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Safilo Group, Glasses fashion Show at The Vision Expo at New York Javits Center – New York, 2014

Safilo’s brand portfolio consists of Safilo Brands and licensed brands, selected on the basis of competitive positioning and international prestige, which guarantee the Group world leadership in the high-end market.

A creative team of more than 150 designers allows the Group to put more than 3,000 new models a year on the market; production and distribution are organized to guarantee respect for the particular style characteristics and positioning of every licensed brand.

Safilo Brands are strategically important in reaching the Group’s development targets in the middle/high-end market of the “fashion” and “casual-sports” segments in every category of products (optical frames, sunglasses, and sports products such as, for example, ski goggles and helmets and technical glasses for many sports).

 The Group follows a policy which aims at having a brand portfolio which is diversified in terms of geographical positioning, age, gender, and income bracket target, and needs of the end customer.

Vision Expo East 2014 and vendor Interviews at NY Javit Center

Networking experiences abound at International Vision Expo East 2014 (March 26-30 at the Javits Center in New York, NY), both online and onsite. This year, Vision Expo East will be home to more than 200 hours of special educational and networking events and meetings outside of the traditional continuing education program, which boasts over 325 hours of accreditation.

“We continue to see growth year after year demonstrating that International Vision Expo East is truly the complete eyecare event, unmatched anywhere else,” says Tom Loughran, group vice president for Reed Exhibitions. “The conference has become an opportunity for professional organizations’ members to not only shop every type of eyewear and eyecare product category on the exhibition floor and get discounted accreditation for the entire practice, but also to socialize and engage at the dramatically increased number of special events co-located at this year’s show.”

In addition to the onsite networking opportunities, Vision Expo East has significantly expanded its social media outreach, providing not only new methods of engagement onsite, but also a window into the Vision Expo experience for those not able to attend.

Visitors may catch a glimpse of Google Glass Explorers traveling the show floor, taking photos and video from a personal perspective and offering try-on experiences.

A contest  offered a different perspective of the conference as seen through visitors’ eyes. The “What’s Your #VisionExpo Favorite” Contest seeks photos that uniquely express and reflect the highlights of visitors’ day and evening experiences.

Live interviews with industry and professional icons will also take place in the #VisionExpo Social Media Zone, including a one-on-one with ODs on Facebook founder, Dr. Alan Glazier, on Friday, March 28 at 2:30 p.m. The interview is followed by a member meet-up at 3:00 p.m

OptometryStudents.com  launched  a social media contest for the more than 600 Optometry students pre-registered to attend International Vision Expo East. Students are encouraged to videotape practicing Optometrists for advice on things they wish they would have known before starting to practice, and sharing these videos on the organization’s website and on Facebook.

International Vision Expos, the worldwide conference and exhibition for eye care and eyewear are trade-only events that draw more than 30,000 eye care professionals each year. Co-owned by Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council, International Vision Expo gives back to the entire ophthalmic community. Proceeds from International Vision Expo are used by The Vision Council to educate consumers about the importance of vision care and the options in eyewear and other related products. In 2013, The Vision Council reached millions of consumers with its messages through marketing materials, public relations outreach and strategic partnerships.

World Liberty TV, Team was on hand and had the pleasure of interviewing the movers and the shakers of The Visions Show 2014, see what they had to say.

Storage Vision Conference 2014 at Rivera Las Vegas

Data Storage is the Key Enabler for virtually every facet of modern society.Storage Visions is the place where you will meet and hear from the innovators driving this technology forward!

Highlights:  Two days packed full of keynotes, sessions and exhibits:

Sessions on:

Capturing the Act of Creation: Looking for Storage for High Resolution Content Capture and ProductionKeeping It Safe: Protecting, Storing and Recovering Personal and Commercial Content

 Analyst Perspectives: Perspectives on Technology and Application Changes

 Evolve or Die! : Storage Developments Drive New Storage System Options

Young Users Speak Out: What will Drive Future Consumer Devices

What we want: A Conversation about Storage for Professional Media and Entertainment Professionals

Smart Phones, Tablets and Ultra books: What will they use for storage?

Content for the Tomorrow: Long Term Content Protection and Archiving

 Up there, Somewhere: Opportunities and Challenges for Consumer and Enterprise Cloud Storage

Future Content—What’s Ahead for Content Storage?

Bringing it All Back Home?: Making, Saving, Sharing and Protecting Family and Business Content

 World Liberty TV, was on hand for the 2nd time for the Storage Vision Conference 2014, and had the pleasure of speaking with its Chairman , Mr Tom Coughlin  see what he had to say.

Interview with Jorge Ramos, Anchor for Noticiero Univision – 2012

Jorge Ramos is a Mexican journalist, anchor for Noticiero Univision and host of the Sunday morning news talk show Al Punto.

Jorge Ramos has won eight Emmy Awards and the Maria Moors Cabot Award for excellence in journalism. He has been the anchorman for Univision News since 1986 and has appeared on NBC’s Today, CNN’s Talk Back Live, ABC’s Nightline, CBS’s Early Show, and Fox News’s The O’Reilly Factor, among others. He is the bestselling author of No Borders: A Journalist’s Search for Home and Dying to Cross. He lives in Florida.

Ramos joined Univision, Telemundo, Fox Sports, ESPN Deportes, and many others in 1985. He has interviewed multiple world leaders including Fidel Castro, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Evo Morales, Hugo Chávez, Terry Porter, Rafael Correa, Fernando Ferrer, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and many others.

Emeril John Lagasse, American Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, and Television Personality – 2011

Born October 15, 1959, in the city of Fall River, Massachusetts, he was raised by his French-Canadian father, Emeril Jr., and his Portuguese mother, Hilda.

While working at a local Portuguese bakery, the teenaged Lagasse developed a penchant for cooking. In 1973, he enrolled in the culinary arts program at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. Also a talented percussionist, Lagasse led the high school drum squad, playing at dances, banquets, and numerous local religious festivals.

Upon his high school graduation, Lagasse was offered a scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music, but decided to pursue a career as a professional chef instead. He spent the next year studying at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. To pay his tuition, Lagasse took a job at a local restaurant, where he met fellow student Elizabeth Kief. The two married in October 1978, a few months after Lagasse completed his course work.

Lagasse polished his skills in Paris and Lyon, France, before returning to the United States, where he spent the next few years working in fine restaurants throughout the Northeast and at Telemark Lodge in Cable, Wisconsin for Tony Wise. He graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 1978; the university later awarded him an honorary doctorate.

In 1982, Lagasse replaced Paul Prudhomme as executive chef of the famed New Orleans restaurant Commander’s Palace. This demanding position, which required Lagasse to work 18 hours a day, put a strain on his marriage.

After the birth of daughters Jessica and Jillian, Elizabeth Kief and Lagasse divorced. Lagasse married a second time to fashion designer, Tari Hohn, but that too, ended in divorce. Lagasse married a third time on May 13, 2000 to real estate broker, Alden Lovelace. He and Lovelace had a son, Emeril John Lagasse IV, on March 2003, and a daughter, Meril Lovelace Lagasse, on December 10, 2004.
In 2010, as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Lagasse appeared in a commercial to raise awareness for the spill. Also starring in the commercial were Sandra Bullock, Peyton and Eli Manning, Jack Del Rio, Drew Brees, James Carville, Blake Lively, and John Goodman.

Safilo Group, Glasses fashion Show at The Vision Expo at New York Javits Center – New York, 2013

Safilo’s brand portfolio consists of Safilo Brands and licensed brands, selected on the basis of competitive positioning and international prestige, which guarantee the Group world leadership in the high-end market. 

A creative team of more than 150 designers allows the Group to put more than 3,000 new models a year on the market; production and distribution are organized to guarantee respect for the particular style characteristics and positioning of every licensed brand. 

Safilo Brands are strategically important in reaching the Group’s development targets in the middle/high-end market of the “fashion” and “casual-sports” segments in every category of products (optical frames, sunglasses, and sports products such as, for example, ski goggles and helmets and technical glasses for many sports).

 The Group follows a policy which aims at having a brand portfolio which is diversified in terms of geographical positioning, age, gender, and income bracket target, and needs of the end customer.

Interview with Former Three–Division World Boxing Champion, Mike “The Body Snatcher” McCallum – 2012

Mike McCallum is a retired boxer. Nicknamed “The Body Snatcher” for his fierce body punching. McCallum won world titles in three weight classes. Mike McCallum turned professional in 1981. As a professional, he fought almost exclusively in the USA. He first became a world champion in 1984 by defeating Sean Mannion to win the vacant WBA light middleweight title. McCallum would defend that title six times, winning all six fights by knock out.

His first prominent opponent was future world champion Julian Jackson, who McCallum fought in his third title defense. McCallum survived some punishment in the first round and came back to stop the undefeated Jackson in the second round.

McCallum really came to prominence when he knocked out former WBC welterweight title holder Milton McCrory and former undisputed welterweight champion Donald Curry in 1987. Curry was ahead on all three scorecards going into the fifth round when McCallum knocked him out with what some have called a “perfect” left hook.

McCallum had a professional record of 49-5-1 (36 knockouts). He was never knocked out as a professional. After McCallum retired, he moved to Las Vegas and became trainer. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003.

Interview with Juan Manuel Marquez, Three-Division World Boxing Champion from Mexico – 2011

Juan Manuel Márquez is a Mexican professional boxer and the former WBO light-welterweight champion. He is the third Mexican-born boxer (after Erik Morales and Jorge Arce) to become a four-division world champion, winning seven world titles in four different boxing weight classes.

Ring Magazine currently ranks Márquez as the number three pound-for-pound boxer in the world and number one in the junior welterweight division. He is considered by analysts to be among the greatest Mexican boxers of all-time.

Marquez fought Manny Pacquiao on December 8, 2012. The fight was for the WBO’s “Champion of the Decade” belt. Marquez knocked down Pacquiao in the third round with a looping right hook. In round 5, Pacquiao returned the favor, knocking down Marquez. Pacquiao went on the offensive in the 6th round.

However, as Pacquiao continued the dominating offensive, with just one second left in the 6th round, Marquez countered Pacquiao’s double jab with a ducking right cross – sending Pacquiao face first to the canvas, resulting in a knockout. Pacquiao, who had not been knocked out in over 13 years since his loss to Medgeon Singsurat in 1999, remained unconscious for several seconds.
This was named The Ring magazine’s “Fight of the Year” and “Knockout of the Year” and “International Fight of the Year” by the British website BoxRec. Marquez was also named “International Fighter of the Year” by the same publication.

3rd Annual GWS & GWI Wellness & Real Estate Communities Symposium-2024

Actor, advocate and humanitarian Richard Gere inspired the room of developers, architects, investors and wellness professionals to “have the humility to genuinely listen to what a community needs.”

Hint: the grandmas usually know. Putting this into practice with his Sierra A Mar project, they are building a resilient and abundant future for CostAlegre that is healthy and equitable.

We celebrated the life, legacy and 102nd birthday of the “godmother of wellness,” Deborah Szekely, who sat down with Susie Ellis for a talk on “Longevity for Real!”

Delegates leaned in to her wisdom—a living testament to the benefits of well-living—as she shared, “You have to be open to receive magic.”

The leading conference on the Business of Wellness, The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is an annual four-day meeting where leaders from business, government, academia and science come together to shape the interconnected world of wellness.

A lightning rod for innovative thinking, ground-breaking research and powerful, productive networking, the Summit joins together the leading minds in the business of wellness and prevention across all eleven sectors of the multitrillion dollar wellness economy.

Held in a different location each year, the GWS is the event where relationships are forged, investments are made, and business gets done.

About The Global Wellness Summit: is the premier organization that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the multitrillion global wellness economy.

Its future-focused conference is held at a different global location each year and has traveled to the US, Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India, Morocco, Mexico, Austria, Italy and Singapore.

GWS also hosts regular virtual gatherings, including Wellness Master Classes, Wellness Sector Spotlights and Investor “Reverse Pitch” events.

The organization’s annual The Future of Wellness global wellness trends report offers expert-based predictions on the future of wellness. The 2023 Summit will be held in St. Andrews, Scotland in November 2024.

It was our first time covering the Global Wellness Summit, people from all over the world in attendance, came to listen as well as speak in many panels. VIP reception was sponsored by Shop Architects, which took place at the Iconic Woolworth Building, one day before the summit. Totally was a great event and look forward to attending next year.

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Global Wellness Summit’s Wellness & Real Estate Communities Symposium at JPMorgan Chase NY Headquaters-2024

By: Betty Coker, Editor in Chief for World Liberty TV What a day! A champagne toast to “momentum and magic” concluded the joint Global Wellness Summit (GWS) and Global Wellness Institute (GWI) Wellness Real Estate Symposium at JPMorgan Chase in NYC yesterday, where there was palpable excitement for future opportunities in this growing sector. New...
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Baldor Specialty Foods BITE 2024 EVENT -NYC

Baldor Specialty Foods, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic’s largest premium produce and specialty foods distributor, announces its biennial BITE celebration will be held on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Pier 36’s Basketball City located at 299 South Street in NYC’s historic Seaport District.

BITE 2024 promises to be a dynamic meeting-of-the-minds that brings together top chefs, growers, producers, innovators, and visionaries to strengthen bonds across the entire supply chain and exchange ideas that will forge the future of food. Embracing the theme “Play with Your Food,” 200 Baldor food vendors across meat, seafood, grocery, dairy, and produce will provide a veritable culinary wonderland for the senses.

A highlight at this year’s BITE will be a special keynote conversation with celebrated speaker, restaurateur and the Founder & Executive Chairman of the Union Square Hospitality Group, Danny Meyer. In addition, there will also be several VIP panel discussions including:

Playing in the Dirt: Seeds as the Future of Farming with Dan Barber, Chef & Co-Owner of Blue Hill at Stone Barns & Blue Hill Family.

Sweet Talk: Top Dessert & Pastry Pros on Creating Delight with founders of café brand Maman and ice cream chain Salt & Straw.

Every Dish Has a Story: Chef Kwame Onwuachi of NYC’s Tatiana on Crafting a Meaningful Menu with Food Writer Jeff Gordinier.

Spice is Nice: How Global Flavors are Heating Up the Industry with Chef, Personality & Author JJ Johnson of Fieldtrip, Chef Chintan Pandya of Unapologetic Foods and many more.

“Baldor BITE is our chance to bring all partners of our business to one place at the same time in the most fun way possible,” explains Benjamin Walker, chief revenue officer, Baldor Specialty Foods. “With the vibe of a day party, including copious amounts of food and drink, we connect our end users with incredible farmers and producers who get to introduce them to new products and brainstorm solutions for tomorrow’s opportunities.”

“We recognize that being a chef is exhausting work,” says Margaret Magnarelli, VP of marketing & communications. “So, since creating BITE in 2013, Baldor has always endeavored to make the event as fun as possible.

This year, our theme of ‘Play with Your Food’ takes that intent a step further, to celebrate the fact that good food can be full of joy. We’ve woven the playfulness thread throughout the event with activations ranging from free tattoos to fun games to live tuna cutting to bigger-than-big photo moments.”

BITE attendees are invited to experience whimsical live activations such as a ball-pit shaped like a caviar container and a cheese grater “plinko” game. Guests can explore the Baldor “bodega” where they will discover select retail offerings.

They can purchase exclusive merch from a collaboration with an influential chef, or wander through the charming “farmers market” to support regional farmers. Visit the food tattoo artist for some fresh ink, grab a cocktail at one of many open bars, or recharge at the Partners coffee bar. Witness the artistry of live tuna cutting or venture to the outside food court boasting an array of gourmet food trucks.

About Baldor Specialty Foods : Baldor Specialty Foods is one of the largest distributors of premium fresh produce, specialty foods, dairy, meat and fish in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Beginning as Balducci’s fruit stand in Greenwich Village in 1946, Baldor maintains its original commitment to freshness, flavor, quality and service. Baldor Specialty Foods now services more than 13,000 food service, retail and corporate accounts from Portland, ME to Richmond, VA, and offers over 6,000 food items.

The company’s mission is to deliver quality ingredients, innovative solutions and seamless experiences that ensure the success of its partners.

It was truly a great experience attending, Baldor BITE 2024, Play with your food event NYC, thousands of people in attendance from all over the world, Buyers, lovers of food, suppliers and much more all packed in one event space at PIER 36 NYC.

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Baldor BITE 2024, Play with your food event NYC

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