The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) is a global network of young entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them. It was established to convene each year in advance of the G-20 Summit, with the aim of championing the importance of young entrepreneurs to the G20 member nations and to share examples and practices. The Alliance was officially created at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit, Toronto, Canada, 2010. This year the G20 YEA Summit was held in Beijing, China.
As the official G20 YEA member for our country, Futurpreneur Canada reviewed applications from Canadians passionate about entrepreneurship and the opportunity to join the 2016 delegation. After reviewing applications from across Canada, 32 entrepreneurs were selected to represent their country on the international stage. The Canadian delegates traveled to Beijing in September 2016 to engage the G20 leaders and policymakers in the cause of youth entrepreneurship and to meet and network with over 800 entrepreneurs from around the globe.
Our impressive delegation of young entrepreneurs was led by Olivier Letard, president of the G20 YEA Canadian Delegation and member of the Futurpreneur Canada Board of Directors.
For more information:
- Read about the 2016 delegation here
- View the full 2016 G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Summit communique here