Innovation Hubs & Global Entrepreneurship

house-of-swedenNations compete. Cities compete. Innovation activities and entrepreneurship are increasingly scattered around the world. This seminar will discuss the role of global cities in promoting trade, innovation and growth with a focus on highly ranked innovative hubs Stockholm and San Diego.

It will also examine how entrepreneurship conditions varies among nations across the globe, and the relation between entrepreneurship and business regulations using examples from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and the World Bank’s Cost of doing business report.

 

PROGRAM
Registration and lunch from 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Opening remarks
H.E. Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States

The Role of Global Cities for Trade, Innovation and Growth
Keynote remarks by Maria Rankka – CEO of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Panel discussion “How cities promote trade and internationalization”:
Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, – Chief Economist at Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
Mark Cafferty – President and CEO at San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

Entrepreneurial Dynamics and the role of business regulations in a Global perspective
Keynote remarks by Johan Eklund – Managing Director at Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and Professor at Jönköping International Business School

Panel discussion
Johan Eklund – Managing Director at Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and Professor at Jönköping International Business School
Augusto Lopez-Claros – Director, Global Indicators Group, World Bank
Sameeksha Desai – Associate Professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana

Concluding Remarks
The seminar will be moderated by Marek Gootman, Fellow and Director, Strategic Partnerships and Global Initiatives at Brookings Institution.

 

Time: Tuesday 27 September, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, registration and lunch from 12:30 pm

Venue: Embassy of Sweden, 2900 K Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20007

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