27 April 2012
Cairo ICT 2012
Stefanie Harrington, program director & public affairs manager at ImagineNations Group, will be speaking at the launch event of Egypt Entrepreneur Network (EEN). The launch of EEN will be announced at Cairo ICT 2012, an annual three-day conference held April 26-29 with the theme “Spring of Technologies.” Speakers at the launch will also include Mohamed Salem, minister of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT); Yasser Kazem, director of ELCC; and Ashraf Farghlay, CEO of the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center. The conference will be attended by ministers from five African countries, officials from Egypt and other Arab countries, global and local companies, entrepreneurs and organizations.
26 April 2012
Bloomberg Latin America Investment Conference
ImagineNations Co-Founder and Managing Director Alan H. Fleischmann will speak at the Bloomberg Latin America Investment Conference, held on April 26, 2012. The panel is titled, “Leadership Challenges: Where is Change Likely?” Fleischmann will be joined on the panel by Claudio Loser, president of the Centennial Group Latin America, and Susan Segal, president of the Council of the Americas. The moderator is John McCorry, Bloomberg News executive editor for the Americas.
29 March 2012
Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship
Rick Little, founder and president of ImagineNations Group, will moderate “a conversation with young people” at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, held at the University of Oxford. The session marks one of the first times the Forum has featured young people as an integral part of its formal agenda and will bring together remarkable young people who are making changes in their communities and countries. They will share their inspiring stories and challenge the audience to embrace them as partners and problem solvers, not as “problems to be solved.” Panel participants include Bassem El-Hady and Dina el Mofty, both from Egypt; Kip Oebanda and Ailyn Capacite Bulfa, both from the Philippines; and Amlan Ganguly, Salim Shekh and Sikha Patra, all from India.
The annual Skoll Forum is among the world’s premiere gatherings of social entrepreneurs – innovators from more than 65 countries, who are at the forefront of finding solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. The Forum’s mission is to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage and large-scale social change.
29 June 2011
Managing Director Alan Fleischmann will participate in "Egypt: Forward," a two-day forum, held on June 27-28 in Washington, sponsored by the United States Trade Development Agency (USTDA). The two-day conference aims to enhance trade and sustainable economic development in Egypt, and will bring together more than 60 Egyptian policy makers and private sector leaders in order to encourage greater U.S.-Egyptian trade and commercial collaboration. Fleischmann will introduce a luncheon session, entitled "The Information Age: Setting the Stage for Development," featuring addresses from Ambassador Philip Verveer, Coordinator for International Communications & Information Policy, U.S. Department of State; and H.E. Dr. Magued Osman, Minister, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Arab Republic Egypt. During his introductory remarks, Fleischmann will highlight the work of Partners for a New Beginning (PNB), including its efforts in Egypt. ImagineNations is a founding partner of PNB.
4 June 2011
Alan Fleischmann will be a keynote speaker at the German Marshall Fund/American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) Retreat for German public and private officials at the Aspen Wye Campus in Maryland. The topic is: "Assessing Risk and Opportunity in Transatlantic Relations".
31 May - 1 June, 2011
Partners for a New Beginning Summit
Alan Fleischmann will participate in the Partners for a New Beginning (PNB) Summit in Washington, D.C. He is moderating a panel discussion on women's entrepreneurship as a vehicle for job creation and economic growth, encompassing both micro-enterprises and SMEs. ImagineNations Group is a founding member of PNB.
Alan Fleischmann will also serve as the master of ceremonies at the UAE evening reception for Summit participants, held on May 31 at Hotel Palomar.
16 May 2011
SIBF Washington Briefing
ImagineNations Managing Director Alan Fleischmann will participate in a session, entitled "Understanding the Current Chaos in the World," at the Washington Briefing conference of the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF), held in Washington on May 14-17. Fleischmann spoke on the role and importance of youth investment globally. The session was moderated by Mike House of Hogan Lovells, LLP, and other session participants included Raymond Gilpin of the United States Institute of Peace and Arnold Punaro of The Punaro Group, LLC & the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
16 September 2010
Global Youth Enterprise & Livelihoods Development Conference
Representatives from ImagineNations Group and its partner organization, Silatech, will participate in a plenary panel, entitled "Youth Enterprise & Employment in the MENA Region: Initiatives Designed to Reach Scale & Provide Access," at the annual Global Youth Microenterprise conference. ImagineNations Managing Director Alan Fleischmann will moderate the panel, which will address topics such as creating scalable and sustainable employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for young people in the region and also discuss the power of technology and innovative approaches. Panelists include Thelma Tajirian, Silatech's director of microfinance; Robert Lalka, global partnerships liaison, Office of the Secretary of State; Ahmed Younis, Silatech's director of strategic partnerships & communications; and Jacob Korenblum, co-founder of Souktel. Panelists will present the opportunities and challenges in creating scalable, sustainable interventions that lead to quality employment and youth-led entrepreneurship in the MENA region.
14-16 September 2010
Global Youth Enterprise & Livelihoods Development Conference
ImagineNations is co-sponsoring the fourth annual Global Youth Enterprise & Livelihoods Development conference as a Gold Sponsor, held in Washington, D.C., at the Inter-American Development Bank. Managing Director Alan Fleischmann will moderate a panel, entitled "Youth Enterprise & Employment in the MENA Region: Initiatives Designed to Reach Scale & Provide Access," on September 16 at 1 p.m.
2 August 2010
The President's Forum with Young African Leaders
ImagineNations Group is co-sponsoring an evening reception honoring the participants of the President's Forum with Young African Leaders of the Aspen Institute, held on August 2 at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. Managing Director Alan Fleischmann will offer remarks to kick off the event. The President's Forum with Young African Leaders will bring together over 100 young leaders from civil society and the private sector from more than 40 sub-Saharan African countries with American counterparts and U.S. government officials to focus on key themes of America's partnership with African nations, including youth empowerment, good governance and economic opportunity.
26-27 April 2010
Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship
President Obama's Summit on Entrepreneurship, held in Washington, D.C., on April 26 and 27 follows through on President Obama's commitment to identify how the U.S. can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations and social entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world. Managing Director Alan Fleischmann will be representing ImagineNations Group as a delegate at the Summit. Rick Little, president and CEO of ImagineNations and CEO of Silatech, has been selected to represent Silatech as a delegate at the Summit. Additionally, ImagineNations Board Member Nada Al-Nashif is representing the International Labour Organization.
15-16 September 2010
The fourth annual Global Youth Enterprise conference will be held in Washington, D.C. Stay tuned for more information!
7-18 December 2009
ImagineNations Group and Global Partnership for Youth Investment (GPYI) co-sponsored youth-led initiatives by Mobile Movement at the Youth Climate Action Network at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen.
8-9 December 2009
ImagineNations Group and Global Partnership for Youth Investment (GPYI) co-sponsored the Mo Khemka Foundation's Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Hyderabad, India. The purpose of the Forum was to create a gathering place where all stakeholders and supporters of the field of social entrepreneurship in India could meet to collectively identify and promote opportunities. As a result of ImagineNations and GPYI's support, the Forum included a specific youth entrepreneurship component.
29-30 September 2009
ImagineNations is co-sponsoring the third annual Global Youth Enterprise conference as this year's Platinum Sponsor in Washington, D.C. Managing Director Alan Fleischmann will offer opening remarks and introduce Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup. Additionally, ImagineNations will co-publish a post-conference report to detail the state of the field with Making Cents, the organizer of the conference.
8 June 2009
The second Doha Summit will bring together leading international and regional organizations, thought leaders, policy-makers, investors, community organizations and young people to participate in discussions about the impact of and responses to the current economic challenges facing young people across the Middle East and North Africa.
7 November 2008
Alan Fleischmann, managing director of ImagineNations Group, offers the keynote speech at the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) "X Hemispherical Meeting of the Poverty and Social Protection Network," held in Washington, D.C., on November 6-7.
8-10 October 2008
ImagineNations is co-sponsoring the "Youth@Annual Meetings 2008: Partners in Development," held in Washington, D.C. This first-ever three-day session has been designed to bring together youth leaders, NGOs, youth foundations and experts. Panel discussions will focus on two areas of importance to young people everywhere: youth citizenship and empowerment and moving from school into the work force.
15-16 September 2008
ImagineNations is co-sponsoring the second annual Global Youth Enterprise conference in Washington, D.C. Managing Director Alan Fleischmann will moderate a panel on "Doing Good While Doing Well," and ImagineNations will co-publish a post-conference report to detail the state of the field with Making Cents, the organizer of the conference.
1-2 June 2008
ImagineNations' team plays the key role in designing and planning the first of its global youth investment summits, held in Doha, Qatar. Co-hosted by Silatech and the Financial Times, the "On Young People and Employment in the Arab World" Summit creates an important platform for building connections and relationships among international and regional leaders interested in investing in job creation and sustainable development for young people in the Arab World.
9 May 2008
Managing Director Alan Fleischmann receives the Goodwin Award on behalf of ImagineNations Group in Siena, Italy. ImagineNations Group has been chosen as a recipient of the noted Goodwin Award as "Facilitators for Social Entrepreneurship" by the University of Siena. Fleischmann will give remarks following an award ceremony, including introductory remarks by the Nobel Prize Economist Dr. Joseph Stiglitz.
12-24 November 2007
ImagineNations is leading a delegation to the northern, eastern, southern and Lusaka provinces in Zambia. During this time, the newly established Zambian youth investment trust is announcing its first investments in youth enterprise and business.
12th September 2007
ImagineNations releases a of its ground-breaking research on large-scale youth employment models in Bangladesh, South Africa and China and presents its unique perspective on approaching the global youth employment challenge.
10th - 11th September 2007
ImagineNations is co-sponsoring the first-ever global Youth Microenterprise Conference, held in Washington, D.C. Rick Little, president and CEO of ImagineNations, will be participating as the opening speaker, giving welcome remarks and setting the stage for the conference, "The Role of Youth Microenterprise in the 21st Century: Facing the Challenge of Youth Unemployment and Vulnerability." ImagineNations will also lead a discussion group addressing "Large-Scale Approaches to Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship."
A joint publication between ImagineNations Group and Making Cents International
Video - 2007 Global Youth Microenterprise Conference Highlights, including Rick Little's welcome remarks and the ImagineNations-led discussion addressing "Large-Scale Approaches to Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship."
7th - 13th August 2007
ImagineNations is leading a delegation to Zambia to help plan the November launch of the Zambian youth investment trust. During its launch, the newly established Trust will announce its first investments in youth enterprise and business.
26th June 2007
ImagineNations is convening the first group strategy session of its Moroccan advisory committee, a core group of leaders and visionaries from among Morocco's most well-known public and financial sector institutions. The advisory committee is working closely with ImagineNations toward the overall development, funding and implementation of a Youth Investment Alliance in Morocco.
10th - 18th November 2006
ImagineNations is leading a delegation to China to continue its learnings with its partners, All China Youth Federation.
24th July 2006
Rick Little, president and CEO of the ImagineNations® Group, will facilitate a provocative dialogue with 150 Muslim youth from across the Middle East in Birmingham, England, on the 24th of July as part of an intensive three-week leadership development training program in the UK.
2nd - 10th November 2005
ImagineNations is leading a Seeing is Believing trip to Zambia in partnership with the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College and Friends of Zambia. The trip is partially sponsored by the Nike Foundation.
21st August 2005
ImagineNations is working with the Right Start Foundation Conference on the conference, "Working Together for a Better Future," focusing on youth and employment to be held in London, United Kingdom, at the Wembley Conference centre.
30th July - 8th August 2005
Rick Little, president and CEO of ImagineNations® Group, will give the closing keynote address at the 3rd World Youth Congress in Scotland.
5th-8th June 2005
Rick Little is chairing the 2nd Middle East Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility, as well as giving the welcome address, held in Dubai, U.A.E.
29th May - 3rd June 2005
ImagineNations is planning a Seeing is Believing trip to Zambia.
3rd-5th April 2005
Rick Little will give the closing remarks at the Center for Corporate Citizenship (CCC) at Boston College's "Mapping the Future of Corporate Citizenship: Redefining the Markers for Business Success" conference, held in Boston, Mass., 3-5 April.