PayPal and eBay team up with Dkit to offer place at world leader event

Louise Phelan Vice President Global Operations EMA speaking at the offical opening
PayPal and eBay have teamed up with Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) to give one lucky young person the opportunity to attend the One Young World Summit being held in Dublin in October.

PayPal and eBay have teamed up with Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) to give one lucky young person the opportunity to attend the One Young World Summit being held in Dublin in October.

eBay Inc. is offering a place at the prestigious conference to a young person in Dundalk who demonstrates leadership potential and socially innovative thinking. Interested parties are advised to visit the DkIT website for information on how to enter the competition.

The One Young World conference is aimed at inspiring and equipping people under the age of 30 to become future leaders. Previous events were addressed by former US President, Bill Clinton, musician and activist, Bob Geldof, and former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. Some of the brightest young people from across the globe will descend on the Convention Centre Dublin in October to hear from a variety of pre-eminent speakers, including Ireland’s first female President and the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson.

Louise Phelan, vice president of PayPal Global Operations for Europe Middle East and Africa, PayPal said: “We’re delighted to partner with Dundalk IT on this and give a young person in the area the opportunity to attend this incredible event. The winner will join almost 2,000 current and future business leaders from 190 nations at the summit and will have the opportunity to discuss and debate international issues such as social innovation, human rights, gender equality and sustainable development. These are all issues very close to our heart at PayPal and eBay.”

Jean-Marc Codsi, Europe Middle East and Africa Vice President of Global Customer Experience for eBay Inc. said enabling talented people to thrive is a core component of the eBay culture, and they are excited about supporting an initiative that will help to shape the leaders of tomorrow.

“For the person who wins this scholarship, this is an incredible opportunity to hear from some inspirational leaders on how you can shape both your future and the future of the world. I am proud that eBay Inc. is enabling one young person in the locality to participate in an event that may change his or her life,” he said.

Denis Cummins, President of DkIT said Dundalk Institute of Technology is thrilled that PayPal and eBay are supporting a unique opportunity for young people in the area. As anthropologist, Margaret Mead, once said ‘Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have. DkIT students care and will make that difference and One Young World will inspire them.

To enter pick one of eBay Inc.’s social innovation themes - Creating Economic Opportunity, Enabling Greener Commerce and Powering Giving - and develop a submission on their chosen topic in powerpoint or by video and provide 250 words on why they would make a great leader. Details from www.dkit.ie.