the Congress

The JCI World Congress is an annual event that unites over 3000 delegates of young active citizens who are leaders and entrepreneurs, partners, and stakeholders from around the world. Delegates participate in inspirational sessions, impactful workshops and official JCI business all aimed at developing young leaders who will ultimately play a part in creating positive change in their local communities and the world at large.


Tuesday - Saturday
16 - 20 November, 2021


Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, Johannesburg


Global young leaders and entrepreneurs

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Ignite Compassion,
Unite Humanity.

Join the collaboration of empowering impact driven young leaders and entrepreneurs by being part of the 2021 JCI World Congress.

Inspired by the philosophy of ubuntu and the universal values expressed at the Cradle of Humankind, an archaeological site outside Johannesburg.

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young leaders

Join a global network of dynamic young leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and civil society trailblazers. Take part in knowledge exchange and best practices on pertinent issues facing young people.


Stay ahead of the pack by joining workshops and training sessions that equip young leaders with key skills to make meaningful impact in all sectors of society for a rapidly changing world.


Be inspired by a premium panel of speakers ready to impart diverse skills acquired in their various tenures in business and the civil society sector.


Connect with compassionate and driven young entrepreneurs and business leaders during sessions and networking opportunities that will be offered.


Join enterprising young leaders as they seek innovative solutions to the effects of COVID-19 that make economies and workforces more resilient.

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Hosting this exciting event is a collaborative effort with our partners, the 2021 JCI World Congress is made possible by the following partners.


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Sandton Convention Centre

161 Maude Street, Sandton, Gauteng, City of Sandton
South Africa

Sandton Convention Centre is Southern Africa’s international leading and most prestigious, multi-purposes exhibition and convention centre. Situated in northern Johannesburg, in the heart of Sandton’s business, hotel and entertainment district. Sandton Convention Centre offers easy access to over 5 000 hotel rooms. It is adjacent to the country’s top shopping and entertainment complexes.

2021 World Congress Organizing Committee. Junior Chamber International South Africa. 

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