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In carrying out its federal mandates of export, import and investment promotion, the former Osec now appears exclusively under the Switzerland Global Enterprise brand, with «Enabling new business» as its value proposition.

Global Entrepreneurship Congress: ‘dynamic entrepreneurial movement’ in Russia

While geopolitical issues come and go, businesses keep developing – this is the rule of thumb at this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Moscow. Over 4500 delegates from 153 countries have gathered to the Russian capital to discuss the pressing issues of small and medium size business.  The2014 Congress focuses on the role of government leadership in aiding entrepreneurship environment, on what start-up communities and private sector is doing from the bottom up perspective to enable entrepreneurs, as well as how collaborations across national boundaries can help create favorable environment for entrepreneurs. “Russia is very interesting to us because it is part of the BRICS and it has strong links to Africa. We can feel here very dynamic entrepreneurial movement in Russia,” Karim Sy stressed. The goal is to find efficient measures supporting and developing entrepreneurship worldwide. And that means business knows no boundaries, Jonathan Ortmans believes.

“Holding this congress in Moscow signifies that the Russian capital and the country attract investors, that we have the potential, opportunities. And we are sure they will be fulfilled. One of our efforts in improving entrepreneurial ecosystem is infrastructure construction. We create a network of technological parks and polices – they are being filled up,” Alexei Komissarov underscored.

Moscow has been pushing reforms and innovations to become a global financial center over the past decade.And Russia as a whole has achieved a lot in the sphere – jumping to the 92nd position in the World Bank’s ease-of-doing-business index, from its 111th-rank a year earlier.

The world’s favourite bank is a crucial force behind the UK’s leading enterprise charity

Celebrating their 50th anniversary Young Enterprise helps over 225,000 young people aged 4-25 by teaching key employability skills and developing their entrepreneurial spirit, with 30,000 young people a year running a real business of their own.

Since the 1980′s, HSBC has supported Young Enterprise by providing:

  • volunteers who mentor the students, offering business advice, skills and experience
  • training for the teachers and volunteers involved
  • business advisors to help the young people run a successful company


Inspiring Youth Enterprise includes everything the RBS Group does to support youth enterprise in the UK. This is partly about ensuring potential young entrepreneurs have access our comprehensive range of support and financial services. It also means building on our work with the youth enterprise sector to help close the generational enterprise gap.

In 2002, the Bank joined hands with the Modern Marketing Developers Project of
the Faculty of Commerce and   Accountancy , Thammasat University to implement the Krungthai Young Enterprisers with the objective to assist the society in laying the foundation of being good enterprisers or entrepreneurs for the Thai youngsters and to instill correct understanding about the principles of business that are proper and appropriate with due consideration of ethics and social responsibility without causing negative impact and pollution to the environment. The Project results will enable the young entrepreneurs to discover another alternative in living their life that is not only to study alone. Therefore, the Project implementation deserves to be “Krungthai Young Enterprise – the Life you can choose with care for society” This Project has given the opportunity to the youngsters who are studying at highschool level and vocational education level with knowledge and competency as well as being ready for new challenges and interested in conducting business to participate in the Project in order to compete for scholarship plus study tour abroad for a total amount of 2,960,000 Baht.


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