November 19, 2011

Constituent congress of ‘Organization of Islamic Cooperation Countries – Network of Young Businesspersons’ will be held in Baku

Constituent congress of ‘Organization of Islamic Cooperation Countries – Network of Young Businesspersons’ will be held in Baku by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYFDC) and the Azerbaijani Government, November 22-23.


Functioning as a platform for joint activity for young businesspersons in OIC countries, the Network will contribute to the exchange of information in the field of business, stimulating the business activities backing the economic development, also exchange of innovative ideas and experiences on the global level. 


The opening ceremony of the congress is expected to feature the presentation of the award ‘10 Young Muslims Able To Change The World’ initiated by Leyla Aliyeva, the Vice President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, ICYFDC Chief Coordinator for Intercultural Dialogue, to encourage young and creative businesspersons in OIC member countries. The award is scheduled to present to Muslim youth under 30 year old with significant successes in the sphere of business, art, sports and environmental protection.


The final resolution of the OIC Foreign Ministers 38th Astana Session contains an article calling on the OIC member countries and institutions to support this programme.


The constituent congress to take place in Baku will bring together nearly 150 delegates from unions of young businesspersons from OIC member countries, including young innovators living in non-member states.


The outcomes of the congress will be presented for the participants of the 2nd Global Business Summit to be held in Istanbul December 3-5, 2011.


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