Ideas Festival 2023 Invitation

Ideas Festival 2023 In Pictures

All set for inaug­ural Ideas Fest­ival Con­fer­ence

THE inaug­ural Ideas Fest­ival con­fer­ence — a much-anti­cip­ated gath­er­ing of movers and shakers in the wider entre­pren­eur­ial space — kicks off this week (Novem­ber 22-24) at the Trout­beck Resort in Nyanga.

The con­fer­ence, first of its kind in the coun­try, is an annual event which brings together alumni of the widely watched In Con­ver­sa­tion with Tre­vor (ICWT) talk show to inter­act and share ideas with entre­pren­eurs and innov­at­ors.

ICWT has hos­ted entre­pren­eurs, innov­at­ors, intel­lec­tu­als, cre­at­ors and those in the start-up eco­sys­tem and engaged them in no-holds-barred con­ver­sa­tions of their lived exper­i­ences, ideas and vis­ions.

The talk show is the brainchild of pub­lisher and entre­pren­eur Tre­vor Ncube.

A dozen key speak­ers from vari­ous back­grounds have been lined up to give present­a­tions. Some of the speak­ers will include the lead­ing exec­ut­ives and entre­pren­eurs to emerge from Zim­b­abwe.

These include Eco­net Wire­less Zim­b­abwe Group CEO, Douglas Mboweni, who will talk about How an Idea Trans­formed a Vil­lage; Zim­b­abwe Invest­ment and Devel­op­ment Agency CEO, Tafadzwa Chi­n­amo, with a present­a­tion on The Win­dow into Zim­b­abwe’s Oppor­tun­it­ies; and dental sur­geon and Zim­b­abwe Hemp Trust founder Dr Zorodzai Maroveke (Eco­nomic Trans­form­a­tion Through Hemp Industry).

Insti­tute for the Future of Know­ledge at the Uni­versity of Johan­nes­burg dir­ector Pro­fessor Arthur Mutam­bara will talk on the cur­rent hot topic glob­ally, Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence Oppor­tun­it­ies and Risks, while prop­erty mogul Ken Sharpe will tackle the topic, Future of Smart Cit­ies and Urbanization.

According to Trevor Ncube: “Nation-build­ing qual­ity con­ver­sa­tions, broad-based eco­nomic devel­op­ment and prosper­ity can only be powered by a vibrant mar­ket­place of ideas.

“It is our col­lect­ive ideas, efforts and dreams that con­trib­ute to the Zim­b­abwe we want. The biggest role of our gov­ern­ment is to cre­ate an enabling envir­on­ment for our ideas and enter­prises to flour­ish and then get out of the way.”

The event will have an excit­ing pro­gramme, which includes mas­ter­classes, pan­els, fire-side chats, an Ideas Tank for entre­pren­eurs to pitch their excit­ing busi­ness ideas.

There will be golf and great enter­tain­ment. All work and no play is never a good idea.

The fest­ival was launched last Decem­ber at a lunch­eon graced by entre­pren­eurs and exec­ut­ives, such as former Google (South Africa) exec­ut­ive Stafford Masie and som­melier and founder of Kumusha Wines, Tinashe Nyamudoka, to name just these two.

Yvonne Chaka Chaka gave an inspir­ing speech and spell­bind­ing per­form­ance.

The Ideas Fest­ival will be broad­cast live on the ICWT show to the world audi­ence.

To join this vibrant con­fer­ence, please drop an e-mail to olga@heartand­ or tre­vorncube@alphame­, and to register to be con­sidered for the #Ideastank2023 please go to con­vowithtre­ #ICWT23.

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