One Young World Summit
The One Young World Summit 2014 took place in Dublin from 15 – 18 October, welcoming 1,300 young leaders from 196 countries and 38 Counselors including global leaders such as Kofi Annan, Sir Bob Geldof and Mary Robinson. Dubbed the ‘Junior Davos’ by CNN, the 18-30 year old delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the issues the world faces.
Conference Partners was selected as the local Professional Conference Organiser and worked closely with the Dublin Advisory Committee, the One Young World office in London and a number of PR companies to ensure that the conference exceeded its bid promises and went off seamlessly and successfully.
The 2014 Summit’s theme was Peace and Conflict Resolution, highlighting the lack of awareness about the lives of people living in conflict due to the dearth of youth voices in the media and the insufficient drive towards reconciliation. As host city, Dublin was able to highlight Ireland’s unique history of conflict resolution, exploring lessons learnt in a series of sessions lead by Dr. Martin MacAleese.
Initiatives at the 2014 Summit included a scholarship programme for delegates from on-going and recent conflicts around the world; 26 External Breakouts that took place across Dublin, each one hosted by a company, public sector or charitable organisation and; a One Thousand Welcomes tour where smaller groups of delegates were brought on a local’s tour by a young Dubliner to experience the authentic sights and sounds of the city.
One Young World measures its impact through a PwC approved guide which estimates that over 6.6 million people worldwide have been impacted by the work of One Young World Ambassadors. At the 2014 Summit 89% of delegates indicated they were motivated to create a new initiative as a result of attending.The 2014 Summit achieved broadcast coverage across BBC World, CNN International, CNBC, Sky News, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg TV, CCTV, SABC and RTE, with press coverage spanning 186 countries.
Conference Partners were thrilled to win the C&IT Award for ‘International Conference or Congress of the Year’ for their work on this inspiring event.
“‘It was a privilege and an honour to be involved in the One Young World Summit 2014, but it was a pleasure and a comfort to have the support of Conference Partners making it easy to host one of the most meaningful annual events on the planet.’ “