The International Model of the European Union (IMEU), under the supervision of the faculty of economics and political science at Cairo University, held their soft opening on Saturday, 7th of December at Hilton Pyramids Golf.
Sponsored by Forbes Middle East and Careem, the event was attended by Egyptian Actresses Hala Sedki and Mariam El-Khosht, along with Claudio Margottini the scientific and technological attaché at the Italian embassy in Cairo.
The event kicked off with a speech by Ahmed Mabrouk, financial researcher at Forbes Middle East.
He spoke about his journey from being a graduate of the faculty of Economics and Political Science, before working in Forbes magazine which is one of the most globally recognised economics magazines in the world. He encouraged and inspired college students to grab on to their dreams and build their own start-ups, adding that many billionaires now who are under thirty.
Up next was Margottini who talked about his work in Bamiyan, Afghanistan where he took part in the conservation of the giant Buddha statue which is an important heritage site. He also talked about a competition between his team and a German team in which his team won by a humane approach. He also mentioned how important it is to know when to lead and when to humbly follow.
Following Margottini was Hala sedki who talked about her own journey to stardom. She recalled how she wasn’t affected by the people who rejected her career choice and how confidence really mattered in sticking to one’s decision.
She also asked the audience to learn from their failures and study their mistakes for a better outcome in the future.
At the end of the night, El-Khosht gave the audience some great tips on how to handle anxiety, self-doubt, and the difference between negative and positive criticism.
She stressed on believing in one’s choices and what people stand for. On that note, she shared her experience with being a vegan for five years as an objection of animal cruelty and products tested on animals.
Overall, it was a new experience for everyone involved.