Herald Tribune ‘The Buzz”

What do a British arctic explorer, an ESPN and CNN journalist, anengineer and filmmaker from Bhutan, a digital asset director at Nickelodeon, a founder of a Swiss idea factory and 12 other international innovators have in common?

If you have no clue, then you haven’t heard of PINC.Sarasota.

The People, Ideas, Nature and Creativity event has drawn international speakers for 15 years to a town in The Netherlands. But on Nov. 6, coincidences and Sarasota’s cultural and innovative qualities and personalities will bring the first U.S. PINC here.

Described as “an inspiring cascade of new ideas, great and impressive visual presentations,” PINC will be a day-long brain dump of thought and inspiration at the Gompertz Theatre at Florida Studio Theatre, capped by a dinner at The Francis.

What brought PINC here? PINC’s Dutch founders, Peter and Nelleke van Lindonk, visited
Sarasota for years on trips to the states. Peter van Lindonk liked the town’s circus background because he was ringmaster for Christmas circuses. Their son, Olivier, studied sports management in the states, interned with Nick Bollettieri and now is a sports agent at IMG.

The senior van Lindonks were at a party at their son’s Sarasota home and met local
entrepreneur Anand Pallegar. PINC. Sarasota is the result.

Tickets are $425. For more information and to register, go to pincsarasota.com.
– Terry Galvin

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