Global Youth Leaders Summit 2017:
Let’s Make the World a Better Place

“Global Youth Leaders Summit 2017: Let's Make the World a Better Place” is one of its kind international youth leader conference to be held on 28-29 July 2017, organized by the Global Youth Leadership Institute of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Summit themed SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP will gather student leaders from across the world to share ideas and find solutions to some of the world’s pressing challenges, and together, chart a future course in making the world a better place.

 

The Summit aims to:

  • Cultivate young leaders to make social impact through social entrepreneurship

  • Nurture a community of young leaders to discuss and act on global concerns

The Summit will feature:

  • Social Entrepreneurship Keynote Lecture by Professor Hau Lee, the Thoma Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology of Stanford Graduate School of Business. A leading expert in global supply chains, Professor Lee will expound in the lecture on how values created through entrepreneurial innovations can be a powerful means to support economic development in developing economies.

  • Student Leader Presentations on social entrepreneurship, poverty alleviation, and sustainable cities and communities.

  • Visit to Social Enterprises to gain hands-on insights on social entrepreneurship.

  • Roundtable Discussion to chart the future of young leaders from across the world coming together to make positive social change.

Student Presentation

In the student presentation sessions, students will make presentations on the projects they have done or plan to do in one of the following areas: social entrepreneurship, poverty alleviation and sustainable communities. There will be discussions and Q&A in each of the sessions.





 
 

Event Rundown


Wednesday, 28 June 2017 Morning Session (Silverbox Ballroom, Hotel ICON, Hunghom)

Time Programme
08:30 Registration
09:00 Opening Speech
Prof Angelina Yuen, Vice-President (Student and Global Affairs),
and Director of Global Youth Leadership Institute,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Keynote Speech of the Global Youth Leaders Summit 2017 cum Invited Lecture for the Global Leader Lecture Series
09:10 Creating IN and OUT Values Through Entrepreneurial Innovations
Prof Hau Lee, the Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
10:00 Q & A
10:30 Tea Break
10:50 Launch Ceremony of the Global Youth Leadership Institute
Prof Timothy W. Tong, President, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof Angelina Yuen, Vice-President (Student and Global Affairs), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof Daniel Shek, Associate Vice-President (Undergraduate Prog.), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof Hau Lee, the Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Global Youth Leaders Summit 2017 - Student Presentations on Social Entrepreneurship
11:20 WEDO GLOBAL
Eva Wong (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
11:35 Restart Network - The World's First Crowdsourced Technology School
Frederick Rustler and Adam Shpilt (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands)
11:50 Academics For Development: Exposing Young Academia to Social Entrepreneurship
Louis Wouters (KU Leuven, Belgium) and Julie Desmet (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
12:05 Q & A
12:25 Lunch



Wednesday, 28 June 2017 Afternoon Session (3/F JC Innovation Tower, PolyU)

Global Youth Leaders Summit 2017 - Student Presentations: Parallel Sessions

Time Poverty Alleviation Sustainable Community
14:00 -- 14:50 From Children to the Elderly: Promoting Social Sustainability across Generations
Shoshi Shiran Tzur (Haifa Uniersity, Israel)
A Sustainable Energy Strategy for Rural Communities in Tanzania
Emma Bewley and Jessica Quigley
(Imperial College London, UK)
An Educational Blog in Albania
Sara Shiku (University of Westminster, UK)
Project Nepal
Haeyang Kim and Sanghoon Lee
(Imperial College London, UK)
Building Workforce to Spread STEM & Health Education in Low Income Communities
Ayush Kumar
(Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
Project Sisonke
Fanelesbonge Khuzwayo
(University of Pretoria, South Africa)
1450 -- 1550 Spendennavi - Navigation System for Donations
Sven Opgenorth (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Metronome - Reducing Food Wastage through Innovation
Ronan Hand and Shane Brennan
(Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland)
Make A Change Africa Scholarship Initiative
Lucy Huang and Jenny Li
(University of Calgary, Canada)
The Urban Yield
Dylan Sheppard and David Chapman
(Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
The Urban Refuge
Jessica Heron and Alana O'Neill (Monash University, Australia)
WindChill: A Food Preservation Unit
Jorge Zapote Castilla and Vanorio Victor
(University of Calgary, Canada)
Connect Beyond Dream
Faith Lau
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic Uniersity, Hong Kong)
15:50 -- 16:10 Tea Break
16:10 -- 17:00 PKU - NTU - YNU Social Service Project
Ang Li and Asilayi Bahetibieke
(Peking University, China)
Community Innovation Hub - Mamelodi Arts & Culture Forum
Sonwabile Sigenu
(University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Social Programs in the University of São Paulo: Students' View Point
Felipe Yukio Tomanari
(University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Innovation for Sustainability in Rural SMEs
Allan Ssembajjwe and Emily Renae Carris
(University of Manchester, UK)
Education and Poverty Alleviation
Chenjie Huang and Guanshi Wang
(Sichuan University, China)
My Hikari | Japan Tourism
Vera Paola Reyes and Hikaru Shoda
(Kyoto University, Japan)
17:00 -- 17:10 Break
17:10 -- 18:00 Summary and Comments from Judges, Announcement
18:00 -- 20:30 Dinner



Thursday, 29 June 2017 (for invited participants only)

Time Programme
08:30 -- 13:00 Local visits to NGOs and Social Entreprises
13:00 -- 14:30 Lunch
14:30 -- 18:00 Roundtable Discussion
18:00 -- 20:30 Dinner



Friday, 30 June 2017 (for invited participants only)

Time Programme
09:30 -- 12:30 Local cultural visit
12:30 -- 14:00 Lunch
14:00 -- 18:00 Global Student Challenge: Final