The Arabia 500+Turkey has been asked to participate in the 2011 Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Istanbul on December 3-6, 2011. Hosted by Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey, the Summit will bring together the Arabia 500+Turkey winners with public, private and civic leaders from around the world.
Representing the largest collaboration of growth entrepreneurs from emerging countries, the AllWorld Arabia 500+Turkey entrepreneurs will be announced at the Summit during an Awards Gala. In light of this development and the international exposure it offers to the Arabia 500+Turkey entrepreneurs and sponsors, AllWorld has shifted the announcement from Jordan to Turkey.
The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, in partnership with the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey, will host the inaugural Arabia 500+Turkey Awards. Applications to the Arabia500 are flowing in from Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the GCC, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and beyond.
AllWorld will release the Arabia 500 Growth Competitiveness Report - The Way Forward - another first of its kind, during the Presidential Summit. This research documents the rise of a new model of growth entrepreneurship, and includes early insights published by AllWorld in the Harvard Business Review ("The High-Intensity Entrepreneur"). The Arabia 500 research findings will lay the foundation for robust discussions on regional collaboration, scalable and sustainable job creation, and cross-border opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors.