WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2009 – For the third consecutive year, ImagineNations is co-sponsoring the Global Youth Enterprise Conference, held September 29-30 at George Washington University.
ImagineNations Group also served as a conference planning advisor to help shape and develop the agenda and goals for the 2009 conference that will bring together 300 leading experts, practitioners and educators in youth microenterprise, entrepreneurship and livelihood development from 40 countries.
“ImagineNations Group is pleased to take on a lead role in this year’s conference to continue to build on and share learnings, practices and ideas that support employment and livelihood opportunities for young people worldwide,” said Alan H. Fleischmann, managing director of ImagineNations. Fleischmann will speak at the opening plenary on a vision for the youth investment field in the year 2020 and also to introduce Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup.
The learning and idea sharing and exchanges at the two-day event will be captured and published through a post-conference report, for which ImagineNations will serve as lead writer. Last year's publication, co-written and designed by ImagineNations and the conference organizer, Making Cents, can be downloaded.
The conference is organized by Making Cents International, a D.C.-based consulting and training firm whose mission is to equip entrepreneurs of all ages in the U.S. and around the world with the necessary vision, confidence and skills to create, develop and manage their own businesses.
About ImagineNations® Group
ImagineNations® Group is a global alliance of entrepreneurs, thought leaders, investors, financial institutions, philanthropists and global brands -all working together to empower and inspire a new generation of successful young adults in the developing world with employment and livelihood opportunities. By designing and launching investment funds and financial institutions, ImagineNations and its partners are providing young entrepreneurs with financial resources and business/leadership coaching that young people need in order to start micro- and small businesses. Along with the World Bank Group, ImagineNations is the co-founder of the Global Partnership for Youth Investment (GPYI).