The First World Entrepreneurship Forum, Under the High Patronage of the President of France, Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, Will be Held in Evian, France, November 13-15, 2008

    LYON, France, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - The World Entrepreneurship Forum, founded by
EMLYON Business School, the leading European business school in
Entrepreneurship, and KPMG, the leading tax, audit and advisory services
company, is the first worldwide think-tank dedicated to entrepreneurs and
their role in society. Internationally recognized business school and global
leader in entrepreneurship education Babson College (Boston, USA) has just
joined the two founding partners in the organization of the event.


    Patrick Molle, President of EMLYON Business School, declared: "In these
times of economic and financial crisis, we need to listen to those who daily
create real value for the world. They are realistic and enterprising, they are
entrepreneurs. They can take up the challenges of the world and contribute to
more social justice. The goal of the World Entrepreneurship Forum,
international since its inception, is to give a global stage to entrepreneurs,
and disseminate their enthusiasm and their knowledge."
    Destined to become the annual gathering for global entrepreneurial
leaders, the World Entrepreneurship Forum will bring together 80 selected
personalities representing 35 nationalities. Four profiles who each have an
entrepreneurial role in society: entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs,
politicians, and experts, will meet and discuss the topic of "the entrepreneur
as a creator of economic wealth and social justice."
    During the 3-day think-tank, discussions will be held in private
sessions, based on two preparatory works:

    -   Conclusions from the scientific steering committee made up of eight
        researchers, all of whom are world-renowned experts in the field of

    -   Recommendations from the World Entrepreneurship Forum - Junior
        Edition, held in Shanghai, July 1-4, 2008, and organized by EMLYON
        Business School students.

    These discussions will lead to an internationally published book and a
White Paper aimed at supporting lobbying actions in favor of responsible
entrepreneurship. The think-tank has further underlying objectives, such as
stimulating research into entrepreneurship and disseminating knowledge.
    Entrepreneur for the World Award
    The World Entrepreneurship Forum will feature the "Entrepreneur for the
World" award, recognising a global leader for his/her entrepreneurial attitude
and social commitment.
    Members of the World Entrepreneurship Forum include Bendt Bendtsen,
Denmark Minister for Economic and Business Affairs; Belmiro de Azevedo,
Chairman and CEO, Sonae Group; Franck Riboud, Chairman, Danone; Sergio Arzeni,
Director, Leed Programme, OECD...

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