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Convergences World Forum 2015: Programme

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Gathering iconic figures and international experts since 2008, the World Forum is the place where public and private actors, as well as members of civil society, students, and the media can meet and exchange ideas to fight poverty.

Registrations for the Convergences World Forum 2015 are now open! Click here to register!

The 8th Convergences World Forum will take place on the 7th, 8th and 9th September 2015 in Paris.  This years’ edition will gather international professionals for 3 days of exchange and thought on the topic “Zero exclusion, zero carbon, zero poverty”, broken down into 3 main pillars:

Pilier_1Pillar 1 : The new Sustainable Development Goals: What next?

Pilier_2Pillar 2 : Business models that accelerate social change

Picto-Pilier-3 (2)Pillar 3 : Tackling climate change with an agenda of shared solutions

More information on the three pillars.

Each day of the World Forum is defined by a specific format:

  • September 7 and 8, Palais Brongniart (Paris) – Co-creating Days: dedicated to professionals and semi-professionals to build tomorrow’s world throughout dynamic and interactive events
  • September 9, Paris City Hall – Inspiring Day: free and open day to everyone to understand the key issues of the century throughout high level interventions

The third day will also host the Convergences Award Ceremony rewarding “multiplier effect” partnerships working towards poverty alleviation.

The World Forum will also hold evening events:

  • The 4th Youth We Can! evening on September 8th, gathering groups of young people taking action at their own level for a more responsible society
  • The Media evening on September 9th, dedicated to the role of the media towards a fair and sustainable world

Moreover, as encouraging exchange is one of the primary objectives of the World Forum, this year’s Professional Marketplace will gather up to 40 dynamic exhibitors on 7th and 8th September to show case their projects and expertise.

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