Bling Nation CEO Honored as a Top Young Global Leader

Wences Casares Represents one of the World's Most Outstanding Next-Generation Leaders Under 40

Mar 09, 2011, 18:02 ET from Bling Nation

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bling Nation® co-CEO, Wences Casares, joins an elite group of Young Global Leaders (YGL), as The World Economic Forum honored the 2011 class of outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.  Casares was one of the 190 young leaders from 65 countries and one of only 16 YGL selections from Latin America.

"I am humbled to receive this recognition from The World Economic Forum and to be named along with so many great business leaders of this generation," said Casares.  "I am very proud of the work that I am doing and expect to dramatically impact how businesses interact with their customers in the future with our innovative initiatives at Bling Nation."

Casares is currently the co-CEO and co-founder of Bling Nation, which was founded in 2007 and is a mobile platform that enables unique tap-and-connect capabilities.  Bling Nation is currently in the midst of its national roll-out for its new FanConnect social rewards program, which enables brick-and-mortar businesses to engage with their customers both online and offline with customized rewards and discount offers.  

As a global entrepreneur, Casares has been involved in the founding and leadership of numerous other ventures in the technology and financial field. He studied business administration at the Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina and completed the Owner/President Management program at Harvard University.

About The Forum of Young Global Leaders

Established in 2004 by Professor Klaus Schwab, The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multi-stakeholder community of the world's most extraordinary young leaders who dedicate a part of their time to jointly address global challenges and who are committed to devote part of their knowledge and energy to collectively work towards a better future. Together the Young Global Leaders work to discover innovative solutions to today's most pressing problems through various initiatives and work streams, as well as catalyzing the next generation of leaders.

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a foundation in 1971 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. (

About Bling Nation

Bling Nation helps businesses turn their best customers into Fans and their friends into new customers through social rewards.  Bling Nation is a mobile platform that enables unique tap-and-connect capabilities with rich social media connectivity and cost-effective mobile transactions, closing the loop between the online and offline customer experience at checkout.  For additional information, visit or Join the Bling Nation!

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