Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit 2017: Designing the Future
TL;DR – Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit 2017 is arriving in less than one month; and we are designing the future through the entrepreneurship ecosystem. 

The Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit is upon us once more; this year’s event is expected to be bigger and better than before. Bringing together 100 GEC Labs, 50 international and local speakers who are the leaders of their fields, 20 keynote and Panel discussions, 330 exhibitors as well as 6 highly exclusive Masterclasses, the intensive 2-day ecosystem is planned for entrepreneurs to connect and learn from ministries, industry leaders as well as other fellow entrepreneurs.

One of the highlights is the GEC Lab sessions which will be facilitated by Lab Owner to an exclusive audience of 50 participants comprising of corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs. 15 focus areas have been chosen as the theme of discussions in these 100 Lab sessions, covering a variety of commercial industries such as Health, Education, Fintech and Internet of Things. Here, a participant will gain a deep understanding of the symbiosis between all components in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. With the exposure and knowledge gained from these Labs on fields, we believe that new ideas will sprout and existing initiatives can be strengthened from an integration with the right partners.

The 15 focus areas cover the innovative take on how industries affect each other such as fashion and blockchain, the revolutionary effects of the industrial 4.0 era onto factories, the redefinition of media consumption with the shift to AR and VR and the new face of the Financial Sector with the birth of blockchain. The commerce of the future is now integrating itself at an exponential rate and these Labs are sure to give an exposure to the coming wave of the future.

This year’s keynote speakers are the pioneers of their fields and the list includes the Co-Directors of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute: Professor W. Chan Kim and Professor Renée Mauborgne, Arvind Gupta who is Chief Technology Chief of Bharatiya Janata Party and Futurists such as Sophie Hackford and Dr. Michio Kaku. Participants can also look forward to other highlights of the summit such as TENxCLUB, MaGIC Preaccelerator Programme and Global Blue Ocean Awards.

While these topics may sound daunting to someone new to entrepreneurship, the summit is curated with the aim to Inspire, Educate, Fund, Connect and Accelerate participants from all walks of life. Entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, college students and the general public, all of whom can find something to benefit from this summit. If this piques your interest, then Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is the place to be at from 12 to 13 December!


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