Dates: December 5-6, 2017 | Register here
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

GECommunity Summit 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit (GECommunity Summit) brings forth ecosystem influencers, startup communities and industry leaders from across the globe to collaborate and find new innovative approaches to solve real problems and chart the way forward for entrepreneurs.

The global summit is initiated by the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia (MOF) and organized by Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) to empower entrepreneurs around the world with groundbreaking ideas and collaborations to solve cross-border challenges, uncover new possibilities and develop revolutionary ideas and solutions, catalyzing innovation.


Under the theme “Reimagine the Future of Entrepreneurs”, GECommunity 2016 was attended by approximately 6,000 participants and featured world renowned speakers such as Mike Walsh, CEO of Tomorrow, Bill Rancic, Joel Neoh, Founder of KFit as well as Emil Michael of Uber.

In addition to engaging speakers and networking opportunities, GECommunity 2016 offered business matching, mentoring sessions and cluster discussions where 50 initiatives were formed across 9 industry-specific cluster labs with participants and experts from over 60 countries.

This year, GECommunity Summit 2017- Designing the Future will be a convening ground for change makers to participate in 100 GEC labs across 15 themes set around an un-conference format, listen to over 20 stimulating keynotes and panel discussions, receive mentoring from notable entrepreneurs, participate in over 10 entrepreneurship Masterclasses, and visit more than 200 exhibition booths aside from partaking in the Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN) Summit, video competitions and the Entrepreneurial Higher Education Symposium.

2017 GEC Labs

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for 15 focus areas.

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Beyond the buzzword, what will be the impact of AI on industries at both innovation and employment levels? How does AI change the way we work, consume, interact with each other?

E-Commerce & Retail

E-commerce has already forced the mutation of the retail industry. Where is the next frontier for customer relationship, supply chain management when innovations such as AI, bots, AR/VR are becoming mainstream?

Fashion & Beauty

How can cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain help solve supply chain and sustainability challenges? How can Fashion & Beauty industries reinvent the customer experience?

Food & Beverage

What innovations can new technologies bring to the F&B sector: create the future of consumer relationship, design a sustainable farm-to-fork eco-system?

Hardware & IOT

How will Industry 4.0 impact the factories of the future? For instance, what will the Energy, Manufacturing, Logistics sectors look like in the future? What is the future of 3D printing?

Health & Biotech

How does technology redefine the paradigm for the future of health and biotech from digital health to cybernetics to stem cells? How far can innovation push the limits of the human body?

Media, Gaming & Entertainment

How is technology changing the landscape of these three sectors? How does AR, VR and gamification redefine the way we consume media and entertainment?

Mobility and Transportation

What initiatives are necessary to democratize Electric Vehicles? How will the sharing economy model combined with autonomous transportation shape the future of business for Mobility & Transportation players?

Security & IT

As global cyber-crime rises, how to ensure the safety of our digital society and the security of hyper-connected industries?

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

What initiatives are needed to unleash the full potential AR/ VR into our businesses and our daily lives?


How to transform the foundations of education to create a School equipped for the Future Economy?

Social Innovation

How can pioneers and innovators leverage cutting-edge technology to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and bring Humanity to the next stage of inclusivity?

Fintech and Payment

To which extent do new innovations increase the scope and impact of fintech solutions? For instance, how will blockchain and AI change the face of the Financial sector? How far are we to becoming a truly cashless society?


What are initiatives pushing the adoption and usage of innovations among creative industries? On a broader level, how can creative technologies play a key role in fueling industrial innovation?

Smart Cities

As more technology is built into our homes and cities, how to ensure that initiatives on smart living, smart urban planning and smart city governance are seamlessly integrated?

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