Global Award 2017: Prize ceremony and lecture

The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the leading international award for research on entrepreneurship. The Prize is awarded annually with a prize sum of EUR 100,000. This year, the award is awarded to Hernando de Soto, Head of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) in Lima, Peru. He holds a prize lecture in connection with the award ceremony.

The prize is handed over by Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson who together with Hernando de Soto participates in the panel discussion that ends the seminar. Additional panelists are Professor Magnus Henrekson, IFN, and Joakim Appelquist, Vinnova. The seminar is chaired by Tove Lifvendahl, political editor of Svenska Dagbladet. Johan Eklund, Managing Director Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and Professor BTH and JIBS, will hold a short introduction speach.

Welcome to the award ceremony and lecture on Monday 15 May in Grünewaldsalen, the Concert Hall in Stockholm, at. 16.00-17.30 with subsequent mingel.

16.00 Welcome and introduction
Johan Eklund, Professor and Managing Director Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum
Tove Lifvendahl, political editor SvD

16.10 Award Ceremony
Magdalena Andersson, Minister for Finance
Hernando de Soto, Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Peru

16.20 Acceptance Speech
Hernando de Soto, Award Winner 2017

16.50 Comments and Panel Discussion
Magdalena Andersson
Joakim Appelquist, Vinnova
Lars Backsell, Founder Recipharm
Hernando de Soto
Magnus Henrekson, Professor and Managing Director IFN
Tove Lifvendahl

17.20 Award Ceremony – Young Researcher Award
Mikaela Backman, Jönköping International Business School
Johan Eklund

17.30 - 18.00 Reception

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