<P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>Created in 2008 by <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/adm1n/editor/www.em-lyon.com/fr&#8206;" target=_blank>EM Business School</A>, <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/only_lyon/index,p,204,EN.jsp" target=_blank>ONLYLYON</A>, the <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/adm1n/editor/www.lyon.cci.fr" target=_blank>Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry</A>, KPMG France and other founders such as Zhejiang University,&nbsp; Nanyang Technological University and the Singaporean institution ACE, the forum brings together almost <STRONG>250 participants from 60 different countries each year.</STRONG> &nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>The think tank focuses on<STRONG> 4 major issues</STRONG>: creating innovative businesses with strong growth, developing entrepreneurism at the bottom of the social scale, shaping entrepreneurial cities, and developing entrepreneurship through education. It therefore invites entrepreneurs, social stakeholders, politicians, experts and academics from around the world to come together to share ideas about the latest trends and entrepreneurial problems. They aim to develop ideas and recommendations in order <STRONG>to promote entrepreneurship</STRONG> around the world and facilitate <STRONG>and encourage entrepreneurial initiatives on a local or global level. </STRONG></P> <P align=justify><STRONG></STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>The WEF promotes the development of <STRONG>entrepreneurship as a source of wealth and social justice</STRONG>. It is this combined economic and social approach which makes the forum a <STRONG>unique event in its field</STRONG>.</P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>This year, the event will be held from the 30<SUP>th</SUP> October to the 2<SUP>nd</SUP> November in Singapore and will be based around the following theme: <EM>&#8220;Negotiating change for sustainable development&#8221;.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P>