Enactus World Cup More Than Just a Competition

Oct 10, 2014 9:30 AM ET
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Why follow the 2014 Enactus World Cup?

Enactus is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. They provide a platform for university students to collaborate with business and academic leaders in the development of entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities. Enactus has 36 participating countries, 1,650 universities and 66,550 students who develop and carry out projects to better the world around them. The quality and impact of the students’ projects are evaluated by leading executives through a series of regional, national and global competitions. The Enactus experience not only transforms the lives of the people we serve, it also transforms the lives of the students as they develop into entrepreneurially-minded, socially-responsible leaders.

The Enactus World Cup, which will be held 22 October through 24 October in Beijing, China, is their yearly global showcase for entrepreneurial action. The national champion Enactus teams from around the world meet at the event to present the results of their community outreach projects to a prestigious group of international business leaders who serve as judges. Projects are presented using a live audio visual presentation and their written annual reports and are evaluated based on how successful they were at using business concepts to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. The event also provides networking and collaboration opportunities to help our members become even more effective in creating positive change.

 

So, why follow the 2014 Enactus World Cup? Because it’s more than just a competition; it’s a feeling. Watch this video that captures the joy and inspiration that is the Enactus World Cup.

Tune in to the live broadcast of the Enactus World Cup and follow Enactus on social media to join them in celebrating the amazing work that their students do. All livestreamed events will also be available to view at a later date.

Enactus World Cup Website: http://enactus.org/worldcup/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/enactus

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/enactus

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enactus

Schedule:

My Dream, Our Dream Special Forum presented by The Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries & Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, 22 October

16:30-19:00

This session will include a forum with guest speakers and special musical performance presented by the CPAFFC. The Parade of Nations will also take place, featuring the delegates from each competing team and will conclude with the lives drawing of leagues and timeslots for the Opening Round of Competition.

Action Leaders Forum & Opening Awards Ceremony

Thursday, 23 October

16:30-19:00 China Standard Time

8:30-11:30 UTC

3:30-6:30 Central Daylight Time

This session will open with each of the 36 competing teams being recognized during the Parade of Champions. Following the parade, there will be a special forum where a panel of top executives will discuss opportunities for taking meaningful action to address important global issues. After the panel discussion, the Open Round of Competition awards will be presented and the 16 teams who will advance to the Semi-Final Round of the competition will be announced. The session will conclude with a live drawing of the leagues and timeslots for the Semi-Final Round.

Moderator:  Mini Menon, Executive Editor, Bloomberg TV India

Panelists:  Doug McMillon, President & CEO, Walmart Stores, Inc.

Action Leaders Forum & Announcement of Final Round teams

Friday, 24 October

13:00-15:00 China Standard Time

5:00-7:00 UTC

12:00-2:00 Central Daylight Time

This session will open with a special forum where a panel of top executives will discuss opportunities for taking meaningful action to address important global issues. Following the panel discussion, Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards will be presented and Final Found competing teams will be announced. Final Round teams will also draw for their timeslots live.

Moderator:  Mini Menon, Executive Editor, Bloomberg TV India

Panelists: TBA

Final Round of Competition

15:00-17:30 China Standard Time

7:00-9:30 UTC

2:00-4:30 Central Daylight Time

The Final Round of competition will bring together the top four teams in the world to present the results of their community empowerment projects to a panel of top level executives as they compete for the chance to be named the 2014 Enactus World Cup Champion.

Final Awards Ceremony

17:30-18:30 China Standard Time

9:30-10:30 UTC

4:30-5:30 Central Daylight time

This session will include the presentation of Semi-Final Round and Final Round Awards, the announcement of the 2014 World Cup Champion and the presentation of the Alvin Rohrs World Cup Championship Trophy and an induction into the Enactus Hall of Fame