Press Conference
Washington, DC
April 26, 2010

In addition to the official events for the Presidential Summit, over thirty partner organizations have invited participants to outside events, highlighting how the President and the US Government have helped catalyze a long-term, sustainable conversation on entrepreneurship. During recent months, the State Department has been coordinating with outside organizations on these related but independent events.

Events during the week of the Summit on Entrepreneurship include:

  • Roundtable discussions hosted by the Acumen Fund, Endeavor, the Brookings Institute, and the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists;
  • Conferences hosted by the Middle East Center on International Cooperation, Vital Voices, the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, and the International Council for Small Business;
  • Receptions hosted by the Kauffman Foundation and Business for Diplomatic Action / Entrepreneurs' Organization; and
  • Video screenings of Ten9Eight at the Library of Congress and Garbage Dreams at the World Bank.

In addition, the US Government is hosting special events for delegates, including briefings on business development by the US Small Business Administration, an economic support roundtable at the US Trade and Development Agency, and a reception hosted by the State Department for delegates with the Ambassadors to the United States from delegates’ home countries.

For further information about any of these events, including contact information for each organization, the US Government has released an interactive map, which is available on the websites and

Sunday, April 25

4SITE DC: Fostering Social Innovation in the WANA (West Asia/North Africa) Region
Sunday, April 25: 10am - 4pm
George Washington University, School of Business, Duques Hall 151, 2201 G Street, NW (entrance on 22nd Street)
4SITE DC is the first event in the United States for the 4SITE Initiative (Investing in Sustainability, Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship), following the first of an annual interactive conference in the Middle East focused on promoting innovation and entrepreneurship towards sustainable economic development and social impact.

Official Welcome Reception
Sunday April 25: 6:30pm – 8pm
Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street Northwest
Co-hosted by the Departments of Commerce and State, the Presidential Summit will bring together more than 275 participants from over 50 countries around the world – from Morocco to Indonesia, Uganda to Kazakhstan, France to India. They include men and women from many different walks of life – business leaders from diverse sectors, educators, community organizers, and social entrepreneurs among others. This Official Welcome Reception will greet all delegates on the eve of the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship.

Kauffman Reception
Sunday April 25: 7:30 pm – 9 pm
Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street Northwest
On behalf of the Kauffman Foundation and the team planning Global Entrepreneurship Week, welcome to Washington, DC, and congratulations on being nominated as a delegate from your country to attend the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. It is an honor to have so many global leaders in entrepreneurship from so many different countries in our city for these few days and hope you will be joining us at the Kauffman Foundation welcoming reception on Sunday night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Monday, April 26

Official Presidential Summit
Monday April 26: 10am – 6:30pm
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
In his June "A New Beginning" speech in Cairo, President Obama announced that the U.S. will host a Summit on Entrepreneurship to identify how we can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations, and social entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim-majority countries, including their minority populations, and Muslim communities around the world.

Official Reception
Monday 26: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
During this Official Reception, remarks will be delivered by Rashad Hussain, Special Envoy to the Organization for the Islamic Conference, Leocadia I. Zak, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and Dr. Lawrence Spinelli, Acting President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Celebrating Entrepreneurship: Networking Reception hosted by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and Business for Diplomatic Action
Monday April 26: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hudson Restaurant and Lounge, 2030 M Street Northwest
Business for Diplomatic Action (BDA) and the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) cordially invite you to attend �•elebrating Entrepreneurship: An After Hours Networking Event.�-Please join us at Hudson, one of Washington’s popular restaurants and lounges as we honor the energy, creativity and drive of entrepreneurs and the participants in the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. Bus service will pick up at the Reagan International Trade Center reception and run continuously between Hudson and the Grand Hyatt and reservations are available for full dinners (not included).

Tuesday, April 27

Official Presidential Summit
Tuesday April 27: 8:45am - 5:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
In his June "A New Beginning" speech in Cairo, President Obama announced that the U.S. will host a Summit on Entrepreneurship to identify how we can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations, and social entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim-majority countries, including their minority populations, and Muslim communities around the world.

Aspen Institute Reception
Tuesday April 27: 6pm - 8pm
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Summit Delegates are invited to join this special reception hosted by Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women Initiative, the Aspen Institute Middle East Programs, and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs.

Corporate Council on Africa Reception
Tuesday April 27: 6pm - 7:30pm
JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Summit Delegates are invited to the Corporate Council on Africa reception for the fourth U.S. – Africa Infrastructure Conference.

Ten9Eight Video Showing
Tuesday April 27: 7pm - 10pm
Library of Congress Pickford Theater 101 Independence Ave SE
The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Library of Congress invite you to attend a special screening of TEN9EIGHT, a thought provoking film that chronicles the inspirational stories of inner city students who are empowered through entrepreneurship education programs designed by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. By learning how to start and manage a business, these youth are able to rise above the challenges of poverty, crime and drugs to succeed in school and life.

Wednesday, April 28

U.S. Department of State Breakfast
Wednesday April 28: 8:15 am - 9:00 am
Harry S Truman Building, 2201 C Street NW, Benjamin Franklin Room
This breakfast is being hosted by the U.S. Department of State in celebration of the Summit on Entrepreneurship in honor of the female delegates to the Summit on Entrepreneurship.

Endeavor: High-Impact Entrepreneurship
Wednesday April 28: 8:30am - 10am
One Dupont Circle NW
Summit Delegates are invited to a discussion hosted by Endeavor on high-impact entrepreneurs. Established in 1997, Endeavor currently operates in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey and Uruguay. The organization is embarking on an ambitious expansion plan with the goal of reaching 25 emerging markets - including countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East - in the next decade.

Middle East Center on International Cooperation Seminar
Wednesday April 28: 8:30am - 8pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Road Northwest
President Obama’s Summit on Entrepreneurship builds upon the foundation laid in his Cairo speech which called for the strengthening and deepening of America’s ties with Muslim Majority Countries (MMCs). In response, the Cairo-based NGO The Middle East Center on International Cooperation is taking the initiative to support and broaden President Obama’s efforts by organizing a seminar paralleling his Summit on Entrepreneurship. This seminar will specifically highlight social entrepreneurship and its practical application in all communities living within Islamic culture, including all faiths.

TechWadi Global Technology Forum - The US and MENA: Building a Successful Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Wednesday, April 28: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Hotel Palomar, 2121 P St. NW
Summit Delegates are invited to join TechWadi for an energizing discussion on entrepreneurship, venture capital, and new initiatives to accelerate the growth the Arabic Digital Economy. This forum will provide participants with the opportunity to gain a clear understanding of the venture capital and entrepreneurial ecosystems in the MENA region; create opportunities for meaningful collaboration between Silicon Valley, the MENA region, and the rest of the world; and join accomplished Arab-American leaders dedicated to ensuring the success of Arab entrepreneurship.

Acumen Fund Breakfast Conversation
Wednesday April 28: 9:00 am - 10:30 AM
Robert H. Smith School of Business Room C2, Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Acumen Fund CEO Jacqueline Novogratz will be hosting a special breakfast conversation with Acumen Fund entrepreneurs Roshaneh Zafar and Shaffi Mather. Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Since 2001, it has invested over $45 million in businesses that serve low-income customers in health, water, housing, energy, and agriculture in Pakistan, India, and East Africa. Shaffi Mather founded 1298, one of India’s first medical ambulance services. 1298 is a for-profit company with a sliding scale payment system that has revolutionized medical transport in Mumbai and Kerala. Roshaneh Zafar established Kashf, at the time the first specialized institution providing micro finance in Pakistan, with the aim to develop it into a financially viable project. Kashf is now one of the largest microfinance banks in Pakistan, with over 300,000 clients.

Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy Conference
Wednesday April 28: 9am – 6pm
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy is hosting its annual conference, �•U.S. Relations with the Muslim World: One Year After Cairo,�-on Wednesday, April 28. Conference co-sponsors include the Ali Vural Ak Center for Islamic Studies (George Mason University), The Muslim World Initiative (United States Institute of Peace), and The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO). Summit delegates are invited to attend any one panel presentation of their choosing free of charge.

Brookings Institute Middle East Youth Initiative
Wednesday April 28: 10:00 am - 12 pm
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave, NW
On April 28, the Middle East Youth Initiative and Silatech will host the launch of a new report titled �•ocial Entrepreneurship in the Middle East: Toward Sustainable Development for the Next Generation.�-The report is the first in-depth study of its kind addressing the state of social entrepreneurship and social investment in the Middle East and its potential for the region’s 110 million youth. The report contains specific recommendations on how the activities of the region’s most promising young social entrepreneurs can be nourished and supported by domestic, regional and international stakeholders. Building on the momentum generated from the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, planned for April 26 and 27 in Washington, DC, a panel of experts will address the potential for social entrepreneurship to contribute to human, and especially youth, development in the region. Kemal Dervis, vice president and director of the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings, will provide introductory remarks, followed by James D. Wolfensohn, former president of the World Bank; Sonal Shah, director of White House Office of Social Innovation; and a panel of experts.

Small Enterprise Assistance Fund: Financing Middle East Entrepreneurs Implementing New Risk Capital Initiatives in the MENA Region
Wednesday April 28: 10am - 12pm
1777 F Street NW
Summit Delegates are cordially invited to a presentation and reception on Financing Middle East Entrepreneurs Implementing New Risk Capital Initiatives in the MENA Region. This event will feature a keynote address by Maura O’Neill, Senior Counselor to the Administrator & Chief Innovation Officer, USAID, along with global perspectives by Wayne Silby, Chairman, Calvert Special Equities and remarks from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and Silatech. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.

Vital Voices: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
Wednesday April 28: 10:30am - 2pm
Jones Day 51 Louisiana Avenue Northwest
Vital Voices is hosting a special event titled �•mpowering Women Entrepreneurs: Networks, Leadership and Innovation.�-This one-day program for women delegates to the Entrepreneurship Summit will include workshops, panels and interactive sessions with leaders and experts from the private sector, government academia and non-profits. Transportation to this event will be provided for delegates who are attending the State Department breakfast.

Education For Employment and Brookings: Investing in Human Capital Creating Opportunity for Youth in the MENA Region
Wednesday, April 28: 12pm - 1:30pm
Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Following the president’s Entrepreneurship Summit, The Brookings Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World and the Education for Employment Foundation cordially invite Summit Delegates to a roundtable discussion on investing in human capital in the Middle East. Even if the many conflicts within the MENA region were satisfactorily resolved, countries and individuals within the region would still face fundamental challenges in a globalizing world. A well-educated citizenry capable of thinking critically and acting independently is vital to success in the global economy. An urgent challenge the region faces is a demographic �•outh bulge�- approximately 110 million individuals in the Middle East are between the ages of fifteen and twenty-nine, many of whom suffer from some level of economic exclusion, with seemingly few opportunities to improve their situation. This timely panel discussion will examine ways in which to reach across sectors and over borders to initiate systemic and lasting change in addressing the multi-faceted issue of developing human capital in the MENA region. Following a moderated conversation, the panelists will take questions from the audience. A buffet lunch will be served at the beginning of the program.

IFC and IBM: SME Toolkit
Wednesday April 28: 12pm - 2pm
International Finance Corporation 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
The International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group) in partnership with IBM, the global technology and consulting firm, support entrepreneurs around the world through a network of partnerships leveraging the "SME Toolkit," a Small and Medium-sized Enterprise on-line business information and training program. The SME Toolkit receives over 4.5 million individual visitors a year through its network of websites, covering over 35 countries. Content is provided in 17 languages including French, Arabic, Urdu, and Indonesian Bahasa. The SME Toolkit is the most complete capacity building tool for small and medium-sized entrepreneurs delivered over the internet, complete with social networking and web hosting. IFC works with local partners -- often a local bank or a business development services provider -- to disseminate the information and localize the materials. Come join us for lunch and learn more about the Toolkit and about our network of partners.

OECD-MENA Women’s Business Forum
Wednesday April 28: 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development 2001 L Street NW
The MENA-OECD Investment Program was started five years ago to provide support to 18 MENA countries in improving their business climates. At the 2009 MENA-OECD Ministerial Summit, an Action Plan on Women’s Employment and Entrepreneurship was endorsed to take forward recommendations of the 2007 Ministerial Declaration on Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurship in the MENA Region. The 2009 Ministerial also launched the MENA-OECD Women’s Business Network (WBN) to spearhead implementation of the four pillars of the Action Plan, which follow quite closely the stated goals of President Barack Obama’s Entrepreneurship Summit. The WBN will work to build a women’s business platform across MENA and OECD countries to support the economic empowerment of women in the MENA region. OECD’s Vanessa Vallée will open the discussion by outlining objectives and activities of the WBN. Neveen El Tahri, �•gypt’s first lady of banking�-will present her experiences as a successful woman entrepreneur in the region and discuss reforms needed to tackle market barriers and help women’s entrepreneurship flourish. CIPE Executive Director, John D. Sullivan, who has partnered with the MENA-OECD Investment Program for many years, will contribute CIPE’s global experience in successful ways to empower entrepreneurs, and especially women entrepreneurs.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Informational Briefing
Wednesday April 28: 2pm - 3pm
Global Entrepreneurship Week headquarters, 2300 M Street NW
For the past two years the Kauffman Foundation has been driving a new initiative to empower future entrepreneurs called Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Held each November in more than 90 nations, 18,000 organizations host more than 32,000 events with over 7.5 million participants. The effort has not only gained support from leaders in the United States such as President Obama, but also Prime Minister Hatoyama of Japan, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, President Silva of Brazil and numerous others. On Wednesday, April 28th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Kauffman will be having an informational meeting at the Global Entrepreneurship Week headquarters – 2300 M Street, NW.

Wednesday April 28: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
United States Government Overseas Private Investment Corporation1100 New York Ave NW
Each fall, we bring together 1000 entrepreneurs, investors, and others together in San Francisco, Calif., to explore ways to create sustainable businesses that can have a positive impact on challenges related to people and planet. We are producing a much smaller version of this event – in the range of 30-40 people – for a few hours on the afternoon of the Wednesday after the conclusion of the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. And we would like to invite you to join us. What we’ve found from the SoCap conference is that entrepreneurial efforts grow and flourish in local economies when the right parts of the �•ntrepreneurial ecosystem�-are in place. That includes entrepreneurs, mentors, partners, suppliers, services organizations – and, of course, sources of �•apital.�-That important category includes individual donors and investors, foundations and venture capitalists, banks and government agencies. And it’s critical that all of the �•layers�-in the ecosystem are able to talk with one another. That’s the idea behind SoCap – bringing people together from different roles and perspectives, and determining ways they can find each other, coordinate their activities, and collaborate to develop sustainable businesses and initiatives. At the gathering, we'll have a variety of attendees who come from different parts of the social capital ecosystem. We’d be delighted if you were able to join us at this select group.

Building Bridges Coalition, IBM, and Global Peace Service Alliance: Global Service and Social Entrepreneurship
Wednesday April 28: 3pm - 5pm
Special Olympics Building, 1133 19th Street NW #800
The Building Bridges Coalition associated with the International Volunteering Project at the Brookings Institution, the IBM International Foundation and the Global Peace Service Alliance would like to invite you to explore partnership opportunities and share effective practices on social entrepreneurship around the world. The forum and reception entitled �•lobal Social Entrepreneurship and Service Partnerships: Advancing the President’s Call in Cairo with Multi-lateral Cooperation through NGO and Corporate Initiative�-will take place on Wednesday April 28th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Special Olympics building located at 1133 19th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036. Light refreshments will be served.

Speakers include former United States Senator and an architect of the Peace Corps Honorable Harris Wofford, Timothy Shriver, nephew of President John F. Kennedy and Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics, Stanley S. Litow, President of the IBM International Foundation and Becky Gitonga, an accomplished Kenyan social entrepreneur and Service For Peace/Atlas Corps Fellow. The program and reception will invite and include your key stakeholder input as valued delegates to the President’s Summit on Entrepreneurship.

UNDP and Academy for Educational Development
Wednesday April 28: 3pm - 6pm
Academy for Educational Development 1825 Connecticut Ave NW
In his landmark �•ew Beginning�-speech in Cairo last June, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would host a Summit on Entrepreneurship �•o identify how we can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations and social entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world.�-In this UNDP-AED international forum, we will explore how President Obama’s Cairo priorities of entrepreneurship, education and gender equality intersect. In particular, our panelists will discuss how educational reform in the Muslim world can produce a new generation of women and men committed to business and social entrepreneurship.

USTDA: Economic Support Roundtable and Reception
Wednesday April 28: 3:30pm - 5:30pm; 5:30pm - 7:30pm
1000 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22209
On behalf of Director Leocadia I. Zak of the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), we would like to invite you to attend a roundtable discussion and reception following the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 beginning at 3:30 pm. The Roundtable will provide Summit delegates with useful information about U.S. Government programs that support economic growth and job creation around the globe and provide an opportunity to ask questions and discuss how these programs may be of assistance in your country. Topics will include: U.S. Government funding for feasibility study grants for infrastructure projects, facilitating partnerships with U.S. companies, financing exports and investment from the United States, and the Middle East Partnership Initiative. U.S. Government agencies represented will include the United States Trade and Development Agency, Export-Import Bank of the Untied States, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Following the roundtable, USTDA will host a networking reception at 5:30 pm for invited Summit delegates, government officials and representatives from the U.S. private sector.

Garbage Dreams Screening Event
Wednesday April 28: 7pm - 10pm
The World Bank 1818 H Street NW
Garbage Dreams follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the world’s largest garbage village, on the outskirts of Cairo. It is home to 60,000 Zaballeen (or Zabbaleen), Arabic for �•arbage people.�-Far ahead of any modern �•reen�-initiatives, the Zaballeen survive by recycling 80% of the garbage they collect. Face to face with the globalization of their trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community. ITVS presents a special screening event on the occasion of the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship co-presented with the World Bank. The event will feature a post-screening panel discussion with filmmaker Mai Iskander and other special guests and introductory remarks by officials from The World Bank and U.S. State Department.

Thursday, April 29

Chemonics: Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Thursday April 29: 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Chemonics International, 1717 H St. NW
Please join Chemonics International and our industry partners to a Development Breakfast Panel, where we will discuss the interaction between Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Innovation, drawing from our experiences and lessons learned implementing USAID funded projects around the world. Moderated by Eric Reading, Middle East Senior Vice President, Chemonics International panelists include James Riordan Ph.D., Senior Economic Development Specialist and former Chief of Party of USAID Peru Poverty Alleviation and Reduction Project, Chemonics International and Steve Smith, Former Chief of Party of USAID Indonesia Enterprise Development (SENADA) Project, DAI.

US Small Business Administration Briefing
Thursday April 29: 9:30am - 11am
Small Business Administration 409 3rd Street S.W.
Delegates to the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship are invited to join this special briefing on SBA programs that assist and support U.S. small businesses. Topics covered will include: Entrepreneurial Development - Counseling, training and technical assistance available from SBA’s District Offices as well as SBA’s network of Resource Partners - Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers and SCORE Chapters; Access to Capital - Signature 7(a) and 504 loan guarantee and Microloan programs that enable entrepreneurs to secure the credit they need to start and expand their businesses; and Government Contracting and Business Development - Requirement that US Government agencies spend a certain percentage of their annual budgets purchasing from small businesses; as well as programs to boost participation in the procurement process by businesses owned by individuals with disabilities and women.

Heritage Foundation: Diplomacy in the Private Sector
Thursday April 29: 10am - 11:30am
Heritage Foundation 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE
This discussion with Ambassador Marc C. Ginsberg, Board of Counselors, Layalina Productions, Inc., David Nassar, Executive Director, Alliance for Youth Movements, and Dr. Michael Waller, Ph.D., Walter and Leonore Annenberg Professor of International Communication, Institute for World Politics (IWP) will highlight outreach between the U.S. business community and foreign publics. Private sector outreach provides an ability to reach out to people in various ways including: science education and cultural exchange, internet and new media initiatives as well as through religious and philanthropic engagement. This event will address the relationships between the U.S. private sector and foreign publics as well as analyze what can be expected from the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship.

Public/Cultural Diplomacy Luncheon: Aspen, Arab Empowerment Initiative, Arab Ambassadors
Thursday April 29: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
InterContinental Hotel The Willard Washington D.C. 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
The luncheon and networking event was developed as a program of action that will encourage and ultimately help sustain an enabling environment for dialogue, cultural and public diplomacy, and the strengthening of professional ties among participants committed to the promotion of cross-cultural understanding, stewardship, and cooperative engagement. In this interconnected and globalized age, we strongly believe in the importance of connecting global communities across geographic, nationalistic, religious and ethnic barriers and divides. Through connecting diverse communities, we hope to tap into "collective" development that sees international development, security and providing opportunity as a shared global responsibility. The Host Committee includes: His Excellency Hussein Hassouna, Ambassador of the League of Arab States, His Excellency Sameh Shoukry, Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, His Excellency Aziz Mekouar, Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, His Excellency Said Jawad, Embassy of Afghanistan, His Excellency Ali Suleiman Aujali, Embassy of Libya, His Excellency Ali Al-Hajri, Embassy of the State of Qatar, His Excellency Samir Sumaida'ie, Embassy of Iraq, and His Excellency Husain Haqqani, Embassy of Pakistan. Speakers include: Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, Aspen Institute, Ambassador Hussein Hassouna, League of Arab States, His Excellency Sameh Shoukry, Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities, United States Government.

International Finance Corporation: Supporting Women in Business
Thursday, April 29: 12 pm – 2 pm
International Finance Corporation 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
The International Finance Corporation is the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. One of IFC's strong programs is called Women in Business which supports practical research, policy change, along with access to finance advice and capacity building programs for women entrepreneurs linked to lending and investment capital. IFC's Women in Business program works with a broad network of banks, women entrepreneurs and business development service providers throughout the world including the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Please join us for lunch for a discussion with women business owners and bankers to discuss ways in which we might further support women in business.

Corporate Council on Africa Conference
Thursday April 29: 2pm - 6:30pm
JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
The fourth Corporate Council on Africa U.S. – Africa Infrastructure Conference, which is themed �•uilding Dynamic Growth in Africa, focuses on key economic sectors in Africa, including information and communication technology, alternative energy, and human security. The effects of climate change on Africa are also a focus, along with available instruments for project finance.

International Council for Small Business and George Washington University: National Factors Affecting Business Creation
Thursday April 29: 2:30pm - 5pm
George Washington University School of Business 2201 G. Street NW, Duques Hall Suite 650
New business creation is intimately associated with economic growth and adaptation and a major career option for many. Ten years after inception, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor [GEM] initiative has provided harmonized estimates of the prevalence of participation in the business creation process for 76 countries. The countries covered by the GEM initiative represent all major regions of the world: Eastern, Central and Western Europe, North America and Oceana, South America, developed and developing countries of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa. National Factors Affecting Business Creation: A Global Assessment will be moderated by Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, Executive Director for ICSB and presenters include Drs. Paul Reynolds, Erik Winslow, George Solomon, Amr Gohar, and Lois Stevenson.

World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists: Fostering Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship
Thursday April 29, 3 pm - 5 pm
1420 K Street NW, Suite 900
Summit delegates are invited to a special event on Fostering Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship. Today, there are an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims, constituting 24% of the world’s population. Within this group there is a potentially enormous—but as yet untapped—resource base on which philanthropies can build new initiatives to advance social justice. WCMP has developed a strategic framework for responding to this opportunity, identifying critical areas for strengthening Muslim philanthropy.

Cisco and AMIDEAST: Connecting Entrepreneurs Beyond the Summit
Thursday, April 29, 3pm - 5pm
Rayburn House Office Building Room 2200, 50 Independence Ave., SW
Cisco and AMIDEAST invite Summit Delegates to an event on Capitol Hill, �•onnecting Entrepreneurs Beyond the Summit,�-focusing on the use of Web 2.0 technologies and social networking platforms to augment your entrepreneurship activities and provide opportunities for mentoring and networking among entrepreneurs around the world. Speakers include: Ambassador Theodore Kattouf, President and CEO, AMIDEAST, Kevin C. Warner, Senior Director, Cisco Entrepreneur Institute, Cisco Systems.

U.S. Department of State Reception
Thursday April 29: 4pm - 6:30pm
Harry S Truman Building, 2201 C Street NW, Delegates Lounge
This special reception at the U.S. State Department is being hosted by Special Representative for Global Partnerships, Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, in honor of the Summit Delegates and the Ambassadors to the United States from their home countries.

One World 2011 All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center Mosque Event
Thursday April 29: 6pm - 9pm
All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) 46903 Sugarland Road, Sterling, VA
The One World 2011 Organizing Committee proudly joins the Islamic Society of North America, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center, and the Interfaith Youth Core in inviting you to a special event during the week of the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. Imam Mohamed Hag Magid will host a tour of the ADAMS Center, an opportunity for prayer, and a dinner with Muslim-American entrepreneurs. Complimentary transportation will be provided from the Grand Hyatt Hotel to the ADAMS Center, departing at 5:30 PM, returning at 9:00 PM.

Orrick & YPFP The Next Generation of Global Entrepreneurs
Thursday April 29: 6:30pm - 8pm
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe 1152 15th St NW
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy invites Delegates to the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship Delegates to this special event in partnership with Orrick, �•he Next Generation of Global Entrepreneurs.�-Panelists will include Benjamin Stone Senior VP & General Counsel, Indego Africa; David S. Rose, CEO, Angelsoft; Robert Lalka, Global Partnerships Liaison, U.S. Department of State; Ellen Gustafson, Executive VP & Co-Founder, FEED Projects; and Analisa Balares, CEO & Founder, Womensphere. YPFP and Orrick are hosting this distinguished panel to share their experiences as pioneers in global business and social enterprise.

Friday, April 30

National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
Friday April 30: 12 pm - 1:30 pm
The Ritz-Carlton 1150 22nd Street Northwest
The National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) and the American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce are pleased to invited Summit Delegates to this luncheon featuring Lorraine Hariton, Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, US Department of State.

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