2018 G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20YEA) Buenos Aires Summit
Futurpreneur Canada is proud to facilitate international opportunities for young entrepreneurs. This year, 27 diverse and growth-oriented young Canadian entrepreneurs were selected by Futurpreneur Canada to represent Canada at the 2018 G20 YEA Summit in Buenos Aires in 2018. See the Canadian delegation at www.futurpreneur.ca/delegates.
2018 G20 YEA Buenos Aires Summit
At the 2018 G20 YEA Summit, “Entrepreneurship, Education and the Business of the Future”, nearly 300 young entrepreneurs met in Buenos Aires to share innovative ideas, make valuable connections and discuss how to advance youth entrepreneurship across the G20 nations.
2018 G20 YEA Communiqué
Supported by global consultations with young entrepreneurs and expert knowledge partners Accenture, EY, and Dentons, the newly-released 2018 G20 YEA Communiqué is a call to action for G20 governments to focus upon entrepreneurship to address job creation and youth employment. The Communiqué here made recommendations to G20 leaders in the following areas, as voted by entrepreneurs:
- Quality education
- International mobility
- Sustainable development
- Inclusive entrepreneurship
- Promoting networks
Contributions from Canadian Delegation
Canadian delegates showed considerable leadership during the 2018 G20 YEA Summit, including six Canadians appearing on panels and breakout sessions. With delegates Cierra Bray, Frank Collins and Lina Alvarez taking over the @Futurpreneur social media accounts, the delegation shared real time updates and inspiration with Canadian entrepreneurs back home in Canada.
Canadian Delegation Activities
In addition to the official Summit (see agenda here), the 27 Canadian entrepreneurs participated in a variety of business-building activities, with support from Global Affairs Canada and others, including:
- Visits and presentations from partners:
- Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
- Argentine Association of Private Equity, Venture and Seed Capital (ARCAP)
- VC funds/accelerators Waayra and Cygnus
- Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency
- Government of Argentina, Ministry of Production
- Government of Buenos Aires Province, Entrepreneurship Directorate
- Metropolitan Design Centre
- Individual B2B meetings with Argentine entrepreneurs, including presentations from Globant and Mobi724
- Bilateral meetings with other G20 YEA country delegations, including at the UK Ambassador’s Residence
Following the Summit, the delegates will continue to advance their businesses, and will work with government and corporate leaders to implement the Summit recommendations to support youth entrepreneurship at home in Canada. Applications to be part of the 2019 G20 YEA Canadian delegation to Fukuoka, Japan in May 2019 will open in December. To receive an alert when applications open, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the G20YEA
Futurpreneur Canada is proud to be a founding member of the G20YEA, a global network of more than 500,000 young entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them. In advance of every G20 Leaders’ Summit, the G20YEA brings together hundreds of the world’s top young entrepreneurs to advance youth entrepreneurship as a driver of economic growth, innovation and social change.
The Summit is an important opportunity for young entrepreneurs to become part of a network of champions for youth entrepreneurship, advising on issues of importance, sharing ideas and proposing solutions. It is also a critical opportunity for young entrepreneurs to advance their businesses, make international connections and pursue international growth.