SOURCE: 1st Global Financial Corporation

March 02, 2011 14:56 ET

1st Global Financial Corporation Will Host an International Economic Business Forum With Keynote Speaker, David McWilliams at the Fitzpatrick Hotel in New York, NY March 10, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - 1st Global Financial Corporation (PINKSHEETS: FGBF) is pleased to announce that on the 10th of March 2011 it will be hosting a major business development event at the Fitzpatrick Hotel in New York with Keynote speaker David McWilliams. The event held the week proceeding St Patrick's Day is entitled 'Home is where the Heart is.' 'Is leor don dreoilín a nead,' will be a celebration of the culture and the historic investment partnerships between the United States of America and the Republic of Ireland.

David McWilliams, one of Ireland's leading economic commentators, to the delight of all attendees both at the Fitzpatrick Hotel in New York and through the telecast, will be the Keynote Speaker. He is an economist, broadcaster, bestselling author and most recently, he has brought economics to the national theatre with his one-man-show "Outsiders" -- a unique partnership with the Abbey Theatre. He writes two weekly economics columns in the Sunday Business Post and the Irish Independent.

David wrote and presented the documentary "Addicted to Money" for ABC Australia, which was aired in four continents in winter 2009. He also wrote the Generation Game, which in 2007 predicted the 2008/09 crash and the fact that one generation would be left suffering negative equity for years.

Johnny Bannister, President of 1st Global, stated, "David is one of the most dynamic and insightful economic commentators of his generation. His economic predictions are sought after by politicians world-wide and his writings are considered worth their weight in gold."

David's first book "The Pope's Children" was the best selling Irish non-fiction book in 2006, spending 52 consecutive weeks in the top five of the bestsellers. Described by the Sunday Tribune as "the definitive guide to the Ireland we live in." The Pope's Children was the first in a trilogy and the related TV series "In search of the Pope's Children" -- written and presented by David won an IFTA in 2007. The Pope's Children was followed by The Generation Game. It also explored the redemptive economic power of the Irish Tribe scattered around the world. This book and subsequent TV series proved to be the catalyst to the Global Irish Economic Forum at Farmleigh in 2009. The final book in the trilogy "Follow the Money" was published in late 2009.

Between 2000 and 2006 David hosted the current affairs show "Agenda" on TV3, "The Breakfast Show" on Newstalk 106 and the topical chat show "The Big Bite" on RTE1. He has interviewed some of the most influential and thought provoking characters of our age, from Henry Kissinger to Mikhail Gorbachev and Hillary Clinton.

He was educated at Trinity College Dublin and the College of Europe Bruges, Belgium and before moving into writing and broadcasting he spent ten years in banking. First as an economist with the Irish Central Bank, then with the investment banks UBS and BNP.

For additional information about David McWilliams please visit his website;

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