Australian entrepreneurial ideas and initiatives are being presented this week to more than 1,200 fellow international entrepreneurs from 135 countries at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Rio De Janeiro.
Australia’s delegation at the Congress is made up of representatives from the young entrepreneurs networks, the FRANK Team, and Jeremy Liddle from the Enterprise Network of Young Australians (ENYA).
The 10 strong Australian delegation is attending the Congress to identify new and innovative entrepreneurial policy ideas for Australia. The Congress concludes on Thursday, 21 March.
Jeremy Liddle says he is looking forward to bringing back viable business initiatives to help boost entrepreneurship in Australia.
“It’s a fantastic experience to be surrounded by roughly 1,200 delegates representing 134 countries, all of whom are industry leaders and entrepreneurship experts,” he said.
“Our Australian delegation is using this international experience and expertise to learn about cutting-edge programs, global policies and research which we will be able to use to help drive entrepreneurship back home.”
CEO of the FRANK Team, Natasha Munasinghe, says the quality of discussion and policy ideas being developed by Australia’s delegation highlight the healthy and positive signs of entrepreneurship in Australia.
“Entrepreneurship is about making an idea happen in reality or solving a problem that we face. It is truly great to see more and more people getting involved in entrepreneurship in Australia and initiatives like GEC serve to boost this area of business around the world,” she said.
Attendees at this year’s Congress will have the chance to listen to leading entrepreneurs from around the world including Jonathan Ortmans, Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Bowie Gai, founder of the World Startup Report and Randall Kempner, Executive Director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs.
ENYA will also be supporting a delegation to Moscow later in the year at the 2013 G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance Summit, and working closely with the FRANK team to run Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Australia in 2013.