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Dr. Michael Beckwith, New Thought Spiritual Leader, to Make Keynote Speech at 1st Annual Ascent Expo, Biggest Entertainment and Philanthropy Event of 2015

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, an American New Thought spiritual leader, author, and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City, California, with a local following estimated in excess of 9,000 members, will make a keynote speech at the Ascent Expo, taking place February 27-March 1, 2015, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Henning Morales, CEO of the Expo, noted that The Expo is targeted to be the largest gathering of its kind in the New Year. Combining cultural creativity, conscious capitalism, philanthropy, entertainment and commerce, Ascent Expo's primary goal is to help bring business people together to collectively affect future trends in areas such as environmentalism, health and self-actualization. Ascent Expo expects to attract between 20,000 and 30,000 guests interested in innovation, personal empowerment, Health & Wellness, fashion, music, and more.

Morales lauded Dr. Beckwith as one of the original cultural creatives of our time, author of four books, co-founder of the Association for Global New Thought, and co-chair of the Season for Nonviolence, along with Arun Gandhi. Agape's outreach programs feed the homeless, serve incarcerated individuals and their families, advocate the preservation of the planet's environmental resources, and globally build and support orphanages whose children have survived the ravages of war and AIDS. Beckwith was one of the featured teachers in The Secret (2006) movie and the bestselling book by Rhonda Byrne, which followed The Secret movie.

A major sponsor of the Ascent Expo is Flaunt magazine, a high-end monthly American fashion culture magazine distributed in over 32 countries. Flaunt magazine, under the direction of Luis Barajas, editor, and Ingrid Barajas, CEO and Director, will produce a Latin-themed, runway fashion show, Saturday, February 28 at the Expo. Many fashion designers and models from all over the world will participate in the glamorous event. The publication was recently named one of three finalists for a prestigious FOLIO: Eddie & Ozzie Awards in the categories of Best Full Issue of a General Interest Magazine and Best Single Article in a Consumer Entertainment Magazine. The magazine also received three awards from PRINT for Excellence in Design, as well as a medal for editorial design from the Art Director's Club.

Also sponsoring the Ascent Expo are HEMP, Inc., (OTCBB:HEMP), which will debut many new products made from non-psychoactive industrial hemp. Bruce Perlowin, another cultural creative, and CEO of Hemp, said, "We are weeks away from opening our new cortication plant in North Carolina, which will ramp up production of hemp for the over 25,000 products that are made from hemp, each one helping to drive a new clean, green American Agricultural, Medical and Industrial Revolution. We anticipate many new innovative products and successful joint ventures from the Expo, as our Company mission underscores positive psychology and applying these principles into everyday lives and activities."

Fame & Philanthropy will produce a gala at the expo to launch Ascent's opening night, February 27 with the goal to bring star power, awareness, and entertainment to the Ascent Expo. Last year's Fame & Philanthropy event featured keynote speaker James Cameron, and was attended by Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, NE-YO, Tyrese Gibson, Sean Penn, Gene Simmons and many others. The inaugural Fame & Philanthropy event was held at the Vineyard in Beverly Hills on the evening of the Academy Awards. Fame & Philanthropy's mission is to support philanthropic, humanitarian, and educational efforts worldwide.

Ascent Expo, a division of eWorld Companies, Inc., a Publicly Traded Company, (OTC:EWRC), anticipates hosting over 400 exhibitors, covering more than 140,000 net square feet of exhibit space, with a 40-ft red carpet for interviews. The center stage for A-list musical talent is expected to draw in thousands alone.

About Ascent Expo:

Ascent Expo Mission Statement: To assemble the might of the entertainment industry, innovative corporations, moguls, influential communicators and the media to enjoy, learn, co-create successful ventures, cooperate in facilitating commerce, and empower each other toward a higher consciousness in solving our planet's most important social, environmental and human rights issues. Ascent Expo is a division of eWorld Companies, Inc., a Publicly Traded Company, Stock Symbol: EWRC.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Michael Selsman - Public Communications Co. ms@publiccommunications.biz Ken Levine - Relevant Media - kenwlevine@gmail.com Sandra Sabatini - (800)-568expo Contact@ascentexpo.comSource: Ascent Expo;eWorld Companies, Inc.