The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit, a four-year-old grouping seeking to tap energies of younger business leaders in the advanced economies, comes to Australia for the first time this year.
The high-profile event, scheduled for 19-21 July in Sydney, offers a rare opportunity for young entrepreneurs to shape the agenda of the G20 countries. The deadline to enter and participate in the event as a delegate is March 31.
To apply, delegates must be: 40 years old or under, and a business founder, co-founder, majority shareholder or leader in entrepreneur ecosystem.
Delegates also need to have specific experience and ability in one of six pillars of business: Trade and globalisation; Investment and access to funding; Government, taxation and regulation; Innovation and technology; Education and coordinated support; and Entrepreneurship culture.
This year’s summit outcome focuses on “an action plan on youth unemployment.” The summit leaders consider entrepreneurship as an ideal way to create jobs as developed economies struggle with rising deficits, low rates of growth, or jobless growth, and high levels of unemployment.
At the summit, over 500 top entrepreneurs and thought leaders, together, are to develop a communiqué that will be submitted to the agenda-setting G20 political leaders. The 2014 G20 summit is to be hosted in Brisbane in November.
The G20 members include: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, the Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the UK, the USA, South Africa and Argentina. The European Union is also represented in the G20 YEA.