Global Entrepreneurs Gather in Monaco for the 2016 EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award

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Five day forum addresses the theme “Does disruption knock you off course or inspire new paths to growth?”

  • 16th annual EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award to be held 7-11 June in Monaco
  • 55 entrepreneurs from 49 countries to be inducted into EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame 
  • EY World Entrepreneur of the Year to be named at a gala event on Saturday 11 June
  • Five day forum addresses the theme “Does disruption knock you off course or inspire new paths to growth?” and gives attendees the opportunity to share disruptive ideas, challenge conventional ways of thinking and discover new opportunities to navigate disruption anThe world’s most successful and innovative entrepreneurs descend on Monte Carlo 9-11 June ahead of the 2016 EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. 

Now in its 16th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is considered the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The event will celebrate the impact that entrepreneurs have through the innovations, jobs and economic growth they create, all of which help to build a better working world. 

Fifty five (55) EY Entrepreneur Of The Year winners from 49 countries will compete for the World title and cement their legacy by entering the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame in Monaco. The winner will be announced at a ceremony on the evening of Saturday, 11th June at Salle Des Étoiles.

In addition to the awards, this year’s program includes a series of summits, keynote speeches, panel discussions and events of special interest to entrepreneurs, government officials and business leaders in attendance, including EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni. Sessions under the theme “Does disruption knock you off course or inspire new paths to growth?” will give attendees the opportunity to share disruptive ideas, challenge conventional ways of thinking and discover together new opportunities to navigate disruption and drive growth. The role of entrepreneurs in job creation and how entrepreneurship can help achieve gender parity will also be discussed. 

Honouring the contributions of successful entrepreneurs across the globe, the program also aims to identify entrepreneurial role models for the next generation of business leaders – thereby helping foster new entrepreneurial activity and economic growth in participating countries.

Full information of the event, judging criteria, keynotes speakers, this year’s country winners and past WEOY winners is available at www.ey.com/weoy

Broadcast quality B-Roll content captured at the winners announcement will be available to download on Saturday 10 June at approx. midnight (UK) via https://broadcast.ey.com/stories/9832, or B-roll is available via Reuters World News Express platform.
 
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