Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fourth Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2013 Malaysia: A Victory

4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2013 Programme Book
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) THE recently concluded Fourth Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2013 (GES) organized by the Ministry of Finance of Malaysia inspired, empowered and connected entrepreneurs’ community and stakeholders around the world, convened at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 11-12.
There were 4,711 delegates from 123 countries with 105 speakers from 26 countries delivering presentations and holding discussions in the said GES. Four distinct tracks discussed such as: building an entrepreneurial ecosystem, creating tomorrow’s game-changers, emerging trends and connecting for growth.

The Malaysia’s Finance Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Siregar Abdullah confirmed during the closing ceremony that the two-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), the first in East Asia, has closed business deals worth RM12.65 million.

Corporate managers of PENCHEM, from Penang, Malaysia @ #4GES2013KL
The sec-gen said the amount was tremendous as the summit never set any monetary target but to empower and connect entrepreneurs especially youth and women.    

He concluded the summit, which ended with a "bang", attracted many US companies and angel investors, expressing their interest to work with Malaysia and fund projects.

He declared, “We are very happy to see such a large turnout. This is indeed a Malaysian success story where we are able to bring together so many different people from all over the world with one focus and with one goal — to empower and connect entrepreneurs. The success of GES 2013 Kuala Lumpur will spinoff other successes such as the 1Malaysia Entrepreneurship (1MeT) initiative which will be the training ground for a whole new breed of local entrepreneurs.”

“Malaysia has one of the most comprehensive entrepreneurship programmes in the world and this has been confirmed by a number of speakers who attended the summit. The Malaysian government will continue to support initiatives for the entrepreneurial community,” he continued.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit is a platform to facilitate the exchange of views and ideas between global business leaders and entrepreneurs around the world.
US Sec. of State John Kerry's speech thru Bernie's Sketch post
Hon. US Secretary of State John Kerry in his remarks on the first day of the summit, he stressed, “best ideas are never bound by borders.”

The GES is a follow-through on President Obama’s statement underscoring the important roles that entrepreneurship can play in expanding opportunity at home and abroad.

The GES has developed into a strategic public-private sector that exceeds borders and industries and creates expertise and experience in businesses, social works, women’s issues, public policies and education.

It traveled from Washington in 2010; and then Istanbul in 2011; Dubai, 2012; Malaysia, 2013; and the next country will be in Morocco, 2014 as announced in the final ceremony.
4th GES2013 @ Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
In the souvenir program's message, Prime Minister Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak said: "Entrepreneurs need to think about the real world solutions that can help solve real world problems. What we need are quality ideas that can compete effectively at the global stage. Only then, there will be a demand for whatever they are trying to do."

While in a short interview, an entrepreneurship teacher Anis Amira Ab Rahman from Politeknik Muadzani Shah, Malaysia pronounced that her participation in this event will gain her commercial linkages in government and private agencies including small businesses. She is convinced that this event is an avenue for her to explore the business activities and applications that will unleash the creativity of her students. Her greatest challenge as a teacher is to create students with total package of true entrepreneurs or future employers (and not as mere job seekers and employees).
Anis Amira Ab Rahman, delegate-teacher @ #4thGES
Mohamed Hisham, an entrepreneur from Sri Lanka and operations director of Tellida Pvt Ltd. said, he achieved and learned a number of things in this event: getting over fear in executing ideas, make that burning passion work and having mentor is important in the journey of entrepreneurship.

While a team of young corporate managers and leaders from Penchem, Penang, Malaysia namely Andy Tan Chin Seang, Goh Yeng Bing, Wong Kah Gin and Ng Jay See - all with enthusiasm and energy connecting with people, relating their company’s products and services.
A newly graduate Vietnamese, Anh T.V. Nguyen expressed her excitement with all the potentials in networking in this event.
#4GES2013KL, during the break-out sessions (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

There were 500 youths (250 youths from Malaysia and 250 from other countries), in extreme energy and happiness, and absolutely full of new ideas. At young age, Lisa Barnett, from United Kingdom, Nor Hasya, from Malaysia were in excited mode to develop their future plans in the field of entrepreneurship; and so with the youths from Tanzania and India.

Bits and pieces of stories during the event and even after the event were so enormous and fascinating, captured sometimes in digital photos and graphic sketches of Bernie were special and memorable in this 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2013.
(From L - R) Juliet Z. Cruz, Bernie & Ganesh Kumar Bangah during the 4th GES2013
Famous Petronas Towers,in  front of KLCC, KL, Malaysia
"Kalau Malaysia, boleh; dunia, boleh juga!" (If Malaysia can, the world or other countries, can do it also!) 

Wow, this is truly an awesome and victorious entrepreneurship trip in Malaysia! 
Related Post:
Full Script of the Welcome Remarks by the Hon. US Secretary of State John Kerry

References and Links: http://www.state.gov

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