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Co-President Professor Tugrul Atamer's Welcoming Letter.











Dear World Entrepreneurship Forum members and dear friends,

On behalf of our Founding Partners, I am happy and excited to welcome you to Lyon in a few weeks for the fifth edition of our forum.

As you know this year’s discussion will focus on how to create entrepreneurship friendly ecosystems and foster the development of locally efficient entrepreneurial communities. More than 200 participants will generate ideas and recommendations through our think tank. Many outstanding keynote speakers will give us many stimulating inputs for our think tanks.  You will meet five “Entrepreneur for the World” Awardees of the year from different parts of the world.

This edition will be the opportunity to celebrate our fifth anniversary and to highlight key achievements of our short history. We were able to build a very good international reputation, to create a community from more than 70 countries and to develop a unique concept.

Together with our founding members, I am looking forward to sharing with you the vision for the next 5 years to make the brand stronger and truly global.

We hope to initiate many new ideas while keeping our key concept. The World Entrepreneurship Forum is a  THINK TANK that DOES, a  COMMUNITY of Entrepreneurs, Social Entrepreneurs, Policy Makers and Experts in Entrepreneurship who share the same belief: “Entrepreneurs are creators of Economic Wealth and Social Justice”

We are strongly involved in the new humanism:  inventing sustainable development and promoting social justice with the spirit of global citizenship.

Professor Tugrul Atamer

Co-President World Entrepreneurship Forum

Vice President EMLYON Business School