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The University of Essex has a range of conference facilities and regularly hosts local, national and international events.

International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF)

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About the Annual International Conference

The International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF) was founded in October 2000 and is currently located at the Venture Academy, Essex Business School, at the University of Essex.

The IEF is an informal network of academics, policy makers and practitioners, who are brought together to discuss and interact with each other on issues related to entrepreneurship research, education and training.

During the past 14 years IEF has organised highly successful, refereed international conferences in different countries of Europe, Asia and the Middle East covering various aspects of entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development. One of the most satisfying outcomes of all the events has been the identification of new interest, scholarship and insight into entrepreneurial activity, across different countries, demonstrating the value of learning in an international arena of thought and practice. This outcome informs the themes and topics chosen for each conference.

The IEF continues to work closely with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and its Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED) Programme.

14th International Entrepreneurship Forum (14th IEF)

Entrepreneurial Institutions and the Entrepreneurial Society: Creating an Inclusive Agenda for Opportunity Creation 

6-18 September, 2015, Cape Town, South Africa. More details are available on our 14th IEF Conference website.

IEF Conference contact details

For the IEF Conference please contact us at cer@essex.ac.uk or iefsubmissions@gmail.com

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Contact us

For general Venture Academy matters, please contact:

Professor Jay Mitra
Professor of Business Enterprise and Innovation
Director of the Venture Academy,
Essex Business School, University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1206 874859
Email: jmitra@essex.ac.uk  

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Other conferences in the network

Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship 2015

The fifth Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship was held in January 2015.

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