Six Jordanians have been selected to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place on June 22-24, in Palo Alto, California, the U.S. Embassy in Jordan said in a statement.
They will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders in the entrepreneurship space. The attendees from Jordan are: Massa Al Dalqamouni, Kamel Al-Asmar, Rasha Al-Khateeb, Sami Hourani, Sima Najjar, and Lama Sha’sha’a.
The statement added that these innovative entrepreneurs will be joined by high-level U.S. Government officials, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and Administrator of the Small Business Administration Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of USAID Gayle Smith, and Ambassador at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell, and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel.
This Summit will be the 7th installment in a series previously hosted by the United States and the governments of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco, and Kenya. In bringing the Summit back to the United States, President Obama highlighted his commitment to building bridges that help tackle global challenges.