Youth meets Business

13 Feb 2014
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Plans for developing Oman’s 2040 vision, the Sultanate’s long-term economic plan following the 2020 version, have made headlines recently. Next month, both the corporate sector and Oman’s young people will have the opportunity to come together to shape the future.

Up to 200 young people are expected to attend the annual Oman Youth to Business Forum.

From Cairo to Moscow, and New York to New Delhi, the Youth to Business Forum is a global conference, organised by the international student-run organization, AIESEC.

This year will be the 5th Youth to Business Forum in the Sultanate.

Young Omanis and other nationalities will have the chance to share knowledge, ideas and debate contemporary issues.

This year’s forum is on the theme, ‘Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: Youth Building Oman 2040’.  The agenda will feature an analysis of the current 2020 vision; workshops on each of the topics, panel discussions on the development of Oman 2040; and space for exploration of the role of Generation Y in the success of Oman 2040.

“Participants will come out of the conference empowered with skills and knowledge to take ownership of achieving Oman’s 2040 vision,” said Stefany Araya, Agenda Manager and visionary of the Oman’s Youth to Business Forum 2014.

“It will also give companies a stronger understanding on how to support youth development.”

Nasser al Rashidy, a student at the Higher College of Technology on Muscat and a participant in last year’s forum, said: “Youth to Business is, I feel, a wake-up call for the youth to start moving and doing what they didn’t think they could do. It gives motivation to be more active in society”.

The forum will be held at Bait Al Zubair on March 1 from 9am to 6pm.

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