The European Congress for Junior Entrepreneurs opens on the 31st of March
The JADE Spring Meeting is the main Junior Enterprise event in Europe, bringing together over 200 Junior Entrepreneurs from over 14 countries in the continent, as well as Brazil and Tunisia. In 2016, the congress will focus on the role of “Entrepreneurial Skills in the Digital Market” – the theme of the event – with a focus on the empowerment of youth.
The event will take place form Thursday, March 31st, to April 3rd in Brussels: on the first day, an opening ceremony will kick off the event, with a Panel Discussion in which the main actors of the European scene will be present – the European Commission, the private sector, experienced entrepreneurs and think tanks from the EU. The Opening will also see the participation of Dr. Klaus Hilleke, CEO of Simon-Kucher & Partners Strategy & Marketing Consultants as Keynote Speaker.
During the same day the Gala Dinner will also take place, with a keynote speech from the former President of the European Council Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, as well as from the SVP of Covestro Dr. Hermann Bach. The dinner will also be the occasion to award the best junior enterprise in the network with the delivery of the JADE Excellence Awards 2016.
During the following days, the Junior Entrepreneurs will have the chance to foster their skills development with dedicated workshops delivered by the event’s partners, as well as by experienced professionals; furthermore, they will be able to expand their network at international level.
The JADE Spring Meeting represents therefore a unique event gathering in Brussels the professionals of tomorrow.
JADE is an umbrella organisation of more than 280 student-run businesses across 200 universities in 14 European countries. Following the motto “learning-by-doing”, our students bridge the gap between academia and real business world. By running non-profit SMEs and being social entrepreneurs, the students turn over 16 million euro per year and involve more than 20,000 peers, thus leaving a significant impact on the local and national business world.