Enactus World Cup 2016 Kicks Off in Toronto with Three Days of Global Competition and Celebration

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Running through 30 September, a total of 3,500 student, academic and business leaders from around the world have gathered in Toronto for the Enactus World Cup. The event is one of the biggest university business innovation competitions in the world.

Held annually, the Enactus World Cup is a show of excellence featuring entrepreneurial projects for social impact from university students around the world. Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. The Enactus World Cup can be watched live around the world at: www.enactus.org/WorldCup, and the full schedule is available at: www.enactus.org/worldcup/schedule-2016/.

Special guests speaking at the 2016 Enactus World Cup include:

  • Dr. Michael Hastings, Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE and Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG International
  • Roger Love, one of the world's leading vocal coaches
  • Norm Kelly, Councillor, City of Toronto
  • Aaron Sherinian, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for the UN Foundation
  • Swati Dlamini, granddaughter of Winnie and Nelson Mandela 

"My grandfather Nelson Mandela first visited Toronto just four months after his release from 27 years of imprisonment," says Swati Dlamini, "It is a pleasure to come to Toronto and encourage the work for quality education and equality that both my grandfather and grandmother stand for. I am very inspired by the Enactus movement-they are not just talking about world problems; they are creating real sustainable solutions. Enactus is a global family that I am happy to be part of."

Opening remarks by Dr. Alvin Rohrs, outgoing President and CEO, Enactus, include a message about his time with the organization. "I'm so proud of our work and the global growth we have experienced in my 34 years with Enactus," says Alvin Rohrs. "The Enactus World Cup is a collective celebration of our achievements. I'm confident in our strong leadership team and excited about the organization's bright future and continued success." 

In addition to the intense competition, the Enactus World Cup features a session on the UN Global Goals, innovation stations, cultural collaborations, and an action leader panel addressing the future of food and water sustainability.  

Enactus World Cup is presented by KPMG, who helped bring the event to Toronto. 

In addition to watching online and Facebook Live, the conversation can be followed on social media @enactus and using the hashtags #WeAllWin and #EnactusWorldCup.

Enactus is an international organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. The Enactus experience transforms both the lives of the people the projects serve, and in turn, the lives of Enactus students as they develop into more effective, values-driven leaders. Founded in 1975, today Enactus has more than 69,000 student participants on over 1,700 campuses in 36 countries. For more information visit www.enactus.org.

SOURCE Enactus

For further information: Paula Worthington, 403-585-2429, Paula.worthington@northstrategic.com

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