The Global Business Development Center Presents Second Annual Art & Entertainment Summit


Hollywood will swoop into Delray Beach August 10th for the second Art & Entertainment Summit of the year. In a showcase of the arts, artists and entertainers from New York to Los Angeles will descend onto Delray’s South County Civic Center to share their secrets of success with local professional and budding area artists. Ashley Place Community Development Corp, a Nonprofit 501(c) (3), along with the Global Business Development Center will host art and entertainment professionals and artists. These professionals will present their insider know-how, and share what it really means to be a successful artist to young adults, semi and professional artists in South Florida. Talent and industry stakeholders will be within arm’s reach. Panelists include a Grammy nominated song writer, actors from hit TV series The Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy, an Emmy winning film producer, an internationally renowned photographer, a modeling agency, several international visual fine artists, a legendary record label representative, top 10 hit performers, and artist managers. The event is posted on the Palm Beach Cultural Council’s Calendar of events as well as social media feeds such as Facebook and twitter, and has adopted its own hashtag for the event #AEsummit. It is an all-day event with open forum and subsequent breakout sessions. Led by the panelist, the breakout sessions will present tips, strategies and shared knowledge of what skill sets are needed to succeed. “Together we hope to ignite interest not only in the performance side of the arts, but the business side. We want to aid in the creation of a foundation that, combined with their talent, will propel them forward,” Executive Director of Ashley Place Community Development Corporation Rose Wong said. The Art and Entertainment Summit is one aspect of the From Starving to Striving, “The Business Side of Art” Program. This program was made possible by the Love One Another Foundation represented by the Cousins Law Firm. Additional sponsors include local business partners RE-MMAP,Inc.Chameleon Security Group, Oceans 234, Toojay’s and AM2 TV. Ashley Place Community, in partnership with the Global Business Development Center,hopes to make an impact in the growing Palm Beach County’s art community. “The selected panel of artists is willingly sharing their journey and business formula with the attendees. They are successful and humble. Success in any one of these fields comes in many rich and varied options, and not always in front of the camera. This platform of artists and the options will help open the door to dispelling the myths of being a starving artist by creating a small business or accelerating the growth of an existing business. Our future depends on them,” states Rose Wong. The out of town presenters are staying at the Boca Raton Resort, the host hotel for the event and the private VIP Warp Party. There will also be media coverage by online and AM station 1420. TV personality Carlos Mahecha from Channel 51 Azteca TV, will be conducting an exclusive interview with one of the panelist, actor Jorge Luis Pallo of Sons of Anarchy who is also holding an actor’s workshop after the event. Event Details: August 10. Time: 8am-5pm. Admission: $20 adults|$10 Student ID with breakfast and lunch included. Location: South County Civic Center 16700 Jog Rd. Delray Beach, FL 33446. Seating is limited. For more information, call (561)894-4500 or email