From 18th July 2014 over 400 of the world’s best and brightest young entrepreneurs, leaders and change makers descended on Sydney for the 5th annual edition of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance Summit. We gathered to support the Australian G20 priorities on private sector led growth and greater resilience of the world economy. We call on the G20 Leaders, Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors to focus on entrepreneurship and agree to implement policies, legislation and incentives for ecosystems that support start-ups and sustainable high growth entrepreneurial SMEs, young entrepreneurs and enhance private sector led growth.
The Australian G20 YEA organising team extend a huge and heartfelt thank you to all the amazing delegates, speakers, partners, organisations, volunteers, workers, friends, mentors and family that have made this event possible.
Our sincerest mark of appreciation for their acknowledgement and support of the G20 YEA to The Hon Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia; The Hon Bruce Billson, Federal Small Business Minister of Australia; Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education of Australia; Dr Heather Smith, Australian G20 Sherpa; Helen Clarke, Administrator UNDP; Angel Gurria, Secretary General of OECD. Thank you for the active collaboration of Mr Robert Milliner, Australian B20 Sherpa; Mr Mike Callaghan, Australian T20 Chair; Ms Holly Ransom, Co-Chair Australian Y20 and Mr Richard Andrews, Director of Engagement for the Australian G20 Presidency.
The conclusion of the Summit resulted in the G20 YEA leaders from 19 countries and the EU signing the landmark, 2 page long, 2014 G20 YEA Communique. You can find the final signed document here
The stakeholders also agreed on a global action plan on youth employment, which will be achieved by specific actions in every country to build entrepreneurship ecosystems. The goal of the action plan is to reduce global youth unemployment below 10% by 2030. You can find the 2014 action plan here
The most important thanks I can send is to my Rachael. What use is changing the world if you don’t have an incredible partner and family to share it with? Thank you so much Rachael, you make this work exponentially more meaningful and important.
In 2014 Australia has, and will continue to, set the global entrepreneurship movement on a new trajectory. The G20 YEA is looking forward to Turkey’s Chair of G20 in 2015, and TUGIAD’s hosting of the 2015 G20 YEA Summit.
Entrepreneur and President, G20 YEA Australia
Chair, G20 YEA Steering Committee