We learned, discussed and debated to drive change
Across the 3 days, Firestarters x TGBF ran partnership events that brought local and global partners together to ensure the impact of the festival continues beyond the main event; sessions included Powering Community, Green Revolution and Cultural Inclusion.
Host and Project Lead for Firestarters, Aaron Fontenot, has spent the last couple of years bringing the region's leaders together to take action in becoming more purpose-driven he said,
“This has involved a lot of starting challenging conversations and exploring ways to spark change by bridging gaps between stakeholders. The Good Business Festival is great because it positions the region firmly as national leaders in this space which gives us the confidence to continue growing, making change, and expanding on our activities" - Aaron Fontenot, Matchstick Creative / Firestarters
Ben Dalton, Programme Manager at Agent Academy said
“During the Firestarters Cultural Inclusion session, the panel spoke about collaboration, self-care and the importance of bringing more underrepresented voices into the industry. We are not short of talent in the city, let’s utilise them and as Alex Furguson from Homotopia said during the session “Great art and culture bring people together."