2014 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Officially Opens in Marrakech

Marrakech  – The fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2014) officially opened Thursday in Marrakech in the presence of high level delegations from around the world.Held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, the opening session of this global forum was marked by the reading of a message from HM King Mohammed VI to the participants in this summit.During this global conference, held for the first time in an African country, participants will to address several issues, including exploiting technology potential to boost innovation and entrepreneurship. Several workshops will be organized on the sidelines of this summit with a special focus on entrepreneurship themes, such as smart cities, social entrepreneurship, innovation, health professions, agriculture and food security.The works of the 2014 GES were launched Wednesday with a special tribute to women entrepreneurs by celebrating the “Women’s Entrepreneurship Day” (WED/Nov. 19), a global movement to celebrate, empower and support women entrepreneurs worldwide.US president Barack Obama had announced the holding of this forum for the first time on African soil, during his speech at the US Africa Business Forum last August as part of the first USA-Africa Summit.MWN with MAP.

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