The Global Youth Forum was a 2 day conference for 200 local students, organized by the CSR Division of Al Ahli Holding Group. Taking place in Dubai, at Zabeel Ladies Club, the initiative aimed at providing the opportunity for students to discover and develop their entrepreneurial skills and discuss significant issues concerning their role as businessman in the growth of society.
The event not only provided tools for students to create their own social enterprises, it was also a great source of inspiration, gathering national and international speakers such as Madi Sharma from the European Economic and Social Committee, Khalid Al Ameri, local entrepreneur and inspirational speaker, Jonathan Collinge from Adidas UK and local tv stars, the Peeta Brothers.
Interactivity was ensured with different activities between speeches, like Yoga, Stand Up Comedy, Gymnastics.
During the event, 2 competitions where held, challenging a panel of judges to decide on projects that could help local and international communities to grow. The event was designed and managed in full by YoungNetwork. Logistics, sponsors allotment and management, media relations, social media management, these were a few of the responsibilities that encompassed this challenge.
200 students interacting with sponsors over breaks and workshops – a great engagement that harnessed over 7 international projects and 5 local projects were presented and voted by a jury.