Every year, the One Young World (OYW) Summit serves as an inspiring congress for young talents who want to change the world in a positive way.
Every year, the One Young World (OYW) Summit serves as an inspiring congress for young talents who want to change the world in a positive way. As this year’s host, Belfast in Northern Ireland was at the centre of the innovative spirit emanating from the 2,000 young leaders from around the world taking part in the event. The BMW Group itself was represented by 56 delegates, young colleagues from all across the world who have now been inspired to innovate, collaborate and create new solutions to some of the biggest issues we face as a human race.
The focus topics for the four-day summit were issues that concern the whole world and demand solutions: conflict prevention, peace and reconciliation, ending the food crisis, responsible leadership and health. Over 2,000 young professionals from 190 countries debated these issues among themselves, networked with each other, shared new perspectives and considered bold new solutions.
The mood among this year’s BMW Group delegation was particularly enthusiastic. Ilka Horstmeier, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Human Resources, Real Estate and Labour Relations, who accompanied the trip and delivered a keynote address to the congress on the topic of Circularity with the visionary BMW i Vision Concept Car present at the event. This special car embodies the BMW Group’s ambitious plan to become the world’s most sustainable manufacturer in the individual premium mobility space. It has been designed according to circular economy principles.