This year’s ‘Feast on Good’ aims for a breakthrough
5 September 2013
This year’s ‘Feast’ aims for a breakthrough
Extraordinary people, remarkable thinkers and business leaders will come together to ‘Feast on Good’ in Auckland as part of a worldwide dinner party designed to bring great minds together to solve a pressing social issue. Hosted by the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) on 17 October, the New Zealand Feast will bring together 60 guests working in social enterprises for an evening of collaborative problem solving to discuss solutions to a social problem that has particular local relevance.
The global theme for 2013 is “Breaking Through” and The Feast Worldwide will see thousands of people around the world hosting satellite dinner parties ‘for good’. The goal is simple: share a meal together and by the end of dessert, collectively decide on one thing you can do to improve the world.
“Six tables of ten people from varying public, private and community organisations will be handed a relevant challenge by SBN,” says Rachel Brown, CEO of the Sustainable Business Network. “The point of the evening is to find solutions to a New Zealand problem that we will present on the night. Last year’s New Zealand Feast concentrated on the challenge of how to increase public transport without spending any money, which resulted in a range of imaginative solutions.”
The guests won’t know what the challenge is until they arrive. At the end of the night they will be invited to share their insights, ideas and solutions, as part of a global problem-solving session. The New Zealand Feast will be one of five featured events by The Feast Worldwide this year and the outcomes will be shared with The Feast headquarters in New York.
The Feast will take place on 17 October 2013 at The Cloud on Queens Wharf from 6.30 – 9.00pm as part of the Sustainable City Showcase event (17-19 October). Catering for The Feast will be provided by Pop Dining, a unique caterer that creates pop-up dining experiences in unused spaces. Pop Dining’s focus is on changing the way people think about food, the experience of dining out and what a community is.
The Sustainable Business Network is a social enterprise that provides advice and support to help businesses become more sustainable, with the vision of transforming New Zealand into a model sustainable nation.