Networking Roundtable Sessions

We're excited to share that for the first time, we are organising Networking Roundtable Sessions at the Summit. 

What they are: These Networking Roundtable sessions will offer Delegates the chance to meet with other attendees who are working across the same issue areas as they are. With the OYW Summit acting as a convening force for young leaders, these informal sessions are critical in ensuring those who are leaders in their fields link up and collaborate post-Summit.

What they'll be like: These are very informal sessions. There is no set structure, simply come ready to meet others working on the same issues as you. Depending on how many people join, it may end up being a group discussion, for others, it may end up being like a speed-networking round where you engage 1 on 1 with several delegates.  

When they're taking place: Because there is just no other time in the day, and because of space, we will be scheduling most of these to take place after each Networking Break or first thing in the morning, meaning when most Delegates head to Central Hall Westminster for Main Stage content, these Delegates will stay behind in the QEII to join their theme-specific networking session.  It will be much easier to find each other when the QEII Centre is quiet.

As you will see, we have divided the Roundtables across the 3 days and allocated them based on when that topic is least relevant to the Main Stage content. If you want to catch some Main Stage content, you can always watch the livestream at the Churchill Stage in QEII.  

Timings: The sessions don’t have an end time - we imagine they will be about an hour. But we didn’t want to put a time limit on it in case some people wanted to keep chatting. Others can head towards Central Hall Westminster if there is space.    

Locations: We are working on the exact meeting points - we will get in touch closer to the time. Nearly all Networking sessions will take place in the QEII Centre in the catering areas.  

How to join: The Sessions are of course open, so you can show up on the day to any of the Sessions that are relevant to you. You may have signed up on Cvent - we put them on there so you could add them to your itinerary.

If you're having trouble with registration, simply contact [email protected] and we'll add you to the relevant list ASAP.

Wednesday 23 October

12:00pm:  Finance & Business 2030 Task Force

Where:  QEII Centre, Burns Room, Level 4

What: In April 2019, One Young World, Chartered Accountants Worldwide and the City of London launched Finance & Business 2030, an initiative to unite the finance and business community to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and act as a force for change. The initiative kicked off with an event hosted at Mansion House, and was attended by over 120 young professionals representing more than 70 businesses, focused on identifying the core issues affecting their industries and opportunities to achieve long-term goals.

To leverage the enthusiasm and commitment demonstrated at the event, we have formed a Task Force comprised of young professionals working in these 2 key industries to drive forward the United Nations’ agenda within and/or outside their businesses.

Please join this meeting if you are interested in contributing to the Task Force.

After Break 1 (morning) ~13:30. Locations in QEII TBC  

  • Impact through the arts
  • Champions for disability  
  • Sport for good  
  • Eliminating violence against women 

After Break 2 (afternoon) ~18:30. Locations in QEII TBC  

  • Building better talent pipelines for BAME communities   
  • The future of learning: building a better education system   
  • Impact investing
  • Let’s talk about mental health 
  • Addressing modern slavery + human trafficking
  • Water & sanitation
  • Breaking the glass ceiling - women in business  
  • Building smarter cities & responsible tourism

Thursday 24 October

8:30am - Locations in QEII TBC  

  • The activists & campaigners on the frontlines 
  • All things AI, blockchain, machine learning, robotics 
  • Peacebuilders: P/CVE, interfaith 
  • Protecting human rights  
  • The future of mobility & transportation 
  • Effective, impactful strategies beyond CSR

After Break 1 (morning) ~13:30. Locations in QEII TBC  

  • Supporting refugees & migrants 
  • Engineering solutions to improve our world  
  • Intrapreneurship - turning ideas into reality
  • Improving supply chains to achieve a circular economy  
  • Social [business] entrepreneurs

Friday 25 October

8:15am - Locations in QEII TBC  

  • The future of agriculture 
  • Climate action & resilience 
  • Conservation of life, land & oceans 
  • Journalists on the frontlines
  • Protecting LGBTQ+ rights 
  • The clean energy future 
  • Healthcare: local & global

14:30. Counsellor Session w/ Mohamed Amersi: Education, Engagement & Empowerment 

Where: QEII Centre, Burns Room, 4th Floor

Please join Mr Mohamed Amersi in an engaging, open discussion about the 3 E's he considers to be the most critical for young leaders: Education, Engagement and Empowerment.

Mohamed Amersi is actively engaged in the full spectrum of activities ranging from for-profit, responsible-profit and non-profit. He is the Founder & CEO of Emergent Telecom Ventures, an entrepreneurial Emerging Markets Consulting, Advisory and Asset Management firm specialising in Telecoms, Media & Technology. His non-profit activities are directed through the The Amersi Foundation, which actively supports causes and charities in Education, Poverty, Conflict and Religion in Africa, Middle East and Asia.

In the philanthropy arena, Mohamed is a Trustee and Member of the Board of Prince’s Trust International, the Chairman of the International Advisory Council of The British Asian Trust, a Member of the Advisory Board of Mosaic and a supporter of Dumfries House, all charitable initiatives launched under the patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales. In addition, Mohamed is a Trustee of the Satyarthi Foundation, SIMC Zurich and United We Reach.