CLSA hosts Drew Barrymore at 23rd annual Investors’ Forum in Hong Kong

Hong Kong


Hong Kong – Tuesday, 6 September 2016: CLSA Limited (CLSA), Asia’s leading and longest-running brokerage and investment group will host actor, producer and brand creator Drew Barrymore at the 23rd CLSA Investors’ Forum to be held in Hong Kong from 19-23 September 2016.

In a conversation with CLSA clients over lunch on Wednesday 21 September, Drew Barrymore, who stole movie-goers hearts at the age of six in the Steven Spielberg blockbuster E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, will discuss her astounding 35-year career as an actress, producer, director, philanthropist and businesswoman.

Besides her well-known award-winning acting career, Barrymore co-founded Flower Films in 1995, a production company behind many of the films in which she has appeared including Never Been Kissed, Charlie’s Angels, Fifty First Dates and He’s Just Not That Into You. In 2013 Drew created Flower Beauty, a line of affordable colour cosmetics using prestige formulas sold exclusively at Walmart in North America. Flower Eyewear, Flower Fragrances and Body Mists have followed. To quote Barrymore directly, she not only creates products for the outside but “a little something for the inside”, thus Barrymore Wines was formed with powerhouse vintners Jackson Family Wines in Northern California. In late 2015, Drew also became a New York Times bestselling author with her book, Wildflower.

At the CLSA Investors’ Forum, Barrymore joins more than 40 keynote and specialist speakers including Jeffrey Goldberg, leading commentator on US foreign policy, national security and the Middle East; Robert Gordon, distinguished economist, scholar and author; Yuval Noah Harari, professor and author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind; and Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize laureate and global economist.

The CLSA Investors’ Forum is an invitation-only event for clients of CLSA. It will be attended by more than 1,500 institutional investors from 30 countries and more than 300 senior executives from 200 Asia- and US-listed companies.

Note to Media
The conversation with Drew Barrymore is closed to media. Keynote sessions open to media are listed on the official media briefing schedule.

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