Toronto to Host Enactus World Cup 2016

May 14, 2015, 09:45 ET from Enactus Canada

Mayor John Tory and Enactus Canada prepare to welcome 3,500 student, academic and business leaders from 36 countries who are changing lives around the world through entrepreneurial action

TORONTO, May 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Enactus Canada and Toronto Mayor John Tory are proud to welcome the world to Toronto in September 2016.

Enactus, an international nonprofit organization with 70,500+ student members from 1,700+ universities in 36 countries, has chosen Toronto, Canada as the site for their signature global event – Enactus World Cup, presented by KPMG. On September 28-30, 2016 a select group of 3,500 student, business, academic and government leaders from around the globe will gather in Toronto for this special event that includes three unforgettable days of collaboration, competition and celebration.

The members of Enactus believe that entrepreneurial action can create a better world for us all. Guided by academic professionals and supported by business executives, Enactus students apply their talents and innovative thinking to create community development projects focused on areas such as entrepreneurship, food security, access to water and women's economic empowerment that empower others to improve their livelihoods.

Like in business, competition in the social sector encourages creativity and rewards results. At the Enactus World Cup, the National Champion team from each of the 36 participating countries have the opportunity to showcase the entrepreneurial action they took to raise the standard of living for others. Top global business executives such as J.P. Bilbrey, president and CEO of The Hershey Company, Andrew Cranston, global chief operating officer of KPMG International and Kees Kruythoff, president of Unilever North America serving as judges evaluate the teams' efforts and ultimately select one as the Enactus World Champion.

In addition the competition, event participants have the opportunity to challenge the status-quo of thought leaders as they engage in an interactive dialog with global action leaders. Through a series of forums, networking activities and breakout sessions attendees are able to experience the energy created when world business leaders intersect with student innovators, and how together they are able to motivate personal change and drive new ideas.

And throughout it all, Enactus World Cup celebrates the diversity of culture, abundance of ideas and synergy of cross-generational leadership in action.

DIGITAL ASSETS: Visit www.enactus.ca/enactus-world-cup-2016/ for access to quotes and video from Toronto Mayor John Tory and Alvin Rohrs, president and CEO of Enactus Worldwide, as well as event photos, video testimonials from executives and more.

ABOUT ENACTUS: Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to improving the world through entrepreneurial action. 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. To learn more about Enactus Worldwide visit www.enactus.org. As Canada's largest student leadership development organizations, Enactus Canada is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,400 Canadian postsecondary students led 250 projects this past year alone in communities coast to coast. To learn more about Enactus Canada, an affiliate of Enactus Worldwide, visit www.enactus.ca.

SOURCE Enactus Canada



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