This summer, the first ever World Merit Day will act as a finale for the International Festival of Business in Liverpool, which is set to be the largest global concentration of business events targeting young people in 2014.
Held on 24th July at Liverpool Echo Arena, visitors will be invited to experience a one-of-a-kind festival blending music and entertainment with entrepreneurial workshops, hosted by the World Merit team.
To celebrate, The Studio opened its doors to visitors including the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, the Assistant Principal from Liverpool Community College and the CEO and founder of World Merit, Chris Arnold.
Chris spoke passionately about the work he is doing with World Merit to allow young people to make changes to their lives through the use of the inspirational programme that combines business with creativity. He went on to explain the importance of supporting our young people and encouraging them to reach for their dreams, highlighting the importance of strong role models.
We want young people to come together and exchange ideas with peers and leaders at the cutting edge of business, entrepreneurship, entertainment, music, politics, technology and media.
Chris Arnold, Founder and CEO of World Merit
The line-up for World Merit Day brings together local and global partners in an inspirational festival of business. The day will be hosted by various organisations, including Clapperboard who will curate the TV and film section of the festival, Another Level who have secured Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Hillary Devey to listen and advise our young people’s business ideas and Will.I.Am’s I.Am.Angel Foundation who will be attempting a world record hackathon attempt whilst hosting workshops on web design and app development.
I jumped at the chance to help launch World Merit Day and to meet the ambassadors. There are young people in our schools and studio schools across the city and region waiting to be inspired, and World Merit Day introduces opportunities to those without a voice.
Lord Mayor of Liverpool Gary Millar