What is the 2013 Global Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship?

5th Global Forum on Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship. May 28-30 May, 2013 in East London, South Africa...


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Global Forum on I+E - South Africa 2013


May 28-30 May, 2013

"Innovation for Socio-Economic Development" May 28-30 May, 2013 in East London, South Africa



Many thanks to all who participated in the Global Forum! The event was a great success, bringing together over 800 delegates from more than 60 countries for three days of lively discussions, learning and fun. Videos and presentations from all sessions of the Global Forum are now available online.
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  To the forum organisers, South African Department of Science and Technology, Infodev, World Bank and the sponsors of the forum. We say thank you for the awesome experience. I am not the same person anymore. I have learned so much in that forum. I cannot express how I feel and how grateful I am. That is the highlight of my career. It is my wish to attend more of such events. Once more, thank you....South Africa
Siyabulela Tembani - Telkom

Welcome to the 2013 Global Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

infoDev’s Global Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a biennial flagship event convening the global innovation and entrepreneurship community to exchange know-how, establish partnerships and develop innovative approaches. infoDev is a global partnership program in the World Bank Group. Its mission is to enable innovative entrepreneurship for sustainable, inclusive growth and employment in developing countries.

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Additional Activities

Cultural and Short City Tour – 24th May, 25th May and 30th May

The Tour departs East London 08H30, the group travels’ to Mama Tofu’s village, Ngxingxolo where guests enjoy a traditional interpretation of the Xhosa Culture. After the Interpretation, the tour returns to East London where you will visit sights and scenery of East London.

Game Drive Day Tour - 24th May, 25th May and 30th May

The Tour departs East London with the coach collecting guests at the ICC collection point at 07h45. Guests are dropped off at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve for their morning Big 5 guided game drive. After the game drive the guests will enjoy an interaction with cheetah that has been raised on the reserve to be released. Lunch is served before the guests depart back for East London

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Please Note: These Additional Activities are Strictly for your own account and must be booked and paid for directly with the Tour Operator

Neil Lyon
Lyon Tours & Safaris, a member of whl.travel (WHL)

Website: www.lyontours.co.za

Contact Details

Event Information:

Registration Enquiries:

Flight and Hotel Bookings:
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The Venue

Marine Park Complex, 22 Esplanade, Beachfront, East London

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Another great initiative brought to you by:

Department of Science and Technology Infodev World Bank

And supported by:

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland Eastern Cape Province NOKIA