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October 20 2014

Operation HOPE Announces Jacques Attali former Special Adviser to the President of the French Republic and President of PlaNet Finance as Featured Speaker for 2015 HOPE Global Forum

One of the world's most intellectual minds, Attali will bring a new model of positive economics to the discussion

ATLANTA, GA – October 20, 2014 – Today, Operation HOPE (HOPE), the leading global financial dignity nonprofit, announced that Dr. Jacques Attali, French economist, former Special Adviser to the President of the French Republic and President of PlaNet Finance, will serve as a featured speaker for the 2015 HOPE Global Forum in Atlanta, GA, January 15-17th, during the Martin Luther King Weekend.

The annual forum, hosted by HOPE at the Omni Hotel in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, will bring together heads of state, C-suite executives, civic and financial leaders to outline a vision for the future of the modern global economy. This vision that includes all people as HOPE sees the poor, underserved and teetering middle class as untapped assets for economic growth, entrepreneurship and job creation.

Professor, writer, Honorary Member of the Council of State, Special Adviser to the President of the Republic from 1981 to 1991, founder and first President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London from 1991 to 1993, Jacques Attali (www.attali.com) is currently CEO of A&A, an international consulting firm (www.aeta.net) specialized in new technologies, based in Paris, and President of PlaNet Finance (www.planetfinance.org), an international non-profit organization assisting microfinance institutions all over the world. PlaNet Finance is the most important world institution of support to the microfinance. PlaNet Finance advises and finances the development of the microfinance in 80 countries. (complete bio)

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been providing financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2 million individuals worldwide. Through our work, we turn check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers. For additional information about Operation HOPE, go to www.operationhope.org.

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