We will shine a light on the inspiring young people from across our network and showcase how their businesses are addressing global issues like hunger and climate change, driving forward the green economy and plugging gaps in social welfare.
Click through to explore each day.
Tackling global, social and environmental challenges through entrepreneurship.
Hearing stories from young entrepreneurs who are tackling global social challenges through entrepreneurship.
We will will hear from a range of experts, young entrepreneurs and our award finalists on how green entrepreneurship can help tackle climate change, and how to ensure more young people have the skills and support to set up businesses that are tackling global social issues.
Exploring responsible business to ensure young entrepreneurs are supported to provide decent work and drive inclusive economic growth.
We will look at the trends in responsible business and explore how entrepreneurship can help deliver the S in ESG. We will explore how we enable truly inclusive business with a focus on Indigenous programmes, sharing our inclusivity toolkit plans and hearing insights from programmes supporting disability.
Focussing on the CEOs and leaders from across the YBI network and aiming to drive collaboration and learning amongst our members.
Leading in a hybrid world: we will share insights gained from those working with C-suite clients around the world, sharing themes that have come out of the pandemic, adapting to changes that have come with it, and enabling leaders to share their challenges with peers.
YBI is committed to helping our membership support entrepreneurs to reduce their environmental impact, run fair and inclusive businesses and be a force for good contributing to sustainable future economies. The GYES is the ideal forum to explore these issues with our members and partners. As part of this, YBI has strict standards and processes in place to ensure inclusivity and accessibility, and minimising environmental impacts are integral to our event planning. We are committed to ensuring that the GYES is an inclusive and accessible event and that it is delivered with the minimum environmental impact possible. For more information, please see our FAQs.
Beeld en Geluid Den Haag
2518 AD Den Haag
Set in a superb location in the vibrant heart of The Hague, the Sound and Vision Museum offers inspiring rooms that are more than just walls, curtains, tables and chairs. This beautiful space is light and airy and has been recently refurbished to a high standard and unique design. The original building on the Zeestraat 82 has a rich history. Please see here to learn more about the GYES 2022 chosen venue.
We will kick off the Summit with an inspirational and energising opening hearing from YBI’s members, partners and leading voices, as well as showcasing young entrepreneurs that have achieved incredible feats in the years since our last Summit. Recent years have not been without their challenges and we’ll also hear stories from members that have dealt with adversity and challenges.
This extended break gives the opportunity to meet our Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 finalists, as well as visiting the Young Entrepreneurs’ Marketplace showcasing local young entrepreneurs’, supported by our member Qredits, businesses.
This session explores how green entrepreneurship can help tackle climate change, discussing the wider needs and ecosystem of green and social business. Hear from young entrepreneurs with businesses tackling environmental challenges, alongside our members and experts in green and social enterprise.
Attendees have a chance to participate in an interactive session, bringing together our collective knowledge and experience so that we can better support entrepreneurs to develop businesses that can help solve some of our most pressing global challenges.
YBI’s Chair Marta Krupsinka will share her expertise and experience of the digital tools that support small businesses to enable easy access and support for Young Entrepreneurs. More to follow.
Celebrate this year’s winners and finalists of the Global Mentor of the Year and the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Network with friends and colleagues and enjoy a drink and some canapes at what is sure to be the highlight of the Summit.
This session is hosted by Youth Business Spain and requires separate registration by emailing the contact below. it is being hosted at the same venue as the other Summit sessions.
Youth Business Spain is promoting an evaluation of the inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem for young people in Spain through the Better Entrepreneurship Policy tool developed by the European Commission and the OECD. A self-assessment and online learning tool for people and institutions involved in the design and implementation of inclusive and social entrepreneurship policies and programmes.
YBS has involved representatives of the national government, regional and local governments, Universities, institutions and organizations that support young people and entrepreneurship all over Spain. With the collaboration of GEM, the results will be analyzed and based in the result they working out in a document of proposals.
If you would like to join and hear more about this, please contact Sara Simón Penas, firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Short ‘TED Talk’ style presentations from leading practitioners in the ESG arena bring diverse insights and perspectives on what it means to consider Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors, and why this is an increasingly important topic for young entrepreneurs. Practical examples will bring to life how young entrepreneurs can use ESG to become more responsible businesses and unlock profitable new opportunities to partner with multi-national companies.
We will then split into breakout groups – either an opportunity for informal questions with an interactive ‘fireside chat’ with a speaker, or a hands-on preview and demo of a new ESG self-assessment tool due to be rolled out to YBI members globally.
When supporting the next generation of job creators to run responsible businesses, it is crucial that entrepreneurs are familiar with, understand and embed decent work principles. In this session, attendees will hear from partners, programme implementers, young entrepreneurs and experts in the decent work field through a panel discussion followed by a Q&A and an engaging discussion with the audience.
Inclusivity afternoon – an important part of the wider Responsible Business Agenda. The three session leads will share more about their sessions.
True inclusion will only happen if we take action. It also requires us to reflect on our actions and learn to do things differently. In 2020, with support from InkDot, YBI members and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion experts, YBI co-created our Inclusivity Toolkit. We are pleased to share our inclusivity journey and the Inclusivity Toolkit. Our goal is not to teach everything about inclusivity, nor is it about the theory of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Instead, the toolkit and our position focuses on helping individuals and organisations to reflect and take action to become more inclusive in ways of thinking, working and being.
One in six adults worldwide is living with a disability. Young people living with disabilities experience lower labour market participation and work in lower-paid occupations. People with disabilities often want to work, and entrepreneurship can be a valuable and viable option as they can work on their own terms. Members and specialists in supporting people with disabilities will share their work and discuss the necessary support structures, resources, reasonable adaptations and materials needed to enable aspiring entrepreneurs with disabilities to start businesses.
This one-hour session will form the start of our Indigenous Working Group – for those working with or looking to work with Indigenous entrepreneurs in the future. Members working with Indigenous entrepreneurs will share their experiences and programming strategies, as well as successes and challenges.
Members will share the history behind why they designed their programming in a particular way, and how they hope it will continue to evolve over time. A facilitated discussion will conclude with agreed next steps for the working group. All members are welcome and there is no obligation to join the working group after the session.
YBI’s Entrepreneurship Within Reach report shares our 20 years of evidence of what is needed to support a young person to start, sustain and grow a business. The model that defines YBI’s integrated approach for successful entrepreneurship support is around personal development, business development and ecosystem.
We will hear from members on how they view quality, what they have done to embed quality within their programmes and how as a Network, YBI members go about developing and improving their programmes.
Everyone is invited to join us at this buffet dinner and evening social event.
This session is hosted by Youth Business Poland and Habitat and requires separate registration by emailing the contact below. it is being hosted at the same venue as the other Summit sessions.
This session explores the unique challenges refugee entrepreneurs face when starting businesses. Hosted by YBI members Habitat, Turkey and Youth Business Poland, we will draw on their knowledge and experience in addressing these challenges through specifically designed programmes to ensure the essential transition for refugee entrepreneurs to adapt and thrive in their new environments.
If you would like to attend this breakfast session please contact Tuğba Saptır to register email@example.com
Anita Tiessen, YBI CEO and Adenike Adeyemi, YBI Trustee and Executive Director of YBI member FATE Foundation will reflect on Network achievements and how we mobilise to create bigger impact together.
Working with Overtime leaders founder Gillian Davis we will share insights gained through working with C-suite clients around the world. She will share the themes she sees as we come out of the pandemic and adapt to changes that have come with it. This session will focus on the adaptation-needs for leaders to be successful and how to balance the need to lead both ourselves and others.
Connecting with peers, we will get people talking about and sharing their leadership challenges through peer supported conversations.
We will close with a focus on Gold Medal Leadership, hearing from the Equipment Manager from the Canadian Women National Hockey team and seeing high-performance leadership in action.
Our Dutch Member and Summit co-host, Qredits, will be sharing their knowledge around microfinance and financial inclusion. Through this session we will share more examples of new and interesting models that members are using to enable access to finance to help young entrepreneurs around the world.
Adenike Adeyemi is a YBI trustee and the Executive Director for FATE Foundation, our member in Nigeria.
Adenike is a social innovator and an expert in youth entrepreneurship, institutional transformation, non-profit sustainability, philanthropy and corporate governance.
Adenike has established the FATE Institute as a thought leader in Nigeria’s MSME and entrepreneurship ecosystem. FATE Institute has provided over 193,000 aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs with capacity building, advisory services, mentoring and financing to start, grow and scale their businesses.
Adenike will join the session on quality programmes at our Global Summit.
Adrian Migoń is the CEO of YBI member Youth Business Poland (YBP).
Adrian is a social entrepreneur and expert in the field of innovation, entrepreneurship and mentoring. Since 2008, he has been involved in the development of an entrepreneurship ecosystem in Poland through the Technology Incubator Foundation (FIT) and Youth Business Poland’s mentoring programme, which aims to provide complex and effective support to young people so that they can set up and develop businesses and create new jobs.
Adrian will co-host the Habitat and Youth Business Poland hosted session on the unique challenges of refugee entrepreneurs.
Amelia Hopkins Phillips is the CEO and Founder of Somo Africa, YBI member in Kenya.
Amelia started working with schools and youth groups in Nairobi’s informal settlements in 2012. Passionate about creating avenues for people to break ceilings that have been set for them, she launched Somo’s initial programmes in 2016. Amelia believes entrepreneurship is an avenue to allow people to dream beyond their current conditions and create positive change in their communities.
Amelia will join the Financial Inclusion session at our Global Summit.
Amruta Mangale from India is the winner of our Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2020 with her business M/s Hindavi Solution Private Limited, which manufactures a wide range of adhesives, glues and pigments. The international jury was impressed by Amruta’s leveraging of technology, continued focus on research and development and employee retention during COVID-19. She has been supported by our member in India, Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust (BYST).
Amruta will be a speaker at our Global Summit opening as well as being one of the judges for the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Andrew Davis is the Marketing and Communications Lead at OverTime Leader. He knows what it takes to be a high-performing team, as he’s been in the locker room with Olympians, rising stars, and professional athletes. He also has a background in journalism and marketing but found his true passion as an equipment manager for Canada’s Women’s National Hockey Team.
Having been a part of the programme for the past seven years, Andrew has witnessed both success and failure at the highest level of the sport. He’s been a part of successful teams that had embodied many of the same principles of leadership and teamwork that also lead to success in the corporate world.
Andrew will speak on the Leading in a Hybrid World session at our Global Summit.
Andrew Smart is the Global Industry Senior Managing Director for Energy and is based in Accenture’s London office. He is responsible for defining and driving Accenture’s global industry program for oil and gas. He has led large scale and strategic M&A and business transformation programs at many oil and gas clients, as well as helping address their strategic priorities and planning. Andrew holds a Philosophy degree from Durham University and a post graduate degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University.
Andrew will be a speaker at the session on Unlocking ESG at our Global Summit.
Anita Tiessen is CEO of YBI, and leads the global network’s efforts to connect members, partners and young people to develop and scale new solutions that leverage the power of entrepreneurship to drive social and economic change. Anita has extensive experience in international development, human rights and leading global networks. Before joining YBI in 2018, Anita was CEO of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, a global movement of 150 country members, where she focused on growing the organisation’s reach and impact. Previously she was Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF UK, and Head of Communications at Amnesty International’s global headquarters.
Anita will be a speaker at the Global Summit opening.
Ariel Tito is the General Manager of Manq’a, YBI’s member in Bolivia. MANQ’A is a company with social impact recognised by international organisations as one of the most innovative and scalable solutions in Latin America. He is also the Coordinator of the Employment and Young Entrepreneurs programme in Latin America for ICCO Cooperation.
Ariel is a social communicator and a specialist in design, planning and evaluation of national and international developmental cooperation programmes and projects.
He has extensive experience in the management of technical education, employment and entrepreneurship strategies with young people from peri-urban, rural and vulnerable areas of Bolivia, Colombia, Honduras and Guatemala.
Ariel will join the facilitated discussion on Supporting Indigenous Young Entrepreneurs at our Global Summit, which marks the start of YBI’s Indigenous Working Group.
Our Young Entrepreneurs Market Place will be open only on Tuesday.
A selection of young entrepreneurs supported by YBI's Dutch member Qredits will be joining us to showcase their businesses and provide some fantastic souvenirs for our guests. With products ranging from sustainable personal care, clothes, accessories, shoes and jewellery to personalized nursery items there's something to suit every taste. Support a young person's business and buy yourself a gift to remember your trip to The Netherlands. Don't forget to bring some Euros with you .
Discover eco-friendly and plastic-free personal care products
Founded by Joshua van den Hurk
At Bamboovement, we keep in mind what is best for our planet and act accordingly. This translates to inventing new products to reduce the general use of plastic, improving existing alternatives to make them more eco-friendly, and building relationships with like-minded companies to achieve greener heights. Join Bamboovement and join thousands of people to live a plastic-free way of living.
Please visit us at the Global Summit 2022 for bamboo hair brushes, toothbrushes, straws, cotton buds, razor blades, shaving bars and check our website https://bamboovement.com/ for a discount when ordering please use code YBI-BAMBOO10%
Upcycled leather designs and social enterprise
Founded by Femke Mostert
La Femme Qui Rit makes unique, sturdy and yet graceful designs of by upcycling leather originally from sofas, creating a new life for the leather. La Femme Qui Rit was created by the convergence of three points that merge talent, experience and vision. Core values: creativity and building, socially and socially involved, sustainable and circular.
La Femme Qui Rit is also a place where (single) mothers can build up their work rhythm, discover their qualities and possibly find a paid job as a result. Each product is unique in colour and limited edition and is made of 100% used leather.
Please check out our website https://lafemmequiritdesigns.nl/ and for Summit pre orders please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Handmade and personalised baby clothes, products and accessories
Founded by Daniele ten Cate
Mauties Mama produces handmade baby clothing and accessories where parents can customize their products to their own unique style.
Mauties Mama started in 2017 when founder Daniele was diagnosed with PTSD and learned knitting, crocheting and sewing to help keep her busy. . Mauties Mama is a special place for new parents to create their own personal designed nursery room. They can choose their own fabrics and colours and everything is handmade in the Netherlands. The company is also a social workplace for people who are supported by the government. The goal is to inspire and help people back into work.
Please check out our website and for Summit pre orders please email email@example.com https://www.mautiesmama.nl/
Founded by Orlando Hoogvliets
HOI focuses on designing vegan sneakers and streetwear. It is difficult to have a trend-conscious wardrobe without letting go of the vegan philosophy. Certainly in the field of footwear: almost all sneakers contain leather and/or are produced in a way that is unfriendly to people and the world.
HOI creates timeless, trend-conscious sneakers and clothing and is focused on vegans and young adults (target group 18 to 32 years old).
At the Summit Hoi Vegan will showcase several Vegan Sneakers for delegates to try and any purchases can be sent it to your home address by post (costs excluding postage cost). Order at the Global Summit and receive 20% discount!
Please take a look at the website for hoodies, sneakers and more: https://hoifootwear.nl/
African and Caribbean shop, restaurant and cultural meeting point
Founded by Rita Omolo
Royal Roots Corner and Black and Royal Lifestyle, is a shop, restaurant and cultural meeting point with a great balance of Africa, the Caribbean , Arts , Culture, Edutainment and much more.
It aims is to support the community both at home and abroad. The shop sells beautiful clothes, jewellery, handbags , sandals and artwork which are made in a creative workshop in Kenya, part of a charitable foundation run by Rita’s mother.
On the other side of the shop there is a vegan safari bar where you can enjoy (or order for takeaway) delicious African and Caribbean soul food and natural homemade drinks . Lastly basement of the shop features a community space with activities ranging from yoga, painting, art exhibitions, poetry nights and more.
Please visit my booth at the Global Summit for African jewellery, cloths, sandals and beauty products.
YBI’s awards are always a highlight of the Summit. 2022’s GYES will be no exception.
We will be celebrating innovative and inspiring young entrepreneurs who are leading the way in responsible business, environmental solutions and who have demonstrated grit and determination to overcome Covid-19.
Only one can be the overall Young Entrepreneur of the Year and win the grand prize of $10,000.
We will be celebrating innovative and inspiring young entrepreneurs who are leading the way in responsible business, environmental solutions and who have demonstrated grit and determination to overcome COVID-19.
Meet the finalists and vote for your favourite here.
Green business of the year. A young entrepreneur supported by a YBI member who has an amazing business idea that’s helping to save the planet.
Business for good award. A business that plugs a gap in society or solves a problem that improves lives.
COVID resilience award. A business that responded to the pandemic, perhaps with quick pivots needed to survive, or innovative solutions that improved the business.
9 finalists – three finalists per category have been invited to join YBI at the GYES with visa costs covered, free accommodation, and free travel to The Hague. There will be exciting opportunities for networking, building relationships, learning and of course exploring the Netherlands
3 winning businesses – of the nine finalists there will be a winner from each category who will receive a trophy, business coaching and a place in the YBI Hall of Fame.
1 Young entrepreneur of the year – one overall winner will secure a $10,000 prize for their business.
Flights and accommodation
YBI will cover your airline tickets, transfer and accommodation in the Hague for three days.
Free tickets to YBI’s Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit and the opportunity to network with leaders across business and entrepreneurship.
YBI will organise free business coaching from a relevant expert to help the winners’ businesses thrive.
Trophy and place in the YBI Hall of Fame
The winner will be presented with their trophy as part of the Awards Ceremony at the Summit.
The winner will receive a non-repayable grant of $10,000 as 2022 Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Once again YBI will crown our Mentor of the Year 2022. Our purpose has always been to recognise the incredible work of our global community of volunteer business mentors who give their time to support a young person to achieve their goals in creating and sustaining their business.
It is also an opportunity to shine a light on our global Network’s commitment to delivering high quality mentoring services, which we know critically supports the personal development of young entrepreneurs.
We have had some amazing winners, runners-up and entrants over the years, and are thrilled that our Mentor of the Year 2021, Caxton Njuki, will join us to share his experience and pass the baton on to our 2022 winner.
Meet the finalists and vote for your favourite here.
Please see here our frequently asked questions. If there’s anything else you’d like to know, please get in touch with us GYES2022@youthbusiness.org
The Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (GYES) is Youth Business International network’s flagship event which brings together leading experts, influencers and decision-makers in the youth entrepreneurship sector. It is a space for YBI members to connect with game-changers and sector innovators through workshops and facilitated discussions to explore, ideate, collaborate, and generate new approaches that respond to the ever-changing needs, challenges and aspirations of young entrepreneurs globally.
At GYES 2022 you will connect with a wide audience of individuals working in business and enterprise, including international development NGOs, micro-finance institutes, mentoring specialists, entrepreneurs, and private sector organisations. Much of the content at the GYES is aimed at CEOs and leaders, but there will also be lots of networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities which will be inspiring, relevant and useful to anyone with an interest in youth entrepreneurship, and for staff at all levels. There is no limit on numbers from member organisations. Please do look at our agenda for more information.
This year’s theme is Unleashing the power of youth entrepreneurship as a force for good. We will shine a light on inspiring young people from across our network and showcase how their businesses are addressing global issues like hunger and climate change, driving forward the green economy and plugging gaps in social welfare.
Participants will have the opportunity to explore key topics and share their expertise with the world’s leading organisations in youth entrepreneurship support.
Our themes for the week are:
Day 1 – Tackling global and social challenges through entrepreneurship
Hearing from young entrepreneurs who are tackling global social challenges through entrepreneurship.
Focus on Social and Green entrepreneurship – what are the challenges and barriers to success; how can we ensure more young people have the skills and support to set up businesses that are tackling global social issues; who can we convene to work with us and grow our knowledge and support to really make a difference.
Day 2 – Responsible and Inclusive Business
Exploring responsible business to ensure young entrepreneurs are supported to provide decent work and drive inclusive economic growth.
We will look at the trends in responsible business and explore how entrepreneurship can help to deliver the S in ESG. How do we enable truly inclusive business with a focus on Indigenous programmes; inclusive mentoring and insights from programmes supporting disability.
Day 3 – Leadership and the future
Focussing on the CEOs from across the YBI network and driving collaboration and learning amongst our members.
Drawing on the leadership lessons from key partners and some of the approaches to development that they have been using, we will look to support the critical thinking that CEOs and future CEOs in our network need to lead their organisations into the future.
There’s more to the GYES than just great content. Along with opportunities to learn, share and get inspired, there will be plenty of networking opportunities and social activities.
You can register to attend the event here.
YBI is very excited to be getting our Network together in person. However we know that it’s not possible for everyone to travel to be there.
We will be recording selected sessions and will be making them available to be viewed. This will not be live as we want to ensure that we can conduct adequate quality control and make sure that content is accessible, subtitled and available in languages other than English.
Members of the YBI Network will receive information outlining how to access these sessions.
Your receipt is included in your registration confirmation. Make sure to check your spam folder if you can’t find your confirmation email. If you still can’t find it and need another copy, get in touch with us at GYES2022@youthbusiness.org
If you registered multiple people and entered your information at the beginning of the checkout process, your confirmation email will include all attendees who were part of your order. All attendees will also receive their individual confirmation if you fill in their email addresses.
Registering a group is easy. Select the number of tickets that you need during the registration.
Enter your contact details and the contact details of everyone you are purchasing a ticket for. Each of the people you assign a ticket will also receive an individual confirmation email. You can revisit Eventbrite to access your registration details later and view all the tickets you have bought.
You can register now and change the attendee information later.
When you register – Select however many tickets you want to purchase and enter your information at the top of the order screen. A summary of the order will be sent to the email address you provide.
Once you know who’s attending – When you’re ready to transfer your registration, you can make the changes yourself in just a couple of minutes. You can find instructions for transferring passes in the ‘Managing registration’ section of this FAQ or by revisiting your Eventbrite account to view your registration details.
The GYES is free to all members and anyone within their organisation to attend. We are unable to cover travel costs. If you would like to attend and costs are an issue, please get in touch via GYES2022@youthbusiness.org
If you ask us to make changes to your registration, we’ll need your order number for verification. You will find your order number in your GYES registration confirmation email.
If you can’t find your confirmation email, click here and then enter the email address you used at registration to get started, then enter your password. Once you’re logged into your Eventbrite account, you’ll see a banner when you revisit the event page that says, “You’re going to this event!” Then all you do is select “View your order.”
If you’ve tried all these options and still can’t find your confirmation email or tickets, contact us via GYES2022@youthbusiness.org
If you or someone who you purchased a ticket for can no longer attend the Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit, you can easily transfer the registration
Click here to log into your Eventbrite account and select Tickets in the Account Menu (top right) click on your order. Locate your order (under “Tickets”) and click the name of the event to display the information entered on the order form. To update or edit your order information, click “Edit” (on the right). After you finish entering the new attendee’s information click “Save” to save your changes.
A couple of things you should be aware of:
If you’re unable to transfer a ticket on your own for any reason, get in touch with us at GYES2022@youthbusiness.org. For verification purposes, we’ll need the order number of the ticket you want to transfer, as well as the name and email address of the new attendee.
Changing hotel reservations
If you transfer a ticket, changes will not be automatically reflected on your hotel reservation, so it is your responsibility to contact your hotel to cancel or change your reservation.
Under the UK Consumer Rights, you are entitled to a full refund in the case the event is cancelled, rescheduled or has changed location. All refunds will be made to your original form of payment. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund if you are no longer able to attend or have changed your mind. You also have the option of transferring your pass, which you can do yourself for free at any point until the start of the Summit.
How to cancel
If you need to cancel your pass, just get in touch with us by replying to your registration confirmation email or emailing us at GYES2022@youthbusiness.org.
Attendees from the EU and Schengen area do not require a visa when travelling to the Netherlands for GYES.
Those outside the EU/Schengen area, to check whether you need a visa please visit this website.
If you do require a visa, getting one will be your own responsibility and we advise that you do this early to avoid disappointment. We can support members by providing a letter of invitation, but we are not able to provide any advice. To request an invitation letter, you must be a YBI member or registered to attend the GYES 2022. Get in touch with us by replying to your registration confirmation email, giving us your full name as it appears on your passport. If you are denied a visa, we will not be able to make any exceptions to our cancellation policy. However, you are welcome to transfer your pass to someone else free of charge.
If you are planning on flying to the Netherlands, you have two airport options; the first is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMA), the second is Rotterdam Airport (RTM) which is the closest airport to the Hague. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is 30 miles from The Hague, Rotterdam Airport is 15 miles.
For those who can travel by train, The Hague has six train stations all offering good connections with other forms of public transportation and the Netherlands itself has an extensive network of railways. Rotterdam and Amsterdam both have international terminals. The nearest train station to the venue is The Hague Central Station (Den Haag Centraal).
We have arranged limited reduced rates exclusively for YBI members at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel, which is less than 5 minutes away from the GYES venue, Sound and Vision Museum.
To book a room, please click here or visit their website or email firstname.lastname@example.org. When contacting the hotels please include, the type of room you would like to stay in, the number of guests using the room and any other requirements you may have. Please note that the exclusive YBI rate is only available when booking using the link, and please note you will need to book by 1 September 2022, to receive this rate.
If you have any queries regarding the hotel, please get with us in touch via GYES2022@youthbusiness.org.
If you would prefer to stay somewhere else, you’re welcome to look at other hotels or Airbnb. The next closest hotel to the venue is Hilton The Hague.
Please note the Carlton Ambassador hotel is our only official hotel partner, so you shouldn’t give your information to any other website claiming to provide hotels for the Summit. If you come across one of these sites, please report them to us at GYES2022@youthbusiness.org.
In the event of cancellation more than 7 days before arrival, YBI members booking rooms at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel can cancel their reservation without charge. If you cancel less than 7 days before arrival, you will be charged 100% of the room cost.
Please check with the hotel you book with if it is not the Carlton Ambassador.
If you fly into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or Rotterdam Airport you can take public transport and taxis. The journey to The Hague from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is around 50-70 minutes. The journey to The Hague from Rotterdam Airport is 30-40 minutes.
Breakfast – YBI members will be offered breakfast as part of their hotel booking if they use the link provided.
Lunch – Attendees will be provided with lunch at the Sound and Vision Museum on each day of the Summit.
Dinner – All attendees will be provided with a canape evening on Tuesday 17 October and a walking dinner on Wednesday 18 October.
All attendees will be asked to provide dietary requirements during the registration process. If you would like to discuss dietary requirements further, you can contact us at GYES2022@youthbusiness.org.
Yes, when you register on Eventbrite you have to fill in your dietary requirements.
Over the last three years, YBI has been working to build its knowledge on inclusivity and accessibility. YBI has measures in place to ensure inclusivity and accessibility frames our event planning. We have been reviewing our key contacts for diversity, assessed event topics for relevance across the network, ensured the accessibility of our venue, and are developing individual sessions to allow for the widest participation possible. Our process of event retrospectives will continue, and we hope to learn more and keep improving.
If you have any questions regarding inclusion and accessibility, please email: GYES2022@youthbusiness.org
YBI is committed to putting sustainability at the heart of our network and will use the 2022 global summit to explore these issues with our Members and partners. This is the first global summit YBI has hosted with sustainability at its core.
YBI’s 2022 Global Summit provides an opportunity for us to better understand the social and environmental impact of our events. An event of this size with a global attendance is something YBI believes is necessary. It is important for our network to come together to address youth entrepreneurship challenges and opportunities for the underserved.
We recognise not all elements will have a positive environmental impact, but we will strive to quantify the impact of the event and ensure the positive contribution the summit is optimized, and that environmental impact is minimised.
YBI is again running its highly anticipated Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Global Mentor of the Year. For the first time there is an opportunity for those inside and outside of our network to vote for their favourites.
Please be aware that the public voting will not be the only method used to choose the winners in each category. the judges will take the votes into consideration, but will also be weighing up other factors that were submitted as part of the application process.
YBI will not be publishing any voting numbers.
YBI’s Global Youth entrepreneurship Summit is supported by Accenture
Special thanks to our partners and friends for their ongoing support