The Initiative Fair


The Initiative Fair: People, projects and enterprises that have made a difference

Short description:

Courage, ambition and patience – these are some very important character traits of people pushing for transformations in our world. At the Initiative Fair you will encounter people that have been willing to transform their products, services or organisations and by doing this deal with challenges many of us still have to face in the near future. By entering into a direct dialogue with them you can find out more about how to best create products and services in a socially and environmentally sustainable way. Thus, the Initiative Fair will empower you to produce long-lasting changes in our world.

Last but not least: We recommend you to slow down, to engage in true connection and follow your heart!

The three parts of the Initiative Fair:

Exhibitioncafé (10:45 – 20:00)

Beginning from the first coffee break at 10.45am until 8pm the Initiative Fair offers you a network area, where you can easily get in contact with the founders of the projects exposed. To make sure that you don’t miss out any of them there will be timetables displaying their availability.

Stories of Change (11:15 – 13:00 / 17:00 – 19:00)

Between 11.15 am-1 pm and 5-7 pm the founders of transformative projects will tell stories about their achievements. The following questions guide them: What personalities do these founders have? What makes them flow against the tide? Which steps did they have to make in order to launch their projects? What were the challenges they encountered and how could these be overcome? After a short input session lasting for about 20 minutes there will be plenty of time to ask your own questions. Let the stories of the founders inspire your own projects and empower you to go on!

Living Library (14:30 – 16:30)

From 2.30-4.30 pm you can get into contact with inspiring people in the setting of the Living Library. For 20 minutes you will have the chance to “borrow” one of these “books”. The books are people that have already led or founded transformative projects or enterprises. Given the timeframe you are invited to “read” whatever chapter you might be interested in by entering into a personal dialogue with the founders. What questions would you already have in mind for these ‘books’?