2017 Global Entrepreneurship Congress

2017 Global Entrepreneurship Congress

Program Date: March 13-16, 2017

Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa

Every year, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress gathers together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions from more than 160 countries to identify new ways of helping founders start and scale new ventures around the world. At the weeklong GEC, delegates make connections, gain insights, learn about new research, and leave ready to renew their programs, policy ideas or firm founder skills.

GEC 2017 will take place in the heartbeat of South Africa, in Johannesburg — a budding startup hub that is both an economic and cultural cornerstone of the country — which promises to build on the successes of previous years.

2017 AGENDA

The GEC is a free, four-day conference that gathers all elements of the global entrepreneurial ecosystem. At the heart of the Congress is a mix of large-scale plenary sessions for thousands of delegates and more intimate and in-depth parallel sessions conducted by leading global organizations helping entrepreneurs start and scale new businesses.

DAY 1

  • GEN Annual Meeting: Closed meetings for international delegates, GEN members and partners
  • Welcome Cocktail: Networking and welcome social event for international delegates, GEN members and partners

DAY 2

  • Opening Ceremony and Welcome
  • Plenary sessions
  • Parallel sessions
  • Networking sessions
  • Exhibition
  • GEN Gala + Compass Awards: Ceremony for international delegates, GEN members and partners

DAY 3

  • Opening remarks
  • Plenary sessions
  • Parallel sessions
  • Networking sessions
  • Exhibition
  • Transition ceremony to GEC 2018 Host
  • Networking dinner & social gathering for international delegates, GEN members and partners

DAY 4

  • Interactive experiences
  • GEN and GEW host meetings
  • City / ecosystem tours
  • Networking lunch

Official Link: http://gec.co

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Deadline: Ongoing