Cor­po­ra­tions and Govern­ment Agen­cies Em­brace GEW 2016

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

On Wed­nes­day 27th April, 2016 the Saint Lu­cia Cham­ber of Com­merce, In­dus­try and Agri­cul­ture, host or­ga­ni­za­tion for Global En­trepreneur­ship Week St. Lu­cia, hosted the first Ad­vi­sory Board and Part­ners’ meet­ing at the Bay Gar­dens Ho­tel. The pur­pose was to get a head­start for the suc­cess­ful cel­e­bra­tion of GEW 2016.

This year GEW will be cel­e­brated from Novem­ber 14th to 20th, un­der the theme “Har­ness­ing the En­tre­pre­neur In You-(th).” Over 189 coun­tries will cham­pion the com­pass – the GEW logo – con­nect­ing mil­lions of peo­ple around the world to a move­ment of en­tre­pre­neur­ial cham­pi­ons and ad­vo­cates. Be­yond pro­vid­ing that con­nec­tion, the com­pass in­creases aware­ness of part­ner or­ga­ni­za­tions and its lead­er­ship in pro­mot­ing en­trepreneur­ship in the com­mu­nity, the coun­try and the world. Visit www.un­leashingideas.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

Dur­ing the meet­ing, rec­om­men­da­tions were made to pool to­gether ex­ist­ing re­sources to in­crease com­mu­ni­ca­tion, co­or­di­na­tion, and col­lab­o­ra­tion across ef­forts to sup­port young en­trepreneurs. The Min­istry of Com­merce, Busi­ness Devel­op­ment, In­vest­ment & Con­sumer Af­fairs’ Busi­ness Month has been resched­uled from Septem­ber to Novem­ber to co­in­cide with the GEW cel­e­bra­tion. It was rec­og­nized that through these ef­forts a move­ment can be started in Saint Lu­cia to ac­cel­er­ate the cre­ation of new star­tups, job cre­ation and an en­trepreneur­ship move­ment.

The Saint Lu­cia Cham­ber of Com­merce, In­dus­try and Agri­cul­ture would like to thank all mem­bers of the Ad­vi­sory Board for their will­ing­ness to sup­port GEW St. Lu­cia as their in­volve­ment will en­sure that GEW St. Lu­cia goes from strength to strength. In­vi­ta­tions are ex­tended to all or­ga­ni­za­tions is­land-wide to be­come part­ners in recog­ni­tion of GEW 2016 and to en­cour­age them to at­tend monthly meet­ings as we plan for a suc­cess­ful cel­e­bra­tion. The next meet­ing is sched­uled for Wed­nes­day 25th May, 2016 at the Bay Gar­dens Ho­tel.

To find out how you can join the move­ment call 4523165 or email gewslu@gmail.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

Global En­trepreneur­ship Week is the world’s largest cel­e­bra­tion of the in­no­va­tors and job cre­ators who launch star­tups that bring ideas to life, drive eco­nomic growth and ex­pand hu­man wel­fare. GEW in­spires peo­ple ev­ery­where through lo­cal, na­tional and global ac­tiv­i­ties de­signed to help them ex­plore their po­ten­tial as self-starters and in­no­va­tors. These ac­tiv­i­ties, from large-scale events to in­ti­mate net­work­ing gath­er­ings, con­nect par­tic­i­pants to po­ten­tial col­lab­o­ra­tors, men­tors and even in­vestors, in­tro­duc­ing them to new pos­si­bil­i­ties and ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Par­tic­i­pants plan­ning cel­e­bra­tions for Global En­trepreneur­shIp Week.

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