Singapore – Global Brand Forum 2007 and CORUM Timepieces today announced that former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has been selected as the first Brand Icon of the Year honouree. This is the first year for the award, which is designed to recognize an individual’s contributions in the area of global branding. Al Gore is the Guest of Honour at this year’s Global Brand Forum, which is being held on 6 and 7 August at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.
According to S. Karthik, Chairman of the Global Brand Forum, “This new award was created to highlight the achievements of someone in the global arena who has made a significant contribution to the branding ndustry and the world community at large. We choose Al Gore as our inaugural Brand Icon of the Year because of his unique and valuable contributions in the fields of media and the environment.”
In presenting Al Gore with the award, a legendary Romulus by CORUM, CORUM Timepieces President Michael Wunderman said that Al Gore represents the kind of determination and commitment to excellence that is admired by so many companies. “We are very pleased to co-present this honour with Global Brand Forum 2007. I have high admiration and respect for Mr Al Gore for his passion, determination and resolve to unlock his supremacy and conquer the challenges whether as a politician or environmentalist, a ‘cutting edge’ brand leader of great magnitude and responsibility to humankind,” said Mr. Wunderman.