George Clooney Scores Slamdunk at Global Leadership Forum


George  Clooney scored a PR slamdunk this week when he travelled to Sydney as part of the Global Leadership Forum, hosted by The Growth Faculty and proudly supported by Publicity Queen.

The arrival of the Hollywood megastar had Sydney’s media all a-Twitter, with coverage starting early courtesy of Edwina Bartholomew of Seven’s Sunrise programme, who did an early live cross from the venue.

Clooney, pictured left with Emmanuel Acouth of the South Stars Basketball Team scored extra points by donating his sizeable appearance fee to his human rights advocacy work, in particular the Not On Our Watch Project, which focuses attention on the prevention of crime and supports the world’s most vulnerable people.

In an interview with Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, Clooney said: “What I am trying to do is continue to keep a satellite that we’ve been using to monitor war criminals on the border between the south and north Sudan. We’ve been trying to keep an eye on them.”  “It’s not cheap but we’re doing something governments can’t do because that would be called spying.”

“I kept asking why can you Google my house, and not Google war criminal’s homes. It seems like these guys should be afforded the same amount of celebrity as I am. That seemed fair.”

Clooney was just one bright spark in a firmament of stars that descended upon the harbour city yesterday, including homemaker turned tycoon Martha Stewart, webpreneurs Jeff Taylor and Michael Fertik, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and music industry entrepreneur, Russell Simmons.

Publicity Queen was proud to support the event, and to continue their collaboration with The Growth Faculty, who continue to do great work in bringing to Australia the very latest thinking in innovation, entrepreneurship and business knowledge.  The next must-see event to mark in the diary is the National Growth Summit scheduled for 14-15 March 2012, that will feature an all-star lineup of business thought leaders including:

  • Jim Collins, author of best-selling business management book – Good to Great and lecturer on the subject of company sustainability and growth;
  • Fred Reichheld, business author and business strategist best known for his research and writing on the loyalty business model and Loyalty Marketing;
  • Lucy Cornell, Designated Linklater Voice Coach, Master of Applied Science in Voice Research;
  • Halley Bock, President and CEO, Fierce Inc – a leadership development and training company that drives results for business and education by developing conversation as a skill;
  • Jack Daly, expert and world leader in sales management with 20 years of proven field experience, and
  • Verne Harnish, aka the “Growth Guy” – CEO of Gazelles, Inc and of Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO), author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast Growth Firm.

To find out more about the National Growth Summit click here  I’ll be there, and I hope to see you too!

Yours in PR

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