Convene Announces the Launch of its Newest Christian CEO/Business Owner Forum in Houston, TX.

Placentia, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2012

Convene, the premier Christian CEO and Business Owner forum organization, announces the launch of its newest forum team in Houston, Texas. The new team is led by Convene Chair Jonathan Goodale, a skilled facilitator with a solid business background and mature faith.

Convene CEO peer advisory groups meet monthly to work on their businesses by discussing relevant business issues, seeking wise counsel and providing the shared insights of their combined years of business and spiritual experience.

For the majority of his career, Jonathan Goodale has worked in the upstream natural resources industry for both small independent companies and large multinational public corporations. As the President of UMIC Cote dIvoire, he was successful in leading the exploration and development efforts that reestablished oil production in that country.

His leadership enabled UMIC to collaborate successfully with this underdeveloped West African nation, growing its natural resource base and allowing them to become energy independent. Goodale was knighted (Chevalier) by the nation for his efforts.

Jonathans roles included technical evaluation, contract negotiations, financial forecasting, strategic planning, and management of all resources (capital, human and intellectual). Most recently Jonathan was the leading force in the team that built CMNSL from a few million dollars of risk capital to an entity that had an enterprise value to the parent company of $ 350 million.

For more information on Jonathans new Convene team, please visit on the web.

Founded in 1996, Convene is a dynamic community of Christian CEOs and business owners meeting together to help each other build exceptional businesses, increase leadership success, and have greater Kingdom impact through the principle of iron sharpening iron.

UMT International Displays New Innovative Products at the 2012 American Superyacht Forum

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 31, 2012

Last week, 180 industry professionals involved in the superyacht industry gathered in the home of the American marine industry, Fort Lauderdale, for the 10th anniversary of the American Superyacht Forum. This important meeting culminated in leading discussion from expert speakers, audience debate, technical innovations and a gathering of valuable contacts over three days of social networking events.

UMT International discussed their signature line of carbon fiber boarding stairs, davit and chocks as well as their service division as a guest speaker during the Technical Innovation Presentations.

The UMT International carbon fiber boarding stairs were re-designed for 2013 with additional stability and durability. These lightweight boarding stairs offer the advantage of durability and stability, but with less than half the weight of standard aluminum boarding stairs. The composite boarding stairs, because they are so light, allow for the stairs to be easily detached from the hull and placed on board and stowed.

This year, UMT introduced the new LG Davit line with telescoping hydraulic systems. The LG Davits are available with 1200 and 1500lb capacities with custom color and graphics options. The LG davit is available with hydraulic retractable boom cable and hydraulic rotation.

The UMT Service Team is comprised of a fleet of mobile trucks based in Fort Lauderdale and this division carries out installations and service of chocks, boarding stairs, railings and repairs on-board visiting yachts. UMT works on fittings of every type and description and UMT Internationals primary focus in South Florida is assisting visiting yachts that require service on davits and lifting systems where time is of the essence.

About UMT International:

UMT International is a leading marine manufacturer of yacht davits & cranes, chocks/cradles, boarding equipment, stainless steel marine accessories and custom metal fabrication for the marine industry. Captains, yacht owners, marinas and yards as well as yacht manufacturers have trusted UMT International for over 20 years with their marine product needs. European craftsmanship, innovative design and superior service have made UMT International a leading resource to the marine industry.

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Accenture and the World Economic Forum Outline New Energy Architecture, Reports

(PRWEB) June 15, 2012, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC, notes a new joint report that states continued increase in energy consumption, which is expected to grow by approximately 40 percent by 2035, will require significant changes in countries energy architectures as they try to meet the demands of economic growth, environmental sustainability and energy security. reports joint effort by Accenture and World Economic Forum states the path countries take to transform their energy architecture will have some common features efficient, low-carbon and increasingly electrified systems — but will vary according to their stage of economic development and their resource endowment.

New Energy Architecture: Enabling an Effective Transition, notes the shift to new energy architecture to secure sustainable and affordable energy will entail trade-offs and difficult choices for society. To help decision-makers in planning and driving an effective transition and to assess their progress, Accenture and the World Economic Forum have developed an Energy Architecture Performance Index.

The assessment shows while almost all of the countries have improved the efficiency of their energy sector, the share of non-carbon energy in the total primary energy supply is still less than 5 percent for 69 of the 124 countries assessed.

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Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute, to Speak at the Mane, Style, & Face Forum on October 20

Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Vegas Beauty Unbound, the worlds premiere fashion, beauty, and style competition, education, and networking event, is proud to announce that international color guru and Pantone Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, will serve as a featured speaker at the Mane, Style, & Face Forum on October 20.

An author of eight books on color, a pioneer in color palette development for many industries, including fashion and cosmetics, and Director of the Eiseman Center for Color Information, Ms. Eiseman will discuss and demonstrate new color trends and viral communication strategies that will influence the future of makeup, cosmetics, and styling.

About the Forum

From October 20-21, 2012, the Mane, Style, and Face Forum will present educational classes for beauty professionals to introduce exciting new tools, colors, and opportunities to market their skills in the ever-changing social media marketing realm. The event will culminate in a spectacular runway fashion show styled by Celebrity Master Colorist Kim Vo. The latest products will be unveiled in the New Generation of Beauty Trade Exhibit. The Forum will also feature the Art & Beauty Unbound Student Competition.

“We are thrilled to have Leatrice Eiseman from Pantone as one of our featured speakers, states Erin Utter, Director of Vegas Beauty Unbound. She has been a color expert, authority, pioneer, and trendsetter across industries for many years. She has much wisdom to share.

About Vegas Beauty Unbound

From October 20-22, 2012, Vegas Beauty Unbound will descend on Las Vegas to create a conscious awareness of the transforming Beauty Industry. Beauty professionals and industry icons will participate in strategic education and networking sessions, experience new tools, and witness and participate in explosive battles that challenge them in new ways.

In addition to the Forum, Vegas Beauty Unbound will host the Beauti Gras Halloween Celebration at Body English, October 21st, a Mardi Gras done Vegas style. Vegas Beauty Unbound culminates in the epic final salon showdown on October 22 of Battle of the Strands 2012: Xtreme Beauty, the most extreme salon competition in history, where five salons compete head-to-head at the Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to create a hair, makeup, and wardrobe masterpiece as a living, breathing artistic participant in a chosen production number to highlight their work.

About Pantone

Pantone LLC is the world-renowned authority on color. For nearly 50 years, Pantone has inspired design professionals with products, services and leading technology for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. From its beginnings in accurate color matching for the graphic design industry, Pantone has expanded to other color-critical industries, including digital technology, fashion, home, plastics, architecture and contract interiors, and paint.

For More Information

For more information about the event or to request media credentials, please contact Erin Utter, Director of Operations, Vegas Beauty Unbound, at 702/990-3368 or 702/612-0394, email erin(at)emailbestbeauty(dot)com or visit