What is our Talk Series?
It is a place to discuss the issues that matter in Mauritius, as well as around the world. We choose topics that can help and inspire today’s businesses to reinvent tomorrow’s world.
The first few episodes have been truly fascinating. We’ve talked about the impact of tourism on the local economy, women entrepreneurs who can influence a more inclusive world, the urgency of rethinking the world of workand the ambitions and challenges of the cultural world.
On September 21, 2023, Talk Series #5 took place, bringing together eight influential speakers and professionals from the cultural scene in Mauritius.
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Pushing the boundaries
The cultural scene in Mauritius: challenges and ambitions Eight leading voices from the cultural and creative scenes of Mauritius and Réunion Island took the stage to explore the cultural industry's challenges and aspirations, from the evolution of culture to its importance in Mauritian homes. We analyzed what worked, what didn't, and why. We discussed the key stages of thinking up a project and how to bring it to fruition, providing insights into the behind-the-scenes of becoming a benchmark festival, filling cinemas when showing a film, and making a living from art in Mauritius.
Check out the previous editions below to discover or rediscover our past editions.
From France to Mauritius.
Three French entrepreneurs, with great success stories, and their Mauritian counterparts, will lead an exciting talk about responsible entrepreneurship.
A new vision for tomorrow
The employment crisis, the Great Quit, quiet quitting, the brain drain... the subject is everywhere. So what are we doing? Is it real? Do young people really not want to work anymore?
So yes, work is no longer (as) central to our lives. Quite the contrary. Graduates are boycotting the #CAC40 companies because excessive growth pollutes. Employees want meaning, impact, confidence and flexibility. We want the human element: "something that looks like us"
To discuss these points, we have given the floor to nine specialists, who are professionals in recruitment, employment, work or tourism!
working towards a more inclusive society
Two years ago, Attitude created the Equality Committee. Its aim was to put in place strong, tangible actions, such as extending paternity leave, gender-neutral job offers and adding baby changing rooms in the men’s toilets (as well as women’s toilets) in our hotels.
Today, these facts remain:
- women are still largely under-represented in positions of power (economic and political);
- the gender pay gap persists: in 2021, the salary gap between men and women is 19% for equal jobs;
- in our homes, women do more than 3/4of the domestic work .
So, how can we imagine an egalitarian work environment in such an unequal private setting?
Committed to the local community
When Sunrise Attitude hotel became a certified Made in Moris hotel, it felt like the perfect occasion to launch our first talk series
We chatted about the 5 ways in which the Mauritian hospitality industry supports the local economy. Our morning talk highlighted Mauritian artists and craftspeople, as well as a local and circular sourcing strategy. Mauritius is full of local talent and resources that deserve to be highlighted!