The youth of the BRICS nations are coming together to show how Future Skills will solve our most critical challenges.
From the 12th to the 15th of September 2023, South Africa will host 100’s of young people from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa who will compete to show off their solutions. Competitors will pitch their solutions in a “Lions Den” to the expert judges to the most pressing challenges we face today.
With thousands of attendees ranging from industry experts from critical sectors, multinational company representatives, the global public and government representatives from around the BRICS nations, the Future Skills Challenge 2023 is a perfect place to exhibit how your company contributes to the future.
Opening Ceremony and Day 1 challenges
Panel on Energy Innovations across BRICS
Panel on Health Innovations across BRICS
Challenges continue for competitors
Panel on Water Innovations across BRICS
Panel on Skills Dev Innovations across BRICS
Top 15 competitors from across BRICS nations pitch to the expert judges or “Lions”
Closing Ceremony and prize giving
Invite only: Network cocktails
South Africa will be hosting skills challenges in these areas:
Click the button below for a detailed description of each skill challenge.
The competition will take place from the 12th to the 15th of September 2023. Join hundreds of competitors from around the BRICS nations at Johannesburg Expo Centre and online as they compete to show off their skills.
The competition will take place from 12 to 15 September 2023.
Day 1: Opening ceremony and Day 1 Challenges
Day 2: Challenges
Day 3: Top 3 from each BRICS nation pitches to experts and judging
Day 4: Closing ceremony and prize giving
South Africa received 10 silver and bronze medals and 5 medals of excellence in 2022’s BRICS Future Skills Challenge. Congrats to all our South Africans.
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