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The world’s attention will be focused on The Hague from June 3rd to 5th 2019 when the
Netherlands Government in collaboration with the U.S. Government hosts the 2019 Global
Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). Expected patrons will include about 1,200 hand-picked entrepreneurs who will engage with over 300 investors managing trillions of dollars of assets, as
well as top policymakers, corporate partners and thought leaders to accelerate solutions.
This year’s edition of the GES is symbolic as it will be the first time the annual gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and thought leaders from around the world will be held in Europe. The 2019 GES will provide a unique event: a combination of an innovation marketplace and policy forum.

As part of the 2019 GES, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands Enterprise
Agency and “Free Press Unlimited” is organizing a one week Press Visitors Programme for selected journalists, media and communications professionals around the world.

In addition to the official GES events, participants of the Press Visitors Programme will be
involved in a round table discussion on business models and technology in journalism before
visiting one of the biggest newspaper outfit in the Netherlands, De Volkskrant. They will have a session at the Free Press Unlimited for a debrief of the 2019 GES.

Confirmed participants for the Press Visitors Programme include Ghanaian Communications Expert and Journalist, Chris Koney, Nigerian Media Entrepreneur, Adebola Williams, Qaris Tajudin, Director at Tempo Institute (an institution under Tempo Media Group that provides education of journalism and supports democratization in Indonesia), seasoned Pakistani Journalist and Writer Sohaib Jamali.

Others are Saudi – Arabian Journalist and Political Communication Specialist, Ms. Shaikha Al-Dosary, Tanzanian Ms. Koleta Ferdinand Makulwa who reports on Agriculture, Science and Technology and Ms. Mai Ezzat from Egypt.

Initiated nearly a decade ago by the U.S. Government, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is the pre-eminent annual gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and thought leaders from around the world, providing a unique event that is a combination of an innovation
marketplace and policy forum. GES 2019 is the first GES held in the European Union.

Since 2010, an estimated 20,000 emerging leaders having participated in GES, governments and the private sector have committed to provide over $1 billion in new capital to entrepreneurs worldwide. Host cities have included: Hyderabad, India; Silicon Valley; Nairobi, Kenya; Marrakech, Morocco; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Istanbul, Turkey; Dubai, UAE; and Washington, DC.

Governments of countries involved have co-hosted these past summits.

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