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What is One Young World?

One Young World identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership.


One Young World culminates in a huge summit every year which brings together the brightest young talent from every country and sector, alongside influential political, business and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman and Meghan Markle.

Delegates participate in four transformative days of speeches, panels, networking and workshops. All delegates have the opportunity to apply to give keynote speeches, sharing a platform with world leaders with the world’s media in attendance. As well as listening to keynote speakers, delegates have the opportunity to challenge world leaders, interact and be mentored by influencers. Delegates make lasting connections throughout the Summit, celebrating their participation at social events and the unforgettable Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

This year's summit will take place from 2-5 October 2023, where over 1,800 young leaders from 190+ countries will gather in Belfast.


What is a Chartered Star?

Each year ICAEW holds a Chartered Star competition to find young leaders with a passion for global issues and a track record of making a significant impact in their community, country or organisation, to represent us at the One Young World Summit. Chartered Stars can be ACA students or ICAEW members. Winners must demonstrate true leadership, with the ability to inspire and motivate others and a vision of how they – and the profession – can have a positive impact on society.