Pymwymic is proud to present the program and speakers for our “Rise of the Alternative Currencies” event:
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee, tea and meet-up
16:30 – 16:40 PYMWYMIC welcome
16:40 – 16:55 The Paradox – Said Benayad
16:55 – 17:10 Growing a Social Currency – Becky Booth
17:10 – 17:25 Impact Your World – Rob van Hilten
17:25 – 17:45 Trends, Tech and Impact – Herman Wijffels
17:45 – 18:00 Break
18:00 – 18:45 Q&A and debate
18:45 – 19:00 Closing
19:00 – 19:30 Borrel
Herman Wijffels – Herman is a Dutch economist who has held several prominent positions including chairman of the executive board of Rabobank Netherlands, chairman of the Dutch Social and Economic Council (SER), and the Dutch representative of the World Bank. He is currently a professor of Sustainability and Social Change at the University of Utrecht’s School of Economics.
Becky Booth – Becky is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Spice, a social enterprise that develops Time Currency systems to encourage residents to volunteer their time in their communities in exchange for Time Credits, which can be spent on a variety of activities. Becky and her team have created over 30 time-based currencies in six regions of the UK.
“Spice stands out among community currencies for its reach and longevity…approximately 450,000 Time Credits have been issued”
-The Huffington Post, 2016
Rob van Hilten – Rob is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Qoin, a social enterprise that designs, implements, and operates loyalty- and money- like platforms to build strong communities in cities and regions. Rob has been an entrepreneur from the age of 16 and has had a long career in management consulting, innovation, ICT and finance.
Saïd Benayad – Saïd holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Twente and currently works for the municipality of Almelo. He worked for several public and semi-public organization’s ranging from (higher) education to sheltered employment. At the municipality of Almelo Saïd’s team is responsible for composing much of the policy concerning each aspect of the social domain.
Date: 26 October 2016
Time: 16:00 – 19:30
Address: De Groene Bocht 2, Keizersgracht 452, 1016 GD Amsterdam
If you have questions please contact Marijke van Bodengraven at firstname.lastname@example.org.