Forbes magazine said Wednesday it will hold the first-ever Under 30 global summit in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in May this year.
After holding the flagship Under 30 Summit in the US, as well as regional Under 30 summits based in Asia and EMEA, the Under 30 Global Summit will convene some 800 of “the best young entrepreneurs” from all of these areas in Israel, Forbes said in a statement.
The US, Europe and Asia will each send about 200 young entrepreneurs and another 200 total will come from the Middle East and Africa. The attendees will be selected from Forbes’ 30 Under 30 lists around the globe, the statement said.
“We’re thrilled to pull the best of the best young entrepreneurs and gamechangers from Asia, Europe, the US, Africa and the Middle East,” said Randall Lane, editor of Forbes. “This summit represents a true crossroads, a meeting of people who will help run every field in every country for the next half-century.”
The Under 30 Summit Global will bring the international cohort together for four days of panels, performances, product demos and keynotes, all of which will be integrated with local cultural events, including a Tel Aviv beach food festival and a music festival in Jerusalem.
Every year, Forbes compiles “30 under 30″ lists of young entrepreneurs, activists and talents. Categories range from venture capital to music to energy. The magazine decided to host the first-ever 30 under 30 conference for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in Israel in 2016 because of its reputation as a high-tech hub.