Project Everest

Tuk Tuk Tour of Phnom Penh

Taryn Hansen
Taryn Hansen | Feb 19, 2018 | in Knowledge Base

February ERS: Week 2

In week two of project, a group of 4 team members went on an overnight adventure to the Capital city of Phnom Penh to conduct crucial business with key stakeholders and potential partners. 

Taryn, Jess, Sam & Austen arrived sleepy and excited at 5am ready for a day of appointments. The team split into 2 groups to embark on a wild tuk tuk tour of the city from one head office to another.

Taryn and Jess met with James Boyd at Kingdom Breweries to establish a partnership for our bottle reuse initiative. They presented us with a unique brief as they do not manufacture their own bottles, but buy them from Thailand. They also extended our reach from beer to cider as Brunty's is also manufactured with Kingdom varieties. A partnership with so much potential!

The girls then moved on to Khmer Beverages and came closer than ever to making direct contact with head office. There is an extensive procedure to gain a partnership with Khmer, but we are determined to service Cambodia beer as it is one of the most popular local beers after Angkor. 

Taryn and Jess then finished their day at the CBL brewery to follow up an invaluable contact with Vuthy Hu. He provided us with great feedback on our model, especially in the area of social impact which is a key priority for CBL. 

Meanwhile, Sam and Austen began the day with a fantastic meeting with the Comped crew! They are a NGO working in the social/environmental sector in Cambodia and can provide great information on partnerships, establishing networks and a variety of possibilities in recycling and labour.

They then tackled Angkor/Cambrew with fantastic results. This brewery has been notoriousley difficult to contact, so the ability to meet face to face made all the difference. They are impressed by our business model, which is great for the future of ERS as Angkor is such a popular beer! 

The team made their way back to Siem Reap exhausted but smiling ear to ear. It was a day of hands on action, which is crucial for the success of bottom-up entrepreneurs. 

This day was vital to our operation and gave us the tools to moonshot into week 3! 

edited on 19th February 2018, 09:02 by Taryn Hansen

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Sanders Elsie 1 month ago

This tour was quite fun for me, and I am glad that I went on this tour with my wife. We are going on the Dead Sea Tour next, and hopefully it will be an amazing time for us. I want to experience every tour with my wife.

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