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35 World Conference

Detailed Daily Schedule (updated 6 July)




Young Women’s Event

This part of the programme has been especially planned to prepare all young women at Conference to play an active role, to connect with each other and to grow their own leadership.



Meeting of Honorary Associates

Special Interest Groups

These will be offered throughout the day for groups who share a special common interest and wish to take the opportunity of the conference to meet and discuss specific themes.

  • Youth Learning
  • Federations
  • French Speakers
  • Caribbean Link 

Deeper Understanding sessions

 A series of informative and interactive sessions on major global topics including the Governance Review, Fifth World Centre and Quota Review spread over Saturday and Sunday. Sessions will last for 90 minutes and most topics will be offered in four languages.



Hong Kong Girl Guide Association young women's event.



09:00–10:30 Breakout rooms 

Special Interest Groups (Cont’d)

  • Lisbon Group
  • New International Commissioners
  • Leadership Development
  • GSUSA-led network session
  • Nordic Cooperation Committee WAGGGS



Deeper understanding sessions (Cont’d)

  • Quota
  • Fifth World Centre


11:00–12:30 Grand Ball Room

Orientation session

Olave Awards winners will be presented with their certificates.


12:30–14:00 Lunch


13:30–16:30 Grand Ball Room



Agenda Item 1

  a. Roll Call

  b. Introductions of the Chair of the 35th World Conference, members of the World Board, the Chief Executive, the Procedural Team and Teller.

  c. The Promise

  d. Introduction of guests

  e. Greetings and messages

  f. Apologies for absence

Agenda Item 2: Appointment of the Teller

Agenda Item 3: Appointment of the Procedural Team

Agenda Item 4: Approval of the World Conference Procedures Manual

Agenda Item 5: Triennial Report 

Agenda Item 6: Application for Full Membership, Re-admission into Associate Membership, Change of Entity and Cancellation

Agenda item 7:


Keynote speaker: Mabel van Oranje 

A global advocate for freedom, justice and development for two decades, Mabel van Oranje is the initiator and chair of ‘Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage’. She is also co-founder and the executive chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations. She is a member of the (advisory) boards of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, Crisis Action, Global Witness, the Open Society Foundations and The Elders.


15:30–15:50 Tea


15:50–16:30 Grand Ball Room

Agenda Item 8: Presentation of the Strategic Plan 2015-17


19:00 Welcoming Ceremony Regal Airport Hotel

Organized by the host country to welcome all conference participants to Hong Kong.



08:30–10:30  Grand Ball Room


Agenda Item 9: Introduction of World Board nominees .

Agenda Item 10: Membership Development Strategy

Agenda Item 11: Quota Review and Quota

Agenda Item 12: Conference fee structure


10:30–11:00 Coffee


11:00–12:30 Grand Ball Room

Agenda Item 13: World Centres

Agenda Item 14: Governance Review, including Constitution


Olave Awards winners will be presented with their certificates.


Keynote Speaker: Linda Scott

Linda Scott is DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Linda is best known for her creation of the concept of the ‘Double X Economy’ – a perspective which describes the global economy of women in both the developed and developing world, and the roles of women not only as consumers, but as investors, donors and workers.


12:30–14:00 Lunch


14:00-15:30 Grand Ball Room

Agenda Item 15: Bids for the 36th World Conference

Agenda Item 16: Proposed Motions


15:30–16:00 Tea


16:00-18:00 Breakout rooms

Free time and Networking Sessions

There are a number of networking sessions that are already offered:-

WLDP - The purpose of this workshop is to create greater awareness and understanding of the potential of the WAGGGS Leadership Development Programme (WLDP) and the National Leadership Development Programme (NLDP) in supporting and building leadership capacity among individuals and in Member Organizations.

Youth Learning - Explore new ideas, best practice and innovation in how GG and GS facilitates high quality youth learning experiences, and how this connects to the leadership development continuum of youth – adult

Informal platform for Chief Executives - Convened by GirlGuiding NZ this is an opportunity for CEs to discuss some of the significant issues that occur as a result of professional administration working with a large volunteer base. 

Outcomes from the Gender Equality and Men (GEM) event - Finland warmly invite participants to join them at this session to hear about the GEM event which they hosted in May 2014. This will be an opportunity to share the learnings, recommendations and outcomes from the event.


18:00–19:00 Dinner

19:30 Speed-dating with Board nominees

An informal opportunity to interact with World Board candidates and current members of the Board.


20:00 Receptions




08:15–10:15 Breakout rooms

Reflections (in each Regional Gathering)

Agenda Item 17: Regional gatherings

10:15–10:45 Coffee


10:45–12:40 Grand Ball Room

Agenda Item 18: Election of the World Board

Cross-regional sharing in plenary


Keynote speaker: Valerie Ann Amos, Baroness Amos, PC

Valerie Amos is the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (appointed by Ban Ki-Moon in July 2010). She is a long time campaigner and advocate on human rights, social justice and equality issues.


12:40–13:30 Lunch


13:30–15:00 Grand Ball Room

Agenda Item 19: Global conversations

A series of four interactive plenaries headlined by high profile key note speakers on issues that matter to WAGGGS’ members: Leadership, Self-esteem, Violence against girls and women.



This will explore the current global trends and thinking around women and leadership and what implications this has for MOs and WAGGGS in supporting volunteer development. Member Organizations will show case their work in leadership development at different levels, from the girl to the adult leader as well as hearing the leadership perspectives from women who have been at the forefront of developing and leading others.


15:00–15:30 Tea


15:30 – 16:45

Global conversations (Cont’d)


The session will be led by Dove with whom WAGGGS are delivering a major campaign on Self-Esteem in several MOs. This will be a very interactive and innovative session, with real life stories from girls, providing a platform for group discussion on how to build self-esteem and address image related concerns. High profile key note speakers will deliver the campaign’s message.


16:45 – 18:00

Global conversations (Cont’d)

Stop the Violence (STV)

This will be an analysis of MO activities and results across the five pillars of STV, looking at what has worked or not worked to end/reduce violence in countries/communities and the role of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting in preventing violence against girls and young women.


The new Chair of the World Board will be announced.


18:00–20:00 Dinner Restaurant


20:00 Basement Level

World Market and International Evening

The World Market is an opportunity for participants to purchase goods from around the world, and to help Member Organizations contribute to World Thinking Day at the same time! It will be combined with the International Evening. Dress should be in national costume. Participants are reminded that no food or beverage can be sold at the venue.



08:30–10:00 Breakout rooms

Thematic Round Tables

  • Free Being Me! Making young people’s voices heard on body confidence and self-esteem
  • Delivering leadership opportunities through technology
  • Volunteerism
  • WAGGGS approach to educational programme and youth learning
  • Diversity and inclusion in approaches to membership
  • Spirituality within Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting
  • Achieving Vision 2020 through membership growth
  • International experiences in WAGGGS


10:00–10:30 Coffee


10:30 – 13:00 Grand Ball Room

Imagine More – Looking to the Future

Speaker: Ana Maria Chávez Anna Maria Chávez is a lifetime member and current national CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. As CEO, she leads the work of GSUSA in over 90 countries.


Speaker: Marita Cheng

Marita is the 2012 Young Australian of the Year. She received the award for demonstrating vision and leadership well beyond her years as the Founder and Executive Director of Robogals Global.


Agenda Item 20: Voting session


12:30 – 13:00 

Agenda Item 21: Handover of the flag and closing session


13:00–14:00 Lunch


14:00 – 18:00 Excursions

19:00 Closing Ceremony Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel


Download the full Detailed Programme and Agenda (updated 9 June)


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