EBAA to send ten young leaders to represent industry at global summit

posted on 18th July 2019 by William Hayes
EBAA to send ten young leaders to represent industry at global summit

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has announced it is sending ten young leaders to represent the industry at the 2019 One Young World Summit in London.

Described as a “Young Davos”, the summit gathers young leaders from around the world to meet and learn from established global figures, such as heads of state, CEOs, campaigners and Nobel laureates.

“To deepen our industry’s commitment to sustainable growth, we must engage young leaders early in the process,” said EBAA Secretary-General Athar Husain Khan. “Their energy and passion are what will help to evolve the business aviation industry.

“For that reason, we are proud to once again support One Young World, an influential platform for empowering the very people who will be the architects of our future.”

Over the course of the summit, the young delegates have the opportunity to discuss with the global leaders – called counsellors – how to integrate business aviation commitments with the UN sustainable development goals.

Topics the delegates could cover include business aviation’s contributions to medical and humanitarian services, greater diversity among pilots and engineers, electric aircraft development and the promotion and rollout of sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF).

“One Young World reminded me that it’s okay to think differently and question the norms if you feel like something is not right or can be done better,” said 2018 delegate to One Young World, Air Service Basel and Swiss Business Aviation Association representative Laura Gambell.

“We met young people who are making the world a better place, and it inspired us to do more in our industry.”