Guests listening to Ambassador Dato Ahmad Jazri bin Mohd Johar (inset) during a presentation on 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2013 of Malaysia in Doha yesterday. (Abdul Basit)
DOHA: Over 3,000 Industry leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs and business incubation centres would take part at the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2013) to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from October 11 to 12. Qatari entrepreneurs and business leaders have confirmed their active participation in the two-day summit, Malaysian embassy officials said here yesterday.
Addressing the Doha Road Show here yesterday, Dato Ahmad Jazri bin Mohd Johar, Malaysian Ambassador said the GES4 will be attended by global leaders and high-profile international figures, including the US President Barack Obama, who launched the Summit in Washington in April 2010. The list will include Professor Chan Kim, author of the Blue Ocean Strategy and other successful entrepreneurs.
The participants of the summit will include policy-makers, regulators, entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises, stakeholders, investors, corporate leaders, NGOs and incubators.
“GES provides an important platform for entrepreneurship to network exchange experience and knowledge, as well as to form business alliances. This is an opportunity not to be missed….. As a strong and consistent supporter of development of the economy, business in collaboration with the Islamic world and the West, Malaysia is honoured to host GES 4”, Dato’ Ahmad noted.
Malaysia places high importance to the success of GES4 and is undertaking a global road shows, campaigns and networking sessions. The Malaysian envoy assured Qatari entrepreneurs that they will find GES4 ‘most beneficial’.
Mousa Ali Abu Azab, an official from Qatar Chamber told The Peninsula a delegation from Qatar Chamber will attend the two-day summit. Representatives from the Ministry of Economy and Trade and Qatari Businesswomen Association were also present.
Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will officiate at the Entrepreneurship Summit.
Rami Al Sayegh, Marketing Manager, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) said the summit would witness dedicated sessions covering innovative business models, disruptive innovation, digital entrepreneurship, innovative funding models, talent development, taking start-ups.
Emerging trends in the start-up scene with special focus on Asia will also be discussed including fostering a green economy, products for the emerging Asian middle class, low-cost scalable solutions for the ‘bottom billion’ and co-Islamic finance and financial inclusion.
Ways to develop an entrepreneurial team, crowd funding as a source of capital for SMEs, strengthening the investment climate in the community and market access will be other topics to be debated at the summit.