General Wesley K. Clark to Address 'Cyber Security & Smart Cities' C3 Summit and Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2015 C3 US-Arab Business Summit is pleased to announce that General Wesley K. Clark (ret.) will deliver the 2015 C3 Summit keynote address on Monday, October 19 at the Union League Club in New York City. General Clark will receive the Summit's highest award in recognition of his distinguished public service as a decorated military leader, his efforts to educate on major global issues, and his commitment to American business success.
Held in New York City and Riyadh each year, C3 Summits are the fastest growing and most important interdisciplinary global conferences for senior business and healthcare professionals in the US-Arab world. C3 focuses on the most important aspects of relations between the US and Arab World: Community, Collaboration, and Commerce, as it seeks to bridge divides through a better understanding between the regions. The C3 Summit partners with the U.S. State Department, dozens of government and business leaders, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, among other organizations such as L-3 Communications, from whom the keynote panel will be delivered. To attend, go to www.c3business2015.com/register.
The theme of the 2015 C3 US-Arab Business Summit is "Smart Cities, Cyber Security and Bilateral Prosperity" where more than 60 global leaders will address an international delegation of 500 attendees from more than 30 countries on topics ranging from cyber security, environmental risks, infrastructure, healthcare, law, and finance, with a focus on the development of intelligent policy and leadership for a global wrld. General Clark will deliver an address leveraging his knowledge of global leadership, security, and trade.
General Clark serves as Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm; Co-Chairman of Growth Energy; Senior Fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations; Advisor at the Blackstone Group; Trustee of International Crisis Group; Founding Chair of City Year Little Rock/North Little Rock; Chairman of Enverra Inc., a banking and strategic advisory firm; as well as numerous corporate boards. General Clark has authored four books, is a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative's Energy & Climate Change Advisory Board, and is Director of the Atlantic Council. General Clark graduated first in his class at West Point and completed degrees in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford University (B.A. and M.A.) as a Rhodes Scholar. He later commanded at the battalion, brigade, and division level and served in a number of significant staff positions, including Director of Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5). In his last assignment as Supreme Allied Commander Europe, he led NATO forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, saving 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing. General Clark retired as a four star general after 38 years in the United States Army.
His awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Defense Distinguished Service Medal (five awards), Silver star, Bronze star, Purple heart, honorary knighthoods from the British and Dutch governments, and numerous other awards from other governments, including the award of Commander of the Legion of Honor (France).
"We are honored to host General Clark at this year's Summit and humbled to present our Lifetime Achievement Award to him. His combined leadership experience both in service to our country as a senior military leader and as a businessman is second to none. His knowledge of cyber security combined with his military experience is particularly timely given the threats our country faces today, and I am positive his address will bring light to current challenges while providing possible solutions," said William R. Gregory, a director at C3.
Ransel Potter, founder and managing director of C3 International, notes that General Clark, whom receives the Summit's second Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015, joins a growing list of distinguished leaders that have spoken at C3 Summits, including President Bill Clinton, Joseph Westphal, the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor.
Ransel N. Potter
William R. Gregory
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