Phaze Ventures invited to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit at The Hague
Updated: Jun 26, 2019
Phaze Ventures CEO joined 2,000 invitees from across the globe to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in the Hague, co-hosted by the governments of Netherlands and the United States. After the official kickoff of GES by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the first conference day was opened with inspiring speeches by Queen Máxima, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and the Chair of GES 2019, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag.
‘Technology is a game changer,’ said GES 2019 Chair Minister Sigrid Kaag in her speech. ‘It can seriously speed up sustainable development for all – a true digital revolution.’ Kaag continued: ‘If one looks around, one realizes the power present in this room. Collective brain power, purchasing power, networking power from knowledge institutions, investors, government officials, non-governmental organizations. All present here to help ensure that we can create opportunities, generate transformation through business and solve problems.’
One of the key themes addressed at the summit was the future of energy, with discussions and breakout groups on: energy sources, storage and services, the chain from access to distribution featuring the President of Royal Dutch Shell, as well as an invitation only presentation by Mark Gainsborough, head of Shell New Energies.