InvestUK Chairman, Rupert Gather, has been named as a Trustee of the MarcoPolo700 Foundation, a newly established charitable organisation dedicated to celebrating cultural exchange, art, and education. This announcement coincides with the official launch of the foundation on the 700th anniversary of Marco Polo’s passing.  

As a newly appointed Trustee, Rupert Gather, with his extensive experience and dedication to strengthening international connections, is assured to play a key role in shaping the vision and impact of the MarcoPolo700 Foundation and further supporting the commitment to global cultural enrichment. 

Rupert will be on a panel at the UNESCO World Conference on Culture and Arts Education 2024 in Abu Dhabi next month, and then travelling to Tajikistan later this year.

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Find out more on the website www.MarcoPolo700.org for further details on this global initiative.

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