Published On: Wed, Nov 9th, 2016

Global Entrepreneurship Week Curaçao announces a varied and attractive program for its 2016 edition

3112016-71WILLEMSTAD – The organizing committee of Global Entrepreneurship Week held a kick-off press conference to announce its program for the GEWCuraçao for 2016. In the auditorium of the Curaçao Business Chamber, president of GEWCuracao 2016, Elgenia Pieternella, expressed her gratitude to the Curaçao press for the support received during the GEWCuracao of last year. “Thanks to the coverage we got from the local press last year we got very good reviews and feedback on the international level.” As an example, Mrs. Pieternella showed the press a publication in which Global Entrepreneurship categorized Curaçao as one of the best three countries to have organized an Entrepreneurship Week for the first time.

Furthermore, Mrs. Pieternella expressed with much pride that GEWCuraçao this year will host two international keynote speakers being Mr. Jeff Hoffman, who serves on the global Board of Directors of Global Entrepreneurship Week International and Mrs. Thaninga Shope - Linney, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for South Africa in Venezuela and Colombia. Both professionals have a very impressive curriculum.

During the press conference, a video of Mr. Hoffman was screened in which he announced that he is very proud to be in Curaçao for a few days during GEWCuracao 2016. He informed that he had many invitations from countries spread over the world but made the decision to be in Curaçao for the 2016 GEW.  Mr. Hoffman will be the keynote speaker at the fundraising lunch which will take place on November 15, 2016 at the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

The full program for the whole week and the revamped website of GEWCuracao was also presented to the press. On Tuesday 15th the program features a series of workshops of which several facilitators were present. They informed in short of the topics they will be covering during their workshops.

Mrs. Mariella Olaria-Maduro, representing the Ministry of Economic Development, emphasized on the fact that the Ministry is very satisfied with the results of the first year of GEWCuraçao. Reason why the Ministry of Economic Development to again give its support to the organizing committee of Curaçao.

Another interesting development which was shared with the press was the fact that on the island of Bonaire, Global Entrepreneurship Week will also be organized for the second year. Mr. Edsel Pieternella, representing the organizing committee of Bonaire, informed of the interesting program they have put together for GEWBonaire 2016.

Everything indicates that for this year entrepreneurs can again look forward to a very interesting week from November 14 to November 20, 2016.

By Farley Lourens
Photo credit: Orlando Molina

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