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Unleashing the power of Youth Entrepreneurship

The Hague, the Netherlands
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Unleashing the power of youth entrepreneurship as a force for good.

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. 

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.

Our commitment to inclusivity and sustainability

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.

Location

A beautiful venue in the heart of The Hague

Beeld en Geluid Den Haag
Zeestraat 82
2518 AD Den Haag

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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.

The Handbook

Tuesday, 18th October

Registration opens

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.

Wednesday, 19th October

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, ssimon@youthbusiness.es 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.

This afternoon will be split into breakout sessions. Hear more and choose your session.

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.

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.

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.

Explore crucial areas of quality through YBI’s newly developed Standards and hear from members and partners on their recommendations on how to embed quality standards at different stages of programming and when scaling.

Everyone is invited to join us at this buffet dinner and evening social event.

Thursday, 20th October

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 tugba@habitatdernegi.org

More information to follow.

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.

Speakers

Meet our speakers, panelists and storytellers

Executive Director FATE Foundation, NigeriaSessions:
  • Quality programmes

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.

CEO Youth Business Poland (YBP)Sessions:
  • Co-host: Habitat and Youth Business Poland

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.

Founder & CEO Somo Africa, KenyaSessions:
  • Financial Inclusion

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.

Founder & CEO M/s Hindavi Solution Private Limited, IndiaSessions:
  • Opening & Judge for the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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.

Marketing and Communications Lead OverTime Leader, UKSessions:
  • Speaker: Leading in a Hybrid World session.

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.

Senior Managing Director Accenture, UKSessions:
  • Speaker: Unlocking ESG

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.

CEO Youth Business International (YBI)Sessions:
  • Opening

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.

General Manager Manq'a, BoliviaSessions:
  • Facilitated Discussion: Supporting Indigenous Young Entrepreneurs

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. 

 

Executive Director Perspektiva, PeruSessions:
  • Facilitated Discussion: Supporting Indigenous Young Entrepreneurs

Bady is Executive Director and Associate of Perspektiva, YBI’s member in Peru. He is convinced that young people build the foundations for a better future and has 22 years of experience doing development work in Peru through entrepreneurship, employment, education, environmental and productive development programmes. More than 140,000 people have benefited from Perspektiva’s support, most of them young people and women.

Bady will join the facilitated discussion on Supporting Indigenous Young Entrepreneurs at our Global Summit, which marks the start of YBI’s Indigenous Working Group.

Dean of the FATE School of Entrepreneurship FATE Foundation, NigeriaSessions:
  • Masters of Ceremonies – day 3
  • Panel: Inclusive Entrepreneurship for Young People with Disabilities
  • Social and green entrepreneurship

Bambo Adebowale is the first Dean of the FATE School of Entrepreneurship at YBI’s member in Nigeria, FATE Foundation. Bambo has over two decades of experience in providing capacity building, mentoring and advisory support to the small and medium enterprise space in Nigeria. His expertise includes business planning and strategic planning, financial management, investment readiness and growth advisory support to entrepreneurs.

Bambo will serve as Master of Ceremonies on day 3 of the Global Summit and join the panel on inclusive entrepreneurship for young people with disabilities.

General Manager Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT)Sessions:
  • Moderator: Green Entrepreneurship

Cardelle Fergusson is the General Manager of YBI member Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT), Visionary and Regional Coordinator of the Social Enterprise Incubator operating in Barbados, Dominica and St. Lucia, and acting Managing Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Network Barbados.

Cardelle is a social enterprise specialist and has a passion for entrepreneurship and youth development in general. She has a proven track record of developing strategic plans, writing, and receiving approvals of proposals for partnerships, grants and projects from international donor organisations and development agencies.

Cardelle will moderate the session on Green Entrepreneurship at our Global Summit.

Founder Caxton Sports Management, SwedenSessions:
  • Opening

Caxton Njuki came to Sweden in 1987 as a 5-year-old refugee from Uganda. Being able to support and help others every day is his biggest motivation and the reason he built his business Caxton Sports Management. Caxton has been a volunteer mentor with our member in Sweden, NyföretagarCentrum, for over 10 years, helping other young entrepreneurs to also live their dream. He is the winner of our Mentor of the Year Award 2021.

Head of Corporate Partnerships Hatch Enterprise, UKSessions:
  • Masters of Ceremonies – day 2

Deryl joined our member in the UK, Hatch Enterprise, in March 2020 as Head of Corporate Partnerships.  She enjoys working in partnership with businesses to provide meaningful employee engagement opportunities for staff and has a particular interest in supporting young people as they grow their business ideas.  Deryl is also a freelance coach with a focus on graduates and women changing or developing their careers.

Deryl will be serving as a Master of Ceremonies on day 2 of our Global Summit.

Manager for Sustainability, Diversity, and Inclusion Standard Chartered Bank UgandaSessions:
  • Breakout Session: Working with Disability

Deus Turyatemba is Manager for Sustainability, Diversity & Inclusion at Standard Chartered Bank Uganda. He has been at the fore front of leading the bank’s journey towards becoming a disability confident organisation for the last 8 years.  

Prior to his current role, Deus worked with Sightsavers Uganda, Blind But Able, and Uganda National Association of the Blind, leading disability inclusion advocacy and capacity building projects.  

Deus lives with a visual disability which he acquired due to measles but has managed to beat the odds of his visual impairment. He truly believes that ‘disability inclusion’ is only possible through a deliberate effort.!  

Deus will join the breakout session on working with disability at our Global Summit

Founder Qredits, The NetherlandsSessions:
  • Opening and Financial Inclusion

Elwin Groenevelt is the founder of Qredits, YBI’s member in The Netherlands.

Qredits is the only microfinance organisation operating nationally in The Netherlands. Qredits’ vision is to build a strong and independent entrepreneurship culture in the Netherlands by providing financing, mentoring and tools for micro-entrepreneurs that have a viable business plan, yet are unable to obtain credit facilities from conventional lending institutions.

Elwin will be a speaker at the Global Summit opening and the Financial Inclusion session.

International Relations Manager Qredits, The NetherlandsSessions:
  • Financial Inclusion

Evelyne Oprel is International Relations Manager at Qredits, YBI member in The Netherlands.

Evelyne maintains close relations with international peers and network organisations. Thanks to her expertise, she was actively involved in setting up Qredits locations in the Caribbean Netherlands over the past few years.

Evelyne has a background in international business, languages and communication. Before joining Qredits, she worked for several non-profit organizations in Central and Eastern Europe and lived and worked in the US for 15 years.

Evelyne will join the Financial Inclusion session at our Global Summit.

Aliança Empreendedora, BrazilSessions:
  • Masters of Ceremonies – day 3

Geovana Conti is an entrepreneur and former CEO of Youngers – Startup, an award-winning social enterprise focused on business education for vulnerable people in Brazil. She now leads on our Brazilian member Aliança Empreendedora’s Credit Hub, a platform to connect vulnerable entrepreneurs to microcredit.

Geovana will be serving as Master of Ceremonies on day 3 of our Global Summit.

Founder OverTime Leader, UKSessions:
  • Leading in a Hybrid World

Gillian Davis is the founder of OverTime Leader. Over the past decade, she has partnered with leaders in fast-growing technology-driven companies to help them identify the roles they need to play and the shifts they need to make in order to have an impact.

Dubbed the “architect of the unseen” by her clients, Gillian loves troubleshooting and getting things unstuck by teasing out and solving for the organisational and leadership pain points that come with scaling businesses and teams.  

Gillian is also a published author and recognised expert on progressive leadership development, having written First Time Leader: Foundational Tools to Inspire and Enable Your Team in 2014 (Wiley). She is an advisor to the Black British Business Awards Talent Accelerator Programme, a mentor for Techstars, and runs entrepreneur circles for the female entrepreneurs from her hometown.  

Gillian will lead the Leading in a Hybrid World session at our Global Summit.

Founder & Senior Consultant Sustainable Business Consulting, KenyaSessions:
  • Unlocking ESG and Decent Work panel

Gladys Kivati is a Sustainability & ESG specialist at Sustainable Business Consulting.   She has extensive expertise and experience in sustainability, environmental, social, and governance integration, and sustainable finance working with SGBs, enterprise support organisations, investors, the private sector, and non-profit organisations to accelerate the transition to an impact, low-carbon and sustainable growth economy.

Gladys will join the session on Unlocking ESG and the Decent Work panel at our Global Summit.

CEO & Founder Bright Tide, UKSessions:
  • Panel: Green Entrepreneurship

Harry Wright is the CEO & Founder of the sustainability consultancy company Bright Tide. Harry is also a qualified lawyer and a climate change & biodiversity expert. After a prestigious career in London as a corporate lawyer, he set up his own company Bright Tide, to empower the private sector to ‘turn the tide’ on climate change and biodiversity loss. He has recently launched the Blue Economy Ocean Accelerator Programme to connect leading corporations with ocean innovators around the world.

Harry will join the Green Entrepreneurship panel at our Global Summit.

Director, Indigenous Entrepreneur Startup Program Futurpreneur, CanadaSessions:
  • Facilitated Discussion: Supporting Indigenous Young Entrepreneurs

Holly Atjecoutay is the Director of the Indigenous Entrepreneur Startup Program at Futurpreneur, YBI’s member in Canada. She is leading a team of passionate and knowledgeable Indigenous small business experts across the country serving young Indigenous entrepreneurs and supporting them in building successful small businesses. Holly is Indigenous to Canada, Cree and Saulteaux from Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan.

Holly has worked in Indigenous economic, business, and entrepreneurial development for the past six years, and has worked within First Nations communities and organiszations her entire career. She has built and implemented tailored programming and tools for Indigenous entrepreneurs, supported hundreds of Indigenous entrepreneurs start their businesses, while also contributing to a collaborative ecosystem of Indigenous community and entrepreneurial support organiszations to drive the growth of Indigenous economic resiliency. 

Holly will join the facilitated discussion on Supporting Indigenous Young Entrepreneurs at our Global Summit, which marks the start of YBI’s Indigenous Working Group. 

 

Sustainability Services Lead Accenture the NetherlandsSessions:
  • Panel: Green Entrepreneurship & Judge for the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Ingrid Kersten is the Sustainability Services Lead for Accenture the Netherlands and is based in Accenture’s Amsterdam office.

Ingrid is responsible for defining and driving Accenture’s Sustainability Practice and Services out of the Netherlands and delivering on Accenture’s Sustainability Value Promise. She has held a variety of positions in Consulting, Technology and Business Process Outsourcing and has led large scale transformation programs many of which in the Resources industry. Ingrid holds an International Management degree from the University of Maastricht.

Ingrid will join the Green Entrepreneurship panel at our Global Summit as well as being one of the judges for the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Head of Partnerships Futurpreneur, CanadaSessions:
  • Breakout session: Supporting Indigenous Young Entrepreneurs

Janis Nixon is Head of Partnerships at Futurpreneur, YBI’s member in Canada. She leads the Corporate and Public Affairs team in building strong values based, trusted relationships with partners to help diverse young entrepreneurs start and succeed. Janis secured the largest corporate commitment in Futurpreneur’s history to launch the Black Entrepreneur Startup Program, funded by the Royal Bank of Canada. She is a marketing professional with a focused specialisation in fund development and has worked in both for profit and non-profit for over 25 years. 

Janis will facilitate the breakout session on Supporting Indigenous Young Entrepreneurs at our Global Summit, which marks the start of YBI’s Indigenous Working Group.  

Director-General EU Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and InclusionSessions:
  • TBC

Joost Korte was appointed Director-General of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion on 16 March 2018. Previously, the Dutch national served as Deputy Director-General in the European Commission’s Trade Department, in the Agriculture and Rural Development Department as well as in the Enlargement Department. Furthermore, Mr. Korte spent several years in the Commission’s Secretariat General as Director, responsible for the relations with the Council of Ministers, and gained extensive experience in the Private offices of Sir Leon Brittan, Chris Patten and Danuta Hübner. These professional experiences within European institutions allowed him to develop a profound understanding of EU decision-making. A lawyer by training, Joost Korte joined the Commission in 1991, following eight years of academic work on European law at the Universities of Utrecht and Edinburgh.

Joost Korte will be the keynote speaker at our Global Summit.

Founder & CEO Bamboovement, The NetherlandsSessions:
  • Panel: Green Entrepreneurship & Summit Marketplace.

Joshua van den Hurk is the founder & CEO of Bamboovement. They keep in mind what is best for our planet and act accordingly. This translates into 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.

Joshua will join the Green Entrepreneurship panel at our Global Summit as well as the Summit Marketplace.

Founder Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust (BYST), IndiaSessions:
  • Opening

Lakshmi Venkataraman Venkatesan is the founder of our member in India, Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust (BYST). BYST fosters entrepreneurship among the underprivileged youth in India who lack the resources to start their ventures despite having adequate knowledge. She brought in the concept of mentoring of first-generation young entrepreneurs from developed countries and modified it suitably to the Indian context.

Lakshmi will be a speaker at the Global Summit opening.

Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO Europe & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer AccentureSessions:
  • Presenter: Unlocking ESG

Laurence Morvan is The Chief of Staff of the office of the CEO Europe and the Corporate Social Responsibility Officer at Accenture. She is a member of Accenture’s Europe Management Committee. 

She is developing Accenture’s approach to strengthening their presence in Europe, more fully leveraging the EU strategies and funding. As CSR officer, Laurence focuses on advancing Accenture’s digital responsibility with programmes around skilling for the digital age and leveraging technology responsibly and for societal impact.  Laurence represents Accenture at external forums around topics related to entrepreneurship, future of work and business responsibility.  

Laurence will be presenting at the session on Unlocking ESG at our Global Summit.

Head of Google for Startups UKSessions:
  • Speaker: Opening and Awards & Judge for the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Marta founded her first business at 19. She has since co-founded three businesses and been widely recognized for her achievements and contribution to the field of entrepreneurship, including recognition in Forbes’s 30 Under 30 in 2016 and their top 60 Female Tech Executives globally in 2018. Currently, she focuses her role as Head of Google for Startups in the UK to connect and empower entrepreneurs from less advantaged backgrounds and less developed ecosystems, and as Chair of ACUA Ocean is working towards creating the world’s first zero carbon H-USVs for monitoring and sustainable management of oceans and waterways. 

Marta will be a speaker for the opening and award sessions as well as being one of the judges for the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Programme Manager Youth Business PolandSessions:
  • Co-host: Habitat and Youth Business Poland hosted session

Marta Migoń is Programme Manager at YBI member Youth Business Poland and has developed the Youth Business Poland mentoring programme. She liaises with fundraisers and maintains partnerships with organisations and institutions supporting activities in the field of entrepreneurship.

Marta has education and experience in training and coaching. She also runs her own business and therefore understands the process of becoming an entrepreneur.

Marta will co-host the Habitat and Youth Business Poland hosted session on the unique challenges of refugee entrepreneurs.

Partnerships Manager Somo Africa, KenyaSessions:
  • Masters of Ceremonies – day 1

Maureen is passionate about increasing opportunities for low-income youth in Kenya, especially through entrepreneurship. She has over eight years of experience working in marginalised communities to foster a culture of learning, earning, and problem-solving through the use of technology and entrepreneurship. As Partnerships Manager at our Kenyan member Somo Africa, she focusses on fostering relationships with a common goal of giving micro and small businesses access to knowledge, finance, digital tools and markets.

Maureen will be serving as a Master of Ceremonies on day 1 of our Global Summit.

Social Innovation Coordinator ETIC, JapanSessions:
  • Masters of Ceremonies – day 2

Naho’s work at ETIC, our member in Japan, focusses on facilitation of multi-sectoral dialogues and empowerment of non-profit leaders in Japan’s social sector. She works as a freelance translator, coordinator of international programmes, and is an experienced personal coach in cross-cultural communications both in and out of ETIC.

Naho will be serving as a Master of Ceremonies on day 2 of our Global Summit.

Director, Financial Inclusion Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)Sessions:
  • Financial Inclusion

Neil joined Standard Chartered Bank in January 2022 to lead on a new financial inclusion approach within the Futuremakers initiative and across the Bank. He is currently developing new initiatives around financial inclusion and access to finance across Standard Chartered Bank’s markets linked to the Lifting Participation stand. He has a background in Banking and International Development with experience working across Africa and Asia on SME development and access to finance initiatives.

Neil will join the Financial Inclusion session at our Global Summit.

Founder & CEO Kuza Freezer, KenyaSessions:
  • Panel: Decent Work

Purity Gakuo is a young entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of Kuza Freezer. Purity’s humble background and great passion for technology prompted her to start a business with a social impact in her community.

Purity’s business helps small-scale fishermen to overcome their in-job challenges by manufacturing Pay as You Go solar-powered freezers to bridge the cold-chain gap in the fish value chain and at the same time enhance job opportunities for young people and women in Sub-Saharan Africa.

She is one of the finalists in our Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Business for Good Award.

Purity will join the Decent Work panel at our Global Summit.

Executive Director Bangladesh Youth Enterprise Advice and Helpcentre (B'YEAH)Sessions:
  • Panel: Decent Work

Rashed Mamun is Executive Director of our member Bangladesh Youth Enterprise Advice & Helpcentre. He is an impact-driven leader with extensive cross-cultural experience in spearheading dynamic teams in ICT, Education, and Capacity Development sectors in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Philippines, and Myanmar, alongside hands-on knowledge of business process enhancement, change management, training, and management consulting in both non-for-profit and for-profit.

His particular expertise and interest are aligning business goals with technology solutions to achieve organizational sustainability through ensuring continuous process improvements.

Rashed will join the Decent Work panel at our Global Summit.

Head of Sustainability - Brazil & South Cone The Coca-Cola CompanySessions:
  • Panel: Green Entrepreneurship

As Head of Sustainability for Brazil and the South Cone Region of Latin America at The Coca-Cola Company, Rodrigo is responsible for leading strategies, programmes, and initiatives around the circular economy, water, climate, as well as agricultural and small entrepreneurs in the company´s value chain. He is co-founder and former CEO of YBI’s member organisation in Brazil, Aliança Empreendedora, who support more than 120,000 micro-entrepreneurs across Brazil. He also co-founded and is a board member of Emerge, a company focused on promoting science-based innovation through integrating researchers, scientists, and startups with large companies in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food production, agriculture, and construction. 

Rodrigo will join the Green Entrepreneurship Panel at our Global Summit.

CEO Youth Business SpainSessions:
  • Breakfast session (day 2) - The Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool

Sara is the CEO of our Spanish member Youth Business Spain and an expert in strategic planning, alliance building, and results-based management. She has more than 15 years of international work experience, including at the European Union’s programme for the promotion of social cohesion in Latin America.

Sara will be leading a breakfast session on The Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool on day 2 of our Global Summit.

Co-Founder InkDot, South AfricaSessions:
  • Afternoon session - day 2: Inclusivity Toolkit

Sarah is co-founder of the innovation consultancy InkDot and an award-winning organisation development practitioner, with 12 years of experience in leading internal culture transformation and strengthening the health and effectiveness of organisations. 

In innovation processes, her focus is on demystifying innovation and equipping people with the mindsets, behaviours, and competencies necessary to remain real and relevant in an increasingly complex world. She is passionate about the intersection of innovation and inclusivity and has co-created YBI’s Inclusivity Toolkit. 

Sarah will be co-facilitating the Inclusivity Toolkit session on day 2 of our Global Summit. 

Co-Founder InkDot, MozambiqueSessions:
  • Afternoon session - day 2: Inclusivity Toolkit

Sérgio is co-founder of the innovation consultancy InkDot. In the last two decades, he has worked on a variety of projects and in diverse industries and geographies, often with a focus on social innovation and design research.  

In addition to his consulting experience, Sérgio also trains and supports entrepreneurs and founders in human centred design and customer experience, with a focus on making these concepts tangible and practical within local markets and contexts. 

Sérgio will be co-facilitating the Inclusivity Toolkit session on day 2 of our Global Summit. 

General Manager Youth Business Trinidad and TobagoSessions:
  • Master of Ceremonies - day 1

Shedron has been with Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago for the past 13 years, on its quest to empower young entrepreneurs to build profitable and sustainable businesses. He has co-led the creation of Youth Business Caribbean’s training curriculum on entrepreneurship development, which utilizes techniques such as, Effectuation, Design Thinking and the Business Model Canvas. Shedron is passionate about connecting innovation and the building blocks of businesses to adapt to the ever-changing world. His personal mantra isThere are too many people, looking for a better life, and not enough looking to make life better”.

Deputy Director, Economic Empowerment, Africa & South Asia Sightsavers, UKSessions:
  • Panel: Inclusive Entrepreneurship for Young People with Disabilities

Simon Brown is Deputy Director, Economic Empowerment in Sightsavers’ Programme Strategy & Development team, leading the design and implementation of pan-disability formal employment programmes across Africa and South Asia. He started his journey in the development sector as an organisational development advisor and then country director of Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) in various Asian and the Pacific countries, including China, India and Bangladesh. Simon joined Sightsavers in 2019, after returning to the UK. He is passionate about evidencing how labour markets can adapt to be inclusive of people with disabilities, and about building collaborative public-private partnerships to lead the change.

Simon will join the panel on inclusive entrepreneurship for young people with disabilities at our Global Summit.

 

Founder MrMoneyJar, UKSessions:
  • Opening, Awards host & Judge for the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Timi Merriman-Johnson is an award-winning financial content creator, podcaster, author and founder of Mr MoneyJar, a UK-based financial education company.

Mr MoneyJar offers accessible, practical financial guidance, through digital content, events and 121 coaching, and has been featured on the BBC, LadBible and Sky News.

Timi is an ambassador at National Numeracy, an independent UK charity that promotes the importance of numeracy, and creates educational content for all, covering topics such as budgeting, saving, getting on the property ladder and investing.

Timi is also the host of The Mr MoneyJar Show, a weekly podcast, featuring individuals and organisations who are using money to create a positive impact.

Timi will be a speaker at the Global Summit opening and host our awards ceremony as well as being one of the judges for the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Young Entrepreneurs Market Place

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 info@lafemmequirit.nl

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 info@mautiesmama.nl https://www.mautiesmama.nl/

Vegan footwear

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.

www.Royalrootscorner.nl 

Unique fashion pieces made from pre-loved materials

Founded by Ella Brouwer

el.résidu was founded 2022, out of the need to help make the fashion industry more environmentally friendly, ethical and sustainable.

Ella worked as a fashion designer for several brands until I she decided to start a new path towards her goal; to make this world a better place! The (fast) fashion industry is one of the biggest piolluters on the planet. To contribute to reducing this pollution, el.résidu  only works with vintage sourced fabrics or so called ‘’dead stock’’ materials that are no longer in use.

Follow el.residu on Instagram www.instagram.com/el.residu or sign up at www.elresidu.com  to be updated when the webstore is live.

Awards

Incredible awards to recognise amazing individuals

YBI’s awards are always a highlight of the Summit. 2022’s GYES will be no exception.

The awards

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

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.

Young entrepreneur of the year

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.

The categories: 

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.

The prizes: 

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.

Prizes:

Flights and accommodation
YBI will cover your airline tickets, transfer and accommodation in the Hague for three days. 

Free tickets
Free tickets to YBI’s Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit and the opportunity to network with leaders across business and entrepreneurship.

Business coaching
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.

$10,000
The winner will receive a non-repayable grant of $10,000 as 2022 Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Mentor 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.

Mentor of the Year

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.

 

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AND MENTOR OF THE YEAR


Voting now closed.
Winners will be announced on 18 October at the Global Summit.

FAQs

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:

  • You cannot change the number of tickets ordered, billing address, or credit card/payment type used.
  • We recommend selecting the “send confirmation email to new attendee” box when changing the email address on your order.
  • If you entered an incorrect email address during registration, you can log in with the incorrect email address and password to change the email address on your Eventbrite account.
  • You must change your email both on your Eventbrite account and on your GYES order.

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 reservations@carltonhotels.nl. 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.

Partners and friends

YBI’s Global Youth entrepreneurship Summit is supported by Accenture

  • Accenture

Special thanks to our partners and friends for their ongoing support

  • Google.org
  • Futuremakers
  • IKEA Foundation
  • Argidius
  • Enel Group
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