Majdi Silk will be covering negotiations on the impact of technology on the labour market and the economy. He says: ‘This event is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with delegates from other countries and cultures to ensure that the views and opinions of the world's youth are heard by global leaders. To have a direct line to G7 leaders and be in a position to impact policy-making is an exciting prospect, and I am really looking forward to taking part in the event.’
Delegates representing the G7 countries – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the USA – will debate issues such as international security, sustainable development, labour and the economy, with a particular focus on the impact these issues are having on the youth of today. The outcomes of the Y7 Summit talks will be officially presented to the Japanese Government and G7 leaders.
Silk is one of four Y7 delegates travelling from the UK, and one of around 40 in total. He was selected following a competitive application process conducted by the Future Leaders Network, a not-for-profit entity which seeks to identify and develop the next generation of political and business leaders.
At Dentons, Silk advises clients on matters including international data transfers, big data analytics, cloud computing, vendor contracts and data security.
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