Financial Education Summit

Rishi Khalsa

Event To Be Hosted by California Native.

California native Eric Bailey will play host to an educational summit on success on October 21 and 22, featuring prominent entrepreneurs who aim to bring their expertise into the hands of aspiring businessmen.

Situated in Melbourne, Australia, the 21st Century Financial Education Summit will showcase different ways to discover success while giving participants an opportunity to mingle with the world’s business elite.

Bailey is representative of the spirit of the summit through his own personal struggles to reach success, after growing up on the streets of Los Angeles overcoming crime and poverty.

Viewing himself as an activational speaker, Bailey encourages people to “Saw it before you see it,” or have a distinct vision of what they want to accomplish even before it begins to manifest in their lives.

The event promises to bring a wide range of experience to the table, with keynote speakers such as Sir Richard Branson (Founder of the Virgin Group), Jamie McIntyre (CEO of 21st Century Education), Tim Ferriss (Bestselling author), Eddie McGuire (“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” host), Nik Halik (Civilian astronaut and founder of the Financial Freedom Institute), and many other business speakers.

Many of the speakers emulate the drive, innovation, and entrepreneurship desperately needed to reinvigorate the American economy; something CSU East Bay students seeking careers in business will need to replicate.

The need for reinvigoration of the American economy makes events like these all the more important as they potentially can bring the right knowledge to people in the position to create jobs.

Branson, who started with a mail order record retail company that eventually turned into Virgin Music, is a perfect example of this process as he rose to fame not only in the business world but through his many exploits and endeavors.

Among Branson’s endeavors are multiple attempts to be the first to circumnavigate the world in a balloon, exploration of ocean depths never reached by humans, and his company Virgin Galactic will offer the first commercial spaceflights available to ordinary people.

Furthermore, Branson has made a name for himself as a supporter of green technology pledging all profits from Virgin travel companies to fighting global warming over a ten-year period from 2006, according to BBC.

Despite the summit’s hokey claims of bringing in people with “PhDs in results,” it promises to bring a wealth of information to its participants.

McIntyre, CEO of the hosting organization, claims the summit will be “better than school, better than university.”

The speakers will aim to educate aspiring entrepreneurs not only in business and finance but also in how to achieve the goals they set, something many college students often struggle to find.

That seems to be the goal of Bailey, the California native, whose speech will focus on having a precise vision, acting to create momentum, utilizing your passion to become successful, and giving yourself a mission to achieve, according to his blog.

The event is clearly not just an opportunity to learn but it is also a chance for many entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to some of the heavyweights of the business world.