Who are these young entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders? What is their story?
How has their entrepreneurial experience impacted their lives?


Johan H. Andresen and his company FERD have been long-time supporters of Junior Achievement. In particular, Johan has been instrumental in developing schemes to support and promote JA Alumni as they transition from education into the economy. Ferd has an extensive involvement in social entrepreneurship.
“By value we mean far more than just financial return – value is also created through personal development and growth. JA is making an impact on thousands of young people all over Europe every day. Just as I have been, the next generation will be inspired by them, and so will our politicians, the business community, the education community and even parents.”


16:00    Registrations

16.30    Welcome

Ingrid-SchulerudIngrid Schulerud, Ambassador of Norway to Belgium

Caroline-JennerCaroline Jenner, CEO JA Europe

16.40    What happened ?

Meet three of the 2017 honourees the CEO of JA Sweden looking into the impact of the Ferd’s List nominations.

Claudia Suhov, Founder & Creative Director at Kidster

Chris Slater, Co-Founder & CEO at Simply Business

Boris KolevBoris Kolev, Managing Partner at DigiMark

Cecilia Nykvist, CEO of JA Sweden (Ung Företagsamhet Sverige)

17:00  Celebration: FERD’S LIST 2018!

Presentation and discussion with the 2018 FERD’s LIST honourees

Get to know the Honourees, Who are these young entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders and how are they contributing to job creation and growth? A conversation about innovation, entrepreneurship and personal involvement lead by Johan H Andresen.

Johan H. AndresenJohan H Andresen, Chairman and Owner, FERD


17:45    Reflection panel

“Europe needs more young entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders who can contribute to job creation and growth.”

Panel discussion: What can we learn from the Ferd’s List nominees and how can we encourage more entrepreneurship among young people in Europe?

Helena Jansson, Senior VP of Finance- International at FedEx

Frits Scholte, VP Sales and Marketing at ManpowerGroup Europe

James StevensJames Stevens, Partner at Rud Pedersen Public Affairs

18:10    Closing Remarks

For 100 years, JA has delivered hands on, experiential learning in work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.

Michel De WolfProf. Dr. Michel De Wolf, Vice-chairman JA Europe, honorary dean Louvain School of Management.




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