11th INSME Annual Meeting

11th INSME Annual MeetingThe 2015 must-attend event: join the 11th INSME Annual Meeting at the (South) African Innovation Hub Cape Town.

The 11th INSME Annual Meeting will take place at Cape Town, South Africa from the26th to the 28th of May 2015, co-organized by OSIBA Management (INSME Board Member). Under the topic “Technology and Innovation for Inclusive Growth” the event will run through three days offering the unique opportunity to meet international stakeholders involved in innovation and technology transfer; to share ideas with the ca. 400 delegates expected for the event; to learn more about innovation trends given the high level speakers which have already confirmed their participation.

The International Conference taking place on the 27 th of May will focus on:

  • The right skill set for a globally competitive and innovative enterprise;
  • User driven innovation for sustainable growth in a collaborative and international innovation eco-system;
  • Access to finance to stimulate inclusive growth for SMEs.

Nelson Mandela stated: “I believe that South Africa is the most beautiful place on earth. Admittedly, I am biased but when you combine the natural beauty of sunny South Africa with the friendliness and cultural diversity of our people, and the fact that the region is a haven for Africa’s most splendid wildlife, then I think that we have been blessed with a truly wonderful land.”

Sharjah Tatweer Forum participated in the work of the conference in terms of cooperation and joint action to achieve the vision of the wise leadership of the UAE and Sharjah in particular. Both Sharjah Tatweer Forum and INSME target the same goals to help youth and entrepueners to start and build their own business.

Saud Alnajjar press statement:

We agreed of importance of communication and discussion between the orginazations whom involved in youth SMEs and Entrepuners to promote the spirit of innovation and their business development, which complies with the requirements and the needs of the market.

Why South Africa?

A country with 9 beautiful provinces with a population of about 54 002 000 people, from whom there is an immense diversity in cultures thus making South Africa having the greatest Iconic buildings in the world, producing some of the best sportsmen, Olympic Gold Medalists, Chad le Clos as well as Nobel Peace Prize winners Nelson Mandela, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu. It has some of the best hotels in the world and some of the best holiday destinations in the world. In 2010, South Africa was invited to join the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) of which its membership has three distinct objectives: to boost job creation and the domestic economy; to support African infrastructure development and industrialisation; and to partner with key players of the South on issues related to global governance and its reform. South Africa is also playing a leading role in managing the global commons. South Africa’s economy is one of the growing economies in the developing countries.

About Cape Town

Cape Town and the Western Cape as a whole are considered among the most beautiful areas in Africa. Characterized by a cultural melting pot of Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers, the local Khoisan (Bushmen & Hottentot) tribes and the Bantu tribes from the north, the pristine coastline with its white sandy beaches, the magnificent countryside with its bountiful rivers, wetlands and dams, and the unique flora kingdom, together with a “Mediterranean-like” climate and friendly community, make it a perfect destination for any visitor.

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Picture courtesy of Saud Al Najjar

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