Partnership in Employment (PiE) and Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA) are set to hold the 1st edition of the Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES) + Job fair in the Gambia from 26th – 27th October 2016. This two-day event is scheduled to take place at the Djembe and Djeliba Hotels and is expected to bring together successful and aspiring entrepreneurs, students, young professionals, policy makers and investors to promote entrepreneurship and professional development in the country.
The Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES) + Job Fair is initiated for the purpose of empowering entrepreneurs and young career professionals in the Gambia and that is why the organizers picked the theme for this year’s summit as “Uniting Talent with Opportunities”.
The summit is expected to boost economic activities by providing networking opportunities, knowledge sharing, career discussions and other talent development ideas. YESGambia 2016 will include a wide range of educational and hands-on activities including: CEO Roundtable, Business Bantaba, Job Fair, panel sessions with Industry Experts, company presentations etc.
This summit will not only inspire our Gambian youths, but will unleash positive socio-economic development said Alieu Jallow, Founder of YEA.
Registration and Exhibition
The Summit will provide an opportunity for startups and established businesses to showcase their ideas, products and services to investors and the general public. YESGambia aims to discover innovators from all over the country, and provide a platform for them to access critical mentoring and finance to grow their business.
Interested companies and startups can sign up to one of the partnership packages offered for the event said Duroseme Taylor of PiE.
Companies and individuals (students, professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs) can register online at www.yesgambia.org. Registration fees start at D3500 for organizations but discounted for individuals at D150 (job fair and workshops only) and D500 (job fair, workshops and networking events). You can download the registration form at www.yesgambia.org.
Speakers at Youth Entrepreneurship Summit
Some of the confirmed speakers at this year’s event include:
- Mustapha Njie of Taf Africa Homes,
- Amie Bensouda of Amie Bensouda Co.,
- Momar Taal of Tropingo Foods,
- Muhammad Jagana of GCCI,
- Fatim Badjie of ACE Communications Executive,
- Jean Bosco Nzeyimana, of HABONA Ltd.
About Young Entrepreneurs Association
The Young Entrepreneurship Association (YEA) is a non-profit making organization that aims to harness, build and improve the innovative capabilities of young Gambians thereby increasing the amount of homegrown entrepreneurial ventures that will exist for the foreseeable future through mentorship programs, education and training, research, marketing and development programs.
About Partnership in Employment (PiE)
PiE is dedicated to producing future leaders committed to their communities by connecting youths with life-changing opportunities. PiE supports national initiatives that promote job creation and capacity building for youths. Our objective is to organize programs that showcase and unite the outcomes of these initiatives. Our work is guided by the following pillars: Professional Development, Entrepreneurship and Scholarship.