Speakers Announced for 10th Anniversary of GW October Conference

August 27, 2019

The George Washington University will be hosting its 10th Global Conference on the Intersection of Entrepreneurship Research and Policy. The GW October Conference theme for 2019 is on ‘Entrepreneurship Ecosystems – The Future Ahead.’ The conference has a brand new website for their 10 Year Anniversary! Please visit www.GWOctober.com 

This three-day conference starts on Wednesday, October 2nd with pre-conference events that include a full day of programs with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) focusing on Entrepreneurship Ecosystems, and with ICSB’s Global Certificates on Social Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation, and Global Entrepreneurship all in parallel tracks.

On October 3, the GW October Conference will focus on Entrepreneurship Policy with keynote speakers that include the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, Inter-American Development Bank, and other partner organizations.

On October 4, the full day is dedicated to entrepreneurship research presented in parallel sessions at the GW School of Business. On the evening of  October 4, GW will be holding a black-tie gala event to celebrate its 10 Year Anniversary!

Part of GW October Conference 10th Anniversary, ICSB will be officially launching ICSB’s Brand New Journal with Taylor & Francis. The  Journal for the International Council for Smal Business (JICSB) under the editorship of Dr. Jeff Alves who will be attending.

ICSB International Office is proud to announce the Call for Papers and Registration is open for the 10th annual GW October Conference titled, Entrepreneurship Ecosystems – The Future Ahead”.

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: September 15, 2019
Click Here to Submit Abstract.
Authors will be notified of decision: September 20, or sooner. 
Closing Date of Online Registration:  September 30, 2019

October 2nd – Conference Certificate Program  
1. Conference Certificate on Social Entrepreneurship – 10:00 to 2:30 p.m.
2. Conference Certificate on Global Entrepreneurship – 10:00 to 2:30 p.m.
3. Conference Certificate on 10 x 10 Program (U.S. SBA) – 10:00 to 4:30 p.m.
4. Conference Certificate on Creativity and Innovation – 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Please email Ms.Jordyn Murphy for more information at jordyn@icsb.org 

October 3rd – Invited Keynote Speakers 
Ambassador Garcia Moritan, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations
Anuj Mehrotra, Dean of the School of Business at the George Washington University
Prof. Ismail Abdel-Ghafar Ismail Farag, President, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport
Ahmed Osman, President of the International Council for Small Business
Winslow Sargeant, President-elect of the International Council for Small Business
Chantaline Carpentier, Chief United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Shoroke H. Zedan, Executive Director, Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET Egypt)
Liesl Riddle, Associate Graduate Dean at the George Washington University
Roberto Parente, Professor at Salerno University
Eugene Cornelius, Senior Advisor to the Office of International Trade, SBA
Amr Abouelazm, President of the Middle Eastern Council for Small Business
Jeff Alves, Editor of the Journal of the International Council for Small Business (JICSB)
Katia Passerini, Dean of the College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University
George Solomon, Editor of the Journal for Small Business Management (JSBM)
Charles Matthews, Chair of the Wilford White Fellows
Rita Grant, Senior Vice President of Finance and Control
Ki-Chan Kim, Vice President of Humane Entrepreneurship Initiative
Ahmed Shalaby, Vice President Entrepreneurial University Initiative
Hartmut Meyer, Professor at FOM Germany
Special Conference Sessions

Session 1: Meet the Editor for the Journal of the International Council for Small Business (JICSB)
Session 2: Meet the Editor for the Journal for Small Business Management (JBSM)
Session 3: Info Session with the United States Small Business Association (SBA)
Session 4: Guided Tour of the World Bank Group
Session 5: Learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Session 6: Learn about ICSB’s Humane Entrepreneurship Global Initiative
Session 7: Meet the Leaders of the Premier Incubator in Washington D.C.
Session 8: Meet with the Leaders of the Premier Social Enterprise in Washington D.C.
Session 9: Learn about GW’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
Session 10: Learn about ICSB’s Upcoming Knowledge Hubs

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