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Deloitte at One Young World 2023 Summit Belfast
Monday, 2 October 2023 6:00 PM

In association with

one young world


2 - 5 Oct.


Deloitte at One Young World 2023 Summit Belfast

Great minds. Bold ideas. Meaningful change

For the 2023 OYW summit, Deloitte is the opening ceremony principal partner and we’re sending delegates from over 30 countries who are set to solve the world’s toughest challenges. The plenary challenge themes for the 2023 Belfast Summit are: peace and reconciliation, climate emergency, food crisis, education, and mental health.

Together, we can all make an impact that matters.

People. Purpose. Potential.

This year’s Summit provides the perfect platform to accelerate equity, sustainability, and shared prosperity. Against an inspiring Belfast backdrop, it’s all about leading the way—one action at a time. 

Our 52 Deloitte professionals, five Deloitte OYW scholars, two Lead2030 challenge winners and ten Northern Ireland-based community group delegates are ready to excel. 

From panels to livestreams and podcasts, connect with our #OYW2023 insights.

Deloitte and One Young World

Our collaboration with One Young World develops young professionals into future leaders who can tackle the issues that matter most. 

The Green Room: a Deloitte podcast

The Green Room is an award-winning podcast exploring the topics that matter most in business. Every episode, we cover a big question in 45 minutes or less, from climate and tech to inclusion and the future of work.

One city. Endless opportunity.

Belfast is bursting with energy and innovation. From its amazing people to iconic venues and thriving social scene, OYW visitors are set for a memorable experience.  

The Summit coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement— providing young leaders with a timely opportunity to connect with the history of Northern Ireland and truly bring to life their learnings from the Summit.

Like the city itself, we see the spirit of energy, ambition and optimism in our delegates and their unwavering commitment to positively impact the world.

We’re delighted to be headline sponsors for this year's summit, in a city we’re proud to have a long legacy in. Our new office opens (pictured above) in early 2024 in a converted linen factory.

Deloitte program of events

Across this year’s Summit, we’re putting a spotlight on the issues that matter most to our clients, communities, people, and planet.

Date/time: Tuesday, 03 October 2023 | 3:23 p.m. GMT / 10:23 a.m. ET


  • Elizabeth Faber, Deloitte Global Chief People and Purpose Officer
  • Jackie Henry, UK Managing Partner for People and Purpose and Deloitte Northern Ireland Office Senior Partner.
  • Londiwe Ndlovu, Junk Kouture Designer and Future Leader Network Ambassador
  • George JoJo Boateng, Deloitte Lead 2030 Scholar

Date/time: Tuesday, 3 October – 6:25 p.m. BST / 1:25 p.m. ET

Formed by One Young World and powered by some of the world’s leading businesses, Lead2030 finds, funds, and accelerates SDG solutions created by founders under 30. In this session, hear how Bristol Myers Squibb and Deloitte are supporting the work of this year’s Lead2030 winners addressing the challenges surrounding climate education, healthcare, and innovation.


  • Michael Bäcklund, President of ClimateScience
  • Nike Azuma, Lead in Deloitte’s Global Purpose & Social Impact Team
  • Luke Ichor, Co-founder of Pearl Medical
  • John Loveseth, Global People and Business Group Lead for CLIMB, Bristol Myers Squibb

Date/time: Wednesday, 4 October – 12:40 p.m. BST / 7:40 a.m. ET

Formed by One Young World and powered by some of the world’s leading businesses, Lead2030 finds, funds, and accelerates SDG solutions created by founders under 30. In this session, hear how Deloitte supports the work of this year’s Lead2030 winner for SDG 4, addressing the challenges surrounding ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.


  • Hortense Decaux, Codi Founder
  • Matt Juden-Bloomfield, Deloitte’s Global Social Impact & Purpose Team Senior Manager

Date/time: Tuesday 3 October, 13:00 – 14:00 BST | 7:00 AM EST

Having great ideas is one thing, but ensuring they become successful is another! Experiments help us to gain a better understanding of users, their context and provide us with real-life proof that our ideas work and are effective. In the complex environments we work in, experimenting allows us to remove uncertainty, learn and develop quickly and de-risk innovation.


  • Anna Klapwijk, Deloitte NL
  • Grit Zwingenberger, Deloitte CH

Date/time: Thursday 5 October, 16:40 – 17:40 BST

Can we change the system from the inside? Making positive impact through corporations is not an easy task. Frequent barriers can lead to feelings of cynicism and loneliness. In this workshop we will present:

  • An example of how change makers across the Swiss Private Sector unite in the Alliance 4 Corporate Change (A4CC), to inspire each other by sharing achievements and approaches to driving change in organizations, collaborating on impactful projects, and holding each other accountable on progress
  • Following the introduction to the A4CC, participants will follow the A4CC approach, by first identifying the key levers and hurdles to driving positive change in their organizations and then brainstorming solutions together


  • Grit Zwingenberger, Deloitte CH
  • Vivienne Angeli, Bühler Group
  • Selena Milanovic, Siemens

Junk Kouture and Deloitte: Empowering the circular engineers of tomorrow

Mitigating the impacts of the climate crisis is a monumental task that requires all of us to take swift action—and no one is more dedicated to doing so than Generation Z. Deloitte and Junk Kouture announced a global collaboration to support the personal and professional development of future leaders in the fashion and climate space.

WorldClass: Building better futures

In this Deloitte original documentary series, four young adults from different continents reflect on their self-belief and share their story and aspirations for the future.

WorldClimate: Climate change is not a choice. It's billions of them.

Through our WorldClimate strategy, Deloitte is working to drive responsible climate choices within our organisation and beyond doing our part to help address the climate crisis and help the world achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Inspiring Deloitte professionals and the broader community to make responsible climate choices by providing education, tools, and resources.

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