LAS VEGAS, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC) hails crowdfunding experts from across the globe to co-create the future of the industry for the fifth year in a row. This year's event is on October 15 - 17, 2016, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. "I attend the GCC every year, and learned everything I know about Crowdfunding from it. It is the best event in the industry," voiced Christopher Crippen, Director of US Resi Fund, also named 'Who's Who in Crowdfunding' by Real Estate Private Equity. This October, the GCC spotlights experts, from startups and entrepreneurs, to Angel and VC investors, innovative service providers, incubators, accelerators, universities, and crowdfunding rockstars. Featured 2016 GCC speaker, Kendall Almerico , named "one of the top crowdfunding and JOBS Act attorneys in the country," by Forbes; "one of 20 most influential thought leaders on crowdfunding in the world," by Venture Beat; and Inc.magazine's list of 'Top 19 Crowdfunding Experts Startups Need to Know'. Almerico states, "I attended my first GCC 5 years ago. The people I met and things I learned convinced me the crowdfunding industry was where I needed to be. I was inspired to do what I have done since, in no small part, because of that first convention. I'll always be a part of GCC, based on that incredible inspiration many years ago." Other top speakers: Brian Camelio, CEO of Artistshare, crowdfunded music platform with over a dozen Grammy Awards; Jilliene Helman, CEO/CoFounder of RealtyMogul, with $200+ Million invested through their platform; Tim Andrews of Elio Motors, Carly McGinnis of Exploding Kittens and Hiral Saghavi of BauBaux; and many more. "We're excited to provide education to non-accredited investors interested in funding private companies for the first time," said Ruth E. Hedges, Crowdfunding pioneer of the JOBS Act, CEO and Founder of the GCC. About the Global Crowdfunding ConventionThe Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC) consistently hand picks the best and the brightest in the field and covers all topics of crowdfunding. Produced by Crowdfunding industry experts, it attracts the world's business leaders to discuss the industry's most pressing issues. For more information visit www.thegccworld.com. Follow GCC on Twitter @thegccworld for real-time hashtag highlights, #thegccworld.