ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Business4Better (B4B), the non-commercial community partnership movement produced by UBM plc, is proud to announce that Neil Bush, Chairman of Points of Light, will present the closing keynote address at the inaugural conference and expo, scheduled for May 1-2, in Anaheim, CA.
Neil Bush, the third of five children of President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, is an extremely active philanthropist. In addition to being the Chairman of Points of Light, Mr. Bush serves on the boards of the Houston Salvation Army and the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Furthermore, he and his wife Maria are Co-chairs of the Houston Celebration of Reading Committee.During his keynote address on Thursday, May 2 nd, at 3 p.m., Mr. Bush will showcase how mid-sized enterprises can greatly impact societal causes, sharing his family's perspective and discussing his efforts in the energy industry in the U.S. and throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East. "Truly engaged communities create change," said Neil Bush. "When you couple the resources of the powerful mid-market with the passion of nonprofits, the result is an influential force with the potential to have a significant societal impact. This is at the core of Business4Better." Mr. Bush will join B4B keynotes Dev Patnaik, inspiring chief executive, author and professor, Carol Cone, one of the most powerful and visible figures in the world of cause branding, and Premal Shah, recognized social entrepreneur and global leader. "We are honored and excited to have Mr. Bush join our community partnership movement," said Joshua Dome, Director, Business4Better. His extensive experience, influence and commitment to philanthropy is an invaluable asset, and B4B attendees will, no doubt, be inspired and engaged by his address. In addition to the keynote addresses, the B4B conference will deliver cross-sector content to inspire a new way of doing business through community engagement and social purpose. Through main stage supersessions, breakout sessions and show floor sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with innovators and participate in discussions that will allow them to develop the knowledge, strategies and contacts to forge more meaningful partnership with nonprofits, implement successful programs and elevate their impact on societal causes.