Marrakech, 21 November 2014. The UfM Secretariat participated in the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco in Marrakech under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. The Summit took place from 19-21 November 2014.
The Global Entrepreneurship Summit was launched in 2009 as a global platform to empower entrepreneurs with the skills and resources necessary to compete and thrive in the 21st century. The theme for this year’s Summit was ‘Harnessing the Power of Technology for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’.
The 2014 summit brought together over 3,000 entrepreneurs, together with Heads of State, high level government officials, global entrepreneurs, small medium enterprises (SMEs), corporate leaders and young entrepreneurs. The event provided a platform for the exchange of innovative ideas and best practices, allowing participants to meet and engage with entrepreneurs from around the world.
The UfM Secretary General participated in the Summit, where several key topics were discussed including entrepreneurship, sustainable cities, crowdsourcing and investing, and fostering talent.
The Summit also featured an “Innovation Village” where entrepreneurs and innovators from Africa and around the world were able to promote their projects and share new ideas on myriad topics including ICT, water management and alternative energy.