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C:F Summit 2012: Gala Event

by C:F Team on 29th March, 2012 at 2:40 PM CEST

C:F Summit Gala: Creating Smart, Sustainable & Inclusive Future”  March 21, 2012, 15:00 - 17:30”, this is what you read when you reached the last page of the Summit 2012 programme. 

The last day of C:F Summit was full of mixed feelings. A little bit of last-day-sadness mixed with excitement and uncertainty (we were all wondering who will be the winners of EUR 20.000 Grand Award). Drops of happiness on all our faces, for meeting each other and finding inspiration for future projects. Lively mood mixed with the need for serious and respectful behaviour - because ambassadors, partners, business experts as well as the President of Slovenia were coming.

Andreja Kodrin, President of Challenge:Future and Danica Purg, President of IEDC-Bled School of Management opened the gala event with short praising words dedicated to creative and innovative youth worldwide. Right after, President of Slovenia, Dr. Danilo Turk, addressed the audience with an inspiring speech about innovation, change-makers and next steps towards sustainable future. Participants were happy to meet and greet the President, take photos and discuss their ideas.

Panel discussion hosted by our amazing Nadya Zhexembayeva brought a lot of insights from experts and leaders. Riccardo Illy, President of Gruppo Illy, Donald J. Johnston, former OECD Secretary-General, together with Jovana Djurkovic, chosen by the youth to be a gala speaker, gave interesting comments and views on what the present is and what future shall be.

“We should have Recycling as a new subject in schools” Jovana suggested!

After the panel discussion, all winners of Autumn Quick challenges were awarded with prizes given by the partners! Studio Moderna announced the surprise, awarding two of the Youth 4 Youth winners with full participation at CGI Conference, Laura Garlo and Francis Xavier Asiimwe!

Zavarovalnica Triglav awarded the heroes who faced 21st century disasters Zeev, Ibnur, Alexander.

Slovenian Tourism Board awarded Niloofar and expressed the satisfaction from all the ideas given for promotion of Slovenia. 

The stage and audience was bursting with joy. And we will soon enjoy the videos of this event.

And finally, a moment long waited for by so many of us: announcing the C:F Main Competition 2011/12 Grand Award Winners. It has been a great moment, filled in with emotions and joy. Who got the prize? Read more.

Let’s all remind ourselves what we will surely remember from the C:F Gala day.  At least two things:

1. The EUR 20.000 winners announcement and Adamma’s deed.

2. The applause and joy after Andreja’s closing words ”We will be Nobel Prize winners in 2030!” 

For C:F Gala photos, please click here

Which are your impressions of the Gala!? Share with us!

We miss you,

C:F Team

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Bistra Kumbaroska

Bistra Kumbaroska

I simply loved it!

29th March, 2012 @ 4:18 PM CEST

Maxwell Marfo

Maxwell Marfo

I wish I was there but the timing was not favourable to me.

30th March, 2012 @ 1:32 AM CEST

Faisal  imtiaz

Faisal imtiaz

The african Girl Speech broke me into tears that was the awsome moment of the whole summit, a winning team who is actually not present physically and winning an amount of 20000 euro, is just an incredible thing, Thats all about My CHallenge future , merit merit and merit :) salute to judges

30th March, 2012 @ 5:42 PM CEST

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