A raft of successful entrepreneurs will represent Australia at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit in Russia, including Jo Burston, Kim Heras and Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin.
The summit, to be held in Moscow from June 15-17, brings together entrepreneurs from the G20 nations to champion the importance of young entrepreneurs and examine issues affecting them.
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Discussion points from the summit will be presented to world leaders during the G20 Leaders Summit.
The Enterprise Network for Young Australians (ENYA) is sending a 24-strong Australian delegation to the 2013 G20 YEA Summit. The delegates are as follows:
Aaron McNeilly – G20 YEA Australian Sherpa
Marion Di Benedetto – Love it UP
Annabelle Chauncy – School for Life
Samantha Jane – SAMMWAY Brand & Strategy
Prabin Gautam – Versatile Information Solutions
Emily Haigh – Impact Leaders
Daniel Hayward – EDM Marketing
Finn Kelly – Wealth Enhancers
Adam Lane – Ai-Live
Elisa Limburg – Elevents
Daniel Noble – COVEST
Holly Ransom – social entrepreneur
Archie Ravishankar – Kural Group
Sergei Sergienko – EDway
Hannah Vasicek – Francesca Collections
Dhevaksha – Naidoo Energie Australia
Liddle says he’s very pleased with the list, describing it as a good cross-section of the different industries and styles of business, and is confident it will inspire budding entrepreneurs.
“The submissions we received to be part of the delegation, and the quality of those chosen, shows there is a great platform in Australia to encourage entrepreneurial thinking among young Australians,” Liddle says.
“There are still many barriers that governments need to remove if Australia is really able to embrace the innovative thinking that younger people can bring, to enhance the social and economic fabric of this country.
“The delegation will be learning from best practices around the world during the G20 YEA summit to help our governments and business leaders implement policies and strategies to harness young entrepreneurialism.”
According to Sarah Rieglehuth, who directs Wealth Enhancers alongside her fiancé and fellow delegate Finn Kelly, being part of the G20 YEA Summit is a “a real privilege”.
In addition to heading up Wealth Enhancers, Rieglehuth is the co-founder of The League of Extraordinary Women, a group for female entrepreneurs.
“Both Finn and I are excited to be given the opportunity to contribute to the discussion on improving and fostering entrepreneurship around the world,” Rieglehuth said in a statement.