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WCS Young Leaders

Young Leaders Network Objective:


To build and support the next generational leadership network for the annual World Cities Summit (WCS)

We will provide our sponsors and partners the ABC's of the network and request that they
nominate Young Leaders:

  1. Nominee ages to be between 20 to 35 years old; (revised from between 20 to 45 in 2021).

  2. Nominees to be a proven "change-maker" or accomplished leader with wider impact in the urban community e.g. in government / politics, business, media academia or other professional fields; and

  3. Nominees to have an urban dimension related to liveability, sustainability, governance, and planning

Nominated Young Leaders will be given access to the Young Leader's Symposium.

* Current network and alumni stands at 550 strong across continents, with esteemed members including Mikko Kiesiläinen, Chief Economist for the City of Helsinki, Finland, Sean Tan, Co-Founder, Insect Feed Technologies, Estibaliz Luengo Celaya, Director, International Department, Bilbao City Council, and Brice Richard, Strategic Advisory and Smart Cities Lead, Arup