A key for future entrepreneurs is to get involved, keep up with the latest trends, as well as network with other professionals.

Industry conferences give you plenty of opportunities to step up your game, gain insights and build a meaningful network.

Are you a business student, aspiring to become a successful entrepreneur? We know how hard may be for you to afford attending professional events.

To help you on your journey to a successful career, we selected the best fully funded conferences and the ones offering scholarships for the participants.

Fully-funded conferences for business students to attend in 2020

One Young World 

Deadline: April 8, 2020 | Apply here
Dates: October 14-17, 2020
Eligibility: You are encouraged to apply if you are between the ages of 18 – 30, have an evidenced commitment to delivering positive change, demonstrate the capacity for leadership, are addressing key local and/or global issues in your work, have a track record of generating impactful and innovative ideas A, are a national (passport holding citizen) of one of the countries listed here.
Location: Munich, Germany

One Young World strives to identify the most impactful young leaders from every country in the world. Many One Young World delegates are top-performing professionals, sent to attend the Summit by forward-thinking managers who see the need for talent development.

Many are paving the way politically in their countries, sent to attend the Summit by governments who see the value in empowering young people. Many are changing the world starting at the grassroots, sent to attend the Summit by organisations who want to support young people making waves.

The scholarship covers: access to the summit, hotel accommodation on a shared basis for the duration of the Summit, catering which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the duration of the Summit, transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue and the cost of travel to and from Munich.

South American Business Forum

Deadline: April 11, 2020 | Apply here
Dates: July 30 – August 1, 2020
Eligibility: You are encouraged to attend if you are born after January 1st, 1994 and you are a regular undergraduate or graduate student or have graduated in 2019 or 2020.
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Each year, the forum receives 100 outstanding university students from around the world together with 40 leaders of business, political and academic areas.

The event explores topics of global relevance and particularly applicable to the reality of South America. It is expected that, through dialogue and the interaction between the current leaders and the future leaders, a contribution to the sustainable development of the region can be made.

To participate in the South American Business Forum it is required to write an essay that shows original ideas.

All selected participants will have covered the following costs: meals during the 30th, 31st of July and 1st of August, entrance to a night event on the 31st of July, accommodation in a hotel during the nights of the 29th, 30th and 31st of July and transfers from the hotel to the different places where activities are carried out.

The travel expenses to and from Buenos Aires are not included.

HPAIR Asia Conference

Deadline: TBA | Apply here
Dates: August 18-22, 2020
Eligibility: Current undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals are eligible to apply to the conference. In addition, recent college graduates who obtained an undergraduate or a graduate degree in the past 5 years are eligible to apply to HPAIR conferences.
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Join HPAIR at our upcoming conference in Taipei, Taiwan, and experience 5 days of leadership, dialogue, and networking in the heart of one of Asia’s fastest-growing hubs.

HPAIR will celebrate the most recent advancements in human knowledge, including cutting-edge topics such as blockchain as well as new innovations in traditional business models.

The delegates will hear from renowned business leaders, academics, and policymakers to analyze Asia’s changing role in the global market and explore ways for Asia to lead the global narrative into the next great economic transition of the century.

HPAIR offers a mix of partial and full scholarships that can cover registration fees, transportation costs, and/or other incidental costs.

Future Leaders Connect

Deadline: TBA | Apply here
Dates: TBA
Eligibility: To take part you must be aged 18-35, have a policy vision for change and the potential to be a senior leader. You must be living in one of the participating countries – Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Tunisia and the UK.
Location: The United Kingdom

As a member of Future Leaders Connect, you will travel to the UK for ten days of advanced policy and leadership development programme at leading institutions.

You will discuss today’s biggest global challenges in the UK Houses of Parliament, meet inspirational leaders and the Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

Following your time in the UK you will have worldwide connections, a policy action plan for change and the skills, knowledge and networks needed to be an influential leader in your country and beyond.

The costs of travel, accommodation and meals are covered by the British Council and the programme is fully accessible.

Are there any other fully-funded conferences for business students that we should feature? Let us know by leaving a comment below or get in touch with us via our contact form.

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