An Inspiring Conclusion to Maybank’s GenM Global Summit 2023 Finale
Maybank successfully concluded the GenM Global Summit 2023 Finale – an initiative dedicated to empowering youth and fostering personal and professional growth.
#MYouth, Maybank’s very own youth community inaugurated GenM, a platform designed by youth, for youth to build communities and to upskill the youth of today. The month-long GenM Global Summit, truly embraced global perspectives through its ‘episodes’ that we created to embody the theme Learn. Play. Defy. and inspire youth in a relevant way.
The finale took place on 17 October 2023 and marked a milestone where young minds came together to forge new thinking, build networks of connection, and spur innovative ideas through a myriad of panel discussions and workshops with industry leaders and inspiring role models from around the world.
The GenM Global Summit 2023 Finale was further elevated by the presence of football legend Michael Owen, who was unveiled as a special guest. Michael Owen’s remarkable journey from a young prodigy to a legendary football figure served as a shining example of defying the odds and achieving greatness.
Group President and CEO of Maybank Group, Datuk Khairussaleh Ramli commended the efforts of Maybank’s #MYouth and their success with the GenM Global Summit 2023 that took place over the period of one month with over 6500 Global #MYouths from 7 different countries engaged through more than 70 global GenM Episodes that encouraged them to “Learn, Play, Defy”.
Participants had the opportunity to “Learn” from renowned experts and thought leaders through insightful panel sessions such as “Breaking Barriers: Women in Charge” with Group Chief Human Capital Officer of Maybank, Datuk Dr. Nora Manaf and Malaysia’s first female mixed martial artist, Ann Osman.
Inspiring podcast and content creators, Maggy Wang and Amelia Henderson gave their two cents on navigating through social media as youths and how to use these platforms for more purposeful intentions.
The spirit of “Play” was nurtured through a variety of interactive activities and games that encouraged networking, relaxation, and forging meaningful connections such as Scentsation!, a fragrance apothecary and “Ink Depot”, a doodling workshop.
Additionally, the summit finale encouraged attendees to “Defy” the status quo through the Global GenM Idea Competition, challenging shortlisted participants to think innovatively and propose solutions that could drive positive change in their communities and beyond.
Philippines team, eMAEblers came out triumphant as the winners of the Global GenM Idea Challenge with their idea.
First introduced in 2022 by #MYouth, GenM started as an exclusive platform for Maybank youths to connect. This year, the platform went beyond the walls of Maybank with an emphasis on inclusivity to ensure that students and young working professionals from all walks of life had the opportunity to participate, connect, and grow.
Maybank remains dedicated to its mission of supporting youth empowerment and looks forward to future initiatives that continue to nurture talent and drive positive change.