New York, NY – September 20, 2013
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, co-creators of “The Bible” Series, watched by over 100 million people worldwide, will be honoured at the 8th annual Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference to be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada from November 14th to 15th.
Mark Burnett, creator of Survivor and named by Time Magazine in 2004 as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and his wife, Roma Downey (best known for her starring role in “Touched by an Angel”) will be joint recipients of this year’s WEA-ELO Entrepreneurial Leader Award at the Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference.Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, Secretary-General of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), described Mark Burnett and Roma Downey as very worthy joint recipients of the award. He cited their work with charities, and their initiation of the production of The Bible documentary for The History Channel.
Richard Goossen, Chairman, Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization, explained that this year’s honourees reflected the intent of the award which is to recognize the application of entrepreneurial creativity and talent, not just for commercial success, but for positive social impact.
As recipients of the Entrepreneurial Leader Award, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey will provide the keynote address at the Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference.
This year’s Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference will also feature a world-class faculty of daytime speakers, from top practitioners to global thought leaders. The event has broad business support, including the Platinum Sponsor, which is the “Trump International Hotel & Tower” in Vancouver, to be completed in 2014.
Each year attendees arrive from all continents for this unique celebration of faith-inspired entrepreneurial spirit. For registration and further information go to www.eleaders.org.
The WEA and ELO collaborate on a joint initiative to connect Christian entrepreneurs and marketplace leaders around the globe for greater impact in the business community and beyond.