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World Apparel Market Landscape Discussed in New Textiles Intelligence Report Published at MarketPublishers.com

World Apparel Market Landscape Discussed in New Textiles Intelligence Report Published at MarketPublishers.com











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London, UK (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

In 2011, both EU and US clothing imports were up in value, by 8.3% and 8.8%, respectively.

The apparel market in Latin America, in Brazil in particular, is set for steady growth between 2011 and 2016. The apparel sector in the North America region is poised for marginal growth during the same period.

New research report “Global Apparel Markets: Business Update, 1st Quarter 2012” worked out by Textiles Intelligence has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd.

Report Details:

Title: Global Apparel Markets: Business Update, 1st Quarter 2012

Published: June, 2012

Pages: 33

Price: US$ 785.00

http://marketpublishers.com/report/consumers_goods/textile/global_apparel_markets_business_update_1st_quarter_2012.html

The report provides a round-up of recent corporate developments in the apparel markets globally, including acquisitions, divestments and mergers; apparel organizations; company strategies; corporate social responsibility (CSR); financial results; international trade policy; investments; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; market forecasts up to 2016; markets; new stores; and online retailing.

Companies, organizations and brands analyzed include: Abercrombie & Fitch, Asda, Asos, Azadea Group, Banana Republic, Benetton Group, Clariant International, Cos, Debenhams, Debrus, Edizione, Fast Retailing, Farfetch, Fawaz Al Hokair, FiftyOne, Fung Brands, GAAT, Gap, George at Asda, Gildan Activewear, Glamour Sales Holding (HK), g.u., H&M, Iconix Brand Group, Inditex, the International Apparel Federation (IAF), JC Penney, J Crew, Levi Strauss & Co, Mango, Marimekko, Marks and Spencer (M&S), MH Alshaya, Massimo Dutti, Neiman Marcus Group, the Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical (NICE), Peacocks, Perry Ellis International, Reliance Brands, SandpiperCI, Sidefame, SM Investments, Softlogic, Sonia Rykiel, Stuttafords, Target, Tesco, The Edinburgh Woollen Mill, TJX Companies, Türkmen Group, the World Trade Organization (WTO), Uniqlo, United Nations (UN) Global Compact and Zara.

Report Contents:

Summary

Acquisitions, Divestments and Mergers

Edizione, an investment firm owned by the Benetton family, has completed its takeover bid for the Benetton Group

Fung Brands has acquired an 80% stake in Sonia Rykiel

George at Asda has entered into an agreement with Türkmen Group to acquire the sourcing division of GAAT

Inditex has acquired the Massimo Dutti franchises in Belgium and Portugal

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill has acquired the UK fashion retailer Peacocks in a rescue bid

Company Strategies

JC Penney has unveiled a four-year financial plan for growth and profitability

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Clariant International has received the EU Ecolabel for its Advanced Denim Illustration

Collection

Target has announced a ban on the use of sandblasting during the manufacture of apparel products sold in its stores

United Nations (UN) Global Compact and the Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical (NICE) have launched the first sector-specific initiative for the global fashion industry

Financial Results

Abercrombie & Fitch: net sales increased but net income fell in 2011/12

Fourth quarter 2011/12

2011/12

Asos: group revenues soared by 45% in the third quarter of 2011/12 thanks to strong international sales

Benetton group: net sales and net income declined in 2011

Gap: net sales fell by 1% and net income by 31% in 2011/12

Fourth quarter 2011/12

2011/12

Gildan Activewear: a net loss was incurred as net sales declined in the first quarter of 2011/12

Outlook

H&M: sales increased by 1% in 2010/11 and by 14% in the first quarter of 2011/12

Fourth quarter 2010/11

2010/11

First quarter 2011/12

New stores

Inditex: net sales and net income increased in 2011/12

Stores

JC Penney: a net loss was incurred in 2011/12 due to restructuring charges and a new pricing and promotional strategy

Fourth quarter 2011/12

2011/12

Levi Strauss & Co: net sales increased by 8% but net income fell by 12% in 2010/11

Fourth quarter 2010/11

2010/11

Marks and Spencer (M&S): total sales rose by 2.4% in the third quarter of 2011/12

Perry Ellis International: total revenues were up by 24% as net income rose by 4% in 2011/12

Fourth quarter 2011/12

2011/12

Outlook

TJX Companies: net income rose by 11% as net sales increased by 6% in 2011/12

Fourth quarter 2011/12

2011/12

Industry Organisations

The International Apparel Federation (IAF) has strengthened its team with three new appointments

International Trade Policy

The Indian government has approved a bill allowing 100% foreign ownership in single-brand retailing

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has approved a waiver request from the European

Union to grant temporary emergency trade preferences to Pakistan

Investments

Farfetch has raised US$ 18 mn in funding from three investors

Joint Ventur ES, Cooperation, Licensing and Distribution

Asda has entered into two franchise agreements with Azadea Group and Sandpiperci relating to its George brand

Iconix Brand Group and Reliance Brands have formed a joint venture company in India

Marimekko will enter the Chinese market under a franchise agreement with Sidefame

MH Alshaya has entered into a franchise agreement with Cos

Tesco has entered into a franchise agreement with Fawaz Al Hokair relating to its F&F apparel brand

Market Forecasts

The apparel market in Brazil is set for steady growth between 2011 and 2016

The apparel market in Latin America is set for steady growth between 2011 and 2016

The apparel market in North America is set for marginal growth between 2011 and 2016

Markets

EU clothing imports rose by 8.3% in value in 2011

US clothing imports were up in value by 8.8% in 2011

New Stores

Debenhams is planning to open a new store in Russia

Fast Retailing has opened its second g.u. flagship store in Tokyo, Japan

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Innovation and the Economy Panel Discussion

A panel of experts led an informal discussion following the keynote address by Australias Prime Minister, the Honourable Kevin Rudd, on Thursday, September 24. Topics included the world economy, international policy, innovation, the arts and the Pittsburgh regions transformation. Participating in the panel were: Moderator Grant Oliphant, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Foundation; Peter Cooke, Professor & Head, School of Drama, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon; Lester B. Lave, Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Economics and University Professor, Director, Carnegie Mellon Green Design Initiative, Co-Director, Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon; Audrey Russo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pittsburgh Technology Council; Kiron Skinner, Associate Professor of Social and Decision Sciences Director, International Relations and Politics Program, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon; and Mark Wessel, Lecturer, Economics and Public Policy H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon
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De Britse econome Pettifor is een prominente ‘new economist’, oftewel representant van de beweging die streeft naar ‘economics in which people and planet matter’. Ze werd vooral bekend met haar werk over staatsschulden en schuldkwijtschelding, en door haar analyses van het mondiale financiële systeem. Binnen de ‘new economics’ beweging behoren ook de ‘green new deal’ en de internationale economische ongelijkheid tussen postindustriële landen en ontwikkelingslanden tot haar studieterrein. Al in 2003 deed ze de voorspelling dat de Verenigde Staten en het Verenigd Koninkrijk afstevenden op een schuldencrisis. Pettifor is mede-oprichter van de Jubilee 2000 ‘Drop the Debt’ – campagne en zit in die hoedanigheid aan tafel met de Bono’s, Bob Geldofs, Youssou N’Dours, Thom Yorkes en Muhammed Ali’s van deze wereld. Ze publiceerde oa ‘The Real World Economic Outlook – the legacy of globalization, debt and deflation’ (2003) en ‘The Coming First World Debt Crisis’ (2006). Ann Pettifor, die geboren werd in Zuid-Afrika, woont en werkt in Londen
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Boardwalk Porsche Announces Mike Marsh Has Completed Year-Long Executive Management Training Program

Boardwalk Porsche Announces Mike Marsh Has Completed Year-Long Executive Management Training Program











Mike Marsh receives his GMEP certificate of completion from Robin Cunningham (L) and Dennis Gregg of the NCM Institute.

Plano, TX (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

Boardwalk Porsche, an automotive dealership serving the Plano area, today announced that Mike Marsh, General Manager, has graduated from the NCM Institute’s year-long General Management Executive Program, a comprehensive executive development training program for auto dealership managers. Marsh attended a series of six 2½ day training sessions conducted over an 11-month period at the NCM Institute’s training facilities in Kansas City, completing the training on June 6th. The automotive industry is ultra-competitive and there is a high demand for well trained, customer focused executives that can create a good buying experience for vehicle shoppers, while continuing to successfully market and grow the dealership.

Happy to be among the graduates of the General Management Executive Program, Mike Marsh had this to say about the program, “The GMEP process was demanding, but a great learning experience. Now I’m eager to put the knowledge I’ve acquired to work here at Boardwalk Porsche to take our customer experience to the next level.” Marsh was one of 18 dealership executives and general managers from across the U.S. who successfully completed the rigorous training program which began on August 1, 2012.

“The management team at Boardwalk all feel strongly about continuing education for all of our staff and are proud of Mike for completing this program with NCM. Boardwalk believes that there is no better investment than in our people and we will continue to challenge each member of our team to learn and grow every day,” stated Ken Ambrose, Senior Vice President with Boardwalk Auto Group.

The General Management Executive Program is administered by the NCM® Institute Center for Automotive Retail Excellence and is designed to equip current and future automotive dealership executives for long-term success in retail automotive management. With emphasis in dealership financial and operational best practices, the program prepares students with the executive leadership skills necessary to successfully manage a retail automotive operation, where they must balance the volatility of the industry with the myriad operational decisions that drive the profitability of their dealerships.

NCM’s president and chief executive officer, Paul A. Faletti Jr., lauded the dealerships for their collective commitment to investing in their future leaders and for their dedication to promoting excellence and integrity in the industry. “We are an organization devoted to helping our automotive retail clients succeed,” he explained. “Without question, the most successful operators are those who invest in their people, giving them the tools and resources they need to be the best they can be.”    

To learn more about Boardwalk Porsche call 888-733-5204 or visit http://www.boardwalkporsche.com. For information about the General Management Executive Program or the NCM Institute, visit http://www.ncm20.com/GMEP or call 866.756.2620.

About Boardwalk Porsche

Boardwalk Porsche is honored to be a Porsche Premier Dealer. Staffed with the finest sales professionals and automotive technicians in the business, Boardwalk Porsche translates Porsche’s legendary track proficiency into an extraordinary customer experience. As a member of Boardwalk Auto Group, Boardwalk Porsche cultivates a focus on top-flight performance serving Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano, Texas. Boardwalk Porsche is one of the highest-rated Porsche dealerships in America at Boardwalk Porsche on DealerRater.com.

About Boardwalk Auto Group

Boardwalk Auto Group is one of the premier auto groups in the nation representing Porsche, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Volkswagen.

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Economic Revolution 2010: The Suppression Of Free Energy Inventions

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Slaughter: US Not in Position to Use Force in Syria

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Former Director of Policy Planning at the US State Department discusses the actions taken by international actors in Libya, and why the same measures cannot be taken in Syria. Slaughter called the situation in Syria “heartbreaking” and said “it looks like in many ways it looks like this government might get away with the same kind of brutality that we saw 20 years ago.” However, she argued that while the US is doing everything in its power diplomatically, it is not in a position to use force in Syria. For more on CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative visit www.cfr.org Subscribe to Isobel Coleman’s Democracy in Development blog at blogs.cfr.org
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Woodmere Announces Expansion of Orlando Affiliate ? Woodmere Advisory Group

Woodmere Announces Expansion of Orlando Affiliate – Woodmere Advisory Group











Robert Green, Executive VP, Woodmere Advisory Group


Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 17, 2012

Woodmere Capital Group announces its investment in the expansion of its wholly owned affiliate, Woodmere Advisory Group (WAG). From centrally located offices in Orlando, FL, WAG will work with customers throughout the continental United States, specializing in commercial loan workouts and solutions for commercial lenders in need of disposition targets, and advisory services to borrowers in distress.

In making the announcement, Woodmere Capital Group Chairman & CEO Henry Rodriguez said, “Woodmere Advisory Group will offer innovative market solutions, while operating with the principles of transparency and integrity that are the hallmarks of our entire organization. This extends to customers, employees, financial institutions and all other stakeholders. We anticipate rapid growth and anticipate opening other sites throughout the United States shortly.”

The newly expanded affiliate’s executive leadership team is comprised of veterans of the real estate mortgage lending industry. Serving both creditors and borrowers where creative solutions are needed, WAG will help commercial property owners whose financial models have been impaired by recent economic conditions to stabilize their relationships with their lenders.

WAG will strive to create balanced, “win-win solutions” for both lenders and borrowers in order to facilitate amicable resolutions. Additionally, WAG will help lenders seeking exit strategies for specific loans and portfolios. Another key element of WAG’s expanded business model will be referrals to capital funding sources to provide borrowers and lenders of distressed commercial properties with potential exit strategies. Some of these strategies may be with WAG’s affiliates.

With over $ 1.3 trillion in commercial real estate loans maturing within the next few years and no real exit strategy for the more than 40 percent of borrowers deeply in distress, borrowers and lenders are looking for high quality third-party resolution specialists that operate in an atmosphere of transparency and superior ethics.

WAG’s continued success has been partially due to its policy of minimal up-front fees. Aside from a basic fee to cover evaluation costs, WAG collects its fees, in large part, only upon a successful resolution.

“Our minimal up-front fees allow us to qualify customers for our program through an Evidentiary Package. If a borrower or lender does not meet our criteria, we will tell them why and not give them false hope,” says Robert Green, WAG Executive Vice President.

WAG Customer Services Manager Linda S. Morgan said, “The commercial debt resolution industry has been one of rapid growth, but one in which excessive up-front fees have made it a magnet of conflict by firms looking to collect up-front commissions rather than amicable resolutions. WAG has placed the incentive on successful resolutions rather than the acquisition of new customers.”

About Woodmere Capital Group:

Woodmere Capital Group is a family of real estate investment and service companies operating throughout North America and organized to provide asset acquisition, management and disposition services for private equity. Those companies include Woodmere Realty Advisors, LLC; Woodmere Equity Solutions, LLC; Woodmere Capital Management, LLC; Woodmere Investment Management, LLC; and Woodmere Advisory Group, Inc.























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Copper the new gold?

As the dollar loses value, all of your hard-earned savings decreases. The dollar has fallen by more than 20-percent and many financial experts believe it has an even longer way down to go. Remember when pennies all used to be made from real copper? The government stopped using the metal to make them because the penny became worth less than the copper it was made out of. Now, copper is becoming so valuable that some are callling it the “new gold.” In the past year, copper beat out gold with a 28-percent return. Gold was just below, with 25-percent. Silver was the big winner with a 70-percent return. But going into 2011, the red metal might be poised to be the best performing metal. There’s growing demand and tight supply. Industrial production is strengthening in developing nations, which creates greater need for copper. The price right now is being driven by automotive sales and housing which need copper. Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) are in the works for copper, but in the meantime, look for a commodity account that holds copper, or a stock that specializes in the mining and refining of copper. Keep in mind copper is a cyclical investment, which also has risk related to China’s tendency to hoard it, and our inablility to accurately know how much.

UrtheCast Presented at the UN?s Meeting on ISS Humanitarian Benefits

UrtheCast Presented at the UN’s Meeting on ISS Humanitarian Benefits










Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 12, 2012

In early 2013, UrtheCast will install two cameras on the underside of the International Space Station (ISS), to stream near-­?live video footage of planet Earth. This will allow users, government agencies, media outlets, humanitarian organizations and environmental monitoring services to view video of Earth from an unprecedented vantage point.

This week at the United Nations (UN) expert meeting, ISS partners, UN officials, and global experts will meet to discuss the remarkable opportunities that the ISS has to benefit humankind – focusing specifically on the fields of education, Earth observation, health, and disaster response.

The UN office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) will facilitate the expert meeting in Vienna on June 11th and 12th.

Among other ISS partners, a representative from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will present on behalf of UrtheCast, highlighting the benefits of live video footage of Earth from space. This presentation will feature UrtheCast’s unparalleled educational experience, as well as its ability to monitor humanitarian relief efforts, environmental change, and social movements.

“We are excited to be a part of an industry that’s utilizing space technology to impact our environment, society, and humanitarian relief efforts,” says Scott Larson, President of UrtheCast.

The expected outcome of the meeting is to identify what ISS activities coincide with the UN mission to benefit humanity.

About UNOOSA

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) launched the Human Space Technology Initiative (HSTI) in 2010 under the framework of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications – a response to the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III) held in 1999. HSTI aims to promote international cooperation in human spaceflight and space exploration-­?related activities, and create awareness among Member States on the benefits of human space technology and its applications.

About UrtheCast

UrtheCast (pronounced “EarthCast”) is a company created around a singular vision: to provide the world’s first live HD video feed of Earth from space. Working with an international team, UrtheCast is building, launching, installing, and operating two cameras on the International Space Station. Video data collected by the cameras will be downlinked to ground stations around the planet and displayed in near-­?realtime on the UrtheCast web platform, or distributed directly to exclusive partners and customers.























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5 Interactive, Midweek-Vacation Adventures for Mature Travelers in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

5 Interactive, Midweek-Vacation Adventures for Mature Travelers in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country












Temecula, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2012

“From discovering Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country’s award-winning wineries, premium varietals and proprietary blends, to golfing vacation-worthy courses, experiencing Old Town Temecula’s artisan foods and wines, savoring the great outdoors, and exploring Promenade Temecula and Old Town’s shops. VisitTemecula.org is pleased to share five, popular, interactive, midweek-vacation adventures mature travelers, age 50 and better, are enjoying in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country,” announced Kimberly Adams, Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO. “Mature travelers satisfying travel quests garner the added bonus, Sunday through Thursday, of special hotel rates and packages.” The casual, picturesque valley is 1 hour from Orange County and Palm Desert, 1½ hours from Los Angeles; and includes Downtown, Old Town Temecula; Temecula Valley So Cal Wine Country; and Pechanga Resort & Casino.

1-Do a Dedicated Discovery of Temecula Valley So Cal Wine Country

Weekdays naturally provide greater opportunities for appreciating, approximately 40, award-winning wineries’ individual styles, and potential conversations with winery family-members or winemakers. As 5,000+ awards attest, the diverse appellation is gaining well-deserved recognition. Most wineries are family-owned and open daily for impromptu, winery-to-winery wine-tasting.

For in-depth learning, join Callaway behind-the-scenes tours or reserve-in-advance experiences like: Leoness’ ‘touch-the-vine-and-taste-the-wine’; South Coast’s ‘wine-cheese-and-fruit pairing’; Wiens’ seated, reserve-and-limited-red wine tasting; Thornton’s sit-down wine-and-champagne tasting; and Palumbo’s hands-on ‘Follow-the-Grape’ with Temecula Creek Inn. Consider also: local tour-and-transportation companies’ tours; winery-restaurants pairing quality wines with fresh, seasonal foods.

2- Golf Temecula Valley So Cal Wine Country’s Vacation-Worthy Courses

Midweek can offer prime, tee-time reservation availability on seven, impressive courses. Arthur Hills-designed, Journey at Pechanga is known for its 435-yard, signature-6th hole with spectacular 175-foot drop from the tee – greatest elevation drop on a California course. With course-designs by Ted Robinson Sr. and Dick Rossen, Temecula Creek Inn features 27 holes of championship golf: Stonehouse-Nine, Creek, and Oaks courses.

Arthur Hills describes Cross Creek as “…beautiful variety and challenge for golfers of all abilities. Ted Robinson-designed Legends (formerly Temeku Hills) is on a celebrated rebound as one of Southern California’s best golfing experiences.

With Southern California’s only island greens, Ron Fream-designed Red Hawk is California’s 7th-best, public-course. Golf purists flock to Robert Trent Jones-designed Golf Club at Rancho California (formerly SCGA). Accented with oaks, beautifully manicured Pala Mesa provides challenges at every turn.

3- Experience the Old Town Temecula Tasting Trail’s Artisan Foods and Wines

Leisurely weekdays mean more attention in nine, palate-pleasing specialty-food shops and seven, genuinely friendly wine-tasting rooms. Temecula Olive Oil Company’s tasting bar is renowned for fresh, 100% California, 100% extra-virgin, hand-blended olive oil, and knowledgeable, obliging staff. Unique and satisfying, is Temecula Valley Cheese Company. Congenial, Old Town Spice Merchants’ herbs, spices, salts, and teas are intriguing. Old Town Sweet Shop tempts with fresh fudge, caramel-apples, chocolate-dipped treats. Discover also: Old Town Root Beer Company. Presenting local, boutique wines, many tasting rooms feature live-music weekly. Showcasing works of local artists, Lorimar is popular for structured-tasting or premium, handcrafted wines-by-the-glass.

Twenty-one restaurants also serve-up flavorful sensory-experiences. Delve into Baily’s weekly prix-fixe menu; Palumbo’s excellent lasagna and gnocchi; Soro’s fresh, Mediterranean-inspired specialties.

4- Savor with Gusto Temecula Valley So Cal Wine Country’s Great Outdoors

Visitors appreciate Temecula’s natural gifts of climate and geography; midweek, you may even be able to call skies and trails your own. A hot air balloon flight over 5,000+ acres of rolling hills with a commanding wine country view is exhilarating. Launch at sunrise with A Grape Escape, California Dreamin’, D&D Ballooning, or Magical Adventures.

The 8,300-acre Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve protects unique ecosystems like rare oak savannah, riparian wetlands, coastal sage scrub, and bunchgrass prairie. Forty miles of trails (easy-to-advanced plus wheelchair-friendly) are ideal for hiking, nature study, photography.

A guided, Wine Country Trails by Horseback ride through vineyards is another scenic, leisurely way to experience wine-country’s natural richness. Ride mornings, afternoons, or at sunset.

5- Explore the Shops of Promenade Temecula and Old Town Temecula

With distinctive, upscale, and unique stores, weekday exploring of Promenade Temecula and Old Town often yields unexpected surprises. Contemporary, 75-acre, 1.14 million-square-feet, Promenade Temecula is outdoor mall, entertainment plaza, plus trendy Main-Street setting. Browse some 100, specialty-shops like Apple, Express, Coldwater Creek, Walking Company, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Papyrus, Barnes & Noble and anchors like Macy’s.

The pedestrian-friendly, Old Town entertainment-dining-shopping district is home to 60+ independently-owned stores featuring art and antiques to vintage records. Discover specialties like Temecula Lavender Co.’s candles, bath and body products; and Pennypickle’s Workshop unique, educational kids’ toys. Then venture into Granny’s Attic for one-of-a-kind handcrafted furniture and vintage clothing.

***Information is believed accurate but may be subject to change.

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October 24: Global Perspectives in Digital Media: A Panel

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Digital technology and emerging platforms have opened up new ways of reflecting life around the world. We will share some content and begin a discussion with producers of five projects that have taken advantage of new technologies and novel production methods to bring global stories to North American and European audiences. What are the agendas in bringing these stories home? How do producers negotiate these cross-cultural exchanges? What strategies are used to engage audiences with distant lives and experiences?
This evening will feature a panel conversation with video clips from Video Nation (BBC 2), WSJ.com, Global Lives, Breakthrough, and Metropolis (VPRO), with producers in attendance for a panel discussion. Complete information on each participant below. Curated with Mandy Rose.

Video Nation was a ground-breaking access television and participatory media project which was co-founded in 1994 by producers Chris Mohr and Mandy Rose of the BBC’s Community Programmes Unit. Fifty people across the UK were given camcorders and training and recorded aspects of everyday life during the course of a year. Selected recordings were broadcast on BBC2 with the best known output, the Video Nation Shorts, broadcast on weeknights forty weeks a year for nearly six years. The project won a Race in the Media Award and the European Prix Iris. During Video Nation’s first decade ten thousand tapes were shot and 1,300 shorts were screened on TV. The project migrated to the web in 2001 and continues today in a new format as Video Nation Network.

Mandy Rose is an award winning producer who has overseen participatory and interactive projects including the BBC’s pioneering digital storytelling project Capture Wales (2001-2008), Voices (2004) & My Science Fiction Life (2005) the latter both webby nominated. Between 1994 and 2000 she was co-founder and producer of Video Nation. In addition to the UK project for which fifty people made recordings about everyday life, Video Nation travelled to the Caribbean, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Africa, and the Balkans, bringing vivid, first person perspectives from these regions to BBC screens. Mandy blogs at collabdocs.wordpress.com/

WSJ.com, the online arm of The Wall Street Journal, aims to tell the stories behind the numbers and increasingly utilizes multimedia tools and videos on the web to give the audience a glimpse of the lives of people all around the globe.

Hilke Schellmann is a producer with WSJ.com, her first initiative being the multimedia project Faces of Health Care. The videos which were narrated by the protagonists themselves, showed the struggle of every day people in the US with health insurance. It was pegged to almost all the WSJ.com stories about health care reform. In March, Schellmann reported an influential video story about the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. She met with the stakeholders in Germany and made a very moving video, in which the victims talked about their plights and the church also addressed these issues directly.

The Global Lives Project is a collaboration of more than 700 filmmakers, photographers, artists and everyday people working together to create a video library of human life experience. They have produced ten recordings of 24 hours of daily life of individuals in Brazil, Malawi, Japan, China, Indonesia, India, Serbia, Lebanon, Kazakhstan and the US. Their multi-screen video installations have been shown at museums, galleries, universities and public spaces around the world including the United Nations University in Tokyo and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Currently they are developing an interactive web version of the installation that allows for dynamic navigation within the video content, tagging, participatory subtitling, geolocation and hypervideo navigation, as well as a feature-length film. Producers Rahul V Chittella and Khairani Barokka in attendance.

Breakthrough is an innovative, international human rights organization using the power of popular culture, media, and community mobilization to transform public attitudes and advance equality, justice, and dignity in India and the United States. Through initiatives in India and the United States, Breakthrough addresses critical global issues including violence against women, sexuality and HIV/AIDS, racial justice, and immigrant rights.

Madhuri Mohindar is a Multimedia Manager of Breakthrough’s video documentary campaign Restore Fairness which deploys new media tools like online video, blogs, democracy in action tools and and social networking to mobilize action on fair immigration and racial justice. Its documentaries include “Face the Truth: Racial Profiling Across America” produced with the Rights Working Group, a coalition of 275 organization across America, ‘Restore Fairness’ documentary produced with 26 leading human rights and immigrant rights organizations, and ‘Death by Detention’, voted as ‘Best Long Form Video’ for the 2009 DoGooder TV Nonprofit Video Awards.

VPRO Television’s Metropolis is an award-winning TV show and new media project featuring content produced by a network of more than 60 documentary filmmakers from around the world. In each episode, Metropolis brings viewers a geographically diverse collection of short films, all grouped around a weekly theme. From obesity and the lives of fifteen-year-old girls, to self defense, outcasts and Elvis impersonators, Metropolis presents a new ‘global view’ every week, and exposes the surprising differences and similarities between people and cultures worldwide. The televised version of Metropolis has been airing in The Netherlands since 2008. All short films produced by Metropolis —over 600 in total—are also available worldwide on the show’s website, which recently won a special commendation from at the 2009 Prix Europa Awards.

Kel O’Neill (US) & Eline Jongsma (NL) have been US correspondents for Metropolis since the project’s inception. In addition, they are currently working on a new media project entitled Empire, which investigates the legacy of European corporate-colonialism in former Dutch East India Company colonies and trading posts in Asia and Africa.

October 24: Global Perspectives in Digital Media: A Panel
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Digital technology and emerging platforms have opened up new ways of reflecting life around the world. We will share some content and begin a discussion with producers of five projects that have taken advantage of new technologies and novel production methods to bring global stories to North American and European audiences. What are the agendas in bringing these stories home? How do producers negotiate these cross-cultural exchanges? What strategies are used to engage audiences with distant lives and experiences?
This evening will feature a panel conversation with video clips from Video Nation (BBC 2), WSJ.com, Global Lives, Breakthrough, and Metropolis (VPRO), with producers in attendance for a panel discussion. Complete information on each participant below. Curated with Mandy Rose.

Video Nation was a ground-breaking access television and participatory media project which was co-founded in 1994 by producers Chris Mohr and Mandy Rose of the BBC’s Community Programmes Unit. Fifty people across the UK were given camcorders and training and recorded aspects of everyday life during the course of a year. Selected recordings were broadcast on BBC2 with the best known output, the Video Nation Shorts, broadcast on weeknights forty weeks a year for nearly six years. The project won a Race in the Media Award and the European Prix Iris. During Video Nation’s first decade ten thousand tapes were shot and 1,300 shorts were screened on TV. The project migrated to the web in 2001 and continues today in a new format as Video Nation Network.

Mandy Rose is an award winning producer who has overseen participatory and interactive projects including the BBC’s pioneering digital storytelling project Capture Wales (2001-2008), Voices (2004) & My Science Fiction Life (2005) the latter both webby nominated. Between 1994 and 2000 she was co-founder and producer of Video Nation. In addition to the UK project for which fifty people made recordings about everyday life, Video Nation travelled to the Caribbean, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Africa, and the Balkans, bringing vivid, first person perspectives from these regions to BBC screens. Mandy blogs at collabdocs.wordpress.com/

WSJ.com, the online arm of The Wall Street Journal, aims to tell the stories behind the numbers and increasingly utilizes multimedia tools and videos on the web to give the audience a glimpse of the lives of people all around the globe.

Hilke Schellmann is a producer with WSJ.com, her first initiative being the multimedia project Faces of Health Care. The videos which were narrated by the protagonists themselves, showed the struggle of every day people in the US with health insurance. It was pegged to almost all the WSJ.com stories about health care reform. In March, Schellmann reported an influential video story about the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. She met with the stakeholders in Germany and made a very moving video, in which the victims talked about their plights and the church also addressed these issues directly.

The Global Lives Project is a collaboration of more than 700 filmmakers, photographers, artists and everyday people working together to create a video library of human life experience. They have produced ten recordings of 24 hours of daily life of individuals in Brazil, Malawi, Japan, China, Indonesia, India, Serbia, Lebanon, Kazakhstan and the US. Their multi-screen video installations have been shown at museums, galleries, universities and public spaces around the world including the United Nations University in Tokyo and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Currently they are developing an interactive web version of the installation that allows for dynamic navigation within the video content, tagging, participatory subtitling, geolocation and hypervideo navigation, as well as a feature-length film. Producers Rahul V Chittella and Khairani Barokka in attendance.

Breakthrough is an innovative, international human rights organization using the power of popular culture, media, and community mobilization to transform public attitudes and advance equality, justice, and dignity in India and the United States. Through initiatives in India and the United States, Breakthrough addresses critical global issues including violence against women, sexuality and HIV/AIDS, racial justice, and immigrant rights.

Madhuri Mohindar is a Multimedia Manager of Breakthrough’s video documentary campaign Restore Fairness which deploys new media tools like online video, blogs, democracy in action tools and and social networking to mobilize action on fair immigration and racial justice. Its documentaries include “Face the Truth: Racial Profiling Across America” produced with the Rights Working Group, a coalition of 275 organization across America, ‘Restore Fairness’ documentary produced with 26 leading human rights and immigrant rights organizations, and ‘Death by Detention’, voted as ‘Best Long Form Video’ for the 2009 DoGooder TV Nonprofit Video Awards.

VPRO Television’s Metropolis is an award-winning TV show and new media project featuring content produced by a network of more than 60 documentary filmmakers from around the world. In each episode, Metropolis brings viewers a geographically diverse collection of short films, all grouped around a weekly theme. From obesity and the lives of fifteen-year-old girls, to self defense, outcasts and Elvis impersonators, Metropolis presents a new ‘global view’ every week, and exposes the surprising differences and similarities between people and cultures worldwide. The televised version of Metropolis has been airing in The Netherlands since 2008. All short films produced by Metropolis —over 600 in total—are also available worldwide on the show’s website, which recently won a special commendation from at the 2009 Prix Europa Awards.

Kel O’Neill (US) & Eline Jongsma (NL) have been US correspondents for Metropolis since the project’s inception. In addition, they are currently working on a new media project entitled Empire, which investigates the legacy of European corporate-colonialism in former Dutch East India Company colonies and trading posts in Asia and Africa.

October 24: Global Perspectives in Digital Media: A Panel
developing nations
Image by uniondocs
Digital technology and emerging platforms have opened up new ways of reflecting life around the world. We will share some content and begin a discussion with producers of five projects that have taken advantage of new technologies and novel production methods to bring global stories to North American and European audiences. What are the agendas in bringing these stories home? How do producers negotiate these cross-cultural exchanges? What strategies are used to engage audiences with distant lives and experiences?
This evening will feature a panel conversation with video clips from Video Nation (BBC 2), WSJ.com, Global Lives, Breakthrough, and Metropolis (VPRO), with producers in attendance for a panel discussion. Complete information on each participant below. Curated with Mandy Rose.

Video Nation was a ground-breaking access television and participatory media project which was co-founded in 1994 by producers Chris Mohr and Mandy Rose of the BBC’s Community Programmes Unit. Fifty people across the UK were given camcorders and training and recorded aspects of everyday life during the course of a year. Selected recordings were broadcast on BBC2 with the best known output, the Video Nation Shorts, broadcast on weeknights forty weeks a year for nearly six years. The project won a Race in the Media Award and the European Prix Iris. During Video Nation’s first decade ten thousand tapes were shot and 1,300 shorts were screened on TV. The project migrated to the web in 2001 and continues today in a new format as Video Nation Network.

Mandy Rose is an award winning producer who has overseen participatory and interactive projects including the BBC’s pioneering digital storytelling project Capture Wales (2001-2008), Voices (2004) & My Science Fiction Life (2005) the latter both webby nominated. Between 1994 and 2000 she was co-founder and producer of Video Nation. In addition to the UK project for which fifty people made recordings about everyday life, Video Nation travelled to the Caribbean, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Africa, and the Balkans, bringing vivid, first person perspectives from these regions to BBC screens. Mandy blogs at collabdocs.wordpress.com/

WSJ.com, the online arm of The Wall Street Journal, aims to tell the stories behind the numbers and increasingly utilizes multimedia tools and videos on the web to give the audience a glimpse of the lives of people all around the globe.

Hilke Schellmann is a producer with WSJ.com, her first initiative being the multimedia project Faces of Health Care. The videos which were narrated by the protagonists themselves, showed the struggle of every day people in the US with health insurance. It was pegged to almost all the WSJ.com stories about health care reform. In March, Schellmann reported an influential video story about the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. She met with the stakeholders in Germany and made a very moving video, in which the victims talked about their plights and the church also addressed these issues directly.

The Global Lives Project is a collaboration of more than 700 filmmakers, photographers, artists and everyday people working together to create a video library of human life experience. They have produced ten recordings of 24 hours of daily life of individuals in Brazil, Malawi, Japan, China, Indonesia, India, Serbia, Lebanon, Kazakhstan and the US. Their multi-screen video installations have been shown at museums, galleries, universities and public spaces around the world including the United Nations University in Tokyo and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Currently they are developing an interactive web version of the installation that allows for dynamic navigation within the video content, tagging, participatory subtitling, geolocation and hypervideo navigation, as well as a feature-length film. Producers Rahul V Chittella and Khairani Barokka in attendance.

Breakthrough is an innovative, international human rights organization using the power of popular culture, media, and community mobilization to transform public attitudes and advance equality, justice, and dignity in India and the United States. Through initiatives in India and the United States, Breakthrough addresses critical global issues including violence against women, sexuality and HIV/AIDS, racial justice, and immigrant rights.

Madhuri Mohindar is a Multimedia Manager of Breakthrough’s video documentary campaign Restore Fairness which deploys new media tools like online video, blogs, democracy in action tools and and social networking to mobilize action on fair immigration and racial justice. Its documentaries include “Face the Truth: Racial Profiling Across America” produced with the Rights Working Group, a coalition of 275 organization across America, ‘Restore Fairness’ documentary produced with 26 leading human rights and immigrant rights organizations, and ‘Death by Detention’, voted as ‘Best Long Form Video’ for the 2009 DoGooder TV Nonprofit Video Awards.

VPRO Television’s Metropolis is an award-winning TV show and new media project featuring content produced by a network of more than 60 documentary filmmakers from around the world. In each episode, Metropolis brings viewers a geographically diverse collection of short films, all grouped around a weekly theme. From obesity and the lives of fifteen-year-old girls, to self defense, outcasts and Elvis impersonators, Metropolis presents a new ‘global view’ every week, and exposes the surprising differences and similarities between people and cultures worldwide. The televised version of Metropolis has been airing in The Netherlands since 2008. All short films produced by Metropolis —over 600 in total—are also available worldwide on the show’s website, which recently won a special commendation from at the 2009 Prix Europa Awards.

Kel O’Neill (US) & Eline Jongsma (NL) have been US correspondents for Metropolis since the project’s inception. In addition, they are currently working on a new media project entitled Empire, which investigates the legacy of European corporate-colonialism in former Dutch East India Company colonies and trading posts in Asia and Africa.