5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit Wraps Up

October 12, 2019 | |Post a Comment

Marrakech- The 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES-2014) wrapped up Friday night in Marrakech, after three days of intense debate on how to encourage and promote innovation and entrepreneurship.The closing ceremony of the summit, held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, was marked by the signing of nine agreements between the Moroccan General Confederation of Enterprises (CGEM) and several SMEs, as well as between major Moroccan banks and start-ups.These agreements are aimed at strengthening partnership between large national companies and SMEs in order to support their development by granting them greater visibility and access to finance. The summit, jointly organized by Morocco and the United States and held for the first time in Africa, was marked by a dozen of plenary sessions offering a platform to various stakeholders to share their experiences and debate on important themes such as sustainable growth, business climate, exports, social responsibility, and other topics.This international event brought together a record 6,800 participants, including 35 percent of women, 40 percent of foreigners, and some 600 students.Some 194 participants took part in this meeting, covered by 405 representatives of national and international media.Some 22 million people followed the summit sessions throughout the world, including 7.5 million on Facebook and 14.5 million on Twitter.Launched in 2009 by US President Barack Obama, the GES has become a rendezvous of young leaders and entrepreneurs around the world.

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