Hosted by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Southeast Asia’s first Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum (JWEF) opened in Singapore on 28 June at Nanyang Technopreneurship Center (NTC).
Held simultaneously from 28 June to 2 July in Singapore, Lyon and Shanghai, the Singapore leg of JWEF is expected to attract close to 150 business leaders, experts and budding entrepreneurs.
“Encouraging innovation and creativity in our students is very much a priority at NTU as these traits will serve them well when they embark on leadership roles in the future,” said NTU’s Associate Provost (Innovation) Jeffrey Nadison. “The Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum provides an excellent opportunity for NTU’s students as well as other young participants to interact and have dialogues with successful entrepreneurs on how to take their ideas to the next level.”
“We hope that the suggestions presented by the youths during the event will help to nurture and spark an interest in entrepreneurship in our next generation of innovators.”
The Forum features discussions with renowned business personalities including Mr Inderjit Singh, CEO of Infiniti Solutions who is both Chairman of SPRING Singapore’s SEEDS Investment Panel and member of NTU’s Board of Trustees. Mr Ron Sim, chairman and CEO of OSIM International, and Mr Jack Sim, founder of the Restroom Association of Singapore and World Toilet Organisation will also be addressing the delegates.
Together, the junior forums in Singapore, China, and France aim to harness the collective vision, insights and recommendations from youths around the world – especially on how to leverage entrepreneurship as a way to create wealth and promote social justice worldwide.
Founded by EM-Lyon School of Business and KPMG S.A., the World Entrepreneurship Forum is the first global think-tank dedicated to entrepreneurs, creators of wealth and social justice. It benefits from the high patronage of Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic and gathers annually more than 100 international personalities, entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, political leaders and experts selected from 40 countries. For the first time ever in 2010, the World Entrepreneurship Forum is extending its reach to youths worldwide by extending its commitment to include 3 more Junior Forums in 3 selected countries – France (Lyon), China (Shanghai) and Singapore.