Industry and Commerce Minister Dr. Hassan Fakhro received here today the US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Thomas C. Krajeski and U.S. Embassy's Deputy Political/Economic Chief Rebecca Seweryn, who informed him about the preparations for the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES Marrakech 2014), on November 19-21.
The Minister underlined the importance of such economic events in promoting the SMEs' sector and supporting entrepreneurship in all sectors highlighting Bahrain's leadership and government interest in putting small enterprises' sector within its strategy and future vision, especially Bahrain economic vision 2030.
He voiced the government's encouragement of the stakeholders' participation in this event, which is to be held for the first time in a brotherly Arab country so as to expand the horizons of economic cooperation between Bahrain and other countries.
The Summit, the largest gathering of entrepreneurs in the world during Global Entrepreneurship Week, will be hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco, and held under the High Patronage of his Majesty King Mohammed VI, and brings together over 3000 entrepreneurs, with Heads of state, high-level government officials, global entrepreneurs, small medium enterprises (SMEs), corporate leaders, and young entrepreneurs.
The theme of this year's Summit, "Harnessing the Power of Technology for Innovation and Entrepreneurship," explores the positive impact of technology on innovation and entrepreneurship. Technology presents entrepreneurs with enormous opportunity and gives them the power to reach beyond local communities and to tap into resources in other cities, countries, and continents.
The Ambassador expressed his appreciation for the Bahraini government and leadership for their efforts in promoting economic bilateral relations through events and programmes, along with passing laws, that aims to keep abreast with the international changes.
He highlighted the Embassy's readiness of providing help and support in order to achieve mutual goals.