EMPRETEC Summit II - Presented by UNCTAD at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC)

17 March 2015
, Italy


Empretec (the Spanish acronym for emprendedores –entrepreneurs– and technología –technology–) is a flagship capacity-building programme of the UNCTAD that aims at fostering skills and competencies of successful entrepreneurs. Since its inception in 1988 it trained more than 350 000 “empretecos” around the world in more than 35 countries.

Empretec is recognized for it its high impact on entrepreneurship development, efficiency and growth of participating SMEs.



The objective of the Global Empretec Summit is to explore business networking opportunities for Empretec directors and Empretec graduates visiting Milan as GEC participants in order to facilitate b2b cross border linkages among them and with other entrepreneurs.

Join us at the second edition of the Global Empretec Summit to learn more about the programme and how you can benefit from it in your country!



Opening remarks:

  • Petko Draganov, Deputy Secretary General, UNCTAD


  • Tatiana Krylova, Head of Enterprise Branch, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD


  • Mr. Sanjay Mungur. Director, Empretec Mauritius
  • Ms. Onari Duke. Director, Empretec Nigeria
  • Ms. Caron De Mars. Director, Global Entrepreneurship Program in the Economic Bureau, U.S. Department of State
  • Mr. Gianpaolo Bruno. Director, Planning, Research and Internationalization, Italian Trade Centre
  • Mr. José Checo. Coordinator, Empretec Dominican Republic
  • Mr. Alessandro Forte. CEO and Founder of Glassing, Italy
  • Ms. Sibilla Camurati. President, Simpedil LLC Mongolia


M. Charles Ocici, Enterprise Uganda, Ms. Busi Bango, Empretec Zimbabwe, Mr. Nana Twaneboa-Boateng, Empretec Ghana, Mr. Dan Burcea, Empretec Romania, Mr. John Francis, SEDA- Empretec South Africa, Mr. Dorothé Gounon, CePEPE, Empretec Benin, Mr. Momodou Drammeh, Empretec Gambia, Ms. Vanessa Rosero, Conquito-Empretec Ecuador.


Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC)

The Global Entrepreneurship Congress is an inter-disciplinary gathering of startup champions from around the world—where entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, thought leaders and policymakers work together to bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

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