Youth Employability – Partnership Solutions


Meet a Global Network of education, business and community leaders.


IPN 2016 Speakers announced:

Rick Hieb: One of USAs most experienced astronauts. On one of his missions he set the world record in space walk – 8 hours and 29 minutes outside the spaceship. He will speak about: Adventures in space, education and qualification program, exciting prospects for space exploration and space and civilian application.

Video: Rick Hieb welcomes delegates to IPN2016 in Oslo!

Michael Bloom: Michael Bloom is the Vice-President, Industry and Business Strategy at The Conference Board of Canada. He is one of the world’s leading experts on school/business collaboration.

Johan H. Andresen: The Chairman of the Board of Ferd, Norway.  Ferd is one of the largest privately held industrial and financial groups in Norway. Andresen will talk about the companys  engagement in education and entrepreneurship.

Other speakers at IPN2016 include:

Doug Watt, The Conference Board of Canada.

Ellen Therese Rasmussen, Union Consult, Norway

Evita Tasiopoulou, EuroSchoolNet, Brussels

Anne Kathrine Slungård, Junior Achievement/Young Enterprise Norway

Alex Blackwood, Interantional education business Partnership Network (IPN)

The conference provides opportunities for collaborative learning and will facilitate global networking.

The international education business Partnership Network (The IPN) has spent the last 20 years encouraging and facilitating partnerships both at a local level and internationally. Whilst the aims and objectives of these partnerships can vary widely the common theme is to improve and enhance the learning of young people using the power of partnership.

Theme of the conference:

Youth Employability – Partnership Solutions

There will be three sub-themes:

  • Youth Employability Skills
  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Skills
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Remember: The learners of today are the leaders of tomorrow