ChangeNOW Summit | 30 Jan - 1 Feb 2020. Join OYW's delegation

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When: 30th, 31st January, 1st February 2020

Where: Grand Palais, Paris


"The ChangeNOW Summit is the world's largest Gathering of Solutions for the Planet. Its third edition will be one of a kind: in January 2020, we will hold the first 'World Expo' of Solutions for the Planet.

With the support of the French Government, the UN, the EU, and other large international organisations and networks, the ChangeNOW Summit will bring together more than 20,000+ attendees from over 100 countries, including a large range of leading innovators & business professionals, decision-making corporates, investors, city & government officials, international media, schools, youth and citizens."

What to expect

"Over three days, discover +1,000 solutions and innovators addressing our most urgent global issues in vibrant and inspiring sessions. ChangeNOW2020 will also feature successful changemakers and thought leaders who will share their vision and experiences, and support game-changing solutions."

Join OYW's delegation

The OYW team is organising a delegation of OYW Ambassadors to participate in the Summit. 

If you would like to join, please contact [email protected]

Please note all participants will need to cover the cost of their participating, including the Summit ticket, travel and accommodation.

Attending via the delegation? Apply to pitch

Every hour, a specific theme or pressing global issue will be addressed and 8 to 10 selected entrepreneurs will have the chance to pitch their relevant solution in English to the audience and to a top-level jury.

Entrepreneurs in the process of raising capital, with an existing, innovative, replicable and financially viable solution are all welcome to apply to pitch in the Garden Stage. Your solution should address one of the following 10 topics:

  • Circular Economy
  • Changing habits
  • Food, agriculture and biodiversity
  • Health and well being
  • Sustainable fashion & luxury
  • Inclusion and education
  • Ocean and water
  • Clean energy
  • Tech for good
  • Sustainable cities and green mobility

Any questions? Please contact pitch coordinator at [email protected].


Pitch deadline: 20 December 2019


Not a OYW Ambassador? You can still of course participate: