Created in2008 under the high patronage of President Nicolas Sarkozy, the World Entrepreneurship Forum is the first global think tank dedicated to entrepreneurship, creating wealth and social justice.
It gathers a global community of over 250 selected entrepreneurial leaders, business entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, experts and politicians, willing to join their peers from all over the world to think, act and transform their environment to make it more entrepreneurial.
In recognition of your entrepreneurial achievements and commitment to society, as the Founder of First Atlantic Semiconductor and Microelectronics Nigeria Ltd recognized in2011 African Awards for Entrepreneurship, the World Entrepreneurship Forum is pleased to invite you to join the community for its 5th edition to be held in Lyon (France) from 24-27 October, 2012, and devoted to“Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Cultivating Communities to drive Wealth and Social Justice”.
By participating in this 5th edition, you will join a powerful community, promote your ideas and practices to foster change on the global scale and have the opportunity to connect with international media.
The World Entrepreneurship Forum arose from the discussions held between a few international decision-makers concerned by the state of our world.
The entrepreneur, being used to face ambiguity with pragmatism and creativity, appeared to be a cornerstone in imagining and implementing sustainable solutions to tackle with our world’s major problems.
Mr. Patrick Molle, President of EMLYON Business School was one of the decision-makers involved in these discussions. Based on his experience and vision, he imagined a global think-tank uniting international entrepreneurs from the economic, social, political, and academic fields.
The think tank aims at facilitating exchanges, being a place to share best and continuously renewing practices and promoting entrepreneurship and social justice on the global scale.
Supported by Mr. Jean-Luc Decornoy, President of KPMG, the first World Entrepreneurship Forum was held in Evian, France in November 2008 with EMLYON Business School and KPMG as Founding Members. The second edition of the World Entrepreneurship Forum was held in Lyon, France in November 2009.
The Action Community for Entrepreneurship is a movement that involves both the private and public sectors to create a more entrepreneurial Singapore. ACE works with partners to enhance our pro-enterprise environment; fosters an entrepreneurial culture and mindset; and facilitates networking and learning among entrepreneurs.
One of the fastest-growing research universities in the world, Nanyang Technological University is ranked among the world’s top one percent of the world’s universities according to the 2010 QS World University Rankings, and has been cited as a model for science and technology education.
In 2011, City of Lyon and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lyon joined as well as founding members and actively participate in the Forum’s 4th edition held in Singapore from 2-5 November, accompanying french delegations of entrepreneurs.
Lastly, Zhejiang University (China) signed the MOU to become official members during the Gala Ceremony in Singapore.