The summit will also feature the first ever "Dignity Day, Vancouver," a vision of Global Dignity (www.globaldignity.org), co-founded by three YGL members, namely HRH Crown Prince Haakon Magnus, Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland, and John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE and author of the "silver rights" movement.
This Summit will bring together leading thinkers, rising stars from business and politics, artists, activists and journalists under the age of 40 to explore the newest ideas and developments that will change our lives.
Participants will discuss the latest innovations that will impact our environment, health, business and conflict resolution and will launch initiatives that will shape the future in these critical areas.
Some of the Young Global Leaders participating in the Summit include: Lorenzo Menzoza, Chief Executive Officer, Empresas Polar, Venezuela; Chris Tucker, Actor, USA; Aditya Mittal, President and Group Chief Financial Officer, Mittal Steel Company, United Kingdom; Nimah Nawwab, Poet, Saudi Arabia; Shao Bo, Chairman, eBay EachNet, People's Republic of China and Belinda Stronach, Member of Parliament, Canada.
The Summit will focus on four themes, each associated with one of the ancient elements from Greek science and philosophy (Air, Water, Earth and Fire). Within each theme, participants will analyse the business, social and human implications of future developments.
Leading experts will put forward new insights and brainstorm on unconventional ideas and impending challenges.
Participants will also take part in Dignity Day, an initiative of the Global Dignity Project launched by a group of Young Global Leaders in 2006 (www.globaldignity.org). Dignity Day will highlight the positive impact of Young Global Leaders and demonstrate leadership and dignity in action through service to the community.