Stars Gather For amfAR Inspiration Gala São Paulo

first_imgNaomi Campbell, Dinho Diniz, Felipe Diniz, Marc Jacobs, Isabeli Fontana, Ricky Martin, Ivete Sangalo, Sabrina Sato, and Riccardo Tisci were among those who gathered at the sixth annual amfAR Inspiration Gala São Paulo to honor Kate Moss, Dean Caten, Dan Caten, and Carlos Jereissati Filho for their commitment to the fight against AIDS.The event, presented by Harry Winston, raised over $1.6 million for amfAR’s life-saving AIDS research programs.Other guests in attendance included Mert Alas, Carla Amorim, Rômulo Arantes Neto, Bruno Astuto, Fabio Bartelt, Pedro Bial, Giovanni Bianco, Johanna and Alexandre Birman, Helena Bordon, Daniela Fãlcao, Rodrigo Viel Faro, Vera Viel Faro, Di Ferrero, Isabella Fiorentino, Marília Gabriela, Luciana Gimenez, Hugo Gloss, Mariana Goldfarb, Lucas Jagger, Seu Jorge, Bruna Linzmeyer, Renata Kuerten, Fernanda Paes Leme, Grazi Massafera, Donata Meirelles, Ana Cláudia Michels, Marina Morena, Fernanda Motta, Laura Neiva, Carolina Parsons, Beto Pacheco, Marcus Piggott, Cleo Pires, Maria Prata, Cauã Reymond, Carol Ribeiro, Ronaldo, Andressa Salomone, Deborah Secco, Lea T, Marlon Teixeira, Carol Trentini, Didi Wagner, and Anitta, among others.Event Hosts Felipe Diniz and Naomi Campbell welcomed guests and thanked the night’s sponsors before introducing amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost, who spoke about amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative and the establishment of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research at the University of California, San Francisco.The amfAR Award of Inspiration was presented to three extraordinary individuals for their support of the organization. Felipe Diniz returned to the stage to present the first award to Carlos Jereissati Filho, President and CEO of Iguatemi São Paulo, who spoke about the “responsibility as a company to dedicate resources to support the incredible work of amfAR.” Isabeli Fontana presented the next award to Dean Caten and Dan Caten of DSQUARED2, who stated that their “biggest dream yet is to see an end to this disease.” Marc Jacobs presented the final award of the evening to Kate Moss, who spoke about amfAR’s passion for finding a cure.The evening also featured two spectacular live performances. Multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Ricky Martin brought the crowd to their feet with a set of his biggest hits, including “La Bomba,” “Pégate,” and “The Cup of Life.” Martin also invited Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian artist Ivete Sangalo to the stage for an incredible duet of “Livin’ La Vida Loca.” Sangalo then performed a lively set to start the after party that kept the room dancing late into the night.Guests enjoyed bidding on an array of exclusive items and experiences during the live auction, conducted by Simon de Pury with assistance from Ivete Sangalo and Sabrina Sato. Highlights included:• A kiss with Ricky Martin, a surprise experience in the auction, sold for $90,000. The kiss with the lucky winner, which took place shortly after bidding, brought the crowd to a frenzy. • A once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot by fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott with amfAR Award of Inspiration honoree Kate Moss, which took place at the event and will appear as a full page spread in Vogue Brasil, sold twice for a total of $220,000. • A signed Mr. Brainwash artwork titled “Kate and Dave,” featuring Kate Moss and David Bowie, sold for $50,000. • A unique piece by Os Gêmeos, Brazilian brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo who have become a major force in the urban art world, sold for $100,000. • Two tickets to the Givenchy runway show in Paris during the 2016-2017 season, as well as a ready-to-wear Givenchy outfit with private shopping experience and Givenchy bag, which sold for $55,000. • The ultimate Grammy Awards package, including two tickets to the 2017 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, two invitations to the official Grammy Awards after party, a two-night stay in a suite at the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard, and a signed Mick Jagger Ibanez Gio guitar presented on stage by his son Lucas Jagger, sold for $60,000.Naomi Campbell, Dinho Diniz, Felipe Diniz, and Riccardo Tisci served as Event Hosts. Chairs of the event included Achille Boroli, amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole, Fran Cutler, Sergio Degese, Isabeli Fontana, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, Nayla Hayek, Marc Jacobs, Holger Marquardt, Lorenzo Martone, Marina Morena, Sean Patterson, Vincent Roberti, and Andressa Salomone.Harry Winston was the Presenting Sponsor. The event’s Signature Sponsors were Andressa Salomone, Iguatemi São Paulo, Karavelle, and Moët Hennessy. Fasano, Mercedes-Benz, Schutz, and Vogue Brasil served as Associate Sponsors.The Inspiration series was launched in 2010 by amfAR and Josh Wood Productions to celebrate men’s style and fashion while raising funds for the Foundation’s lifesaving AIDS research programs. Inspiration galas have taken place in New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, Miami, and Rio de Janeiro, raising more than $26 million to date for amfAR’s programs, and the Inspiration Gala São Paulo accounts for over $10 million of that remarkable total.Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline Partner. Moët Hennessy is the Official Wine and Spirits Partner. The amfAR Inspiration Gala São Paulo is produced by Josh Wood/Josh Wood Productions.last_img read more

Playboy Martha Stewart Living Report Revenue Net Losses for 2010

first_imgPlayboy Enterprises and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia suffered losses in 2010, due to the still struggling economy and a changing media landscape.Playboy says print/digital revenue fell 21.5 percent to $82.8 million in 2010. The domestic magazines generated $37.3 million, (down 32 percent from $55 million in 2009), while digital revenue fell 9.4 percent to $33.9 million. For the fourth quarter the company reported a net loss of $14.7 million, or 43 cents per share, in 2010. According to the company’s earning statement, the fourth quarter results include a $12.5 million charge from a 2010 legal settlement. Playboy magazine’s revenues were down 36 percent from 2009’s fourth quarter, coming in at $10 million. This included losses from a planned rate reduction and the production of three issues in 2010’s last quarter, as opposed to four issues released in 2009’s last time quarter. While Playboy says it saw higher revenue from mobile licenses, overall digital revenue fell in the fourth quarter due to lower pay site and advertising sales. This may be Playboy’s last public report, if the deal with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s Icon Acquisitions Holdings L.P. goes through as planned by the end of 2011’s first quarter. Hefner offered $6.15 a share through Icon Acquisitions.Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s fourth quarter revenue fell from 2009, sinking from $87.6 million in 2009 to $72.9 million at the end of 2010. The overall revenue from 2010 was $230.8 million, down 5.7 percent from 2009’s reported $244.8 million. Fourth quarter 2010 revenues were impacted by the end of relationships with Kmart and Turbo Chef earlier in the 2010 year that had added millions in revenue to 2009’s final quarter.Publishing revenue for full-year 2010 was $145.6 million, down from $146.1 million in 2009. Martha Stewart Living reported a net loss of $9.6 million in 201, compared to a net loss of $14.6 million in 2009. Both companies implemented strategies in 2010 in an attempt to improve earnings.Playboy is currently transitioning to “a brand management company,” says CEO Scott Flanders. Plans include outsourcing sections of Playboy’s publishing and licensing businesses, continuous efforts to reduce overhead as well as purchasing two Playboy venues in addition to the two clubs opened in 2010.Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia released several digital apps and offerings in 2010, as well as striking up partnerships with the Hallmark Channel and Home Depot.last_img read more

PEOPLE Calgary agent wins dream trip to Kenya

first_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by [PEOPLE] Calgary agent wins dream trip to Kenya Tags: Kenya, Peoplecenter_img Share TORONTO — Tracey Zipp from AMA Travel has won a dream trip to Kenya, courtesy of the Kenya Tourism Board. Zipp was drawn as the winner of Travelweek’s Live the Dream contest that ran earlier this year.As the winner, Zipp has received a safari in Kenya that includes roundtrip, economy-class air transportation, two nights in Nairobi, one night in Amboseli, two nights in Laikipia, two nights in Maasai Mara, private meet-and-greet service at Nairobi Airport and services of a professional driver/guide throughout.The contest ran in August and September to accompany the Kenya Tourism Board’s newest supplement that came out on Aug. 18. It can be found at more agent contests, go to Wednesday, November 16, 2016 last_img read more

TICOs annual general meeting set for June 26

first_img Posted by TICO’s annual general meeting set for June 26 Friday, May 25, 2018 Tags: Ontario, TICO Sharecenter_img Travelweek Group TORONTO — The Travel Industry Council of Ontario has sent out a reminder about its AGM taking place next month.The AGM will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at the Corporate Event Centre, 5110 Creekbank Road in Mississauga.On the agenda for the AGM are:Receiving the financial statements for the previous financial year, together with the Auditor’s Report;Receiving and considering the Annual Report;Appointing the auditors for the Corporation and authorizing the Board of Directors to fix the auditor’s remuneration;Considering and ratifying amendments to Articles 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 of TICO By-law No. 1, which were approved by the Board of Directors of the Corporation. The amendments would eliminate the Executive and Compensation Fund Committees; reduce the size of the Board from 15 Directors to 11 Directors by reducing by one the number of Directors appointed by the Minister, appointed by the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies, appointed by the Canadian Association of Tour Operators and elected by Registrant Members; reference a Competency Matrix as part of the criteria for board members; increase the term of appointed directors; decrease the term of elected directors; clarify some of the financial provisions; clarify the definition of ‘associated with’ and eliminate the definition of ‘Trustees’; remove transition provisions and update section numbers as a result of the above changes;Announcing the successful candidate for the position on the TICO Board of Directors; andTransacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsTo view the By-law Amendment Resolution, click here.Only members in good standing are entitled to participate in and vote at the meeting, says TICO. Members of the public are also invited to attend.The deadline for providing written notice of any motions to be made at the meeting has now passed.Members who will not be attending the meeting are invited to submit written requests for proxies. Copies of the audited financial statements as at and for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2018 will be available at the AGM and may be requested in writing prior to the meeting. Further information about the proposed By-law changes is available on TICO’s website at or may be obtained by calling (905) 624-6241 or 1-800-451-TICO. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more