The main objective of the first WCC meeting is for the world leaders to share the successes and failures that they have experienced while getting Crowdfunding off the ground in their respective countries. The primary goal is to exchange ideas so that the participating countries can accelerate the growth of crowd fundings in their respective countries.
The Worldwide Crowdfunding Council (WCC) is scheduled to hold its initial meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 1:00PM to 2:15PM. It will be held in Las Vegas during the 3rd Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, October 23rd and end on Saturday October 25th.
The meeting will be conducted in a town hall meeting format. It will be attended by global Crowdfunding leaders from the Continents of Asia, Australia, South America, North America and Europe. Attendees from the 3rd Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp will also participate in the town hall meeting.
The findings from a research study on Crowdfunding that was conducted by the Australian government will be reviewed. There will also be a discussion about the social and niche investing communities that are now emerging and why they are essential for the growth of the Crowdfunding that will be moderated by WCC co-founder David Markowski.
WCC’s co-founder Ruth E. Hedges, who is one of the original pioneers of the Title III legislation enacted by the JOBS Act said “I came up with the idea for all of the world’s Crowdfunding leaders to assemble at a meeting because I believe a collaborative strategy and effort will prove to be the catalyst that will ignite global Crowdfunding”. Paul Niederer, the CEO of ASSOB which is the world’s oldest and most well established Crowdfunding platform and who is one of the WCC’s initial Directors said “the world was more than ready for a council of its Crowdfunding leaders to be formed and to assemble and work together to make Crowdfunding a success globally”. Korstiaan Zandviliet, another of the WCC’s initial Directors and who co-founded Symbid (OTCBB:SBID), Europe’s oldest Crowdfunding portal said, “I am delighted to collaborate with such an esteemed group of Crowdfunding thought leaders as our industry continues to grow and mature.”
Many esteemed individuals will be traveling to the United States to attend the meetings. Some of them are Allesandro Lerro from Italy, Jon Medved from Israel, Sandi Gilbert from Canada, Miguel Moya from Spain, Javier Salinas from Peru, Yvonne McLaren from New Zealand, Barry James from UK, Xiaochen Zhang from China and Aleksandr Tsukanov from Russia.
The Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp (GCCB) is the world’s premier and longest running Crowdfunding convention. Kevin Harrington, best known as the “Inventor of the Infomercial” and one of the original “Sharks” on television’s “Shark Tank” will give the keynote address on Friday, October 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 3rd annual event will be held at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa in Henderson, Nevada. Information about attending along with an agenda and a list of the speakers are available at GCCBmag.com
Additional information about the World Crowdfunding Council (WCC) is available at worldcrowdfundingcouncil.com.
The OnlineFinancialSector.com (OFS) is projecting that the number of eligible Crowdfunding participants will grow from 74 million at the beginning of 2014 to 4 billion by 2018. A video produced by OFS, “Crowdfunding’s Impact on the Markets” which explains the impact that the lifting of the first ban by the SEC has already had on the capital markets is also recommended for viewing.