Forum Objectives

The major objectives of this Forum are the following:

  1. Introducing international best practices and successes on entrepreneurship and innovation in the backdrop of 4IR
  2. Facilitating business partnerships and investments for domestic enterprise creation and expansion,
  3. Highlighting best practices for governments and key stakeholders towards enhancing and adopting modern educational systems, financial inclusion tools that are effective in ensuring productivity and sustainability
  4. Creating a platform for entrepreneurs from around the globe to develop joint investments and trade facilitation.

Expected Outcomes

  • The Participation of 1000 consisting of; Entrepreneurs/investors from across the globe with special focus the Arab Region and Africa;
  • Participation of major developmental organizations and Funds; Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture; Economic associations and entrepreneur’s networks; Specialized entrepreneurship and MSME agencies; Universities and academicians; Major financial institutions and Technology providers and investors.
  • The Forum aims to provide a platform for Entrepreneurs to Entrepreneurs bilateral meetings and matching with the aim of developing joint investments, collaboration and trade facilitation.
  • Present the UNIDO tools and methodologies towards meeting the SDGs, by utilizing entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Create linkages with financial institutions for entrepreneurs and develop joint programs with developmental financial institutions.
  • Allow the participants to deliberate on the challenges, opportunities, threats, and the road forward towards achieving the SDGs in the back drop of the 4IR.