Held under the High patronage of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, the Kingdom of Morocco will host the 5th Edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, in Marrakech from November 19-21 2014, under the theme “Harnessing the Power of Technology for Innovation and Entrepreneurship”.
Held for the first time in an Arab-African country, the selection of Morocco as host country reflects the active role Morocco plays in the overall economic development of the African continent, the Kingdom’s leadership in supporting entrepreneurship, and the integration of youth and women into the economy.
The Kingdom of Morocco will seize the occasion to make the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2014 a call to action for global investors to finance start-ups and new ventures, with a strong emphasis on financing ventures for female entrepreneurs.
The Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2014 will bring together over 3000 entrepreneurs, along with heads of State, high level government officials, global entrepreneurs, small-medium enterprises (SME’s), corporate leaders, and young entrepreneurs from around the globe.
The 5th Edition will showcase an ‘Innovative Village’ where entrepreneurs will be able to promote their projects and share innovative solutions on various topics in order to foster dialogue and exchange ideas and innovative thinking.
Launched in 2009 by US President Barack Obama, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit is a government-supported forum aimed at creating bridges between entrepreneurs, banks, venture capitalists, investors and others in the United States and Muslim communities around the world.
Today the Global Entrepreneurship Summit has become a platform for supporting entrepreneurship to help channel the creativity, innovation, and potential of millions of individuals around the world to create economic opportunity.