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The 3rd Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)

Launched in Washington, D.C. in 2010 by President of the United States Barack Obama, the 3rd Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit was hosted in United Arab Emirates, Dubai


Entrepreneurial Ventures of Arabia (EVA) Summit and Expo

was held Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai


Thank you for visiting!

The 3rd Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) presented by Entrepreneurial Ventures of Arabia (EVA) closed on 12 December 2012. After a hugely successful event the Middle East and Africa's Premier Summit and Exhibition for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs will return in 2013. Thank you to all of our sponsors, partners, speakers, delegates and visitors, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

To see the stunning summit agenda in full, please click here.

To view the speaker list, please click here.

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A catalyst for economic change, development and knowledge exchange; the summit unites the region’s policy makers, regulators, entrepreneurs, SME stakeholders, investors, corporate leaders, incubators, procurement decision makers and key influencers in back-to-back sessions.

Special Events


Bring your ideas to life. Be a part of the multiple special events and competitions targeting Entrepreneurs and SMEs.



A business platform for SMEs, suppliers to SMEs, SME funds, government agencies, public and private entities to showcase their products, services, initiatives and achievements in regional SME development, to a cross section audience including investors, channel partners and corporate procurement executives.


Strategic Partner


Lead Partners

Dubai Chamber of Commerce          du logo        NBD

Industry Partners

Dubai SME              Khalifa Fund

Official Airline Partner

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Official Knowledge Partner


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International Media Partner



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Regional Media Partner




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Official Magazine



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Official Publisher

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Official Travel Partner

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Click here to view the GES-EVA Summit Agenda
Speaker List