April 5 2017 (Kitchener, ON): Lovell Corporation is thrilled to announce that our CEO, award-winning Youth Mobilizer and Speaker, Kelly Lovell has been selected by Futurpreneur to represent Canada at the annual G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (YEA) Summit this summer. Futurpreneur Canada is a founding member of the G20YEA, a global network of more than 500,000 young entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them.
Held in Berlin, Germany, the 2017 G20 YEA summit summit will convene top young entrepreneur influencers from each member state in advance of the G20 Summit to share best practice and champion the importance of young entrepreneurs to the G20 agenda.
“We are living in an increasingly connected and global world. This, combined with the high levels of youth unemployment we see across member sates emphasizes the importance of entrepreneurship as a driver for economic renewal, job creation, and social change.” – Kelly Lovell, Youth Mobilizer & CEO Lovell Corporation
In this role, Kelly Lovell will identify specific approaches that governments and entrepreneurs can take to support a more digitalized economy and business.
As a Canadian delegate for G20 YEA Lovell will act as a champion for youth entrepreneurs both in Canada and worldwide, representing the interests of young entrepreneurs on an international platform. To do so, Lovell will engage in high level discussions with world leaders to help build policy recommendations for G20 governments that focus on innovation and entrepreneurial education to address job creation and youth employment.
One of the Canadian G20YEA’s flagship recommendations on the table to discuss is a young Entrepreneur Visa which advocates for a multi-entry visa with a 2 years maximum length of stay to allow enough time for young entrepreneurs or one key managers and their families to conduct their business in foreign countries.
The summit will conclude with a Communiqué signing ceremony, where Lovell, on behalf of young entrepreneurs will vote and sign off on the top 3 recommendations to be championed by the G20 and B20 leaders for the 2017 meeting.
With the breath of Lovell’s work rooted in bridging the gap between business and youth, she shares her enthusiasm for the conversations ahead: “The discussions of G20 YEA are highly topical and relevant to my mission. This is a critical opportunity to voice the current challenges for young entrepreneurs and create new opportunities for them to advance their businesses, make international connections and explore international growth.”
About G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance
The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) is a global network of young entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them. It was established to convene each year in advance of the G-20 Summit, with the aim of championing the importance of young entrepreneurs to the G20 member nations and to share examples and practices. The Alliance was officially created at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit, Toronto, Canada, 2010. This year the G20 YEA Summit is being held in Berlin, Germany.
About Futurpreneur Canada
Futurpreneur Canada is the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. We have helped launch over 8,159 youth-led businesses across Canada, creating an estimated 39,000 jobs and $244 million in estimated tax revenue.
Futurpreneur is a founding member of the G20 YEA, and is responsible for leading the Canadian G20 YEA delegation to the 2017 Berlin Summit this June.
About Kelly Lovell
Kelly Lovell, an acclaimed Youth Mobilizer and Social Entrepreneur, is bridging the gap between business and community to create opportunities for the next generation to thrive. She is a 15-time award-winning thought leader, 3-time TEDx Speaker, and CEO of Lovell Corporation and My Effect Inc. With work featured in Forbes, INC., Globe & Mail, FOX News, and Entrepreneur, Kelly Lovell is sought out for her expertise in understanding and engaging with the needs of Millennials and Generation Z. Most recently at 23 years old, Lovell became a a 2016 Queen’s Young Leader and personally met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace to receive an international award .
In less than four years, Lovell has grown her company portfolio to five distinct brands that harness media and technology to provide mentorship, skill-building, and entrepreneurship support for youth. Notable projects include: a short documentary film that profiles the stories of exceptional young leaders to combat ageist stereotypes that exist in media; a global education project that introduces students to key problems affecting today’s world through the lens of their peers across 59 different countries; and, a personal development platform that helps youth track the transferable skills they gain from community service and extracurricular leadership.
Her first book, The Power of YOUth, shares over 200 stories of youth aged 6 years-old to 30 years-old who are changing the world.