Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs Summit (YLES) is LES’s flagship event, hosting approximately 1000 delegates from colleges, universities and high schools from around the globe. Incorporating the importance of crisis management, entrepreneurial innovation, confidence, perseverance and dynamic thinking, YLES is the perfect platform for aspiring entrepreneurs. YLES aims to facilitate innovative, solution-oriented thinking which will enable the youth to build necessary skills for success in their professional and entrepreneurial journeys that lie ahead of them. The event this year will be held from the 2nd to the 6th of January 2021 – a perfect blend of opportunities that allow professional and personal growth. This YLES will be a platform that introduces you to unique global perspectives, renowned entrepreneurs and allow you to grow under the mentorship of industry experts!
A 5-day journey full of excitement and learning no longer remote!
Our flagship event has 16 editions as of 2021! A one of a kind experience, YLES is an event that will show you the entrepreneurial world through a completely redefined lens.
Unique Global Perspectives
YLES has branched out to being not just South Asia's biggest entrepreneurial event, but has also extended its links on an international basis. We prioritize giving equal, fair and diversified opportunities to as many people as possible, and one of the ways we've done that is by giving the international community a chance. In previous editions of YLES, we have hosted teams from Hong Kong, Afghanistan, and more!
Former Project Heads
YLES continues to hold a very special place in my heart, being the highlight of our time at LUMS. If I was to summarise the experience in one word - that would be impact. Impact not just on the young participants or our wonderful EC but the wider Pakistani community. Through engaging workshops, exciting socials and global partnerships, we were able to foster creativity amongst the youth while creating lifelong memories. Memories we will continue to cherish for the rest of our lives. If given the chance, wouldn’t think twice to do it all over again!
My journey with YLES truly came full circle when I went from being the nervous delegate learning from my mistakes, to becoming Project Head YLES. In that surreal moment, many different variables were circling around my head. And yet, even with all the noise, a clarity existed, a clarity rooted in the understanding that after everything YLES had given to me, it was my turn to give that back. That’s where my YLES journey started, a mission to serve the young adults of the world in developing confidence, risk taking ability and a growth mindset. I won’t lie, the entire event cost 100+ people a lot of blood, sweat and tears, but when the event concluded, each one of us had a smile on our faces.
Serving as the YLES Project Head was nothing short of phenomenal. It was an immense responsibility to liaison between the administration, the general body, and other stakeholders. YLES embodied entrepreneurship, which filled me with great pride to emanate the vision and mission that it stood for. Spearheading one of the largest business conferences in South Asia allowed me to burnish my skillset, empowering me to prosper in my personal and professional life. Adding value to the entrepreneurial landscape of Pakistan while exposing delegates to its realm was a remarkable experience.
YLES is one of the biggest entrepreneurial summits in Asia. My vision for YLES stemmed from empowering the youth by providing them with a platform that stimulated and facilitated growth, innovative ideas, and a solution-orientated mindset. The 16th edition of YLES had engaging rounds that prepared the delegates in various aspects of entrepreneurship and business scenarios to enable them to become the founders of tomorrow. The event also included interactive socials that allowed participants to network with leading industry experts, thus embodying the vision of entrepreneurship.
Partners and Affiliations
YLES is proud to announce its partnership with our sponsors, who have helped our eventreach competitive heights in the global arena.