Past Events 2005-2016

The unique concept of the event was created by Ksenia Khoruzhnikova, Founder and President of the G200 Association, in 2005. The concept was realized as the G8 Youth Summit in 2006 in St. Petersburg and continued in subsequent years transformed first into the G20 Youth Summit, then the G20 Youth Forum, and finally the G200 Youth Forum. 

Previous events have been held in:

  • 2006 – G8 Youth Summit  – Russia (Saint-Petersburg);
  • 2007 – G8 Youth Summit  – Germany (Berlin);
  • 2008 – G8 Youth Summit  – Japan (Tokyo);
  • 2009 – G8 Youth Summit  – Italy (Milano);
  • 2010 – G20 Youth Summit  – Canada (Vancouver);
  • 2011 – G20 Youth Summit  – France (Paris);
  • 2012 – G20 Youth Summit – USA (Washington D.C.);
  • 2013 – G20 Youth Forum – Russia (Saint-Petersburg);
  • 2014 – G20 Youth Forum – Germany (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria);
  • 2015 – G200 Youth Forum – Germany (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria); and
  • 2016 – G200 Youth Forum – Germany (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria).

In total, these events have gathered about 5,000 attendants from almost 200 countries.

This is the twelfth forum and we are inspired by our transition to the G200 Forum and G200 Association. All projects evolve with experience and time, and these transformations are encouraged by people participating, the suggestion of new ideas, and the process of development around the world. The same has happened with our forum. 

The concept of the first platform G8 Youth Summit and G20 Youth Summit, created by Ksenia Khoruzhnikova in 2005, involve selection of young experts to become young heads of states and ministers for the G8 Youth Summit and G20 Youth Summit. During the Summit young heads of states and ministers meet together and work over several sessions in order to produce the Final Recommendations (Communique) to be presented to international organizations, governments and society at large. 

In 2016, in order to continue the development of the concept, its creator Ksenia Khoruzhnikova, designed two new platforms The G200 Young Professionals Platform and The G200 Entrepreneurs Platform.

The international team of the Swiss-based G200 Association has gained 12 years of invaluable international experience in the sphere of global emerging political and economic issues as well as in intercultural and management skills. Every year this unique international experience gives rise to a dazzling array of unforgettable events and experiences for all their participants.

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Official Opening Ceremony of the First G8 Youth Summit, organized by NGO International Youth Diplomacy League
March 2006, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Official Opening Ceremony of the First G8 Youth Summit, organized by NGO International Youth Diplomacy League
Heads of States speaches, G8 Youth Summit, organized by NGO International Youth Diplomacy League
Heads of States of G8 Youth Summit, organized by NGO International Youth Diplomacy League
G8 Youth Summit Speakers: Vladimir Vasiliev - Chair of Saint-Petersburg University Rectors Council, Vice-President of Russian Rectors Union and Elguiz Kachaev - Head of «Business Russia» Organization Branch in Saint-Petersburg
Press-conference, G8 Youth Summit, organized by NGO International Youth Diplomacy League
G8 Youth Summit, organized by NGO International Youth Diplomacy League, «The Future of the World» picture, created by the Canadian delegation 2006
G8 Youth Summit, organized by NGO International Youth Diplomacy League, «The Future of the World» picture, created by the Canadian delegation 2006
G8 Youth Summit, organized by NGO International Youth Diplomacy League, «The Future of the World» picture, created by the British Delegation 2006
G8 Youth Summit, organized by NGO International Youth Diplomacy League, «The Future of the World» picture,  created by the British Delegation 2006
G8 Youth Summit, organized by NGO International Youth Diplomacy League, «The Future of the World» picture,  created by the Italian delegation 2006
G8 Youth Summit, organized by NGO International Youth Diplomacy League, «The Future of the World» picture,  created by the Japanese Delegation 2006
G8 Youth Summit, organized by NGO International Youth Diplomacy League, «The Future of the World» picture,  created by the Japanese Delegation 2006
G8 Youth Summit, organized by NGO International Youth Diplomacy League, «The Future of the World» picture,  created by the German Delegation 2006
G8 Youth Summit, organized by NGO International Youth Diplomacy League, «The Future of the World» picture,  created by the French Delegation 2006
G8 Youth Summit, organized by NGO International Youth Diplomacy League, «The Future of the World» picture, created by the USA delegation 2006
Presentation of the G8 Youth Summit Communique 2006 to Oleg Morozov, Vice Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation
Presentation of the G8 Youth Summit Communique 2006 to Oleg Morozov, Vice Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation
The opening of the exhibition of G8 Youth Summit delegations pictures «The Future of the World»: Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President), Vladimir Vasiliev (Chair of Saint-Petersburg University Rectors Council, Vice-President of Russian Rectors Union) and Lyudmila Verbitskaya (President of Saint-Petersburg State University)
«Silver Angel» Grand Ball, organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League, Public Diplomacy Award Silver Angel goes to Timofey Kunitsky, Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President) and Rinat Magdeev Vice-President of Business Russia Assotiation in Saint-Petersburg offering the Award
«Silver Angel» Grand Ball, organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League, Presentation of the G8 Youth Summit 2009, Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President) and Sabino Costanza (G8 Youth Summit 2009 Organizing Committee Chair)
Grand Ball «Silver Angel», organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Grand Ball «Silver Angel», organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Grand Ball «Silver Angel», organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Grand Ball «Silver Angel», organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Ksenia Khoruzhnikova, IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President, presents G8 Youth Summit Partners Certificates to our sponsors Lenenergo and Mirax Group companies
Ksenia Khoruzhnikova,  IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President, presents G8 Youth Summit Partners Certificates to our sponsors Lenenergo and Mirax Group companies
G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Russian delegation at the G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Kohei Nakamura (Japan Foreign Affairs G8 department deputy director), Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President ) and participants of G8 Youth summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Speakers of G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Ksenia Khoruzhnikova, (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President), Shuichi Abe (Deputy Mayor of Yokogama) and participants at the G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Eishi Ohno (Director & Project General Manager, Environmental Affairs Division of Toyota Motor Corporation), Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President) and participant of the G8 Youth summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Ministerial Negotiations at the G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Ministerial Negotiations at the G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
President of Keio University speaks at G8 Youth Summit opening, Ministerial Negotiations at the G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President), Yuki Vatanabe, head of Japanese Organizing Commitee  and the professor of Keio University at G8 Youth Summit , co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President) , Yuki Vatanabe, head of Japanese Organizing Commitee  and the professor of Keio University at the opening of the G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Cultural program of G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Cultural program of G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
G8 Youth Summit Global infrstructure for innovations working group session, organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League at «Interra» International Forum
G8 Youth Summit Global infrstructure for innovations working group session, organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League at «Interra» International Forum
G8 Youth Summit Global infrstructure for innovations working group session, organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League at «Interra» International Forum
Press conference of the G8 Youth Summit Global infrstructure for innovations working group session, organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League at «Interra» International Forum
Press conference of the G8 Youth Summit Global infrstructure for innovations working group session, organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League at «Interra» International Forum
G8 Youth Summit Global infrstructure for innovations working group session, organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League at «Interra» International Forum
G8 Youth Summit Global infrstructure for innovations working group and Victor Tolokonskiy – Authorized Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in Siberian Federal District
G8 Youth Summit Global infrstructure for innovations working group press-conference, the Mayor of Novosibirsk and Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President )
G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the NGO International Youth Diplomacy League
G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the NGO International Youth Diplomacy League
Ministerial Negotiations of G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the NGO International Youth Diplomacy League
Fulvio Ortu (Dean of International relations department, Bocconi University) and Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President)
Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy, Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President) and Russian delegation 2009 at G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Ministerial Negotiations of G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Ministerial Negotiations of G8 Youth Summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Venice sightseeing after G8 Youth Summit
Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President) and the 2010 participants at G8 & G20 Youth Summit, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Cultural Program after G8 & G20 Youth Summits, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Cultural Program after G8 & G20 Youth Summits, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Cultural Program after G8 & G20 Youth Summits, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Ministerial Negotiations at G8 & G20 Youth Summits,co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
G8 & G20 Youth Summits participants
G8 & G20 Youth Summits participants
Christine Lagarde - Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Speaker at G8 & G20 Youth Summit 2011, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
The meeting of Russian delegation at G8 & G20 Youth Summits 2011 with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in France A. Orlov and Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President), organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
G8 & G20 Youth Summit 2011, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
G8 & G20 Youth Summit 2011, co-organized by the International Youth Diplomacy League
Hélène Durand, technical advisor for the President of the French Republic in charge of Economic Affairs and CEO of the International Youth Diplomacy League Dilbar Sadykova at G8 & G20 Youth Summit 2011
Certificates Handing to Russian delegation at G8 & G20 Youth summit 2011
G8 & G20 Youth Summit 2011 Gala Dinner
Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President) and Russian G8 & G20 youth delegation after the briefing, organized by the IYDL
Vadim Lukov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russias sous-sherpa in G8, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Coordinator for G20 and BRIC, Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President) and Russian youth delegation after the briefing, organized by the IYDL
Andrey Bokarev – Director of International Financial Relations Department, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President) and youth russian delegation after the briefing, organized by the IYDL
G8 & G20 Youth Summit 2012 Panel session with representatives of United States Department of State: Nicole Goldin, Andrew Rabens, Dr. Genevieve Maricle, Menaka Nayyar
G8 & G20 Youth Summit 2012, co-organized by the IYDL
Ksenia Khoruzhnikova (IYDL President, G8 & G20 Alumni Assotiation President) and Youth BRICS representatives
Youth BRICS meeting at G8 & G20 Youth Summit 2012 co-organized by the IYDL
G8 & G20 Youth Summit 2012, co-organized by the IYDL

Video

Testimonials

Bongiwe Pricilla Mbinqo-Gigaba
Member of Parliament, South Africa
Bongiwe Pricilla Mbinqo-Gigaba

It’s a great opportunity for young parliamentarians all over the world to meet and share views of how to deal with issues in different places.

As a participant of G20 Youth Forum I’ve got information from others, what views, what people are doing, how best can we practice in our places and how we can improve our society.

It was a good experience and I think for next Forums it will be better to get more countries to share their ideas together.

Jenny Mikakos
Member of Parliament, Australia
Jenny Mikakos

I think the main purpose of the G20 Youth Forum is to bring together students, academics and young parliamentarians around the world to share ideas as to how we can make a better world. It is very important to have an understanding of the views of each social group fora successful policy.

It has been a very successful Forum. I wish to congratulate the organizers. I thought it was very interesting to be able to learn more from my colleagues at the International Young Parliamentarians’ Debate about the respective nations and native societies. We have decided many important questions and we will try to implement them in our countries.

Liv Holm Andersen
Member of Parliament, Denmark
Liv Holm Andersen

I expected to come here, to share a lot of ideas with representatives from parliaments and also from academic institutions. First of all I met some incredible people and second of all most importantly I got a lot of inspiration on my field which is social issues.

In our section we have very interesting papers and point of views. The greatest thing is to notice how really different systems and societies we representing. And at the same time we can agree on so many goals and aims for this world and for our countries to work on together. And that is very incredible, great.

I hope that Denmark will make really priority and send more not only MP but also representatives from local parliaments and more Universities because I think it’s a great opportunity to our young parliamentarians, youth and students to be inspired and to inspire others.

Maria Magdalena Matthys
Member of Parliament, South Africa
Maria Magdalena Matthys

I think it’s a very good cause for young people. In my vision the purpose of G20 Youth Forum is to encourage young people to learn and educate themselves, to unit them. I also think that it’s good opportunity for academics to come and share their experience. And also for young parliamentarians to be an example for the countries, they can encourage more youth, young people to participate in this program.

I talked about professionalism of women in South Africa and I’ve learnt a lot from other countries about agenda issues.

Alvin Botes
Member of the Executive Council, South Africa
Alvin Botes

One of the objective things of G20 Youth Forum is to insure a comprehension of network, to exchange intellectual and societal ideas among current youth leaders, formal youth leaders and those working on the youth agenda across the world.

One of my colleagues on the International Young Parliamentarians’ Debate presented me kangaroo – I’m from South Africa, I was in Russia and received an Australian kangaroo. It’s the exchange of ideas and network. So this little kangaroo symbolizes this.

It’s a good platform for intellectual debate and it should be held annually.

Bing Ren
Professor, Nankai University, China
Bing Ren

According to my understanding, G8 and G20 originally focused on the finances and economic issues. But through out of the years and particularly my personal participation this time I think the issue animation becomes broader than that. It is not only economy and finance, but social issues, environmental issues and arts, history. Very different areas comes together to discuss and make dialogue together.

I hope to involve myself in different kinds of platforms – I can speak out my opinion and suggestions – that makes my exchange here more meaningful.
I work in education, I pay attention to educating young people – so I find a lot of common problems around the world. That makes me inspired with the idea that we should participate in these meetings and thanks to G8 and G20 Alumni Association for inviting me hear.

And the other impressive thing is: I think G20 Youth Forum have made great efforts in organizing many people together and try to collect the ideas and also to make this activities more interesting and alive. That is also good impression for me.

Shinya Hanaoka
Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Shinya Hanaoka

When I go back to Japan I would like to inform about G20 Youth Forum other faculty members, also international division of our University. Then I will recommend some students from our faculty to join this Forum over the next two years.

Xinghua Liu
Assistant Professor, Nankai University, China
Xinghua Liu

This is very famous, impressive and huge youth forum, and also well organized. My first impression was that we can meet with different people from other countries. There are different cultures, different national dresses – for me it is good experience to meet new people from all over the world.

G20 Youth Forum is very good instrument for public all over the world in different countries to learn about G20, especially for the young leaders and youth elites in different countries. I think it will play very important role in the media, in the mobilization, press mobilization in different countries.

Hai Tao Huang
Lecturer of Zhou Enlai School of Government, Nankai University, China
Hai Tao Huang

Firstly, it’s very precious experience for me. I can meet people all around the world more than 60 countries. It’s very good opportunity to speak with them and to exchange ideas. And, secondly, communications is not enough – we can understand each other and then we can understand ideas of the whole world; especially I’m very happy to see that the future young leaders they gather together. This may be a good guarantee for the development of the world. They have fresh ideas – and this is very important.

Marçal Avelino Salazar Marques Mendes
Jurist, University of Minho, Portugal
Marçal Avelino Salazar Marques Mendes

The purpose of the Forum is very well constructed. I think it makes us like a prototype of government. It develops a capacity of communicating with people and with some ministers and with the government itself. It’s important for participants that they go home and make there some kind of experiments and be reasonable and capable to understand the solution to each country and for the whole world.

Connell Wise
Founder, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive, United States Youth Chamber of Commerce, USA
Connell Wise

In my understanding of the main purpose of G20 Youth Forum it is the international cooperation between different countries of the world to basically bring a global understanding how the leaders economic and financial crisis are facing in the world and how to avoid those crisises.

Meaghan Anne Williams
Teaching Assistant, Queen's University, Canada
Meaghan Anne Williams

The networking opportunity is incredible and it’s very encouraging to meet young people from all over the world who are interested to talk in same kinds of issues, answering the same kinds of problems, working together, collaborating. Not just making new friends but hopefully making new peers, colleagues to work in these issues in future.

The conference has been incredible for learning more about what the academic world can do to facilitate change in the real world. Sometimes academia is so theoretical that you lose sight of what is actually going on. But this conference has proved that there are a number of individual academics working to harmonize that view.

Melina Djulancic
J.D. Candidate, University of Manitoba, Canada
Melina Djulancic

It is the nice opportunity to get together with the young people from around the world. For me it’s important that people discussing their ideas. Our group was concentrating on the young entrepreneurships and all important things around this field. Basically entrepreneurship in schools is one of our recommendations and easier access to capital for businesses.

Abraham Johannes Swanepoel
Student, North-West University, South Africa
Abraham Johannes Swanepoel

Thinking that we are the future leaders of tomorrow G20 Youth Forum gives as an opportunity to start to get used to discuss things, used to live in them and exchanging points of view with other people.

I think it is awesome opportunity just to meet other people, get up different points of view from different countries. As I’m from South Africa and we are still developing country to get point of views that is from developed countries. It gives me lot of knowledge that you can take back to your country and try to employ it in your country system.

Aya Fujita
Student, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Aya Fujita

G20 Youth Forum is: A lot of people from international society build a partnership, leadership and friendship.

I got a lot of intellectual involvements, we discussed about health care, child care and women empowerment. Each country has different background and situation; it’s very great to know about what country has the same and which are different.

Fei Yang Qi
MA Student, University of Birmingham, UK
Fei Yang Qi

The main purpose of G20 Youth Forum is young leaders working together and think about how to push the world by the small steps.

I think there are a lot of benefits in participating in G20 Youth Forum, for example team work variety, especially to make others think about your points and change your views in discussions.

Floris Busscher
Student, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Floris Busscher

I think the main purpose at our level – at a Youth Summits and at a Conference, is to bring together young people with ideas, with creativities and with innovations. To bring together, to exchange ideas and maybe together come to enhance ideas to create a synergy between the creativity of young people. Opportunities is to meet always amazing young people which enhance your network in international level and also to be inspired by people from other countries and to increase and enhance your own prospective, how you see things in a multinational way with different cultures and different political system influencing its positions.

The most interesting moment is an Opening Ceremony – lovely discussion between people from all different kinds of fields, from different countries who exchange ideas on education which is of course the kind of thing that applies to all of us. So to see it and try to feel the G20 spirit on the ceremony was the highlight.

Italo Ribeiro Alves
Student, President of the International Business Society, Quinnipiac University, Brazil
Italo Ribeiro Alves

One on my career paths that I have been potentially exploring will be diplomacy. I believe that dialoging with young people from all other the world I can practice my cultural and communicational skills and learn how to debate and understand the social issues.

Lindsay Ann Markle
Student, Purdue University, USA
Lindsay Ann Markle

The purpose of the Forum is to exchange ideas between other countries. It’s such a unique opportunity because everyone here comes with an open mind and it’s really interesting learn about other cultures. It’s really a unique experience – I’m really glad I came here.

I expected to hear different prospectives about government’s role and society and it met my expectations.

Megan Eleri David
Student, Cardiff University, UK
Megan Eleri David

The main purpose of G20 Youth Forum is sort of empowering young people to feel like they can make a change.

I was a moderator on my committee. And I’m very proud of the document which we were working on. I had a team who I’m really excited about. We have three main ideas on our recommendation: one about child care, one about women’s empowerment in work places with an education and one about social security in developing countries.

Stefan Vasilev
Student, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Stefan Vasilev

Definitely the main purpose is to communicate with a lot of people, to exchange ideas with the experts in your field, and also to send a message about our ideas.

Governments always appreciate opinions from young people who are thinking out of the box. I hope they will appreciate our recommendations too.

Victoria Pilbeam
Student, Australian National University
Victoria Pilbeam

I think it’s really great to bring a lot of young people together to talk about important issues. It’s always a good idea. Mostly it's important to meet amazing people who really like to be engaged and are really passionate about different issues.

We looked on the questions: young women’s’ careers and family. We made some pretty concrete recommendations.

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