HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of Princess Sumaya University for Technology’s Board of Trustees, graced the closing ceremony of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019, which was marked by the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) for the 11th consecutive year. More than 30 institutions from across the sectors, government bodies, institutions, universities, non-profit organizations, associations and diplomatic bodies participated in a range of events which aimed at promoting the culture of entrepreneurship and its role in supporting the economy, as well as highlighting the experiences of young entrepreneurs and Jordanian success stories.
The President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, said that since its inception, the QRCE has sought to promote a culture of entrepreneurship in Jordanian society, especially among the youth, and has worked to promote economic growth and improve conditions in local communities, inspired by a regional center in Lebanon. The QRCE strives toward fulfilling the vision of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan to promote the entrepreneurship sector and provide support to entrepreneurs, who are the leaders of progress and the foundation of construction.
Prof. Al-Refai highlighted the Center’s competence and professionalism in orchestrating the efforts of the supporting and emerging institutions and organizations in the field of economic development, and enabling young people to take up their effective roles in the building process. He praised the themes promoted through the Week, which included education, networking of leading institutions, policies and laws, and inclusiveness. He went on to thank the security company that acted as the Week’s official sponsor, all of the involved partners, media, government and private institutions, and everyone who contributed to the success of the event.
The Director of QRCE, Mohammed Obeidat, expressed his pride in the exceptional teamwork shown by the organizations that participated and gave their support, thus adding to the success of the events. He expressed his appreciation for the efforts made to empower the Jordanian youth and raise economic and social standards for the country’s citizens. He pointed out that 264 events were held in various governorates of the Kingdom, more than half of which took place outside Amman.
Umniah’s Corporate Communications Manager, Nicole Shaheen, pointed out that the company’s sponsorship of the event stems from the belief in the importance of enhancing the entrepreneurial environment and highlighting inspiring entrepreneurial ideas and experiences. She said that it was important to support the community’s entrepreneurs in their start-up projects, and encourage them to turn their ideas into viable projects which contribute to the stimulation of the national economy.
Ms. Shaheen stressed the importance of events and activities that provide a valuable opportunity for university students and entrepreneurs to meet with companies that offer support and funding for projects and innovative ideas. She praised the results of the event, and the great benefits it had brought to all of the participants, entrepreneurs and involved institutions, which makes it encouraging for the company to repeat the experience in the future years.
At the close of the ceremony, which was held in the auditorium on campus, the President presented honors to the official sponsor, the Jordanian media institutions, and strategic partners.