18 March Road to GES Heartland USA

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Overland Park, Kansas

Sheraton Overland Park Hotel, Overland Park, Kansas

Road to GES Heartland will bring together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, and public and private sector leaders from across the Heartland who are building innovated solutions to agriculture, health, and connectivity. The event seeks to encourage deals that advance economic growth and prosperity in the United States and the world.

US Secretary of State Pompeo will deliver the March 18 keynote address, previewing his participation in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in The Hague, the Netherlands, June 4-5. The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, who is to chair the Summit, will speak at the Road to GES Heartland event as well. The United States is co-hosting GES 2019 with the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Road to GES Heartland participants will network with each other, take part in a pitch showcase, and join dozens of cutting edge discussions led by outstanding experts such as Ross Devol of the Walton Foundation, Kerri Thurston of C2FO, and Lesa Mitchell of Techstars Kansas City, among many other entrepreneurial thought leaders.

Road to GES Heartland will also include a delegation of entrepreneurs from the Netherlands. The United States and the Netherlands share an excellent, long-standing bilateral relationship and successful economic partnership, based on the unifying principle of our shared values, strong business ties, and business-friendly approaches.

Further information, press inquiries

For further information and editorial inquiries, please contact GES-Press@state.gov. Road to GES Heartland, including March 18 keynote remarks by Secretary of State Pompeo, is open to press coverage to registered media. Journalists: RSVP by no later than March 16 to GowaTM@state.gov with your name, media organization, title and email.