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The 7th edition of TEDxMarrakesh takes place on Saturday MARCH 2, 2019 at Es Saadi Marrakech Resort with the theme “We Are the World – Identifying Identity”.

18 well-known international and Moroccan speakers will be sharing ideas and new thoughts about identity. Personal identity, social identity, cultural identity, digital identity, corporate identity and how have they changed over time.

There will be 18 high profiled and inspirational speakers from all over the world and we are now very proud to present all of them:

OUM (Moroccan singer-songwriter superstar)

Marisa Berenson (Golden Globe nominated actress, iconic model and UNESCO goodwill ambassador)

Niklas Kebbon (Swedish Ambassador to Morocco)

Saeida Rouass (Author of a series of successful Morocco-based thrillers)

Dr. Florian Langenscheidt (Best-selling author, business angel and member of German Speakers Hall of Fame)

Magdalena Kowalczyk (TV-star and gold medalist in Thai Boxing)

Ilkka Halava (Finish futurologist and popular keynote speaker)

Safiyeh Salehi Mobarekeh (Founder of Zinc Foundation that helps children through block chain technology)

Thomas Druyen (German sociologist, wealth psychologist and author)

Dakota Gruener (Executive Director of ID2020, a global public-private partnership shaping the future of digital identity)

Qaisar Mahmood (Head of Department for the Swedish National Heritage Board)

Diana Kinnert (Former Chief-of-staff for the vice president of the German Bundestag, best-selling author and entrepreneur of sustainable technologies)

Maryam Montague (Humanitarian aid worker and founder of Project Soar, that empower teen girls to be feminist leaders in Morocco and Uganda)

Fatima Ait Ouknik (Empowerment lead, facilitator & trainer at Project Soar)

Harald Neidhardt (CEO for Futur/IO and MLOVE and founder of a platform for European innovation leaders to help create a vision for desirable futures)

Helena Westin (Expert in brands and communication as tools for change and leadership, board professional for Swedish Television and Identity Works etc.)

Jamal Aimar (CEO of “Positive Talk” and well-known journalist)

Zohreh Tabatabai (Former Director of Communications at the United Nation's Agency "International Labor Organisation" & member of the UN's Director General's senior management team)

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Location and official partner of TEDxMarrakesh: Es Saadi Marrakech Resort

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ABOUT TED & TEDxMarrakesh

TED = Technology + Entertainment + Design (founded 1984) is an NGO that brings people together to share live inspirational speakers and artistic performances. TEDxMarrakesh has produced six successful TEDx-events since 2011 and is part of this global TEDx-conversation of powerful people who believe that spreading ideas can stimulate change.

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