YMCA175 aims to elevate the voices of young people by talking into some of the biggest social issues that face global society. By working with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), public and private sector organisations, businesses, brands and media partners from around the world we can provide a platform that can be a catalyst for social change.

Exhibition stands will allow delegates to discover global programmes and projects, engage with external organisations and initiatives, and provide space for networking.

Workshops, keynotes, panels and sessions that are led or co-hosted by external agencies will introduce delegates to non-YMCA expertise, best practice, social initiatives, projects, programmes and thought leadership.

If you are able to introduce YMCA175’s team to a potential partnership or sponsorship opportunity please email Sponsor and partnership packs are available upon request.


 ▼Access to 5000+ young global influencers and thought leaders from diverse backgrounds and markets for awareness raising and engage in new opportunities.

 ▼Deepen and expand engagement in global partnerships and learning networks. 

 ▼Amplify the visibility of the impact of shared youth empowerment social responsibility priorities. 

 ▼Strengthen efforts to partner with young people in positively impacting compelling global issues. 

 ▼Opportunities for interaction and research through the lens of young people from around the globe.

 ▼Potential for future partnerships with YMCA’s global network.


Delta Airlines
Official YMCA175 Airline

YMCA175 is proud to partner with Delta Air Lines as its official airline sponsor. 

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As an industry leader in sustainability and carbon-neutral growth, Delta is the ideal airline partner for YMCA175. This partnership also reflects the long-standing relationship between Delta and YMCA with Delta supporting 22 YMCAs around the world. 

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Wells Fargo
Event Partner

Wells Fargo has committed to work throughout its value chain to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. 

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets.

Wells Fargo has committed to work throughout its value chain — products and services, operations and culture, and strategic philanthropy — to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

In 2018 the company committed to provide $200 billion in financing to sustainable businesses and projects by 2030 with more than 50 percent focused on renewable energy, clean technology and green-building transactions that directly support the transition to a low-carbon future. Additional news, insights and perspectives are available at and Wells Fargo Stories.

TED-Ed & TED Masterclass
Content Partners

TED Masterclass is TED’s online course designed to help young people share their best ideas with each other – and the world. 

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TED-Ed celebrates the ideas of educators and learners around the world. Discover hundreds of animated lessons, create customised lessons, and share your big idea with them. 

National Lottery Heritage Fund UK
Heritage Partner

Partnered with YMCA England & Wales to fund history exhibits at YMCA175, with academic partner the Cadbury Research Library at University of Birmingham. 

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Additional funding and support thanks goes to YMCA National Movement Trust Fund (England & Wales); World YMCA’s Geneva Archives; YMCA Springfield College, the YMCA Kautz Family Archives, YMCA Scotland and YMCA Ireland. 

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YMCA of the USA
Event partner

For all is a simple but powerful phrase. Without it, the Y mission is incomplete. The Y commitment to inclusion creates better communities, a better country and a better world. Learn more

I Love Youth Work
Content Capture

Conversations with and for youth workers from across the globe, hosted by Bob Singha and Robin Lockhart. Its team will be at YMCA175 interviewing participants and speakers, connecting, collaborating and celebrating with youth workers. Learn more

Key Travel Denmark
Official Travel Agent

As the official travel agent of YMCA175, Key Travel has supported delegates and special guests with their travel requirements. It is a fully YMCA/YWCA owned social enterprise ready to help with your next YMCA international trip for good. Learn more

Exhibition Partner

IENA are US Department of State designated sponsor of the J-1 Camp Counsellor Visa. Owned and operated by passionate career YMCA professionals and volunteers, we recruit young people from all over the world to work at summer camps in the USA. Learn more

World Urban Network 
Senior Leadership Partner

YMCA World Urban Network strengthens YMCAs capacity to respond to 21st century challenges, provide professional leadership development opportunities and extend the work of YMCA. At YMCA175 it will host a nine-hour senior leadership development session, split over three days. 

Learning Through Landscapes Trust
Prayer & Reflection Forest Partner

A UK based charity that enables children to connect with nature, be more active, be more engaged with their learning. Broadcasting legend and environmental campaigner Sir David Attenborough is their patron. Learn more

Y’s Men International
Content Partner

Y’s Men International (Y Service Clubs International) is oriented to serving the worldwide YMCA and the communities in which it is present throughout the world. The membership of each local club consists of men or women or both.  Learn more

World Alliance of YMCAs 
Event Partner

Headquartered in Geneva, the first formations of a World YMCA body began just 11 years after YMCA began, in 1844. Today it supports the furthering of YMCA’s work on a global stage, which impacts the lives of 64 million people a year.  Learn more

Congrex Switzerland
Hotel Partner

Congrex Switzerland is the official partner for YMCA175 hotel accommodation. As the official hotel partner, Congrex Switzerland offers highly dedicated customer service and professional support for all your accommodation needs. Learn more

Darkness to Light
Content Partner

Darkness to Light work is guided by the vision of a world free from child sexual abuse, where children can grow up happy, healthy and safe. We know that prevention is possible, and we believe that it is an adult responsibility to protect children. Learn more

YMCA St Paul’s Group
Childcare Provider

YMCA St Paul’s Group – an association of YMCAs across South West, South, East and West London, provides accommodation and supports vulnerable people, as well as offering activities for families and youth. Learn more

YMCA Scotland 
Prayer & Reflection Forest Partner

YMCA Scotland is the national voice for 29 local YMCAs working with over 10,000 children and young people each week. YMCAs work with some of the most vulnerable children, young people and families. Learn more

YMCA Europe
Event Organisers

YMCA Europe is an umbrella organisation that server 37 national YMCAs throughout Europe. Collectively there are more than 4,100 local YMCAs, involving more than 95,000 volunteers and approximately 20,000 members of staff.  Learn more

YMCA England & Wales
Event Hosts

As the founding YMCA, YMCAs in England and Wales work in more than 750 communities, impacting the lives of more than 600,000 people every year, in areas of support & advice, accommodation, family work, health & wellbeing and training & education.  Learn more

ExCeL London

The home of world leading events has worked collaboratively with YMCA Europe to deliver YMCA175 for all delegates, taking the event to heart while striving to be a more sustainable venue.  Learn more

With thanks to

YMCA Metropolitan Region Trust Fund (UK)
YMCA Movement Trust Fund (UK)
World YMCA’s Geneva Archives
YMCA Springfield College
YMCA Kautz Family Archives
YMCA Ireland

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