Saudi Arabia is taking part in the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), held in Melbourne, Australia, between September 19 and 22, under the umbrella of the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GGC).
The Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority (Monshaat) Vice Governor for Entrepreneurship Saud Al-Sabhan heads the Kingdom’s delegation that is made up of representatives of several public institutions and Saudi entrepreneurs.
Participating in the congress is bound to boost Saudi Arabia’s status as an important supporter of SMEs, as well as highlight efforts that the authority exerts in support of entrepreneurs and SMEs. It will also give an opportunity to entrepreneurs to network with global experts and specialists, and benefit from their expertise, through various programs and initiatives that Monshaat organizes.
The delegation, which includes several government institutions, including the ministries of investment, communications and information technology, environment, water and agriculture, and industry and mineral resources, is slated to discuss with representatives of international institutions important opportunities for SMEs and means to boost cooperation to develop entrepreneurship in the Kingdom.
The delegation is expected to visit Melbourne Entrepreneurial Center and the Hatch Quarter incubator and accelerator, which provide support and consultations to SMEs to help them expand and participate in global markets to attract investments.