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.
Have you heard? #GES2019 will be held at the World Forum in The Hague, #Netherlands, June 4-5! 1200 entrepreneurs from around the world will gather to connect, exchange ideas and create new investment opportunities. Will you be there? Visit https://t.co/ubG3240tpk to learn more. pic.twitter.com/IIuCUU6re2— The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (@theGESsummit) November 19, 2018
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.
#GES2019 will be the first Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in the #EU. It will not only drive global innovation but will also showcase the United States and Netherlands commitment to entrepreneurship and the value of our trans-Atlantic ties. @USEmbTheHague @NLintheUSA pic.twitter.com/oeMUIs2Hrm— The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (@theGESsummit) November 27, 2018
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.
In June, #GES2019 will bring together entrepreneurs with investors, companies and leaders to overcome some of the most pressing global challenges in #health, #energy, #water, #food and #agriculture, and #connectivity/#infrastructure. Will you be there? https://t.co/ubG3240tpk pic.twitter.com/O2SJZAK8EK— The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (@theGESsummit) November 26, 2018
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.
Big announcements are coming for #GES2019! Want to know more? Follow our official accounts on Twitter (@theGESsummit), Facebook (https://t.co/YMoXVh2oZX), and Instagram (https://t.co/r8O4r1X20g) for updates. pic.twitter.com/9Riw1ZyLj5— The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (@theGESsummit) November 13, 2018
Editor's Note: This entry also appears in the U.S. Department of State's publication on Medium.