AYSM is an initiative under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
As part of the centres initiatives, the AYSM seeks to establish a platform aimed at enhancing engagement between young entrepreneurs and investors from across the Arab world, creating an ecosystem that nurtures business leadership in creative industries and promotes knowledge exchange that results in business growth and prosperity.
Shamma bint Sohail Faris AlMazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, said more than 100 startups launched by Arab young entrepreneurs in various sectors will be showcased during the three-day event.
”Arab youth projects deserve support and investment as well as celebration …. deserve to be the best internationally. Our collective efforts will create resounding success stories,”she added.
The AYSM highlights startups within sectors of the creative economy. Startups owned by Arab youth will be invited to participate and present their creative projects to investors and interested businesses to generate as many deals as possible across various sectors including technology, media, education, health, research and innovation and much more.
The Arab Youth Center was launched by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed at the 2017 World Government Summit. The Center works on initiatives lead by Arab Youth, with the aim of expanding opportunities for youth to contribute to National efforts of Sustainable Development. This is because the youth are the largest group in Arab communities and their energy solidifies belief in the future of the region. The Center develops an annual calendar of events and publishes studies and reports about Arab youth.