Opening of the Fair Trade Fair 2019

The Kenyan social entrepreneur and political consultant Waithero Gaitho will be the keynote speaker at the opening of the Fair Trade trade fair, speaking about sustainable and ecological innovations from Africa and the African start-up scene.

The Kenyan social entrepreneur and political consultant Waithero Gaitho will be the keynote speaker at the opening of the Fair Trade trade fair, speaking about sustainable and ecological innovations from Africa and the African start-up scene.

The founder and managing director of Alternatives Africa knows the scene very well. She advises and supports Kenyan social enterprises, with a particular focus on young people who want to become self-employed as micro and small entrepreneurs. Since founding her company, she has advised more than a thousand start-ups and helped over a hundred to further grow through her advice. In addition to her work as a social entrepreneur, Waithera Gaitho is also chairwoman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the peak organization of private entrepreneurs in Kenya.

Under the title African Innovators, three start-ups from Africa are presenting their companies, their products and their solutions at the Fair Trade trade fair. They also enable visitors to change their perspective, away from the European perspective and towards the African perspective. With the African Innovators, the SEZ is further expanding its network with young African social entrepreneurs and connecting them with German start-ups and the fair trade scene.

The fair trade fair

Sustainable, credible and future-oriented – this is what Fair Handel, the international trade fair for fair trade and globally responsible action, stands for. It is a trade and consumer trade fair and at the same time an information and contact exchange. Importers, traders, church and state institutions, companies and associations, media, decision-makers from politics and society, non-governmental organizations and actors as well as interested consumers meet here.

Visitors can expect a variety of products and offers of the highest quality. From food or handicrafts from fair trade to eco-fair fashion and information on development cooperation, sustainable investments to climate-conscious and ethically and socially just travel offers.

The trade fair will be accompanied by an attractive and informative event Fringe events instead.

Background to the SEZ

The Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) wants to sensitize the population of Baden-Württemberg for globally responsible action and show how everyone can do something for a fairer world. The foundation promotes and networks private, municipal and regional initiatives to improve and deepen development cooperation with the countries of the Global South. In doing so, it strengthens the awareness of citizens in Baden-Württemberg of the need for development cooperation.

Location:

Stuttgart, Stuttgart Trade Fair, Hall 3

Opening hours:

Thursday, April 25.04.2019, 14, 00:22 p.m. – 00:XNUMX p.m

Friday, January 26.04.2019, 10, 00:18 p.m. – 00:XNUMX p.m

Saturday, April 27.04th and Sunday, April 28.04.2019, 9, 00:18 a.m. – 00:XNUMX p.m

Cost:

Adult day ticket (incl. VVS): €14 (online), €15 (on site)

Reduced day ticket (incl. VVS): €12 (online), €13 (on site)

Family ticket (incl. VVS): €29 (online), €32 (on site)

2-day ticket (without VVS): €18 (online), €20 (on site)

Happy hour ticket (from 15 p.m., except April 00, 25.04.2019): €7,50

Students have free entry on Friday, April 26.04.2019, XNUMX

Contact person at the trade fair:

Lena Wimmer, Tel.: 0711 / 2 10 29-70

E-mail: wimmer@sez.de

Development Cooperation Foundation

Baden-Württemberg (SEZ)

Werastrasse 24

70182 Stuttgart

Press contact:

Beate Wörner, Tel. 0711 / 2 10 29-40

E-mail: woerner@sez.de

Konrad Witt, Tel.: 0711 / 2 10 29-35

E-mail: witt@sez.de

Fax: 0711 / 2 10 29-50

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