Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The Founder Of ShelterBox Tom Henderson To Keynote The World Negotiator Forum 2013

Atlanta, GA ( August 21, 2012 - HeadsUp Communications LLC, an Atlanta based negotiation training and management consulting firm, is honored to announce Mr. Tom Henderson, the Founder of ShelterBox, as a keynote of the philanthropic gala “Shaken Not Stirred” and closing ceremonies of the April 29, 2013 the World Negotiator Forum hosted by HeadsUp Communications LLC. The Philanthropic Gala and closing ceremonies will not just honor ShelterBox but also provide an opportunity for 10 not-for-profit organizations to come and present to the audience, who will then vote on the top two presentations and HeadsUp Communications LLC will provide a cash award of 25,000 and 10,000 respectively. In addition, HeadsUp Communications will be hosting a silent auction both online and offline to benefit ShelterBox. All proceeds from the silent auction and a cash award will be provided to ShelterBox at the end of the evening. ShelterBox is an international disaster relief organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid in the form of shelter, warmth and dignity to people displaced by natural and other disasters worldwide. It was founded in 2000 by a global network of innovative volunteers and Rotary Club members. Mr. Henderson saw that most aid given to disaster survivors consisted only of food and medicine, which did not provide shelter or survival equipment for the days, weeks or months it would take them to rebuild their lives. Mr. Henderson felt as though the survivors had suffered enough and created ShelterBox to fill this void. Mr. Henderson continuously researched this idea and found sources for the equipment he would need. He then launched the service in April 2000 when the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall adopted it as its millennium project. The contents of the box includes items such as a 10-person tent, blankets, pans, utensils and a stove that burns anything from diesel to old paint, and other supplies according to the local conditions, or what is most urgently needed by the survivors. The first shipment consisted of 143 boxes sent to earthquake victims in the Indian state of Gujarat in January 2001. Nearly 2,600 boxes were dispatched for 16 major disasters within the next 3 years. In 2005, ShelterBox sent out more than 22,000 boxes, a scale that was unimaginable just six months earlier. In June 2009, Mr. Henderson was awarded the Trelawny Plate in recognition of his contribution to Cornwall. In that same year, Mr. Henderson was also appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen of England in her New Year Honours list for his outstanding services to humanitarian aid. By the end of 2009, ShelterBox helped more than 700,000 people in more than 50 countries. ShelterBox hopes to help 50,000 families who have lost everything in a disaster every year.

“Talking to Tom has not only enthused me further about the work that ShelterBox provides to the most desperately in need people, but also impressed upon me the special qualities Tom has brought to ShelterBox. I am delighted that Tom will have the opportunity to address the closing ceremonies at the World Negotiator Forum this April and that HeadsUp Communications can give back to this inspiring organization,” stated Simon Kennedy Rose, CEO of HeadsUp Communications LLC, host of the WNF Entrepreneurial Bootcamp 2012 and World Negotiator Forum 2013.

HeadsUp Communications LLC is expected to host 2500 C-level executives from Fortune 100/ Fortune 500 companies, politicians, investors, entrepreneurs, celebrities, dignitaries and press in Chicago, Illinois for the World Negotiator Forum from April 25-29, 2013. Small businesses, not for profits, large corporate executives, venture capital firms, celebrities, politicians and dignitaries will be coming together with HeadsUp Communications LLC for 4 days of training in negotiation, venture capital acquisition, entrepreneurial contract negotiations, and real life case studies of mergers, acquisitions and partnerships. The World Negotiator Forum will also provide the opportunity to network and help to promote their organizations.

Due to the scope and popularity of this event, HeadsUp Communications LLC is looking for additional sponsors, speakers and employees. For more information about the World Negotiator Forum and/or HeadsUp Communications LLC, please visit or

HeadsUp Communications LLC is an Atlanta-based consultant negotiation company with a Chicago office, founded in 2006. We are corporate trainers with a difference. HeadsUp Communications LLC helps businesses overcome conventional wisdom by harnessing the hidden universal truths of negotiation - to get more of what they want from other people. HeadsUp Communications LLC offers an easier, faster, simpler way to succeed in your negotiations; saving you time, money, and a lot of stress. For more information on HeadsUp Communications LLC, negotiation training and consulting, contact


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