Expo 2020 YOUTHCONNECT
An annual youth event, YouthConnect aims to engage and inspire the leaders of tomorrow, and is at the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai and its theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.
The youth demographics of the MENA region, where approximately 65 per cent of the population is under the age of 25, represents an important opportunity for this part of the world.
The inaugural YouthConnect in 2015 gathered over 800 young people, drawn from the UAE’s nationals and residents. This year, Expo 2020 Dubai is extending the attendance to cover residents and nationals of the entire GCC region — reflecting Expo 2020 Dubai’s aim to leave a lasting legacy for the wider region. Offering a full day of connections, innovation and opportunities created for young people, YouthConnect includes inspirational speakers, discussion corners, hands-on workshops, edutainment, and engaging exhibits.