Youth Global Forum, 23 - 27 November 2017, United Arab Emirates

Publish Date: Sep 12, 2017

Deadline: Sep 22, 2017


Presently, the world economy is experiencing a protracted crisis. Further, diminishing resources in an ever-increasing population presents additional challenges and in order to improve the situation both locally and globally, we need new types of entrepreneurial thinking. The aim of the Youth Global Forum 2017 is to bring young people together to discuss and redefine what it means to be thinking as an entrepreneur in today’s economic climate.

One of the key visions of the UAE’s national agenda is to develop a sustainable knowledge-based economy in addition to becoming one of the world leaders in the Human Development Index. As such, the cosmopolitan city of Dubai was an obvious choice to host this year’s Youth Global Forum which will be focused on Ethical Entrepreneurship in the Time of a Competitive Knowledge-based Economy.

Through a series of educational and interactive workshops and keynote speeches led by a team of highly-accomplished guest speakers, over 100 participants from across the globe will be presented with the opportunity to unlock their leadership potential and increase professional growth.

Additionally, participants of the Youth Global Forum Forum 2017 will have a direct opportunity to apply for Youth Time International Movement's Idea Grant - with the winner acquiring direct support toward the implementation of his or her project. Other winners are awarded one year bachelor/masters scholarships by Anglo American University and Zagreb School of Business.


Thanks to a comprehensive program filled with interactive talks and workshops conducted by esteemed speakers, participants at the event will be equipped with the necessary tools to build the foundations for success in their future entrepreneurial endeavors.

From Brazil to China, Canada to Indonesia, participants will have the opportunity to meet with over 100 likeminded young entrepreneurs travelling from all corners of the globe. They’ll also be given the chance to network with experts in the fields of business, startups, science and technology.

Through Youth Time International Movement's cultural exchange program, participants will join together to celebrate diversity during trips to some of Dubai’s most exciting attractions, including a day on the dunes whilst taking part on a desert safari!


A harmonious combination of educational and cultural exchange programs encourages participants to become creative, innovative and responsible. This will help young people to foster leadership, human values and a sense of social responsibility toward the global community in addition to leaving them feeling empowered. Through a series of workshops, masterclasses, and key note speeches presented by honorable guests, participants will gain added insight on different perspectives related to entrepreneurship. Topics include:

  • The Role of Science and Technology in a Sustainable Knowledge-based Economy;
  • The Role of Individuals and Enterprise in a Sustainable Knowledge-based Economy;
  • Introducing Entrepreneurship into National Curriculum;
  • How to be Successful in a Knowledge-based Economy;
  • Knowledge Management; Concepts, Skills and Practices;
  • SMART Knowledge Management Model in education, Examples, Benefits, Risks;
  • Technology and Nature: Progress vs Sustainable Environment;
  • Evolution of Three Heals; Body, Mind, Society;
  • Digitalization in Knowledge-based Economy; Management, Marketing, Communication.


Participants with innovative social impact ideas will be given the chance to present their own entrepreneurial projects, with the best being awarded a grant to realize it. Other prizes will include full scholarships at Anglo American University and Zagreb School of Business. This year, the project themes include:

  • Education and Research;
  • Science and Technology;
  • Communication;
  • Sustainable Environment and Infrastructure.

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