WYA Asia Pacific Regional Director Lord Leomer Pomperada represented World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific and the Republic of the Philippines at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Voices of the Future from November 5 to 10, 2014 in Beijing City, People’s Republic of China.
Themed “New Vision for Asia Pacific: Creativity, Connectivity, Integration, Prosperity,” the program included cultural and historical visits, cultural presentations by the delegates and a youth forum on education and employment, which became a platform for the delegates to share their countries experience and work together on possible innovative solutions. During the last 2 days of the program, the youth delegates participated in the APEC CEO summit.
“The experience was truly memorable and life changing. It was an amazing experience being with amazing and inspiring youth leaders from APEC economies. I learned a lot from my conversations with them. I also gained new insights on Asia Pacific economic cooperation through the different speakers during the CEO summit. I thank the founders and organizers of the APEC VOF program for such an inspiring and one of a kind experience,” Lord shared.
He was joined by five other youth leaders and World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific members from the Philippines namely Nicole Bacolod, Mark Lozano, Angelica Canete, Migel Estoque and Margie Madrigal.
The APEC Voices of the Future is an annual program which allows special teams of young people and educators from the 21 APEC Economies to attend the APEC Leaders Week. By working and learning together, the APEC Voices’ teams share their views on the APEC vision with APEC Leaders, Senior Officials, ABAC members and CEOs.