Last week our CEO Rich returned from a 3,000 mile round trip to the East coast of Tunisia. Rich was invited to speak at the Hammamet Conference 2018: a series of meetings to establish a working group for future collaboration between UK and North Africa.
The conference was made up of entrepreneurs, academic researchers and key policy makers to overcome key challenges such as climate change and raising the profile of business in the region.
Rich was tasked with giving two talks on behalf of the British Council, representing the entrepreneurs of Great Britain to forge ties with leaders from North African countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Algeria and Tunisia.
The first was an overview of 'What our generation knows that the older generation does not - and how to bridge that gap' with a focus on technology-driven entrepreneurship.
Rich spoke about the theme of Accountability: how #metoo has shaped the world for the better, along with the mental health and growing a tech business in 2018.
The second was on 'Sustainable futures': how can technology help address the challenge of finite resources and climate change through green business and environmental action. Both talks were well attended, with visitors flying in from every continent to hear the talks.
Speaking after the event, Rich added "Paperclip marketplaces can help address the challenges of sustainability on a micro, macro, and global scale; the mission is to prevent unwanted belongings ending up in the landfill at all costs. This is by providing a social inventory platform for people, organisations, and governments to share resources that would otherwise be discarded or left unused."
Paperclip have been invited to speak at future events in Libya and Egypt in the coming months. The team look forward to championing local business and drawing attention to important cross-boarder issues.
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