Grow to Last

Chamber of Beautiful Business, Marrakesh

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Anayela

Co-hosted by Andrea Bury.

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In an age when exponential growth has become the premise of business-as-usual, a counter-narrative has started to emerge on more sustainable economic development. While all eyes are fixed on the next big bang from Silicon Valley and its rising rivals in China, we want to shed light on the region of Middle East and North Africa.

How might the future of the MENA region’s labor markets and economy look like? What are its foundations, and how do we build with the intention of ‘growing to last’?

Together with speakers from business, politics, and the arts, we explored existing initiatives and untapped opportunities to help strengthen fairness, inclusivity, and social cohesion.

Abdelilah Lendani

YOUTH FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP

Touria Benlafqih

SIDE - SOCIAL IMPACT & DEVELOPMENT EMPLOYMENT

Taoufik Aboudia

Emerging Business Factory

Bart von Kersavond

URBANPRESENTS

“My ultimate goal is to empower individuals by providing them an opportunity to get a real work experience and learn skills that will facilitate their access to the labor market.”
— Touria Benlafqih, SIDE
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We are trying to be a regional living lab where we treat the main issues of the city. Our goal is mainly creating and co-creating business startups and opportunities.
— Taoufik Aboudia, Emerging Business Factory