LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a theme of "reimagining the global economy," Operation HOPE, the leading global financial dignity non-profit, will host their third HOPE Global Forums | Annual Meeting from Atlanta, Georgia January 13-15, 2016. This year's event is expected to draw over 1,500 participants including some of the biggest names in finance, philanthropy, entertainment, business, civic leadership and many more.
This three-day Annual Meeting promises to transform and elevate underserved communities across the world. Participants and attendees will engage in an authentic dialogue with like-minded leaders who believe in the power of ideas to change the world. The Forum is an unmatched opportunity to connect with global leaders from across disciplines and network with industry peers.
The theme for this year's event is "reimagining the global economy" with a message focused on inclusive economics that engage and empower the entire global community.
"In a short period of time, our Annual Meeting has become THE place to be for those committed to the cause of expanding opportunities for underserved communities," said John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE founder, chairman and CEO. "This year, we will focus on mapping out a plan for inclusive economics – integrating ideas from finance, philanthropy, entertainment, government and beyond to develop a blueprint that can be activated for every community in every corner of the globe."
Among the dignitaries expected to join Bryant at this year's Annual Meeting include:
- E.J. Dionne, Washington Post Columnist and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
- Andrea Jung, CEO, Grameen America
- Dikembe Mutombo, chairman and founder, Dikembe Mutombo Foundation Inc. and NBA Hall of Famer
- Alice Rivlin, Brookings Senior Fellow, founder, Congressional Budget Office
- Robert Rubin, former U.S. Treasury Secretary
- The Honorable Andrew Young, civil rights icon and former U.N. ambassador
"There is already an impressive roster of guests, speakers and dignitaries – leaders across every sector of our global economy and ecosystems - who will attend for this year's event. Over the next few weeks, we will have a number of significant announcements about other special guests that will help elevate this important dialogue we are leading on inclusive economics. Stay tuned," said Bryant.
Operation HOPE will be announcing additional speakers and special guests over the next several weeks, ahead of the Annual Meeting. In recent years, this event has attracted a number of world-renowned leaders who believe in Operation HOPE's cause and mission including President Bill Clinton, entertainment mogul Russell Simmons, former Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke and many others.
To cover the event, interested media should register here for credentials.
About Operation HOPE, Inc.
Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from Civil Rights to Silver Rights by providing financial and economic empowerment tools and services, earning it the distinction as the nonprofit private banker for the working poor. Through its core programs, HOPE has provided financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2.5 million individuals worldwide, turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers. For more information visit us on the web at operationhope.org or follow us at #HGF2016 and #HOPEGlobalForum.
SOURCE Operation HOPE