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Millennial speaker at BDA event in New York

Young vision: Jared Kleinert, the “most connected millennial” according to USA Today, will be a keynote speaker at a Bermuda Executive Forum in New York on Thursday (Photograph supplied)

The man who has been called the “most connected millennial”, and who held his first international event in Bermuda, is further strengthening his association with the island.

Jared Kleinert will be a keynote speaker at a Bermuda industry event in New York City on Thursday.

David Burt, the Premier, and Curtis Dickinson, the finance minister, will be among the guests. Other guests include Bermudian-born Brian Duperreault, the president and chief executive officer of American International Group, and Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York.

The Bermuda executive Forum New York, is hosted by the Bermuda Business Development Agency. It is a full-day forum that spotlights key industry sectors in the Bermuda market and the island’s mutually beneficial relationship with the United States.

Mr Kleinert, 23, has previously held speaking engagements in Bermuda, and last year brought his Meeting of the Minds event to the island. He has been named by USA Today as the “most connected millennial”, and by the United Nations as a “Champion for Humanity”.

He said: “I’m honoured to keynote the BDA’s NYC Executive Forum. As one of the BDA’s stakeholders abroad, and a former resident of New York, I’m excited to join ‘Team Bermuda’ as the island showcases its value to corporate leaders in the United States. I look forward to sharing my research — and I’m also excited to be returning to Bermuda to host more summits later this year.”

At Thursday’s event, he will explore the nature and impact of high-achieving millennials, and discuss how millennials and post-millennials measure success, take risks, view their role in the workplace, and set expectations for their careers.

Mr Kleinert was a delegate to President Obama’s 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, and is the author of several books, including his 3 Billion Under 30: How Millennials Continue Redefining Success, Breaking Barriers and Changing the World.

He first came to the island in 2017 to speak to millennials working at Bacardi. He returned in January 2018 to speak at an event held at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, and also compete in the Bermuda Marathon Weekend. In September, he brought his Meeting of the Minds networking retreat to Bermuda, including, in partnership with Par 3 Consulting and BUEI, a talk at City Hall.

Mr Kleinert has said he is committed to building a millennial-led network of “super-connectors” — from CEOs to pre-IPO tech unicorns and other industry pioneers.

Thursday’s multi-industry forum is the latest in a series hosted in different cities by the BDA, including two in London, one in Miami, and a New York event last May.

Along with Mr Kleinert’s talk, a highlight of programme will be a “fireside chat” at the start of the day, featuring Mr Bloomberg, the founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Mr Burt. The talk will be moderated by Mr Duperreault.

During the day, panellists will debate topics including Brexit, US tax reform, and the European Union’s substance regime, along with trends affecting industries from healthcare-liability to disruptive technologies.

The forum is free and starts at 8am and concludes at 5.30pm. It will be followed by a networking reception. The event is at Convene, at 117W 46th Street.

To register, go to: http://bda.bm/bermuda-executive-forum-new-york/