• Customer: 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit
  • Date: November 2013

Petronas Towers, KL location for the 2013 ConferenceICE Service

Better Business Engagement / Transform Enterprise Policy through Keynote Speaking


4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November 2013.


Dinah Bennett was invited, alongside colleague Professor Alan Gibb, to speak at the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The theme of ‘Empowering and Connecting Entrepreneurs’ attracted the participation of 4,000 global stakeholders in sharing ideas and best practice, and developing solutions  for some of the most intractable issues that prevent the growth of entrepreneurship and businesses.

The Summit was presented as four key strands of debate:  Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem;  Creating Tomorrow’s Game-changers;  Emerging Trends;  and Connecting for Growth.  120 practitioners and thought-leaders were invited  to share their views with the entrepreneurial community from around the world on a vast array of topics associated with the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.

New Insights into Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Dinah Bennett, ICE, was honoured to be asked to present and participate in a panel discussion on the topic of ‘The World is your Oyster – Time To Adopt A Multi-channel Strategy.  ICE’s presentation focused on how ‘virtual mobility’ can ‘make the world the oyster’ of micro and small businesses, and how it can level the balance between large and small business competitiveness.

An interesting fact Dinah came across when researching the topic was that William Shakespeare was the originator of the phrase ‘The World is Your Oyster’ in his play The Merry Wives of Windsor which he wrote around 1600.  Dinah concluded that the suggestion presented in the play was that lack of money did not need to be a barrier to achieving greatness; 400 years later this has never been truer, at least when it comes to the world of business, particularly in the field of virtual mobility.

The key points of the ICE presentation are now the focus of two blog posts, the first of which can be viewed here Technology is the secret weapon of small business competitiveness

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