Global Entrepreneurship Summit comes to The Hague in June

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Global Entrepreneurship Summit comes to The Hague in June

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), will be coming to The Hague, Netherlands, from 3-5 June 2019.

At the GES, around 2,000 entrepreneurs, investors and other participants from all over the world will come together at the World Forum in The Hague.

The 9th edition of GES will focus on global opportunities for the next wave of entrepreneur-led innovation in scalable tech, from artificial intelligence and robotics to blockchain, big data, new science and more.

The theme this year is The Future Now. The focus investment sectors of GES for this year are agri/food, connectivity, energy, health, and water. Access to finance, job creation, and women’s economic empowerment are overarching aspects.

Many well-known Dutch business leaders, politicians, academics and researchers will be taking part in GES 2019.

Key names like Philips CEO Frans van Houten, Shell Netherlands CEO Marjan van Loon, DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma, ABP Pension Fund chair Corien Wortmann-Kool, TomTom co-founder Corinne Vigreux, and His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn, the ambassador of StartupDelta, have already confirmed their attendance.

The GES will be hosted by Prime Minister Mark Rutte and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands will address the Opening Plenary on June 4, in her capacity as a member of the Dutch Committee for Entrepreneurship and special advocate of the United Nations for inclusive financing for development.

Pauline Krikke, mayor of The Hague, commented: “Every day tens of thousands of people in The Hague are working towards a better, safer and a more just world.

They work in international organisations, NGOs, and various start-ups as well as the Peace Palace – the symbol of international justice. Here we empower impact entrepreneurs and support innovation and technology to improve our planet.”

Stuart Wood is a news reporter across the Mash Media editorial portfolio. He writes for CMW alongside sister publications Conference News, Exhibition News, Access All Areas and Exhibition World.