Middle East: Entrepreneurship awards

Entrepreneurship Awards by the Schwab Foundation: Egypt and Jordan Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The Schwab Foundation provides a global platform to promote social entrepreneurship as a means of advancing societies and addressing social problems in an innovative and effective manner.

Ministry of Trade and Industry of Egypt: Business Plan Competition for IndustryMashroak Hakika (Your Project is a Reality) aims to nurture Egypt's next generation of manufacturers and exporters, and encourage new talent and innovation in Egypt's traditional industrial sectors.

Presented byIbrahim S. Dabdoub, Group Chief Executive Officer, National Bank of Kuwait, Kuwait; Chair, Arab Business Council; Global Agenda Council on Global Capital Flows; Lubna S. Olayan, Deputy Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, Olayan Financing Company, Saudi Arabia; Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals; Rachid M. Rachid, Minister of Trade and Industry of Egypt; Hilde Schwab, Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.

Session chaired by Nadine Hani, Senior Presenter, Al Arabiya News Channel, United Arab Emirates