By Lamin Drammeh
The Fatu Network is honored to provide exclusive coverage on the 22 annual Sohn investment conference that came to a spectacular end at David Geffen hall in Lyncoln center, New York City on Monday, May 8 2017.
The conference brought together renowned investors from some of the world’s most powerful investment companies with the ultimate desire to support the foundation’s work towards helping the lives of thousands of children diagnosed with pediatric cancer and other killer diseases globally.
Officials say, “this year’s Sohn conference is the most prominent investment conference with total dedication to the treatment and cure of pediatric cancer and other childhood diseases. The Conference amongst other initiatives aimed at providing supports to cutting-edge medical research, state-of-the-art research equipment, and innovative programs that would ensure children with cancer survives and thrive.
Mr Douglas Hirsch, co-founder and chief Executive officer of Sohn Foundation said, “the Sohn conference is the original and premier investment conference which provides the platform for investors to bring together fresh insights and money-making ideas to benefit the Sohn conference Foundation’s work to end childhood cancer.
“We are honored to be part of such a massive initiative and the most important impact is about those who have supported the Foundation’s work and donated a share of the profits from Sohn’s money-making ideas, he said.
Delegates at this extraordinary investment conference took time to honor the memory of Ira Sohn, a talented Wall Street professional whose life was cut short when he passed away from cancer at the age of 29.
In 1995, Ira’s friends Douglas Hirsch, Lance Laifer and Daniel Nir, alone with Iran’s Mother Judith Sohn and brother Evan, created the Sohn Foundation in honor of the late Ira.
The idea is to provide support to the people diagnosed with cancer with supports from investment partners such as CNBC, a recognized world leader in business news that provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to more than 385 million homes worldwide. The news outlet also provide coverage to more than 94 million households in the United States and Canada which is the venue for the next Sohn Foundation conference.
Participants representing CNBC said they were appreciative of huge recommendations from Sohn Foundation and took time to return tribute to their investment partners in joyous manner.
“We are honored once again to be global partners with the Sohn Investment Conferences. No other investment conference combines such star power from the finance industry. While raising tens of millions of dollars for charity. News is always made at Sohn, and we are proud to be able to provide our audiences around the world exclusive coverage of the market-moving presentations,” says Nikhil Deogun, senior vice president & Editor-In-Chief of CNBC Business News, who also attended the conference on behalf his institution.
The world’s biggest gathering of investors (Sohn Investment Conference) that attracted prominent speakers worldwide has witnessed the presentation of 2017 Sohn honorary award to Jeff Gordon, four-time NASCAR cup series champion who joined Fox NASCAR as a full-time race analyst in 2016. The California native, one of the most versatile drivers of his era, is credited with helping take NASCAR mainstream in the 1990s. Gordon changed the face of NASCAR, which also made the sports attractive to Madison Avenue. In his 23 years of full-time cup series competition, Gordon served as one of NASCAR’s most effective and committed ambassadors.
With his first title in 1995, Gordon became the youngest champion (24) in NASCAR’s modern era in only his third full season. He retired with 797 consecutive starts, a journey that began with the 1992 season finale at Atlanta Motor speedway as petty brought his impressive racing career to a close in controversial circumstances.
The Sohn Foundation hosted similar investment conferences in Hong Kong, India, London,Monaco, San Francisco, Switzerland and Tel Aviv.