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Jan 05

Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI) 2012 Launch

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Co-sponsored by George Mason University

8:30 a.m. - Registration

9:00 a.m. - Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ambassador Terry Miller
, Director, Center for International Trade and Economics, The Heritage Foundation

9:20 a.m. - The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI)
Zoltan J. Acs, Ph.D.
, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, George Mason University

9:40 a.m. - Perspectives on the GEDI
William Beach
, Director, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation
Roger R. Stough, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Economic Development, George Mason University

10:15 a.m. - Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. - The GEDI in Latin America: Introduction
Erkko Autio, Ph.D.
, QinetiQ-EPSRC Chair & Director, Doctoral Program, Imperial College London Business School
Adrian Magendzo, Deputy Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Chilean Government Economic Development Agency (Innova)

11:00 a.m. - The GEDI in Latin America: Roundtable Discussion
Jack A. Goldstone, Ph.D.
, Director, Center for Global Policy, George Mason University
Gustavo Atilio Crespi, Lead Specialist in Science and Technology, Inter-American Development Bank
Gerardo Canavati, Chief Financial Officer, Herdez

12:00 p.m. - Conference Wrap-Up
Zoltan J. Acs, Ph.D.
, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, George Mason University

Luncheon Following

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