GLENEAGLES, Scotland, July 13 --

- With photo

Kimberly DeLape, CEO of Island Living Resorts, was among world leaders, CEOs,
and entrepreneurs tackling the challenges of the economic climate at
Forbes’ CEO Forum in Gleneagles, Scotland. DeLape was one of 45 guests
worldwide invited to participate on the prestigious panels.


DeLape said optimism for the future of the economy was a viewpoint shared among
participants of the distinguished forum. DeLape joined Vincent Bastien, former
CEO of Louis Vuitton; John Dane, III, CEO of Trinity Yachts; and David Michaels,
Creative Director of Bokks in a panel discussion led by Robert L. Forbes,
President, called Trouble in Luxury: The Rise of Inconspicuous Consumption.

As Forbes’ honored guest, DeLape -- whose company is developing a highly
acclaimed eco-luxe resort called, Emerald Monkey, in Bocas del Toro, Panama --
said the panelists agreed that consumer spending will soon rise and a turnaround
is inevitable. Driving the conference was the consensus of many participants
that during tough economic times, invention and productivity are still booming
around the globe. According to Forbes, By harnessing new technologies, new
energy sources, and new markets, companies can grow and change the world. DeLape
agreed, One of the most innovative ideas to come out of the discussion was that
luxury is viewed as an experience and not singled as a product.

Delape’s development, Emerald Monkey Eco-Luxe Resort Residences, was an
ideal illustration and model for conference attendees seeking to broaden their
investments while enjoying the luxury experience. Billed as a carbon neutral
footprint resort complete with five-star amenities, owners along with the
developers are able to become a part of the company’s dedication to the
needs of the country.

A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to UNICEF, providing
immunizations for 16,500 children in the Bocas del Toro archipelago of Panama.
Additional philanthropic efforts include drilling water wells for local villages
and providing education to indigenous Indians who will be better able to plant
and grow produce for personal use as well as commercial crops.

Villas start in the mid US$500s to more than US$2.5 million, fractional sales
available, and the resort is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2010.
For additional information regarding Emerald Monkey Eco-Luxe Resorts
Residences, visit us at

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Stephanie Martin, Projects Manager of Emerald Monkey Eco-Luxe Resort
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