2017 City Gala
On February 12, following the 59th Annual Grammys, the 2nd annual City Gala, presented by Entrepreneur Magazine. The 2017 event, at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, included a Red Carpet, plenary presentation, and celebrity meet and greet, live entertainment and a silent auction.
The City Summit will be moderated by author, entrepreneur and well sought after KeyNote Speaker, Greg S. Reid. It featured billionaires, elite business professionals, and celebrities who shared their knowledge, backgrounds, business techniques and advice.
Greg S. Reid had the honor in participating in the 2017 event also includes Halle Berry as Summit keynote, John Travolta as a special guest speaker, and Quincy Jones as recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented by philanthropist and business leader John Paul DeJoria.
The City Summit and City Gala are humanitarian events that bring highly accomplished and visible artists, business leaders, and individuals together with an eye toward giving forward and adding value to worthy start-up and lesser-known charitable organizations.
WHO: Featuring Oscar winner Halle Berry as keynote. Other panelists, speakers and participants include
- Anthony Mackie, American actor in feature films such as “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and “Ant-Man”
- Scott Duffy, host of Inc. Startup Accelerator, special project editor of Launch at Inc.com and best-selling author of “Launch!: The Critical 90 Days From Idea To Market”
- Scott Parazynski, NASA astronaut, physician and keynote speaker
- Jeff Timmons, music producer and founding member of the Grammy-nominated pop group 98 Degrees
- Greg S. Reid, Keynote Speaker, Author, Film Maker
- Tracy Hazzard, CEO of Hazz Design and writer for Inc. magazine
- William J. Pomerantz, vice president for special projects at Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, the world’s first spaceline.
- John Greathouse, Contributor, Wall Street Journal
- Michael Murphy, Development Director, Google, Inc.
- David R. Bradford, Executive Chairman, HireVue
- David Meltzer, CEO, Sports1 Marketing
- Forbes Riley, Host, Forbes Living TV
- Christian Collins, Creator, Weekly Chris
- Alan Taylor, Contributor, USA Today Networks
- Tom Bilyeu, Founder, Quest Nutrition
- Jason Sisneros, CEO, Anton Jae Global
- Cynthia Kersey, Founder, Unstoppable Foundation
- Jay Cohen, Partner, Gersh Agency
- Tracy Hazzard, Contributor, Inc. magazine
NEWs POSTS Associated with the 2017 City Gala
- Entrepreneur Leverages Celebrities’ Influence For Charity – FORBES.com
- Halle Berry to Keynote Premier City Gala Summit Event – Businesswire.com
- Second Annual City Gala and City Summit to Feature John Travolta, Halle Berry, Quincy Jones – Businesswire.com
- Second Annual City Gala to Feature Keynote John Travolta – Benzinga.com
- Justin Peck Featured Speaker at the City Summit & Gala Presenters Allure Dinner – SatPRNews.com
- City Gala 2017 Event to Honor Russell Simmons with Inspiration Award – Businesswire.com
- City Gala 2017 Event to Honor Russell Simmons with Inspiration Award on Feb. 12 – YahooFinance