2019 G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance

Fukuoka Summit

Applications closing soon! DDL: 18th April - 5:00pm (AEST)

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The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) is a collective of organisations across the G20 countries that work to promote and advance entrepreneurship. Alliance members represent more than 500,000 young entrepreneurs and Catalysr, is proud to be the official Australian member, taking over from the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA). Additional information on the Alliance can be found at www.g20yea.com.


Following the overwhelming success of the inaugural G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) which took place in 2010 in Toronto, member countries agreed to form a new collective of leading entrepreneurially-minded organisations representing the G20 countries.

The Alliance was founded as a movement to engage the G20 leaders in the cause of youth entrepreneurship, share information across borders, affect positive policy change and create a global network of young entrepreneur advocates while building a collaborative entrepreneurial environment worldwide.

how does it work?

Each year, the G20 YEA brings together hundreds of the world’s top young entrepreneurs and key knowledge partners at an international Summit to share ideas and catalyse global change. At this Summit, the Alliance issues a communiqué that is a call to action for G20 governments to focus upon entrepreneurship as a driver of economic growth, innovation and social change. Read the 2018 communique here.

The G20 YEA then works throughout the year to get the communiqué recommendations on the radar of G20 and B20 leaders (the G20 YEA is proud to be an official networking partner of the B20) and to share these recommendations widely within their countries.

2019 G20 YEA Fukuoka Summit

The 2019 G20 YEA Summit is happening in Fukuoka, Japan, on the theme of Imagination Economy for a Sustainable Future.

We are looking for fantastic young entrepreneurs, investors and other supporters from the Australian entrepreneurship ecosystem, who would be interested in joining our official delegation.


Key Information

  • To read about a previous delegate’s experience at the G20 YEA, please read this article.

  • Please note that only one person may apply per company/organisation. There are a maximum of 20 spots available.

Key Dates

  • Applications deadline: Thursday, 18th April - 5:00 pm (AEST)

  • Delegation announced: Monday, 22nd April

  • Pre-summit briefing (online): Monday, 29th April

  • Pre-summit activities in Japan: 13-14 May (details TBA)

  • 2019 G20 YEA Fukuoka Summit: 15-17 May.


Delegates will be required to covering their own costs for attendance, including flights and accomodation. Tentative costs in $AUD to expect are:

  • Return Flights: ~$1000

  • G2O YEA Australia Fee: $200, due after delegated are selected.

  • Summit Ticket: ~$1000, due after delegates are selected.

  • Accommodation: $300 - $800 depending on preference (further details on accomodation options will be provided to delegates)

  • Food/Travel Budget - $300

    Total expected costs: $2800 - $3300


Visas are not required for Australian Citizens, if the trip is for less than 90 days, according to this link. Please contact the Embassy of Japan directly for any queries you may have.

apply noW to join 2019 G20 YEA Summit in Fukuoka, Japan

Section 1 - General Information
Name *
Please note all delegates must be over the age of 18
Copy and paste the corresponding URL
Section 2 - Business and entrepreneurial information
If you do not have a website just type in N/A
If you do not have a business just type in N/A
Type in Solopreneur if you are a Sole trader
For example, if you have direct relationships with journalists, a blog or large social media following let us know. This can be helpful in your application as we will look to circulate a press release of the Communique and other related content before and after the Summit
Section 3 - Overseas experience, Communique and Declaration Statement
Think maybe about any initiatives that you would like to have implemented at a local and/or global level.
Declaration Statement *
I agree that the information contained in this form is true and correct. I also agree that should I be selected to represent Australia at the G20 YEA Summit in Fukuoka, I am responsible for my own travel expenses including visas, flights, hotel, Summit registration and insurances. (Specific costing information and booking details will made available to successful applicants). An additional AUD$200 non-refundable fee payable to G20 YEA Australia is required to confirm a spot on the Australia delegation. This fee will be used towards costs related to delegation coordination & Australia's G20 YEA membership fee to the Alliance. Catalysr and its affiliates will not be liable for any damages or losses to the fullest extent permitted under the law.