Julian Lennon, Pierre Frolla, Shane Heminway (Founder of Convergence) and Roger Randall (Convergence Principal)
~~~CONVERGENCE was launched this weekend 9th of May against the backdrop of the inaugural Formula E Championship electric automobile race. HSH Prince Albert II, song writer and performer Julian Lennon, four time free diving world champion Pierre Frolla joined 150 business leaders from Monaco and the Cote d’Azur to applaud the announcement of CONVERGENCE 2016. The Riva Tunnel in Port Hercule was the venue to display an array of zero emission vehicles. A car from the Venturi Racing Team founded by Gildo Pastor and Leonardo DiCaprio, a Tesla full sized sedan, motorcycles, scooters and even an electric jet ski, joined the illuminated Riva boats as a context for this event. With the excitement of futuristic zero emission electric vehicles racing through the streets of Monte Carlo behind them, Shane Heminway of Monaco Star Events and Roger Randall of Riviera Partnerships, Co-Founders of CONVERGENCE, explained their vision to the press. In Randall’s words, “CONVERGENCE is a business event which will measure its’ success in terms environmental impact. CONVERGENCE will accelerate the integration of business profitability and environmental sustainability. The global scope, innovation, and financial power of the global business enterprise holds the potential to lead us toward environmental sustainability before we reach a point of irreparable damage to the global eco system.” CONVERGENCE will be comprised of three major components, a business forum, a trade show and a “marketplace” which will bring together early stage investors with emerging companies and cutting edge technologies to address important environmental problems. The founders of CONVERGENCE believe that millions of Euros will pour into new profitable, sustainable business which will address environmental challenges through their core competencies. This will help fund the paradigm change Randall and Heminway see necessary for an environmentally sustainable future.