Innovators and Entrepreneurs to Meet in Marrakesh, Morocco to Offer Their Visions of the Country’s Future

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Entrepreneurs and innovators are set to gather in Marrakesh, Morocco as part of an initiative by the Allianz Global Explorer Program, a series of global and local partnerships that seek to explore, connect and share how disruptive technologies can spur sustainable development.

 At the event, a panel of experts is expected to discuss whether Morocco has what it takes to become a start-up nation and how the country is modelling its way to sustainable growth.

 Social entrepreneur Manal Elattir, founder of ethical e-commerce retailer Asila is expected to attend the event to explore and explain the role of women in the nation’s economic growth.

 Elattir led the first social entrepreneurship movement in Morocco and has trained more than 1,800 female artisans and entrepreneurs.

 The event will run alongside the international electric street racing championship, Formula E.

 On Saturday, January 13th, 2017, a panel of innovators, social entrepreneurs and local business creators will discuss the growth of the entrepreneurial spirit in Morocco and how technology is enabling them to drive sustainable change and overcome challenges facing them particularly social mobility.

 The event in Marrakesh is running alongside the Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric international street racing series.

 Allianz is a flagship partner with Formula E.

 The event forms part of the Allianz Global Explorer Program, a series of global and local partnerships, digital and physical activations and crowd-generated content platforms that calls out to curious minds around the globe.

 The Marrakesh leg of the program will focus on how disruptive technologies are enabling people in Morocco to create ways to better connect – rather than to divide – human interactions.

 “The Allianz Global Explorer Program is a manifestation of our curiosity and helps us to develop the right expertise. We want to accompany courageous and curious people and encourage them to live a full life,” said Jean-Marc Pailhol, Head of Group Market Management and Distribution at Allianz.

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