President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, will address philanthropy and business leaders at a dinner in Edinburgh on 26th May 2017 at the EICC.
Hosted by the philanthropy, The Hunter Foundation (thehunterfoundation.co.uk), all profits from the event will be invested in charities supporting young people in Scotland.
Sir Tom Hunter, founder of The Hunter Foundation commented; “From the South Side of Chicago to the White House has been an epic, historic journey and it will be a true honour to hear that story from the man who made that journey. We are both truly proud and delighted to be hosting the 44th President of the United States in Scotland at this event.”
Annie Lennox, comedian Kevin Bridges and Glasgow band Texas will all perform at the dinner where Mr Obama will also answer audience questions at the event
All of the money raised will be shared between children’s charities in Scotland and the Obama Foundation, set up by the former president and his wife Michelle.
Sir Tom Hunter also plans to set aside some seats at the event for local young people.
He said: “Demand for this dinner has been unparalleled in our own experience and we can only apologise to those who we cannot accommodate at the dinner.”