Youth summit in Dublin will boost tourism
Dublin has beaten off competitor pitches from Hong Kong and Edinburgh to be named host city for the One Young World Summit 2014.
The theme of next year’s October summit is ‘1000 welcomes’ and is set to draw around 1,500 delegates from over 180 different countries across the globe, generating an expected €3m for the country’s hospitality, conferencing and leisure industries.
Providing a global platform on which determined youths have the opportunity to converse and lobby for future positive change, the event agenda covers topics such as human rights, transparency, education, health and sustainable development.
A trio of youth leaders from Dublin – Clara Kelleher, Bob Coggins and Valerie McGrane – were responsible for submitting the winning Dublin bid. The submission was backed by the promise of support from Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Croke Park, Musgraves and Dublin Bus, among others.
Co-founder of One Young World, Kate Robertson said: “Dublin’s youth, creativity and innovation made for a compelling case. Its experience hosting top international events and its world renowned warmth and hospitality informed every aspect of the bid”
The youth summit has previously been held in London, Zurich and Pittsburgh, with this year’s event hosted by Johannesburg in October.