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International chef-entrepreneur Mark Brand to visit Wagga Wagga


Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018

* CSU in Wagga Wagga in collaboration with the City of Sydney and Sydney School of Entrepreneurship will co-host international chef-entrepreneur Mark Brand

* Event on Tuesday 30 October is part of the City of Sydney’s Visiting Entrepreneur Program and Spark Festival

* The program focus will be on social impact, entrepreneurship, inclusive design and building better communities

Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga together with The City of Sydney and Sydney School of Entrepreneurship will next week co-host international entrepreneur Mark Brand (pictured).

Mr Brand will deliver a keynote address focusing on social impact and entrepreneurship, inclusive design, diversity and inclusivity within business startups, and building better communities through inclusive economic growth.

The sold-out event, to be held at Food I Am on the Nu-Lemeah property just outside Wagga Wagga, is part of the City of Sydney’s Visiting Entrepreneur Program and part of Spark Festival.

It will see Mr Brand reflect on his journey as a chef-entrepreneur to a Professor of Innovation and how discovering his guiding principles led him from helping one man to creating businesses built around those who struggle.

CSU’s Research Partnerships Manager Ms Annette Davies said that the event is an opportunity for local entrepreneurs, producers and members of the community to network and listen to one of the world’s most recognised entrepreneurs.

“Mark Brand is one of North America’s foremost social entrepreneurs,” Ms Davies said. “He is internationally recognised for his eleven businesses and his unique form of leadership which encompasses good in every step.

“Attendees will gain insight into his innovative efforts and systems design, which deliver a unique balance between business and purpose.”

Guests will also hear stories from Mr Brand about his projects such as Save On Meats and The Token Program, a cashless system which has fed over 100,000 people in need.

To learn more about Mark Brand, watch the NowThis video here.

Media contact: Hilary Longhurst, 0498 578 541

Media Note:

There will be a media call at 11.30am at Food I Am (29 Kunzea Pl, Springvale NSW) where all media are welcome to interview Mr Brand. Please contact CSU media to arrange this prior to Tuesday 30 October.

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