Old Boy Eugene Dragut (2016) recently had the privilege of attending the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) Summit in Fukuoka, Japan. The G20 YEA is a network of over 500 000 young entrepreneurs in the world and the organisations that represent them. Selected delegates from each of the G20 nations come together at the summit to share ideas and contribute to G20 policy through submitting a final communiqué. The communiqué that was signed and released at the Japan Summit focused on the global challenge of how entrepreneurs can “imagine an economy for a sustainable future”. Please click here to view the full document.

One of the fantastic opportunities Eugene received as an Australian delegate was meeting with the Australian Consul General and Trade Commissioner, Ian Brazier (1983). As a fellow Old Boy, Ian shared his insights on the potential for even greater economic cooperation between Australia and Japan as well as reflecting on his formative experiences at Churchie. Eugene observed, “I just thought it was a great moment and very interesting how even in a major regional city in Japan, two Churchie Old Boys managed to meet by pure coincidence.”

Ian noted, “Eugene may be the first of a large wave of Churchie Old Boys coming to Fukuoka in coming months. Neighboring Oita Prefecture is the hosting two of the Wallabies matches during the Rugby World Cup”.

Featured Image: Old Boy Eugene Dragut (2016), pictured sixth from left and fellow Old Boy Ian Brazier (1983), pictured fifth from left. (Note Ian’s superb tie selection for the meeting!)