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Save the Date: May 2013

Vu Chung

Noteworthy events for the month ahead.

The National Rifle Association host its Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center from May 3-5. How will recent gun control debates shape this year's theme and mood?

Berkshire Hathaway to host its annual shareholder meeting in Omaha on May 4, while the 139th Kentucky Derby will kick off in Louisville for the first leg of the Triple Crown.

Cinco de Mayo festivals are being held in every major cities on May 5. Check your town's website for a listing.

The SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference will take place on May 7-10 in Las Vegas, serving as a platform for balanced discussions and debates on macro-economic trends, geo-political events and global alternative investment opportunities. The year's featured speakers include President of the French Republic Nicolas Sarkozy, Israel Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, just to name a few.

Don't forget to honor the numerous Red Cross members and volunteers on World Red Cross Day on May 8 for their dedication to saving lives and aiding the defenseless communities around the world.

On May 8, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship will host a hearings to examine strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem for minority women. Let's hope this hearings will generate positive results for minority female business owners.

Mother's Day is on May 12 this year, so don't forget to send her flowers.

On May 14, Marketing, a leading UK-based magazine for the marketing community, will host Financial Services Social Media 2013 seminar in London. The agenda will cover various topics including social media strategy, regulatory guidelines, and measurement strategy.

More than 400 PR and advertising agencies will convene at the Mirren Live: The 2013 New Business Conference in New York from May 14-15 to share best practices. If you can't make it in person, you can watch 22 of the sessions live on the web.

On May 16, Gorkana will host an exclusive breakfast briefing with Bloomberg News in New York City. Editors from the Finance and M&A teams, and Bloomberg TV will share their insights and preferences with PR professionals.

Advertising Age and BtoB to co-host a half-day event on May 20 focusing on the rise of marketing technology. The Marketing + Technology: The Rise of CMO-CIO Alignment event will be held in New York City.

The year's Memorial Day is on May 27. Please take a moment on this day to remember the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who sacrificed their lives to keep us safe. End of Story

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