19-22 September, 2023
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Thank you for joining 4000+ entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and community leaders from 200+ countries for GEC 2023: Transform Your World. 


The world’s entrepreneurial landscape is shifting, yet again.

Together, we’re kick-starting a new era of vision-casting, collaboration and collective action to solve global challenges, create long-lasting growth and make people’s daily lives better… Read more


Transform Your World.

Mick Fanning, Australian professional surfer
Anthony Zaccaria
Fengru Lin
Jeanette Cheah
Julie Hirsch
Steve King


#GEC2023 Speakers

GEC2023 is a gathering of startup champions from around the world, working together to build one global ecosystem of innovation and economic growth. ​

Be there if you want to: ​

  • Develop expertise​
  • Find and leverage opportunities​
  • Connect with like-minded, inspiring peers​
  • Discover new ideas​
  • Gain visibility​
  • Build new relationships​
  • Join your tribe


Plan your trip

Receive the most out of your trip to Australia by exploring the best things to do. From adventure, to relaxation, family and cultural experience, we’ve included links to the best itineraries to get you started.

The Venue

This years GEC23 event will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Explore Melbourne

The capital city of Victoria, home to more than 2,600 newly founded companies and a startup sector that rivals its tourism sector in size.

Explore Australia

Come and say G'day and explore the places to go across our 8 states and territories.

Why Melbourne?

Melbourne Australia is the beating heart of APAC’s thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Book Accommodation

Preferential rates have been negotiated specifically for GEC2023 at a number of hotels in conveniently located near the MCEC.

Visa & Travel Info

All travellers must have a valid visa before arriving in Australia. View information in relation to applying for a visa to attend.

Global Keynotes

Networking Events

Knowledge Exchange


Expert Workshops

What to expect at GEC 2023

Exhibition Hall

Investor Sessions

Policy Roundtable

Social Program


Sponsorship Opportunities

The 2023 Global Entrepreneurship Congress is the premier event for the Global Entrepreneurship Network. Bringing together more than 4,000 members of the industry including entrepreneurs, government / policymakers, investors, ecosystem leaders, researchers / academics, media outlets and reports, and corporate leaders who have an interest in building stronger local ecosystems and expanding their global reach.

Latest from the Blog

GEC 2023: The Challenges of Diversity and Entrepreneurship

The premise of the entrepreneurial mindset is that anyone, anywhere, can utilise it. But is this spirit of inclusiveness experienced equally by diverse founders? If not, how do we truly open entrepreneurship up to anyone, anywhere?
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GEC 2023: The Challenges of Investment

The investment landscape is reacting to global themes like war, inflation and rising interest rates. Within this volatile environment, what are the top issues facing investors, and what are the potential opportunities that lie ahead?

GEC 2023: The Challenges of Space

The field of space exploration an innovation is dynamic and rapidly evolving. From tourism to robotics, AI to debris mitigation, what impact does the modern ‘race to space’ have regarding life on Earth – and beyond?

“You can’t be an entrepreneur on your own. This congress has really cemented for me the power of the network.” ​

“10 years on we’ll look back and say, I remember that conversation started here.”​

“It’s a time to do nothing else other than focus on entrepreneurship.​”

“This is the best platform that we have as an entrepreneurial community.”​

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Less than 2 weeks to go!

Don’t miss your chance to join 4000+ entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and community leaders from 200+ countries for GEC 2023: Transform Your World.