This year, Leaders Meeting Paris will address the concerns that young people are expressing en masse today. That’s why the networking event’s eleventh edition will be looking for answers to the question of how the leaders of today can ensure a better, healthier, more sustainable world for the next generation. The event will bring together 200 Belgian leaders to discuss the topic of “The Next Gen” on 8, 9, and 10 November.

The leaders of tomorrow are challenging the leaders of today. Sixteen-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg was the first to begin skipping school for the climate, inspiring young people all over the world, including Anuna De Wever and Kyra Gantois in Belgium. They demand that policymakers assume their responsibility in order to guarantee a better, healthier, more sustainable world for the next generation. Bepublic, the organization behind Leaders Meeting Paris, is also inspired by these young people’s concerns. That’s why the eleventh edition of their networking event will revolve around the topic of the next generation (“The Next Gen”).

The next generation is faced with an incredible number of questions and wants to give the leaders of today a hefty wake-up call. Where do experienced policymakers stand with regard to the ideals of this young, inexperienced generation? Are their ideals as naive as some say they are?

Jeroen Wils, Managing Director Bepublic Group

About more than just climate

The networking event doesn’t want to limit the topic to a climate debate. Featuring about 200 guests from the economic, social, political, academic, and cultural sectors, Leaders Meeting Paris is looking to establish a broad outlook on the future of the next generation. To achieve that, it’s calling on keynote speakers from a range of industries. Alain Dehaze, CEO of international temp staffing firm The Adecco Group, is the first confirmed name.

We invite our keynote speakers to convey a message to the next generation. How do we ensure the next generation can grow up in a prosperous, healthy, sustainable world? During the eleventh Leaders Meeting Paris, we’ll be discussing all aspects of the legacy we want to pass on to the next generation.

Carine Grevendonk, Managing Director Bepublic

The eleventh edition of Leaders Meeting Paris will take place in Paris on 8, 9 and 10 November 2019.