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June 2023 - The Wee Retreat, Glasgow, Scotland

...As co-founder and inaugural chair I am proud to address this celebration of the second year of Glasgow's City of Poets.


Poets are not in competition with each other. Instead, by attracting poets to unite we become a collective force. By sheer numbers, we can influence how poetry is taught in schools, establish Poet Laureateships in each ward of Glasgow, have poetry recognised as useful for team building, generate profile & income for poets...


As a community of poets, we can promote poetry as a social 'glue' to unite our Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Spiritual selves. Poetry in mainstream life can help foster a society where people are better connected to themselves, to nature, and to each other.

Our first year has been completed with a small committee, attracting nearly 30 members. It's time to grow both. Poetry has far to go to take its rightful place in mainstream life. My tribal elders say,

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

Join us.

Keynote speaker
first anniversary - City of Poets - Glasgow

June 11, 2023

as Magdalena Chávez

Green ECOnet Conference - Brussels
(thru English and French)

Keynote speaker
May 26, 2016
Developing Capacity within SMEs toward a circular economy.
An address to government representatives of Member States, most significantly ministers for employment. 
In particular the rôle of capital within a social economy. Moving toward a new metric for measuring success.
Transferable model of concrete examples provided through our work.

Some events prior to 2016...
as Maggi Sikking

IMPARTS - Leeds 

(through English)

Presentation to DG XIII

Developing multinational partners for an EU wide

electronic medical record.

International Girl Guides - Malta 

(through English & French)

Keynote speaker

Developing international relations within youth groups.

International Mechatronics Conference - London 

(through English)

After Dinner Speech

Light entertainment for conference delegates.

COMPRIS - Brussels 

(through English, French & Spanish)  

Presentation to DGXII

Workpackages for largest EU funding award for

economic development in Yorkshire & Humberside.

EVH - Manchester 

(through English)

Presentation with British Telecom

The social import of telematics for local communities.

International Youth Conference - Sevilla


The Future of Work

Telematics and opportunities for employment.

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