World Entrepreneurship Congress kicks off in Riyadh on Sunday


Riyadh — Under the patronage of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Economic and Development Affairs Council, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) will kick off at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center and the Ritz Hotel on Sunday. -Carlton of Riyadh. .

The GEC is organized by the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises (Monshaat) in cooperation with the Global Entrepreneurship Network under the slogan “Reboot, Rethink, and Regenerate”.

The activities of the conference will continue until Wednesday in the presence of entrepreneurs, investors, experts and decision-makers from 180 countries.

It will cover several topics aimed at building a unified global system for entrepreneurship, helping entrepreneurs maintain and grow their businesses around the world, and being aware of new global trends in the post-pandemic era, through over 100 informative brainstorming sessions involving over 150 speakers.

More than 26 ministers from around the world, speakers from international business leaders, economists and policymakers, will participate in the sessions, to discuss important topics in the field of entrepreneurship and best practices for building a global system of entrepreneurship.

Speakers include Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman, Investment Minister Eng. Khalid Al-Falih and the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha.

Internationally, the conference will host various senior entrepreneurs, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph, GEN Entrepreneur and chairman Jeff Hoffman, and Mara Group founder Ashish Thakkar, in addition of a large number of speakers. specialized in various sectors of interest to entrepreneurs.

The conference sessions aim to be a source of inspiration for entrepreneurs and a positive incentive to take innovative action that keeps pace with accelerated efforts to develop the environment for entrepreneurship at local, regional and international levels.

This is in addition to providing the best measures to ensure the economic recovery of small and medium enterprises in the post-pandemic phase.

All major conference sessions will be streamlined via the livestream feature on Monshaat’s Twitter account (@MonshaatSA), to allow as many people as possible to benefit from the discussions.

The global event will also see the signing of several agreements and the announcement of investment opportunities for entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises, with the participation of government and private sector representatives and major international companies.

An exhibition will be held on the sidelines of the conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, as well as workshops and innovation sections, and other events aimed at developing the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation among young people for contribute to sustainable development and motivate them to come up with innovative ideas.

Such that it helps people keep pace with accelerated efforts to develop the environment for entrepreneurship locally, regionally and internationally, in addition to inspiring and informative trips to see the latest innovations in the field of entrepreneurship. entrepreneurship.

The Global Entrepreneurship Network chose Riyadh to host the conference due to the dynamic environment for entrepreneurship in the Kingdom.

This resulted in its ranking first out of 45 countries in the indicators “Good opportunities to start a business” and “Ease of starting a business”, and first in the “Response of entrepreneurs in the event of a pandemic” and ” The Kingdom Government’s Response to the Pandemic Indicators,” according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Index. — SPA


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