It all started with a simple idea and ended up in a full weekend with plenty of inspiring connections, fun moments and creating ideas for a better future – short the first edition of PuraMind was a great success!
To our (nice) surprise it was dumping snow (end of April!) on Friday morning. This meant last minute change management. Anyways – this didn’t stop us, we moved our planned welcome-drinks inside into our new summer CoWorking Location at Comina Office in the heart of Zermatt. As soon as the first guests arrived, drinks as well as conversations started to flow. Like minded people easily connected, the apéro took off- music sparked and the group decided to go for dinner together.. Everyone though stayed quite calm since..
Saturday morning began very active! For some, an adventurous Fatbike ride with Beat Habegger from Fat Bike & Ski through the forests of Zermatt, for others with a firm & steady Yoga class with Anita Locher from Zermattbalance. Lastly, lucky skiers enjoyed the pow’ with Matterhorn Diamonds.
The main part of PuraMind were the talks on Saturday afternoon. In the beautiful location of Hotel Sonne the room was full, people gathered together to listen to five Keynote speeches. The guiding topic of antifragility (at the start, only clear 😀 for Neil – PuraWorka CoFounder), started to make sense with every new talk. Seeing successful speakers sharing struggles they had overcome and also listening to their vision was a true inspiration. The atmosphere in the room was hard to describe but shiny eyes spoke. It was a true moment of magic, shaping a movement.
After PuraWorka during the season, PuraMind during the day, it now was time for some PuraVida. The crowd moved down to Elsie’s Bar located just in front of the legendary church square of Zermatt. This cosy and authentic bar was the perfect place to spend a festive evening. After a couple of local drinks, which kept us h(o)ppy with some ‘bon vin’, a rich BBQ lit fire, conversations and new connections kept on flowing. Lots of smiley faces and a relaxed atmosphere is something we definitely keep warmly in our hearts when looking back. Young and older put on their best dancing moves as mountain and music vibes gave an end to a fantastic second day.
After (for some) quite a short night, Sunday morning surprised us with some more snow. Nicolas Fontaine (PuraWorka COO) was seen running around with coffee machines. Some early birds joined Anita Jetzer (PuraWorka Community Manager) for a connected breath and movement session before joining a colorful and delicious Brunch. After midday, PuraMind continued with the movie of Demain Genève followed by inspiring workshops lead by sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship experts.
PuraWorka would like to give a BIG thank you to all participants, volunteers and partners for being a part of the first PuraMind! Even though our core activity is CoWorking, we see events like these as our contribution to a collective transformation and can’t wait to see what the future brings. PS: Stay posted for new PuraMind events and locations..
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