Global Forum 2019: IGNITE Japan! 

Global Citizens Initiative (GCI) is holding its annual event internationally for the first time in Tokyo next month.

Prominent educators, corporate leaders and policy makers will gather to discuss breakthrough ideas on becoming global citizens and agents of positive change, including Yumi Kuwana, President and Founder, Global Citizens Initiative; Dr. Linda Hill, Professor at Ha­­­rvard Business School and expert on Innovation & Global Leadership; Kazuo Hirai, former Chairman, Sony Corporation; Kathy Matsui, Vice-Chair, Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd; and Seiji Inagaki, President, Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc.

“Japan must do a better job educating our students and preparing them for active participation in the global community,” said Wakana Tanaka, Head of Google Partner Plex Tokyo, who will serve as the Global Forum’s Master of Ceremonies.“ The GCI Global Forum will be a major step in opening a dialogue and initiating change by fostering the exchange of new ideas between presenters and attendees at the conference. I could not be more honored to be part of the event and facilitate the conversations.”

With a focus on the next generation in Japan, the Global Forum will explore innovative solutions on how to prepare Japanese students to address their country’s challenges and have meaningful careers within a global community. The Global Forum is the culmination of a ten-day academically intensive Summit, where secondary school students from around the world explore global issues through the lenses of engagement, ethics, excellence and leadership.

Global Forum Details

Date: Friday, August 2, 2019

Location: Roppongi Academy Hills, Tokyo, Japan

Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm. Doors open at 12:15pm

Format: Keynote speakers, moderated panels, breakout sessions, fireside chats

Language: English with simultaneous Japanese translation

Registration is still open, please join us at アンカー  https://www.gci-gf2019.peatix.com

This event is held in collaboration with major sponsors:  Rakuten Inc., SAPIX-YOZEMI GROUP, Japan Foundation, Trip.com, Dai-ichi Life, Salesforce.com

For inquiries, please write to this address Forum@globalci.org

Generous Support provided by:  Aoki Holdings, Egon Zehnder, Google for Education, ITO EN, All Nippon Airlines

Media and Sponsorship Contact:  Pernilla G. Frisk  pfrisk@globalci.org

About Global Citizens Initiative

Global Citizens Initiative, Inc. (GCI) (www.globalci.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise with the mission of empowering the next generation of young global citizens from all sectors of society to be lifelong leaders of positive change. GCI is building a community of social entrepreneurs from around the world by engaging with motivated and passionate secondary school students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and providing them with the tools, skills and resources needed to make an impact.

About GCI Fellowship and Summit

The GCI Fellowship (www.globalci.org/fellows) equips youth with the mindset, skills and resources necessary to become better global citizens and effective and ethical global leaders. A ten-month commitment which brings together secondary school students from around the world, the Fellowship begins at the Summit and extends through a nine-month mentorship as Fellows launch their service projects in their communities. The Summit is a rigorous, academic program that incorporates discussion-based learning sessions led by Phillips Exeter Academy faculty and design thinking concepts to teach Fellows how to develop solutions to complex issues focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).