News — February 21, 2017
JCI Hosts Successful World Congress in Qu??bec City, Canada Connecting All Sectors of Society and Individuals Across the Globe
For Immediate Release
Québec City, Canada, Nov 15, 2016 — JCI hosted its largest international event in Québec City, Canada October 30 to November 4, drawing in more than 2900 delegates from 96 countries across the globe.
The event featured workshops, skills development trainings, forums and special keynotes, which included KPMG Ambassador and Double Olympic Champion Alexandre Bilodeau, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, Andrew and Geoff Molson of Molson Coors Brewing Company, President and CEO of Québec International Carl Viel and Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield.
The JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI TOYP) Honorees shared their stories and inspired delegates during the JCI TOYP Workshop: Collaborating for Impact, moderated by JCI Ambassador John Loughton. These extraordinary individuals were recognized for their incredible achievements in creating sustainable impact in their communities and across the globe during the 2016 JCI Awards Ceremony featuring the JCI TOYP Honorees.
The event also provided a platform for collaboration. JCI and the Let’s Do It! Foundation formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding, launching a partnership to activate individuals worldwide to lead a global clean-up day.
“The 2016 JCI World Congress was not only successful in meeting and surpassing the expectations of delegates but was in fact a huge celebration of the remarkable progress made by the organization this year. Delegates left the event feeling highly motivated and empowered to take on the complex challenges of the world. It was a congress that ranks high amongst the best the organizations has ever had thanks particularly to the incredible work of the Congress Organizing Committee, 2016 Board of Directors, 2016 National Presidents and of course the staff at JCI World Headquarters,” said JCI Secretary General Arrey Obenson.
About JCI: JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 whose purpose is providing development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change around the world, uniting all sectors of society to create sustainable impact. For more information visit: www.jci.cc.
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