Enactus World Cup 2015, 3 days of Competition, Collaboration and Celebration

Oct 14, 2015, 11:39 ET from Enactus

JOHANNESBURG, October 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

The Enactus World Cup brings 3, 500 entrepreneurial student and top global leaders together at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg from 14 - 16 October.

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The range of real world projects to be showcased by the participating teams is diverse and represents business innovation that creates social impact. The event can be watched live at: Enactus.org/WorldCup/

Enactus looks forward to welcoming all guests and delegates to the Enactus World Cup with Alvin Rohrs, President and CEO of Enactus saying: "Enactus World Cup is truly a world-class show of excellence in entrepreneurial action from students around the world that have a head for business and a heart for the world. Students share their impact projects and gain wisdom from cross-generational learning opportunities. Executives come to be inspired by the leaders of the future and to collaborate with fellow action leaders."

The Enactus World Cup features innovation stations, cultural events in addition to Action Leaders Forum panel discussions on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a special focus on the themes of:

  • Women's Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship
  • Food, water and energy security

The full event agenda is available for viewing on: http://enactus.org/worldcup/schedule-2015/

Join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #WeAllWin & #EnactusWorldCup.

KPMG is proud to be the global presenting sponsor and is especially proud to help bring the event to South Africa this year. Other sponsors include Absa, member of Barclays, Brambles/CHEP, Coca-Cola, Harmony, Massmart/Walmart, MTN SA Foundation, Sage and Unilever all as Host Country Sponsors.

Recent locations of the Enactus World Cup include, China, Mexico, United States of America, The United Kingdom and Canada with Toronto, Canada to host the 2016 the Enactus World Cup.

The energy created during the Enactus World Cup, when world business leaders connect with student innovators ignites personal transformation and community projects that become social enterprises.

ABOUT ENACTUS: Enactus, an international non-profit organization brings together students, academic and business leaders through the belief that investing in students who take entrepreneurial action for others creates a better world for us all. Guided by business experts and academic advisors at more than 1,700 universities in 36 countries, the 70,500 student leaders of Enactus create and implement community outreach projects each year to empower people to improve their livelihoods, impacting more than 1,950,000 people.

DIGITAL SCHEDULE & WORLD CUP LIVE BROADCAST: http://enactus.org/worldcup      

For further information, contact either Linda Thompson or Terry Torok.
Linda Thompson
Enactus World Cup media liaison
Email: lthompson@enactus.org / Tel: +27-72-054-1179

Terry Torok
Enactus Chief Innovation Officer
Email: ttorok@enactus.org / Tel: +1-917-915-0505

SOURCE Enactus