Tuesday, May 31, 2016
U.S. Official Travels to Tunisia and Egypt to Promote Road to GES 2016
Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Ziad Haider travels to Tunis, Tunisia and Cairo, Egypt for Road to GES 2016
Office of the Spokesperson
Department of State
May 24, 2016
Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Ziad Haider will visit Tunisia and Egypt from May 26 to June 1 to promote the 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (June 22-24) in Silicon Valley, CA.
Road to GES: Tunis, May 25-26, will feature events in partnership with the Tunis Business School, Pragma Corporation, and key government officials in the Ministries of Commerce, Industry, and Vocational Training and Employment. Special Representative Haider will also engage with representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises and local incubators.
Road to GES: Cairo, June 1, will be among the final international events leading up to GES 2016. In Cairo, Special Representative Haider will host an event with leading private and public sector representatives to celebrate the potential of entrepreneurship and innovation to strengthen markets. He will also visit American University’s Cairo Campus and Egypt’s Smart Village to discuss how the next generation can use tech innovations to tackle future challenges.
GES 2016 will showcase over 700 entrepreneurs from 170 countries and 250 investors from around the world to create new opportunities for investment, partnership, and collaboration; connect American entrepreneurs and investors with international counterparts to form lasting relationships; and highlight entrepreneurship as means to address some of the most intractable global challenges.
Hosting GES in Silicon Valley will highlight America’s entrepreneurial spirit and allow American investors and entrepreneurs to see the talent, solutions, and opportunities that exist globally.
For updates, follow Special Representative Haider on Facebook and Twitter @EconEngage.