12 Jul 2013 11:19

KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 (Bernama) -- Malaysia is expecting to receive 3,000 entrepreneurs from over 50 countries to participate in the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2013 to be held on Oct 11.

Finance Ministry Secretary-General Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah said GES 2013 will be a platform for the entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and share their knowledge and experience.

"GES 2013 is held so that we can empower our entrepreneurs with knowledge and ideas and this (GSE) will also give our Malaysian entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop their businesses with other people from different countries," he told a press conference after launching the D-Code here today.

The D-Code marks the countdown to the 4th GES, which is less than 100 days away.

Mohd Irwan Serigar said GSE 2013 will convene global stakeholders from throughout the entrepreneurship ecosystem to share ideas and best practices and develop solutions for some of the most intractable issues that prevent the growth of entrepreneurship and businesses.

He also said the international event will create networking cooperation between Malaysian entrepreneurs and other entrepreneurs that will open the participants' minds.

"It (GSE) also provides networking, and participants will take back new perspectives that will have a lasting impact," he said, adding it will also feature sessions that provide in-depth information on certain sectors.

"There will be information and communications technology (ICT), Islamic banking, financing and many more.

"There will be also some speakers, giving talks, sharing ideas, their knowledge that I am sure entrepreneurs will get inspired and gain inspiration from them," he said.

He urged Malaysian entrepreneurs to take an active part in GSE 2013.