Abu Dhabi: To nurture and inspire the next generation of young business leaders, an entrepreneurship forum will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) from October 7 to 9, the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development announced.

TheAbu Dhabi Forum on Entrepreneurship aims to highlight important projects by young entrepreneurs, support fresh and creative ideas and finance innovative business models.

“This highly informative forum addresses a diverse range of issues such as financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and micro-enterprises, the evolving role of young entrepreneurs in the economy, social empowerment and numerous other advancements that will culminate in a higher quality of life for the nation as a whole,” said Abdullah Saeed Al Darmaki, CEO of the Khalifa Fund.

The forum will also provide an opportunity to meet potential investors, clients and industry bodies and learn from their experiences in the world of business.

Around 69 projects totalling Dh51.4 million have been financed by the Khalifa Fund during the first quarter of this year which increased the number of funded projects since the Fund’s establishment to 541, with a total amount of Dh856 million distributed all over the emirates.

“The Khalifa Fund passionately believes in elevating SMEs to achieve their fullest potential and will always emphasise the empowerment of our citizens through nurturing their skills so they can drive national prosperity,” Al Darmaki explained.