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Planning for 2017? We got you covered: check 19 must-attend conferences for business students in 2017.

We have compiled a list of opportunities for you where you can learn about the latest political, business and economic trends and meet internationally-acclaimed industry influencers.

Have a look for yourself.


7 international youth conferences you don’t wanna miss in 2017

1. EBS Symposium 2017: Design the Future

Dates: September 21-23, 2017
Eligibility: Applicants from any country are eligible to apply
Venue: Oestrich-Winkel, Germany

Experience varied lectures and discussions, held by high-calibre speakers working in a wide range of industries, as well as exciting insights into diverse topics referring to the theme of this year’s symposium. Be a part of inspiring exchanges of knowledge and viewpoints.


2. Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit 2017

Dates: September 27-29, 2017
Eligibility: Applicants from any country are eligible to apply
Prices: starting from USD 495,-
Venue: Washington D.C., USA

Decision-makers come to the Summit to increase the impact, scale and sustainability of their youth economic opportunities programming, policies, and partnerships. The agenda attracts leading experts who are working to advance social and economic well-being of young people.

The “Future of Work” is a topic of intense focus and for good reason: the rise of technology and globalization is dramatically transforming labor markets and impacting economic opportunities for young people in the 21st Century.

The 2017 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit theme, “The Future of Work: Youth Economic Opportunity in a Changing World,” will explore what the future of work holds for young people and for the professionals working to expand youth economic opportunities globally.


3. IdeaLab: WHU Founders’ Conference 2017

Dates: October 6-7, 2017
Eligibility: Applicants from any country are eligible to apply
Costs: €79 for students; €179 for young founders; €379 for corporates; €749 for investors (travel subsidies are available for participants coming outside Germany)
Venue: WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany

The IdeaLab conference is the largest student-run startup event of its kind in Europe and is made by founders for founders. It mixes speeches from industry experts with hands-on workshops and plenty of opportunities for networking with founders, investors, and leading companies. Participants will also get to hear personal stories from founders and learn from their experiences and success stories.


4. The 10th UNESCO Youth Forum 2017

Dates: October 24-27, 2017 (subject to change)
Eligibility: Participants between the ages of 18 and 24 years old
Dates: October 26-28, 2015
Costs: All arrangements related to the selected participants’ visa, travel to and from or stay in Paris are to be made by the participants themselves.
Venue: Paris, France

The Forum will bring together expert youth from all regions of the world to discuss pertinent issues related to UNESCO fields of competence that they will identify during a preparatory phase earlier in the year.

During the forum, a series of recommended actions and priorities will be drafted to guide UNESCO’s youth actions for the next biennium. These will be presented at the 39th Session of the UNESCO General Conference.


5. Synergy Global Forum New York 2017

Dates: October 27-28
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, USA

This October, the Synergy Global Forum gathers iconic leaders and experts on one stage to discuss today’s most pressing topics and trends.

Meet 12 global icons – Richard Branson, Jack Welch, Gary Vaynerchuk, Malcolm Gladwell, Steve Forbes, and many more – and mingle with 5,500 like-minded leaders in the world’s most famous arena.


5.  World Forum for Democracy 2017

Dates: November 8-10, 2017
Eligibility: Participants aged between 16-30
Venue: Strasbourg, France

The 2017 World Forum for Democracy will focus on the role of political parties and media in the context of raising populism. A growing disconnect between citizens and political elites and dramatic changes in the media ecosystem are a challenge for democracy as we know it. New political and media actors and practices are emerging, offering opportunities for direct, unmediated engagement of the public, unbound by ethical or institutional safeguards.

How can pluralism, freedom of expression, and fair and evidence-based public debate be safeguarded in these new conditions? How to nourish political culture which embraces a long-term perspective and resists the excesses of populism?


7. Telenor Youth Forum 2017

Dates: December 8-10, 2017
Eligibility: Participants between 18 and 28 years old, from the following countries: Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, India, Malaysia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan, Serbia, Sweden, Thailand;
Venue: Telenor headquarters and other locations in Oslo, Norway

Telenor Youth Forum 2017 invites youth from Telenor Group’s  13 markets in the Nordic region, Europe, and Asia, to share their ideas and perspectives on the topic of Knowledge for All. Join the Forum, and engage in a dialogue and communication across boundaries — real or imagined, physical or mental — that aim to foster understanding, prosperity and ultimately peace.


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