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Week Program

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019

Breakfast Meet & Greet - Opening Event (Invite only)

Brewing Tea

Kick-off breakfast event with special guests ministers, international and local keynote speakers, representatives of partnering organizations, sponsors and local press.


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Venue:  TBA

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019

' Driving Your Business Forward'  by the Business Brainer


These two sessions are especially designed to let you reconnect with your purpose and create new opportunities:


1. Purpose, a powerful concept

Time: 14:00-16:00 PM.

What is the purpose of your company? Are you present to it?

During this session you will discover or reconnect with the purpose of your business


2. Creativity to thrive

Time: 16:00-18:00 PM

Do you take time to view your company from a creative standpoint? Are opportunities passing you by?

During this session you will be guided through the process of creating new opportunities for our business.


We close off the afternoon with a Happy Hour, Business Brainer style!

Time: 18:00 -19:00 PM


Both sessions cost NAF. 299 ex OB. Each individual session is NAF. 199,- ex OB.

Curious to how this will transform your life? Are you ready to take your business to the next level?


14.00 - 19.00 PM

Venue:   City Beach 88

Date: November 18 to 23, 2019

Workshops and presentations on Social Media


Whole week – (5 days) of workshops and presentations
organized by partnering organization EVENTO Curaçao
Presentations will be provided by local and international experts on Social Media themes


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue:   Avila Beach Hotel

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Certification Event for Elementary Schools


Certification event for 2100 students of 27 elementary schools from all neighborhoods of Curacao which participated in FnP's program 'Nos Komunidat'  and attended the classes on entrepreneurship / work readiness and financial education (the latter given by the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten).


8:30 AM - 11:30 PM

Venue:   Sentro pa Desaroyo Integral - Dr. Israel Leito

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Curaçao Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Workshop by partnering organization Curaçao Chamber of Commerce Facilitator – Ashwin David of Deloitte

This workshop will give you a practical approach to innovation by focusing on the following 3 elements:
- Discover: Identify your stakeholders;

frame the challenge from their perspective; conduct research;
- Define: Combine research findings and insight to identify the real customer needs;

reframe the challenge;
- Develop: Generate ideas and refine them.

The Lab will consist of a short interactive introduction and several hands-on activities to immediately
put the theory in practice.


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue:   Deloitte Dutch Caribbean, Seru di Arrarat

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Full Day Conference

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9.00 - Opening by the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Mrs. Giselle McWilliam - sharing her vision on the development of the Tourism Industry in Curaçao 

Followed by several speakers sharing their views on  - How to make the best of the actual positive development of Tourism in Curaçao.


Midday: Lunch, sponsored by Grant Thorton, Dutch Caribbean. with keynote speech on Leadership


After Lunch: Sustainable Business Conference with several keynotes on the subject.


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue:   Curaçao Marriott Hotel and Resort


Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Gala Dinner with keynote address by Mrs. Swati Mandela

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Fundraising dinner with Keynote Address by:
SWATI MANDELA - granddaughter of

Nelson and Winnie Mandela 
*Entrepreneur – Humanitarian – Motivational Speaker
*Daughter of Prince Thumbumuzi Dlamini and Princess Zenani Mandela
*Founding partner of Qunu Work force, a company specializing in job training and placement for people with disabilities


19.00 - 22.00 hours

Venue:   Renaissance Hotel and Casino Curaçao

Contribution: $ 100.- or Fl 175.-

Date: November 19 and 22, 2019

                   Semi-finals Debate Competitions


Semi-finals of Debate Competitions of high school, college and university students. The most outstanding students will compete in these semi finals.

The finals will be held the week thereafter (on November 29th - at the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten.



Venue:  Participating schools and auditorium CBCS

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Festival Empresarial


The Ministry of Economic Development, in collaboration with the Curaçao Innovation and Technology Institute (CiTi), will feature the 1st 'Festival Empresarial'

This 'festival for entrepreneurs' will grant start-ups the unique opportunity to acquire all the information required in one location (a one stop shopping concept) to start a new business. The start-ups can also do pre-registrations for their SME at this 'Business Festival'.


10.00 AM - 19.00 PM

Venue:   Riffort Business Center

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Mandela's Books Review and Book Signing by Swati Mandela


Book signing by Swati Mandela
*The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela
* 491 Days Prison Number 1323/69 by Winnie Mandela


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Venue:  Chit Chat Café, Mensing's Caminada

Date: November 22 and 23, 2019

  Caribbean Habanos Days

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Partnering organization Caribbean Cigars Corporation, will host its second Caribbean Habanos Days event with international and local guests and special dinner shows.


Whole day event

Venue:   Santa Barbara Hotel and Golf Resort

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019

Exposition by Sustainable Businesses

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Expo event by partnering organization - I Am Made In Curaçao
Presentations and expositions by local and international sustainable businesses


4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue:  Mgr. Nieuwindt College

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019

Doing business between Curaçao, The Netherlands and Suriname

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To conclude the Global Entrepreneur Week Curacao,and kick-off a two-day Trade Mission organized by Internationaal Ambitieus, from the Netherlands, a networking event is hosted by this partnering organization and Bario Hotel World Heritage Otrabanda.

The Sunset Happy Hour networking event offers a unique opportunity to get in touch with companies from The Netherlands and Suriname to discuss eventual collaboration and turn business plans into goals.


5:30 - 7:30 PM

Venue:  Bario Hotel, Emmastraat, Otrabanda

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