International speakers and experts in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), along with members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and entrepreneurs will meet at the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City on Friday, 18th November to participate in the second annual National Entrepreneurship Convention, (ENTRECON).

On November 20th, 2015 the Small Business Development Centre, Belize (SBDCBelize), a unit of the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), launched its National Entrepreneurship Strategy at its First National Entrepreneurship Convention, branded as ENTRECON.

ENTRECON is now an annual event that is designed to create a platform for bringing together key players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem with the purpose of sharing ideas, creating awareness of existing and new business and investment opportunities, promoting innovation and building an entrepreneurship culture.

Participants will include representatives from a wide-range of business support agencies, financial institutions, academic institutions, local and national government agencies, business owners, entrepreneurs and the media.
The event will include remarks, and discussions by key Government Official and presentations by international speakers and experts in the field. To support the event’s theme of “Unlocking ICT Innovation in Belize”, the below topics will be the highlight of the day’s agenda:

  • Government of Belize E-Governance Agenda – A catalyst for ICT Innovation;
  • Belize and its Opportunities for ICT and Innovation;
  • Panel discussion: Impact of ICT Integration in Business Processes;
  • Panel Discussion: Unlocking ICT Innovation: Belize and its positioning in the ICT;

ENTRECON will also include an ICT solution based final pitch, which is part of a Business Hackathon competition among junior colleagues and universities that began earlier this month. ENTRERCON is part of activities in connection with Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) which has been celebrated from November 11th and will conclude November 18th, 2016 with this magnificent event.

The media is welcome to cover the event, which begins at 9 a.m. The best time for one on One interviews is between 9:30- 10:30 am. For more information, please visit