ORGANIZERS / HOSTS
CHRAND Events / Pancho Campo
CHRAND is an agency founded by former tennis professional and Olympic captain Pancho Campo. Organizers of world-class events for the last 30 years in over 20 countries, CHRAND has managed and produced summits and conferences with some of the most important world leaders, celebrities and Nobel Prize winners including: US President Barack Obama, US Vice-President Al Gore, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and film director Francis Ford Coppola amongst other notables. Founders and organizers of WineFuture, the World Conference on Climate Change & Wine, and co-organizers of Climate Change Leadership Porto 2018 and 2019 Chrand has managed and promoted concerts, sporting events and wine related events with legendary names such as Sting, Pink Floyd, Enrique Iglesias, Andre Agassi, Jancis Robinson, and Robert Parker. Amongst Campo's accomplishments has been his recognition as Spain's first Master of Wine (MW).
David Furer is an internationally recognized communicator, marketer, and event organizer working since 1991 with the world's most recognized and far flung wine-producing locales. His news and opinion writings appear in US, British, and French drinks media outlets, and he's authored and contributed to several wine books. Since 1998 he's developed and executed marketing projects for numerous US, European, and South American organizations; since 2003 created, organized, spoken at and hosted events in Asia, Europe, and the US of topics including the climate crisis and the sociocultural origins of wine.
The American College in Spain
An American university and high school located in Marbella, Spain. ACS is an International Centre of Broward College, the fifth largest university in the US, and one of the top community colleges in the US.
A goal of The American College in Spain is to help create awareness on climate change amongst its students and faculty. In collaboration with CHRAND Events, ACS has helped organize Porto's Climate Change Leadership Summit featuring US President Barack Obama, world conferences on Climate Change & Wine featuring US Vice-President Al Gore, and UN Secretary-General's Kofi Annan's opening of Spain's Climate Change & Wine conference.