Secretary of State Pompeo delivered 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, also spoke at the Road to GES Heartland event. The United States is co-hosting GES 2019 with the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Road to GES Heartland brings 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.
Road to GES Heartland participants are networking with each other, taking part in a pitch showcase, and joining 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 also includes 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.
Read Secretary Pompeo’s full keynote here.