Press Releases: 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Launch Event

11/13/2018 05:09 PM EST

Notice to the Press

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

November 13, 2018


The United States of America and the Kingdom of the Netherlands will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) launch, and celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, on November 15 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City.

Featured speakers include the Honorable Peter Hoekstra, U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands; the Honorable Henne Schuwer, Dutch Ambassador to the United States; and Mr. Michael Kratsios, The White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology Policy. The officials will share highlights of the upcoming 2019 GES, following the announcement in July by President Donald Trump and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte that the United States and the Netherlands would co-host the Summit in 2019. After the speakers’ remarks, U.S and Dutch investors and private sector representatives will hold a focused panel discussion on “Future Growth Industries and Transatlantic Investment Opportunities.”

GES is the preeminent annual entrepreneurship gathering that convenes emerging entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters from around the world to share innovative ideas and advance economic growth. An estimated 20,000 emerging leaders have participated in these Summits since 2010.

The event will be open to credentialed members of the press on Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m.

Media who plan to attend the event must RSVP to or contact (646) 282-2830. Additional access details will be provided upon confirmation.

Registered media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. government-issued photo media credential (e.g., Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), or (2) an official photo identification card issued by their news organization, or (3) a letter from their employer on official letterhead verifying their current employment as a journalist.

Additionally, they must present an official government photo identification card (i.e., U.S. driver’s license or passport).


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