S'pore youth get their voices heard by world leaders and experts

(From left) Undergraduates Ophelia Chew, Yang Jin and Ong Sim - three of the five youth picked to represent Singapore as part of a youth delegation at the Apec summit - speaking with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife, Mrs Lee, at the Fairmo
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(From left) Undergraduates Ophelia Chew, Yang Jin and Ong Sim - three of the five youth picked to represent Singapore as part of a youth delegation at the Apec summit - speaking with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife, Mrs Lee, at the Fairmont Makati Hotel in Manila yesterday. Also seen is Mr Benedict Seetoh (third from right), who is heading the youth delegation. The youth spoke about how they had gained a better understanding of the difficulties faced by small and medium-sized enterprises amid globalisation and of the need to build a sustainable economy that would support such small businesses. The five Singaporeans were among 128 people in the Apec Voices of the Future programme. They met world leaders, regional experts and business executives to share with them their vision for the Asia-Pacific region.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 19, 2015, with the headline 'S'pore youth get their voices heard by world leaders and experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe