10th Anniversary: The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WSIE) to be held at UN Headquarters
22 March 2016
New York, USA

On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, the World Summit of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WSIE) will be held in New York City in May, and as a strategic partner for WSIE, Akira Foundation calls for social innovators and entrepreneurs to join.

WSIE was launched at United Nations in 2006. Supported by three UN agencies including UNDP along with International Chamber of Commerce, African Union, and multinationals like PepsiCo, Boeing, CNBC, and Microsoft, the first WSIE took place at the historic city of Muscat, Oman, and has been held every other year with over 70 countries attended.

Held on May 17-19, 2016 at United Nations Headquarters, WSIE on “New Frontiers” will showcase “a bold and provocative exploration of what the future of business, market spaces, digital, products, minds, machines, experiences and trans-disciplinary innovations will be like in 2020 with one clear message: Head there.”

10th Anniversary Event: The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WSIE)

- Celebrating the Crazy Ones: New Frontiers -


United Nations Headquarters, New York City, New York
Tuesday, May 17 – Thursday, May 19, 2016

Contact (by April 30, 2016)

Hirofumi Yokoi
Co-Founder and President, Akira Foundation
+81 (0) 3 5456 5179
+81 (0) 3 5456 5511