Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO and Co-Founder of DreamWorks Animation SKG, will speak at the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Global Summit, which takes place in Hainan 24-25 April 2014.
Katzenberg will be interviewed by Immediate Past Chairman of WTTC, Geoffrey Kent, on Thursday 24 April. The acclaimed “Geoffrey Kent interviews” at the WTTC Global Summit have included Ted Turner and the late Sir David Frost.
Katzenberg co-founded DreamWorks SKG in 1994 along with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, which produced a number of celebrated films including three Best Picture Academy Award® winners – American Beauty, Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind.
In 2004, DreamWorks Animation became a publicly-traded company with Katzenberg at the helm. Under Katzenberg’s leadership, DreamWorks Animation has become the largest animation studio in the world and has released 28 animated feature films, including the Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon franchises. DreamWorks Animation films have enjoyed both critical and commercial successes, earning nine Academy Award® nominations and two wins for Best Animated Feature.
David Scowsill, President & CEO WTTC, said: “I am really looking forward to hearing Jeffrey Katzenberg’s perspectives on business, China and his travel experiences. He is a Hollywood legend responsible for some of the most celebrated films of the last 30 years.”