G20 YEA Summit – Press release

20 Young Entrepreneurs depart for Sydney, Australia to propose solutions against unemployment to G20 leaders

July 18 – 22 2014, Sydney – The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) is a global network of leading entrepreneurially-minded organizations representing the G20 countries who come up with valuable input and recommendation to G20 government leaders. This year 700 young entrepreneurs (age 18-40) meet from July 18-22, 2014 in Sydney Australia to find solutions on how to fight global unemployment, especially youth unemployment. Their objective is to formulate strategies to reduce unemployment below 10% by 2030, and install youth entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment in the post 2015 United Nations Millennium Development Goals through a focus on job creation, youth employment and growth, the central subject of the G20 leaders’ summit to be held in Brisbane, Australia in November this year.

As Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs we have promoted the participation within our members and 20 dynamic Italian Young Entrepreneurs coming to Sydney to take part to the fifth annual G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit. “We are pleased to contribute to the discussion leveraging on these inspiring Italian young entrepreneurs” said Marco Gay, President of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs. “Their innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and experience will help finding solutions against the severe problem of unemployment in Italy and many other countries worldwide are currently facing.”

Most economies are struggling to create enough employment for their youth. Developed economies are caught between rising deficits, low rates of growth and high levels of unemployment that disproportionately affect youth – Australia is not immune. There are currently 1.8 billion youth, of which 90% live in developing countries and two thirds of those are underemployed. According to the latest ILO statistics there are currently 73 million youth unemployed, accounting for more than 50% youth unemployment in many countries.

We believe a global problem needs a global solution. In 2009 we created an unprecedented new global network: the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance. The Alliance is working to promote youth entrepreneurship as a solution to the challenge of economic renewal. We believe that this global movement – and the energy and dynamism it will generate – can transform our societies and our economies. The Alliance consists of 20 of the leading organizations across the G20 that represent over 1 million young entrepreneurs employing 12 million people, with a greater network of over 11 million entrepreneurs. Every year we bring together over 700 of the world’s top young entrepreneurs and leaders to attend a three day summit. We share their ideas with the B20 and G20 leaders to catalyze global change.

Date – July 18 to 22, 2014
Place – Sydney, Australia
Participants – 700 entrepreneurs from all over the world; embassies and government representatives from participating countries, International mass media
For more information about the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit, please visit www.g20yea.com and www.g20yeasummit.co

List of organizations:


Argentine Federation of Young Entrepreneurs (FEDAJE) it´s integrated by 18-40 age entrepreneurs, distributed all along of 24 provinces who are composed a 145 chambers network. FEDAJE is the young branch of CAME who is the small and medium enterprise confederation of Argentina. For further information please visit: www.fedaje.org.ar


The Enterprise Network for Young Australians (ENYA) is a not for profit organisation run by young people, for young people. ENYA supports and promotes the active participation of young people in enterprise, in an ethical and sustainable manner. ENYA believes that not only does youth enterprise impact on employment, business acumen, workplace opportunities and financial independence amongst young people; it also encourages young people to become active, innovative, creative and socially responsible citizens. For further information please visit: http://www.eventbrite.com.au


The National Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs (Conaje) is committed to ethics, citizenship, free enterprise and the welfare of society and is responsible for stimulating entrepreneurship among young Brazilians, either orientation, job training or political representation. Conaje accomplishes its mission by performing actions that strengthen the creation of new business and maintenance of existing in the country, especially those managed by youths. It also focuses on promoting trade missions in states and cities of interest in the local economy, organize training events, state visits and events, regional and national partnerships with universities and companies. For further information please visit: www.conaje.com.br


The Futurpreneur Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to growing our nation’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character not collateral, when providing youth aged 18-39 with pre-launch coaching, business resources, low-interest financing of up to $15,000, and industry-leading mentoring to help them launch and sustain successful businesses. Futurpreneur Canada’s co-financing partner, the Business Development Bank of Canada, leverages Futurepreneuer Canadas application process to provide up to $30,000 in additional support for Futurpreneur Canada entrepreneurs. For further information please visit: http://www.futurpreneur.ca


Youth Business China (YBC) is a non-profit educational program aiming for promoting youth entrepreneurship. By mobilizing resources from all social sectors, particularly from business community, YBC provides business mentoring, seed money, skill, and network to support and help young entrepreneurs succeed in business start-up. For further information please visit: http://www.youthbusiness.org/member/youth-business-china/


European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs is the major association of young entrepreneurs throughout Europe representing 40.000 members and aiming to support and improve the economic and social performance of young entrepreneurship in Europe. As such, it is the largest dynamic network of entrepreneurs, which constantly expands its activities. For further information please visit: www. yes.be


“Les Journées de l’Entrepreneur” (JDE) has just changed its name into “CITIZEN Entrepreneurs” to outline entrepreneur’s engagement into the 21st century. Created in 2007, « Les Journées de l’Entrepreneur » (JDE), is a French not for profit association which highlights for young people the vital role played by entrepreneurs in the growth, innovation and job creation especially for the youth. The entrepreneur is a vector of hope and an economic and social driving force linking the political environment with civil society. For further information please visit: www.citizen-entrepreneurs.com


Wirtschaftsjunioren Deutschland aka JCI Germany is the biggest German association of young leaders and entrepreneurs in Germany with more than 10,000 active members.
Our members are responsible for about 300,000 jobs, 35,000 interns and more than €120 billion in economic activity. Between the ages of 18 and 40, they know that responsible business practices and community service are essential for shaping the future of our country and world. For further information please visit: www.wjd.de

Young Indians (Yi) is an integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India’s premier business association, formed in the year 2002, with an objective of creating a platform for young Indians to realize the dream of a developed nation. Yi has over 1288 direct members in 24 city chapters and engages around 5600 students across the country through its farmer’s net, 8000 young and progressive farmers through its farmers net and 160 young professionals through its corporate chapter. The Yi membership includes young progressive Indians between the age group of 25 & 40 years and comprises of entrepreneurs, professionals and progressive achievers from different walks of life. “To become the voice of young Indians globally” being the vision of Yi, it provides a platform for young Indians to participate in and contribute by becoming an integral part of the Indian growth story. For further information please visit: www.youngindians.net/


The Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia (GEPI) aims to catalyse Indonesia’s entrepreneurship strategies by working in partnership with existing programs and linking aspiring Indonesian entrepreneurs to global developments and investment prospects. GEPI formally was started in January 2011 by a group of 13 prominent business leaders in Indonesia who now comprise the Board of Founders. It has a full-time Secretariat in Jakarta.
GEPi is also part of wider global initiative called the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP), which grew from an initiative of President Obama and it is now a core program at the US State Department guided by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, to promote entrepreneurship as a key pillar of economic development among developing countries. For further information please visit: www.gepi.co/


The Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs Movement was formed within the framework of the Confindustria associations system as a group of individuals whose aim is to strengthen awareness of the entrepreneur’s role and to set it apart from conventional organizations set up as business associations. The Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs Movement is proud of having started the idea of identifying, searching and connecting several young entrepreneurs’ associations all around the world, bringing them all together for the first time at the first G8 Young Entrepreneurs Summit held in Stresa (Italy 2009). It is also an honor to be amongst the founding members of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, a fundamental step towards building up a global awareness about youth entrepreneurship.
The Young Entrepreneurs Movement is composed of individuals aged between 18 and 40 years old, who have held management positions within companies that are registered with Confindustria local member associations. The Division has greatly expanded over the years and today counts 12.500 members associates, organized across 105 Provinces and in 20 Regional Committees. For further information please visit: www.giovanimprenditori.org


JCI Japan is a nationwide network of young people between the ages of 20 to 40. JCI Japan has 701 Local Organizations and over 40,000 members. JCI Japan is a member of the worldwide Junior Chamber International and is a non-political and non-sectarian youth service organization with the aim and purpose of creating positive changes in Japanese society. The organization believes that these changes must result from collective action aimed at improving the lives of the members as well as Japanese society. Through its links with JCI, JCI Japan is also very active at the international level and is currently conducting projects around the world, with a specific focus on Japan’s local area, the Asia Pacific region. For further information please visit: http://www08.jaycee.or.jp/eng/what-jc02.html



In COPARMEX we strive to create more and better business in Mexico, which in turn will help generate a better quality of life, better jobs, better education, a Mexico more competitive. In COPARMEX we have the support of each and every one of our business affiliates, but also need the active and conscious participation all private initiative, youth, workers, educational institutions, government, society in general.


The Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) is an entrepreneurship development organization based in Moscow, with centers in St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. CFE focuses on three areas. One, it trains and organizes network learning events for Russian entrepreneurs who have the desire and ability to grow their businesses. Two, it supports entrepreneurship education in Russian schools and universities by training Russian faculty in how to teach entrepreneurship and by initiating the Russian Association of Entrepreneurship Education. And three, through its Alliance for Entrepreneurship Development and other initiatives such as Global Entrepreneurship Week and the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, CFE acts as a catalyst and assists other organizations throughout Russia in promoting and creating a healthy climate for entrepreneurship in Russia. You can learn more about the Center for Entrepreneurship via our website: www.cfe.ru. In 2013, CFE, on behalf of G20 YEA, has successfully conducted the Moscow 2013 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit. For information, please visit: 2013.g20yeasummit.com.


The Centennial Fund (TCF) is a non-governmental organization that helps under-served young Saudi Arabians to set up and grow businesses and create new productive employment. We deliver a local adaptation of the global approach promoted by Youth Business International (YBI) – an integrated package of support combining training, finance and mentoring.
TCF transforms lives by empowering unemployed and marginalized young people in Saudi Arabia to create sustainable livelihoods. In supporting youth entrepreneurship, TCF fosters financial independence in young people, helps generate new jobs, and delivers wider social and economic benefits to many communities.
TCF’s mission is to enable young men and women to start their own business by providing mentoring, training and financial support. In this way, TCF helps to transform youth from job seekers into job providers with financial independence.


Young Entrepreneur South Africa (YESA) is a Not for profit Organization that is a national youth entrepreneurship movement established for the sole purpose of creating an entrepreneurship eco-system in South Africa.
Vision statement: “To promote the exchange of ideas around entrepreneurship in South Africa so we can integrate and transform our economic landscape in our lifetime”.


Young Entrepreneurs’ Society of Korea (YES Korea) is a not-for-profit organization, formally established in 2010. YES Korea helps young people, aged 18 to 49, search their dreams, start their own business & create employment. YES Korea is dedicated to empower young people to grow, by technical assistance, sharing knowledge & experiences, developing quality standards & generating resources.


TUGIAD (Young Businessmen Association of Turkey), founded 1986 by Mr. Cefi Kamhi our Honorary Chairman, is the first and only National Young Entrepreneurs’ Association honoured by the title of “Turkey”.
TUGIAD is a network of 750 prominent members between 21 to 45 years old, representing various business sectors namely.


Within the G20 YEA the UK is lead jointly by two organisations. These are Young Brits Network and Youth Business International.
The YoungBrits Network is the body that represents young entrepreneurs and the organisations that support them in the UK, at an international level.
YoungBrits acts as the UK representative on the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance and The European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs and works with membership bodies with a national reach in the UK to engage with these international organisations and promote unique opportunities to young entrepreneurs in their networks. YoungBrits has been established to champion the views and interests of young entrepreneurs in the UK, ensuring their voices will be heard and influence on a global scale. For more information please go to: www.youngbrits.com
Youth Business International
Youth Business International is a global network of independent non-profit initiatives helping young people to start and grow their own business and create employment. HRH The Prince of Wales is our President.
YBI members assist under-served young entrepreneurs with a combination of training, access to capital, mentoring and other business development services. They adapt this common approach to their local context, working in partnership with governments, businesses and multilateral and civil society organisations. In 2011, YBI supported 7,800 young people to start up in business in 34 countries. A London-based network team drives network growth, quality and performance. For more information please go to: www.youthbusiness.org


The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) – for entrepreneurs only – is a dynamic global network of more than 7,500 business owners in 42 countries. Annual gross sales of members companies exceed $U.S.150 billion and employ more than 1.5 million people around the globe. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in one of EO’s 116 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 40 years old with annual revenues of US$18.4 million.
For more information on EO, visit www.eonetwork.org or call +1.703.519.6700.