Thursday, July 15, 2010

Announcement on Maghreb Entrepreneurship Conference in Algiers

Maghreb Entrepreneurship Conference September 29-30, 2010 in Algiers Builds on Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

The U.S.-Algeria Business Council has announced they will host the Maghreb Entrepreneurship Conference in Algiers on September 29-30, 2010. This conference is a direct result of the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship held in Washington, D.C., in April, 2010 and demonstrates the continuing work of non-governmental organizations to create regional partnerships that promote entrepreneurship.

This conference will bring together North African business leaders and entrepreneurs, aspiring youth entrepreneurs, business leaders of the North African Diaspora, along with U.S. business leaders and entrepreneurs. The conference will include moderated discussions on key issues and challenges for advancing entrepreneurship, including: lessons learned from the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, improving access to capital, enabling small and medium sized business, catalyzing youth entrepreneurship, perspectives from U.S. and Maghreb business leaders, promoting cross-border business partnership initiatives, transatlantic business networking, incubating innovation and technology, and exploring business opportunities in the creative industries. The conference will also provide capacity building for entrepreneurs through a number of skills training workshops and networking opportunities.

The United States will send a senior-level delegation to participate in the conference. The State Department is supporting the organizers of this event by identifying key speakers, participants, and U.S. entrepreneurs that can help advance our shared goals of economic partnerships for entrepreneurship, innovation, and job creation in the Maghreb.

For more information about the Maghreb Entrepreneurship Conference, please visit: ( ).

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