DENNIS KARPES

Social Entrepeneur

Founder of Dance4life, Justdiggit en The Raindance Project

About eleven years ago Dennis Karpes called his boss at Levi Strauss and said: I don’t come today. In one day Karpes put an idea on paper: Dance4Life was born. An organization that gives information by means of educational projects and dance events to youngsters between 13 and 19 years about hiv and aids. He knew to commit stars and dj’s like Maxi Jazz and Tiësto. In the meantime Dance4Life has become an internationally recognised charity organisation that is active worldwide in more than 20 countries and gives education about hiv and aids.

Karpes has already a new project. He brings the work of Peter Westerveld into the market: the fight against desertification. With Justdiggit he makes whole desertified areas green and fertile again and in this way he tries to fight the water shortage in Asia and Africa. Karpes was appointed in 2008 by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader (YGL). YGL’s are younger than 40 years old at the time of nomination, have a recognized record of extraordinary achievement and a proven track record of sustainable leadership experience, have demonstrated a commitment to serve society at large through exceptional contributions, and have a global perspective. You’ll meet Dennis on 21 October during the opening of CWF2019!

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Creativity changes the world


Dennis Karpes will tell you all about how creativity can make the world a whole lot better. About Kuyichi: the fashion brand that contributes to create a system that makes life fun and enjoyable for everyone in the chain. About Dance4Life: an organization that gives information by means of educational projects and dance events to youngsters between 13 and 19 years about hiv and aids. And Justdiggit and the Raindance Project: He brings the work of Peter Westerveld into the market: the fight against desertification. With Justdiggit he makes whole desertified areas green and fertile again and in this way he tries to fight the water shortage in Asia and Africa. You’ll meet Dennis on 21 October during the opening of CWF2019!

More details about this session
Monday 21 October
during The Opening
Location:
CWF HOUSE, Eindhoven
Speaker:
DENNIS KARPES

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