The Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit (EES) 2018 marked the fourth year of the EES. Since its inception in 2015, it has grown substantially in size and scope. The EES 2018 was the highlight of Egypt’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) celebrations in 2018. The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth was presented on Day 1 at the pleanary session : Entrepreneurship and the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals by Mr. Dragan Radic, Head of the Small and Medium Enterprises Unit, ILO Geneva, Switzerland.
This year’s EES gathered cutting-edge thinkers, practitioners, and policymakers, to review together the state of entrepreneurship in Egypt. Experts from many fields, including but not limited to, SME leaders, corporations, academics, government officials and policy makers, entrepreneurs, youth, entrepreneurship supporting organizations such as incubators, accelerators and educational- and training institutions came together to discuss barriers and celebrate innovative successes.
EES 2018 overarching theme “Bridging the Gap: International and National Best Practices” was a call to create together a global vision on the development of our young entrepreneurs, a key priority for policymakers and government around the world. There was a need for stronger partnership, integrating and increasing proximity between international and national best practices. The Summit featured the four distinct themes of the GEW 2018: women, youth, inclusion and ecosystem development.