april, 2019

15apr5:00 pm6:30 pmInventive Culture5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre, Zingel Place, Bega NSW

Event Details

Please join us at our Speaker Series. The iA Speaker Series at the Bega Valley Innovation Hub showcases innovative entrepreneurial thought leaders, discussing a range of engaging topics.

Our speaker is design entrepreneur Aly Khalifa, who specialises in invention development. Aly has launched products for some of the most exciting consumer brands and has garnered more than two dozen patents.

At this event Aly reflects on his experiences of how to nurture a culture where creative ideas bubble and people thrive to solve compelling problems. Examples span large civic projects to commercializing new inventions.

Aly and his wife Beth have founded numerous efforts nurturing inventive culture. They created SPARKcon, which is the nation’s largest open-source creative festival, attracting 75,000 attendees annually. They also founded the gourmet brand, Gamila, a collection of beautiful and sustainable single-serve coffee and tea tools, which was acquired by Seventh Generation in 2011.

Aly is a design innovator focused on social impact and sustainability. His training as both a designer and mechanical engineer, coupled with deep international manufacturing experience, has enabled him and his team at Designbox to launch products for some of the most recognized consumer brands. His work has been celebrated internationally and garnered more than 2 dozen patents.

Aly’s latest start-up, Oceanworks, is focused on harvesting plastic waste from our oceans to turn them into useful products for the circular economy. Aly has recently relocated to Australia to be Expert in Residence for design and advanced manufacturing at iAccelerate.

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The event is complimentary.



(Monday) 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre

Zingel Place, Bega NSW


BVIHBega Valley Innovation Hub[email protected]