One Arkansas leader has been chosen to serve as a delegate to the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Congress this month.
Kim Lane, CEO of the Conductor, is serving as a U.S. delegate to the conference, which is being held April 14-18, as well as speaking at the event. Held in Bahrain, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress is a gathering of entrepreneurs, investors and startup supports from over 170 countries. The program is designed to spark connections between program leaders and entrepreneurs while participants discuss policy ideas and changes in the startup ecosystem.
“I’m honored to serve as a U.S. Delegate at the 11th Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Manama, Bahrain,” Lane says. “This is a wonderful opportunity to share the success stories and best practices we’ve developed at the Conductor with the rest of the world, and to learn about new and innovative ideas from international thought leaders. I’m energized every year to take my learnings back to Conway, Arkansas to further propel our community in innovation and entrepreneurship by implementing proven methodologies from international leaders.”
Lane previously served as U.S. delegate to the 2017 and 2018 Congresses, which were held in Johannesburg, South Africa and Istanbul, Turkey, respectively.
“There is so much power in international collaboration, mentorship and idea-sharing,” Lane said. “The Congress creates so many powerful collisions among some of the world’s top entrepreneurial thought-leaders. I truly believe that together we can catalyze new ways of approaching entrepreneurship –this can significantly change lives and communities, creating more opportunities for economic and financial empowerment around the world. It’s a true honor to take part in these discussions.”
During this year’s conference, Lane will lead a workshop with a delegation from a Global Entrepreneurship Network country. The workshop is designed to develop a strategy for the country to “create a sustainable infrastructure for impacting entrepreneurs in their home countries.”
She is also moderating a panel entitled “Building Entrepreneur-Centric Communities” and hosting a live demonstration of “Startup Huddle.”