Experts say innovation and resource-sharing crucial in promoting entrepreneurship

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A roundtable discussion on ‘Full Employment and Entrepreneurship’ took place at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Convention Hall (BMICH) on 7 May. Dilith Jayaweera, a leading entrepreneur in Sri Lanka, said when he engages in business, he always uses the ‘worst case analysis’ theory for testing purposes, adding that the key to success is innovation. Youth Employment Specialist from the International Labor Organization (ILO) Matthieu Cognac said the urgency of promoting full youth employment has never been felt so badly as right now. He also said that entrepreneurship is a result of not having options, when it should be a choice. Vice President of the All China Youth Federation Zhou Changuki stated that the sharing of experiences and resources is the short cut to promoting youth employment and entrepreneurships. The speakers answered a few questions from the audience before they broke the main session to have group interactions amongst the participants to share thoughts to be included in the final outcomes draft.