Five Things You Should Know About the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

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The 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit will be co-hosted by the United States and the Netherlands, June 4-5, 2019.
The 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit will be co-hosted by the United States and the Netherlands, June 4-5, 2019.

Five Things You Should Know About the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is the preeminent annual gathering that convenes entrepreneurs, investors, and their supporters globally. An estimated 20,000 emerging leaders have participated in Global Entrepreneurship Summits since 2010. At previous GES summits, governments and the private sector have committed to provide over $1 billion in new capital to entrepreneurs worldwide.

On November 15, 2018, the United States and the Netherlands officially launched the upcoming 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Here are a few things you should know about the summit:

The Ninth Global Entrepreneurship Summit Will Be Held in The Hague, Netherlands, June 4-5, 2019

The 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, or GES 2019, will be co-hosted by the United States and the Netherlands, June 4-5, 2019, at the World Forum in The Hague.

GES 2019 Will Be  a Global Celebration of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Free Enterprise

GES 2019 will highlight the importance of startup companies in our global economy. It will be a celebration of risk takers, of business pioneers, and of the spirit of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship encourages governments worldwide to embrace free market principles, including limited government, equal opportunity, and respect for intellectual property.

The Summit Will Underscore the Value of Our Trans-Atlantic Ties

GES 2019 will be the first summit to be held in the European Union, and we are thrilled to be partnering with the Kingdom of the Netherlands, one of America’s oldest friends, closest trade and investment partners, and--along with the U.S.--a global leader on innovation. GES 2019 will showcase our joint commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as the value of our trans-Atlantic ties.

GES Will Bring Together the World’s Best and Brightest Innovators to Examine Global Challenges

GES 2019 will bring together 1200 entrepreneurs from around the world with investors and government officials. This summit will be the center of an important dialogue about solving some of the world's most pressing challenges with a focus on health, energy, water, food and agriculture, as well as connectivity and infrastructure.

You Can Follow Along with #GES2019 on Social Media and By Signing Up for Additional Information on the Official Website

Want to attend GES 2019? Applications will open on December 17, 2018, but for the most up-to-date information, consider following us on social media (@theGESsummit on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) and signing up for additional information on our website, GES2019.org.

Editor's Note: This entry also appears in the U.S. Department of State's publication on Medium.