DEMOCRACY THAT DELIVERS FOR ENTREPRENEURS: Building Strong And Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Caroline Scullin,, 202-721-9200


Democracy that Delivers for Entrepreneurs ( is an international conference focused on entrepreneurs and their supporters who are making a difference in establishing a level playing field in markets around the world.

Entrepreneurs are crucial to building free and fair democracies that deliver opportunity to all. Their economic success provides jobs, supports a competitive marketplace, and increases business participation in the democratic process through business associations and chambers of commerce. This conference is a focal point for a larger effort highlighting entrepreneurship and a platform for institutionalizing and popularizing successful approaches to entrepreneurship-focused reforms.



Hosted by the Center for International Private Enterprise.

Featured Speakers include:

  • Glenn F. Tilton, Chairman of the Midwest for JPMorgan Chase
  • Hernando de Soto, President, Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Lima, Peru
  • Dr. Jesus Estanislao, former Philippines Finance Minister, Chairman & CEO of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia
  • Karen Kerrigan, CIPE Board Chair, President & CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, and CEO of Women Entrepreneurs, Inc.


See the full list of speakers and agenda.


April 9-10, 2013


Chase Tower
10 Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60603


This two-day international conference will focus on:

  • How entrepreneurs help build democratic societies.
  • Policy solutions that foster entrepreneurship.
  • Establishing an “ecosystem” of entrepreneurship support.
  • Stories of successful entrepreneurs from a variety of industries and backgrounds.
  • What business associations, governments, investors, donors, and entrepreneurs themselves can do to create growth and opportunity in a dynamic marketplace.


The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.



Center for International Private Enterprise
1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-721-9200    Fax: 202-721-9250
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