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Theme: Unexplored Spaces

This event occurred on
April 26, 2018
Trianon, Plaines Wilhems

Unexplored, un-mapped, un-investigated. To go where few have gone before.

After 50 years of independence there is a lot to be proud of. We gift you some of those reasons and invite you to open your hearts and minds. We have attempted to present ideas unexplored in detail before, challenged the unchallenged, a fresh perspective, or a story not to be forgotten by those who will lead tomorrow.

'The human mind is the last great unexplored space on Earth. It contains riches beyond our wildest dreams. It will return anything we want to plant.' ~ Earl Nightingale

Let us plant some ideas!

Trianon Convention Centre
Trianon, Plaines Wilhems, ---
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Alex Zhang

Alex Zhang has a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering and Applied Sciences from Yale University. After working as an engineer and project manager in Belgium for seven years, he returned to Mauritius to become an educationist. An avid believer in exponential thinking, Alex strives to change education in Mauritius, one family at a time.

Alexandra Henrion Caude

Doctor in Genetics, Alexandra Henrion Caude is director of research at the National Institute of Health of France (Inserm). Tenured Professor after a post-doctorate at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Caude is internationally renowned with 150 publications, patents, and recurring invitations with Nobel laureates.

Eric Triton

Guitar virtuoso keeping the widest possible mind musically, Eric Triton explores texts and musical forms to connect in the simplest ways with any audience, may it be in intimate spaces or grand outdoor festivals. Ever evolving he performs his amazing universal blues overtoned by a singular vocal roar and a strong humanistic discourse.

Olivier Bancoult

Louis Olivier Bancoult is a Chagossian who is the leader of the Chagos Refugee Group. He was born in 1964 on the island of Peros Banhos in the Chagos Archipelago, and works by day as an electrician, but by night for the juridical fight for the right of the Chagossians to return from Mauritius to their original homeland.

Paul Choy

Documentary Photographer
Paul Choy is a travel and documentary photographer, driven by the desire to tell the stories of the people he meets and the places he visit, through the photographs that he captures.

Vassen Kauppaymuthoo

Vassen Kauppaymuthoo is the first Mauritian registered professional Environmental Engineer and Oceanographer who has engaged islanders and coastal states of the South Western Indian Ocean region into a paradigm shift towards the potential that the oceans represent as a source of common livelihood and hope for a better future with a global impact, focusing on green and blue economy sectors.

Vincent Florens

Vincent Florens is an Associate Professor of Ecology and former Head of the Department of Biosciences at the University of Mauritius. His main research interest is in the conservation of biodiversity in tropical terrestrial systems with particular emphasis on the impact of invasive alien species on the biodiversity of tropical forests.

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Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius