Thursday, June 5, 2008
2nd GLOBAL YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM
Yogyakarta, 18-20 July 2008
The Global Youth Entrepreneurship Forum (GYEF) is an annual programme in corporation with the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) which brings together young entrepreneurs, multi-national corporation representatives, financial institution and youth leaders from around the world to discuss pertinent youth entrepreneurship issues. More than 200 young people attended the 1st GYEF. The GYEF produces a declaration which serves as a guideline for youth to address the selected issues.
GYEF 2007 Theme
The theme selected for GYEF 2008 is Youth Business and International Trade. This theme has been selected in realization of the need for young people to engage in entrepreneurial activity as means of creating employment and contributing to global economic development. The theme was proposed by participants during the 1st Global Youth Entrepreneurship Forum 2006.
The objectives of GYEF 2008 are:
-To identify the scope and contribution of young people to national and international business activity;
-To encourage youth to start their own businesses and entrepreneurial ventures;
-To discuss the role of governments, NGOs and the private sector in promoting youth business;
-To develop business appreciation and skills in participants and enable them to positively harness their talents and business acumen;
-To promote youth involvement in international trade leveraging on networks availed by organizations such as the World Assembly of Youth, World Bank, European Union, Non Aligned Organization, etc; and
-To advocate for fair trade that contributes to third world development.
The GYEF is organized by the Global Youth Entrepreneurship Forum Committee in collaboration with the World Assembly of Youth, Yogyakarta Special Provincial Government, Yogyakarta Provincial Government and the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Indonesia). Other business associations, entrepreneurial organizations and trade and commerce organizations will also be involved this year.
GYEF invites participants from National Youth Councils, youth business clubs and the private sector. National delegations are encouraged to register gender-balanced groups. There is no specific age limit but delegations are encouraged to include young people below the age of 30. The total number of participants in this programme shall be 300 from at least 50 different countries. There will be an exhibition of youth businesses, therefore delegations are encouraged to bring along some products of youth businesses to display at the conference venue.
The conference will be held at Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
All delegates should register with the GYEF secretariat by the 1st June. Registrations shall be considered on a first-come-first-served basis. Once all places are full registration will be closed.
A participation fee of U$150 (One hundred and fifty US dollars), inclusive of registration fee, twin-sharing accommodation and food shall be levied on all participants. This fee is payable in advance or on arrival.