Rumi Spice Hosts SXSW Panel - Peace Through Business – RUMI

Rumi Spice Hosts SXSW Panel - Peace Through Business

South by Southwest Rumi Spice hosts Afghanistan Ambassador Mohib

Rumi Spice To Host Panel at SXSW in Austin, Texas

Rumi Spice is excited to announce our team will be attending South By Southwest (SXSW) this month in Austin, Texas! From March 9th-18th, Rumi Spice will be a part of one of the most diverse, collaborative and inventive communities in the world. At this year’s SXSW, we will be hosting a panel discussion entitled, "Social Enterprise: Peace through Business". We are honored to have as our guest the Honorable Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan Ambassador to the US, and Victoria McColm, CEO of McColm & Company. We are grateful for this opportunity to share a unique perspective on development in post-conflict countries and spark a broader conversation about development. 

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What is SXSW?

SXSW was founded in Austin, Texas in 1987. Dedicated to helping creative people achieve their goals, SXSW is best known for its conferences and festivals that celebrate the convergence of various industries including interactive, technology, film and music. Comprised of conference events, featured sessions, keynote speakers, special showcases, screenings, exhibitions, workshops, and a variety of networking events, SXSW is an essential destination for global professionals across all industries. “At its core, SXSW remains a tool for creative people to develop their careers by bringing together people from around the globe to meet, learn and share ideas,” says Roland Swenson, SXSW Managing Director. This will be our first time attending SXSW and we are absolutely thrilled to be a part of this one of a kind experience!

SXSW Conferences

This year’s SXSW conferences include three main areas: interactive, film and music. Although we are excited to see keynotes and featured speakers in all areas, we are looking forward to three areas in particular:


SXSW’s food track brings together the food communities most inspired entrepreneurs, chefs and food enthusiasts to connect and explore the ways in which technology and innovation can be used to transform the food industry in our country and across the world. As our team is active in the food community, we are very excited to meet other like minded individuals working in the food sphere!

Social Impact

The social impact track highlights innovative ideas and creative industries that contribute to building a better, more equitable world. At Rumi Spice, we are fiercely committed to empowering Afghan farmers and women and bolstering the Afghan community. By reinvesting back into agricultural and manufacturing infrastructure, our team is laying the foundation for peace one saffron flower at a time. We are looking forward to learning about other teams, organizations and companies who are doing the same and putting good back into the world. Learn more about our mission.

Startups and Tech Sectors

SXSW’s startup and tech sector track unites entrepreneurs, founders, funders and well established businesses to meet and discuss today’s best business practices as well as tomorrow’s new and exciting trends. The startup and tech sector sessions, speakers and workshops focus primarily on innovation, forward-thinking companies and different technology ecosystems from around the world. We can’t wait to learn more about the new and emerging ideas within the field of startups and tech sectors!
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See You at SXSW

The team at Rumi Spice is thrilled to be hosting our panel at SXSW! Be sure to check our blog later in the month for a SXSW recap and link to the panel discussion.

If you are attending SXSW this year, check us out Saturday, March 10th at 3:30pm, Salon C of the Hilton Downtown Hotel.  See you all in Austin!

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