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Paul Rice

President and CEO, Fair Trade USA

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Paul Rice Biography

Paul opened TransFair's first "national headquarters” — a one-room office in a converted warehouse in downtown Oakland — in late 1998. Paul came to Fair Trade by way of the mountainous Segovias region of Nicaragua, where he worked for 11 years as a rural development specialist. While in Nicaragua, Paul founded and led a highly successful organic coffee export cooperative called PRODECOOP, introducing him to the transformational power of Fair Trade. Subsequently, Paul served as strategy consultant and development advisor to 22 cooperative enterprises throughout Latin America and Asia, helping them become more competitive, democratic and self-reliant. His first-hand experience over the last 20 years in the development of cooperative coffee export ventures around the world is unparalleled in the U.S. coffee industry. Paul has become a leading advocate of market linkage and enterprise development as core strategies for farmer empowerment and sustainable development.

Paul holds an Economics and Political Science degree from Yale University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. In 2000 he received the prestigious international Ashoka Fellowship for his pioneering work as a social entrepreneur in the Fair Trade movement. In 2001 Paul was recognized by the AVINA Foundation for his "leadership for change.” Paul was also honored by the Klaus Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship as one of the world's top 40 Social Entrepreneurs in 2002.  More recently, Paul has spoken on Fair Trade at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, since 2004.

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    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Paul Rice for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Paul Rice, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Paul Rice or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Paul Rice

    Speaking fees for Paul Rice, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Paul Rice are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Paul Rice, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
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  • Who is Paul Rice’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Paul Rice for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Paul Rice for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Paul Rice or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Paul Rice Biography

Paul opened TransFair's first "national headquarters” — a one-room office in a converted warehouse in downtown Oakland — in late 1998. Paul came to Fair Trade by way of the mountainous Segovias region of Nicaragua, where he worked for 11 years as a rural development specialist. While in Nicaragua, Paul founded and led a highly successful organic coffee export cooperative called PRODECOOP, introducing him to the transformational power of Fair Trade. Subsequently, Paul served as strategy consultant and development advisor to 22 cooperative enterprises throughout Latin America and Asia, helping them become more competitive, democratic and self-reliant. His first-hand experience over the last 20 years in the development of cooperative coffee export ventures around the world is unparalleled in the U.S. coffee industry. Paul has become a leading advocate of market linkage and enterprise development as core strategies for farmer empowerment and sustainable development.

Paul holds an Economics and Political Science degree from Yale University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. In 2000 he received the prestigious international Ashoka Fellowship for his pioneering work as a social entrepreneur in the Fair Trade movement. In 2001 Paul was recognized by the AVINA Foundation for his "leadership for change.” Paul was also honored by the Klaus Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship as one of the world's top 40 Social Entrepreneurs in 2002.  More recently, Paul has spoken on Fair Trade at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, since 2004.

Paul Rice Videos

  • Paul Rice tastes Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Snack
  • Ashoka at CGI 2009 - Fellow Paul Rice
  • TEDxAshokaU 2011- Paul Rice: Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Fair ...

FAQs on booking Paul Rice

  • How do I book Paul Rice to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Paul Rice for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Paul Rice, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Paul Rice or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Paul Rice

    Speaking fees for Paul Rice, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Paul Rice are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Paul Rice, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Paul Rice speak about?

  • Where does Paul Rice travel from?

    Paul Rice generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Paul Rice’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Paul Rice for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Paul Rice for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Paul Rice or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Paul Rice is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Paul Rice for your event is available upon request. Paul Rice generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jan Piercy, Martin Burt, Gillian Caldwell, Mark Kramer and John Goldstein. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Paul Rice for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Paul Rice Speaker Videos

  • Paul Rice tastes Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Snack
    Ashoka at CGI 2009 - Fellow Paul Rice
  • TEDxAshokaU 2011- Paul Rice: Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Fair ...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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