Theme: The Global Entrepreneur, Innovation and the Future
Dates: 27-28 August 2021
Location: Old Sessions House, Canterbury, CT1 1PH, UK
Christ Church Business School, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), UK
Creative Science Foundation (CSf), USA
China-Israel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Jilin University, China
Research Centre for the Chinese Public Sector Economy at Jilin University, China
University of Amsterdam Business School, Netherlands
The purpose of the 7th Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference (GEIC) is to bring entrepreneurs, practitioners, academics, researchers and policy makers together to actively shape an inclusive and sustainable future. As entering into the new decade, GEIC 2021 aims to empower participants to engage in strategic dialogues and debates around best entrepreneurship & innovation practice in relation to emerging technologies across organisations, institutions, countries and global markets.
The Central Theme
We live in a world that is experiencing unprecedented change and a seismic shift in the technological development process. To understand these changes and better envisage the future this conference addresses the questions:
- How do entrepreneurs drive changes in the global marketplace?
- What are the emerging and revolutionary technologies that are influencing the marketplace?
- What is the role of non-technological innovation, such as new business models and marketing innovations in a firm’s business development and success?
GEIC was founded in 2013 by a group of experts and scholars from China, the Netherlands, Israel and the United Kingdom. It aims to promote the development of global entrepreneurship and innovation, interdisciplinary research and international collaboration. The conference has been successfully hosted for six consecutive years in different countries across the world (GEIC 2014/2015 Jilin University, China || 2016 – Ben-Gurion University, Israel, || 2017 – Nankai University, China || 2018 – University of Amsterdam Business School || 2019 – Beijing Academy of Science & Technology, China).