Save the date: April 9-10, 2013, Chicago, IL
In order to capture successful approaches to building strong, inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems that help democracies deliver for all segments of the population, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is organizing a two-day international conference in Chicago, IL on April 9-10, 2013. It will focus on the following key themes:
- Role of entrepreneurs in building democratic societies
- Institutions of an entrepreneurial ecosystem and policy solutions fostering entrepreneurship
- Profiles of various types of entrepreneurs, including youth and women
- Effective ways to support entrepreneurship from the perspective of successful entrepreneurs, business associations, governments, investors, and donors
World famous democracy advocate Hernando de Soto will deliver the keynote address. De Soto is the president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Peru and the author of The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else. He has received numerous awards for his groundbreaking work on the informal sector, property rights, and legal reform.