For the first time this year, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit will be investor-centric, bringing together international high-profile investors from the whole capital continuum. Leading institutional investors such as APG and PGGM are among those who have committed to be part of this summit and who are shaping the investor-specific program – the Finance Forum.

Funding the Future – the Changing Role of Finance

Profound changes are taking place in finance. Entrepreneurs and investors are recognizing – and embracing – the pivotal role they can play in addressing global economic and social challenges.

In the Finance Forum at GES 2019, investors will have the opportunity to connect with each other in closed sessions. Topics on the agenda for these investor-only sessions include:

  • Purpose and Profit: How are institutional investors balancing fiduciary responsibility with socially-responsible investment strategies for the long term?
  • From Gender to Geography: How can investors of all types avoid missing out on the diversity dividend?
  • FinTech and InvesTech: What tech developments are disrupting the world of finance? How do we bridge the gap between scale-up and big finance?

An Opportunity to Support, and Advance, Investor-Driven Impact

GES 2019 will bring together smaller-scale but investment-ready entrepreneurs with all types of investors. The ambition of GES is to work towards a shared vision on how finance can support entrepreneurs and innovators to create jobs while at the same time creating a pathway to tech and impact solutions for global challenges and commercially viable deals.

Investment firms interested in participating in GES 2019 can contact Please note that investors are selected and invited personally.