companies will be either from film, TV, media,
music or technology companies. We will then enable "Delegates" to
locate each other either via our website, where we will have email
listings or live at the event.
All information concerning delegation registration,
sponsorship or exhibits and is on our website, see
http://www.digitalhollywood.com/Globalization.html Hotel reservation
information is on our site as well. Please note that attendees will
have full access to Digital Hollywood Los Angeles see
Thank you, Victor Harwood