Emerging World Offers Opportunity for US Venture Capitalists [Wall Street Journal]

More good news from US officials at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Morocco: U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is considering launching a new breed of trade mission focused on bringing American capital to developing markets. On the sidelines of last week’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech, Morocco, Secretary Pritzker told WSJ Frontiers that she is considering creating “some sort of capital trade mission” aimed at bringing American venture capitalists and ...

Casablanca financial centre plans arbitration body to grow in region [Reuters]

Morocco’s Casablanca Finance City is expanding to include arbitration services for international business, modeled after Dubai: Casablanca’s international financial centre will launch a business arbitration body this week in an effort to expand its footprint in the region, an official involved with the project said. “In the past, African companies might go to Paris, Brussels or Geneva to resolve their business disputes,” said Said Ibrahimi, chief executive of the Moroccan ...

Morocco’s Startups At The Crossroads [Forbes]

Moroccans are natural entrepreneurs, well-placed to take advantage of their place at a global crossroads: A few weeks ago, I was a keynote speaker in Casablanca, Morocco at the Global Annual Conference of CEED, a organization that assists entrepreneurs in several emerging markets. There I met countless inspiring people, mostly from Morocco but also from nearby places. I could virtually taste the electricity in the air. Entrepreneurs and other businesspeople were ...

Vice President’s Visit the “Latest Chapter in a Long and Storied Friendship”

On November 20, the White House blog published a recap of President Biden’s trip to Marrakech, where he met with King Mohammed VI and delivered the keynote address to participants of the fifth Global Entrepreneurship Summit. An excerpt: The first stop on the Vice President and Dr. Biden’s three-country trip was Morocco. The Vice President and Dr. Biden’s visit started on a sweet note, as they were greeted at the ...

Full Text of King Mohammed VI’s Welcome Remarks at GES 2014

On November 20, 2014, Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane read the following welcome message on behalf of King Mohammed VI at the fifth session of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, held in Marrakech: Praise be to God May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin Distinguished Heads of State, The Honorable Joseph Biden, Vice President of the United States of America, Honorable Ministers, Distinguished economic operators and ...
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