Tuesday, 24 May 2016


The American University in Cairo (AUC) is hosting the “Road to 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit: Cairo.” The event is in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce and the Egypt-U.S. Business Council.
GES is a series of global events to celebrate entrepreneurs and their achievements all over the world. GES 2016 will be the seventh global event hosted at Silicon Valley, following previous summits at US, Turkey, UAE, Malaysia, Morocco and Kenya. GES 2016 aims to showcase inspiring entrepreneurs and investors from around the world creating new opportunities for investment, partnership and collaboration.

Leading to GES 2016, a number of entrepreneurial cities around the globe are organizing “Road to GES” events. The Cairo Road to GES is a full day packed with international and Egyptian speakers, entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers gathering at AUC to discuss the state of entrepreneurship in Egypt and the region, to celebrate success stories and to generate energy and excitement around the entrepreneurship ecosystem.


Ambassador David H. Thorne, senior advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State; Ziad Haider, U.S. special representative for commercial and business affairs; Sherif Kamel, vice president for information management, AUC; Ayman Ismail, assistant professor and Abdul Latif Jameel Chair of Entrepreneurship, School of Business, AUC; Julie Hanna, executive chair of the board, Kiva; Amal Enan, chief of staff and director of policy planning, Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund as well as representatives of the event’s community partners, including Rise Up Summit, Endeavor Egypt, Nahdet El Mahrousa, Injaz Egypt, Flat 6 Labs, Cairo Angels and Governorate Economic and Social Revival (GESR), in addition to entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and key players in the Egyptian entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Ewart Hall, AUC Tahrir Square


Wednesday, June 1, 2016; 9am-3pm