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

For its third edition, FERD’s List will recognize some JA Alumni as inspiring young entrepreneurs and leaders creating value and leaving lasting footprint.

The celebration of the 2019 honourees will take place on August 29th during the JA Global Alumni Conference in Vienna, the first-ever global conference of JA Alumni broad and diverse network.

FERD’s List showcases the positive impact JA’s entrepreneurship programs have on young people’s careers and ambitions. This year, FERD’s List will be open for nominations from outside Europe; a special occasion to celebrate the 2019 centennial for JA around the world.

DRAFT  AGENDA– 29 August 2019

17.00    Welcome, Opening remarks

17:10    What happened ?

Meet previous honourees looking into the impact of the Ferd’s List nominations.

17:30    Celebration: FERD’s LIST 2019 !

Get to know the 2019 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, FERD owner.

18:10   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?

18:30  Closing Remarks, a 100 years of achievement

For 100 years, JA has delivered hands on, experiential learning in work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. FERD’s LIST recognizes the positive impact JA entrepreneurial programmes has on young people’s careers and ambitions.



WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien





The 2019 JA Global Alumni Conference is a collaboration between:
Ja europe
JA Alumni Europe

FERD's LIST previous editions

Celebration of FERD’s LIST honourees 2018

Celebration of the honourees to FERD’s LIST 2017