Regus Hosts Biggest Ever Global Speednetworking Event

60,000 People Across 50 Countries Through 1,000 Events in 100 Hours

DALLAS, TX, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - Regus, the world's largest provider of workplace solutions, is to team up with Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) to get the world talking. Around 60,000 established and budding entrepreneurs are expected to take part in its 'Speednetwork the Globe' events across 50 countries during Global Entrepreneurship Week (15 - 21 November 2010).

Over 1,000 events will take place across a 100 hour time period to make this the world's biggest ever speednetworking experience held to date.

"The week is about creating a buzz around business and enterprise, whilst inspiring people to think and be more entrepreneurial by unleashing their ideas and potential.

"Our global partnership with Regus is perfect as they not only provide professional facilities and business expertise to entrepreneurs, but also actively support businesses towards success of all sizes and stages worldwide. 'Speednetwork the Globe' is one of the key events during GEW 2010, making it central to the campaign," comments Tom Bewick, Chief Executive of Enterprise UK, the body that co-founded Global Entrepreneurship Week with the Kauffman Foundation in the United States.

Mark Dixon, CEO of Regus, said: "With the growth of technology and social media, face-to-face networking is being sidelined; however the importance of meeting and creating a rapport with someone should never be underestimated. These events are a unique way of connecting with people. I wish I'd had access to such an incredible opportunity to connect with like minded individuals on a global level when I first started out in business."

The innovative project is one of the events featured during the third Global Entrepreneurial Week, which is coordinated by the Kauffman Foundation and Enterprise UK. The previous two Global Entrepreneurial Weeks attracted 10 million people in 102 countries taking part in 50,000 individual events.

For more information visit: http://www.gew.org.uk/regus_speednetwork

Notes to editors

Global Entrepreneurship Week (15-21 November 2010) is a worldwide movement of entrepreneurial people, and this year will highlight the crucial role that entrepreneurs and their ideas play in driving economic recovery in the UK and globally.

Almost 100 countries across the globe are signed up to take part, and millions of people will use the week to connect with their global counterparts, unleash their enterprising talents and turn their ideas into reality.

The week is co-founded by Enterprise UK, formally Make Your Mark, in the UK and the Kauffman Foundation in the US supported by the Department of Business Innovation & Skills. Last year, over seven million people from 88 countries including Brazil, the USA, Nigeria, China and Afghanistan took part in the second Global Entrepreneurship Week.

You can also find out more information about Global Entrepreneurship Week by visiting http://www.unleashingideas.org

About Regus

Regus plc (LSE:RGU) is the world's leading global provider of innovative workplace solutions, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world's largest network of video communication studios. Regus delivers a new way to work, whether it's from home, on the road or from an office. Clients such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline and Nokia join thousands of growing small and medium businesses that benefit from outsourcing their office and workplace needs to Regus, allowing them to focus on their core business.

Over 650,000 clients a day benefit from Regus facilities spread across a global footprint of 1,100 locations in 500 cities and 85 countries, which allow individuals and companies to work wherever, however and whenever they want to. For more information please visit: http://www.regus.co.uk

For more information and images please visit http://www.regus.presscentre.com

SOURCE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK

For further information: For further information: Henry Collinge, PR & Communications Manager, Regus, Henry.collinge@regus.com, +44(0)1932-895000; Zohra Hirji, Marketing Manager, Enterprise UK, zohra.hirji@enterpriseuk.org;

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