By Kiwiana Ngabung – EMTV Online
Next week will see over 700 delegates from around the world in the Silicon Valley, United States for the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Representing Papua New Guinea at the three-day summit is Haroun Rashid, Vavine Nadesalingam, and Hubert Namani.
The U.S Embassy Port Moresby made the announcement on Wednesday.
With them is fellow delegate from Vanuatu and United States, Dawna Horton.
Mr Rashid from Emstret Holdings Limited, Ms Nadesalingam from Emstret Training & Consultancy and Mr Namani from Trident will be attending a range of workshops, panels, mentoring and networking sessions and pitch competitions from June 22 to 24.
They were selected from more than 5,000 applications across the globe.
Also at the meet will be other entrepreneurs, investors, educators and business representatives, including U.S. President, Barack Obama, who will be one of the many speakers.
U.S. Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, Ziad Haider, said “One of the principal goals of GES is to increase the opportunities available to promising entrepreneurs from around the world through access to capital and mentorship.
“By welcoming an unprecedented number of investors to this year’s GES, we are able to achieve this goal and showcase the talent, solutions, and opportunity that exist around the world directly to investors.”
U.S. President, Barack Obama, says that in bringing the summit back to U.S. he hopes to build more connections to tackle global challenges together.
This is the 7th GES since 2010, and will be the second time U.S. hosts it.
“Hosting GES in Silicon Valley will highlight America’s entrepreneurial spirit and allow American investors and entrepreneurs to see the talent, solutions, and opportunities that exist globally.”