About Zita Cobb
SDGC19 Keynote Speaker Zita Cobb
Zita Cobb is Founder & CEO of Shorefast and Innkeeper of Fogo Island Inn. Shorefast uses business-minded means to help secure economic and cultural resilience for Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Shorefast’s notable achievements to date comprise Fogo Island Arts (fogoislandarts.ca), and three innovative businesses, including Fogo Island Inn (fogoislandinn.ca), whose operating surpluses are returned to Shorefast for reinvestment in further community development work.
'Design in Service of Place: Community Business on Fogo Island'
Zita Cobb will describe the work of Shorefast on Fogo Island, including the Fogo Island Inn. Shorefast is a registered charity that was established to grow another leg on Fogo Island's economy. By investing in art, design, and community business, Shorefast and Fogo Island Inn have built a worldwide reputation for exceptional, place-specific design and hospitality.