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Two Of The World's 10 Most Successful Young People Are Turks

Two Of The World's 10 Most Successful Young People Are Turks
14 November 2019

Junior Chamber International (JCI), which has been working for 105 years, held the “2019 World Conference” in Estonia. The conference was attended by nearly 4,000 people from 112 countries and the “JCI Turkey” team reached finals in many categories and won 3 awards.


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ISTANBUL (TR) - The annual JCI World Congress, organized by the International Association of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs (JCI), one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the world, was held this year in Tallinn, Estonia. The conference, hosted by a different country each year, was attended by approximately 4,000 people from 112 countries. Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid gave the opening speech and Robin Sharma, one of the leading opinion leaders of the world, gave inspiration to young people as speakers. representing our country in the organization of projects are awarded in line with global targets JCI Turkey Team who returned a total of three awards.

Turkish youth show their differences

The ‘Digicon’ project brought an award to Turkey in the business world category. The project, developed by the JCI Culture branch and organizes training and innovation camps for entrepreneurs to gain the competencies of the digital world, came to the fore among thousands of projects from all over the world.

In the World's 10 Most Successful Young People Awards (TOYP - Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World), two Turkish youths waved the Turkish flag on the stage. Duygu Yılmaz in the ‘Business World and Entrepreneurship ve category and Gözde Durmuş in the category of Medical Innovation and Inventions were among the 10 most successful young people in the world.

Burcu Erol, President of JCI Turkey, who stated that they were one of the countries that participated in the World Conference with the most award files, said: "It was very proud to hear Turkey's name on stage many times, both with our awards and with our final projects.” “This is a great non-governmental organization where entrepreneurs can develop themselves and learn in the field of Social Responsibility and business world by doing so," said Burcu Erol, who emphasized that the Association, which consists of young people between the ages of 18-40, offers 4 opportunities. I would like to thank all of our award winners and finalists for their pride.

100% Efficiency Award was awarded the JCI Turkey, it has remained finalist in 4 categories. The details of the finals of the JCI 2019 World Conference were as follows:

Best President - Beyza Birand (JCI Bahçeşehir)

Best Member - Ceren Çiftçi (JCI İzmir)

Best International Cooperation Project - Turkey Connecting Business Asia (JCI Bahçeşehir)

Most Successful National Growth and Development Program - JCI Turkey Meet UP project