“Win with the Lion” Young Leaders Initiative

Young people are crucial for shaping the future of Ukraine. Thus, it is imperative that they should be enabled to realise their full potential. The “Win with the Lion” Young Leaders Initiative is a program that aims to identify and give a start to potential Ukrainian tourism leaders by bringing them together at the “Win with the Lion” Tourism Forum and offering them the opportunity to listen to the presentations of the leading European tourism practitioners, exchange ideas and foster relationships with government officials, business leaders and NGO representatives. The Initiative serves as a unique platform for students to broaden their outlook on regional, European and global tourism issues.

To participate in the Initiative, students have to submit an essay on a specific topic. Winners get free access to all the “Win with the Lion” sessions. Two of them also win an internship or participation in an educational program abroad.

In 2012 the Initiative winners attended the Summer University in Carinthia, Austria.

The winners of 2013 will participate in the IMEX Future Leaders Forum in Frankfurt with all the travel, accommodation and participation costs covered by the organisers.

As we are now considering prizes for 2014, we are looking for an educational partner. If your institution is ready to join the Initiative and provide training/internship/participation for 2 prominent and active Ukrainian students in December 2014 or in 2015, please contact the Initiative coordinator Mrs Nadiya Radionenko at n.radionenko@congress.lviv.ua.

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Thomas Bangert, Director Display EU, TripAdvisor
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Paul Kennedy, Director and Owner of Kennedy Integrated Solutions

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“Через обговорення і зустрічі в рамках Форуму ми краще розуміємо, які ще потрібно заходи і пріоритети визначити, для того щоб ми дійсно спромоглися реалізувати комплексну стратегію розвитку міста і робити місто комфортним, привабливим для мешканців і для бізнесу.”

Сергій Кіраль, Львівська міська рада
“The Win with the Lion conference in Lviv is a very professionally organised congress which provides very useful and practical up-to-date information to its participants. I especially like the wide range of tourism related topics covered during its meetings, which give a good overview of the hottest topics in tourism today.”
Gabriela Schweinberger, international business coach and consultant, Berlin, Germany
“Win with the Lion is an event that everyone, even the most experienced travel professional, can learn from. It’s a great opportunity to hear experiences, share ideas and make connections. And the fact that it’s held in a gem of a city like Lviv just makes it even more appealing.”
Nick Greenfield, European Tour Operators Association, London, Great Britain