Fifth Young Americas Forum VIII Summit of the Americas - Official Presentation - Peru

Washington, DC, September 21, 2017. The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) through the Summits of the Americas Secretariat, is pleased to announce the beginning of the activities of the Fifth Young Americas Forum, the official process of youth participation at the VIII Summit of the Americas to be held in Lima, Peru, in April 2018. 

During the first week of October in Lima, the YABT will present the participation strategy of the Youth Forum and its components. Young people from OAS Member States can be active participants in the process and contribute in different ways with their perspectives, opinions, recommendations and concrete actions regarding the central theme of the VIII Summit of the Americas: "Democratic Governance against Corruption". 

In following the tradition, young and innovative entrepreneurs will have an important channel to participate in the Summit of the Americas process through the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas) and Eco-Challenge, both part of the Implementation Component of the Fifth Forum. 

TIC Americas and Eco-Challenge constitute a hemispheric platform to support young entrepreneurs, fostering innovation and consolidating youth as agents of positive change, directly supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the mandates of the Summit of the Americas. 

YABT thanks the Government of Peru through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the support provided, as well as the main partners of the Eco-Challenge program: PepsiCo Bebidas Latinoamérica, CBC and Postobon. We are also grateful for the support provided by the World Bank and the University of San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL). 

Registration for events is free, however, spaces are limited. Please register in time and ensure your participation in one of the two presentations that we will have in Peru.

Presentation - San Ignacio de Loyola University:Where: Aula Magna, San Ignacio de Loyola UniversityWhen: Wednesday, October 4 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Registration and schedule: 

Presentation - Ministry of Foreign Affairs:Where: Javier Pérez de Cuellar Room, Ministry of Foreign AffairsWhen: Friday, October 6 - 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.Registration and schedule:

To learn more about the Young Americas Forum, TIC Americas and Eco-Challenge, please visit the YABT website: or write to


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