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King starts working visit to San Francisco

May 13,2014 - Last updated at May 13,2014

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday started a working visit to USA by meeting with investment leaders from US Angel Investment Group in San Francisco who are interested in supporting entrepreneurs and start-up projects in the world. 

The King is scheduled to deliver a speech in the Innovative Jordan Conference hosted by the University of California in Berkeley.

The speech will highlight available opportunities in the ICT sector and electronic content that made the Kingdom a pioneer centre in this field regionally and internationally. 

His Majesty and CEOs of major US companies will convene with the purpose of discussing boosting investment relations between Jordan and the US. 

The Monarch will brief them on the investment opportunities available in the Kingdom, especially in the ICT sector.

He will visit business incubator “Plug and Play” for IT manufacturing at Sunnyville, San Francisco, which supported major US companies.

During this visit, King Abdullah will be briefed on the exerted efforts to empower start-up companies in ICT, and how can Jordan benefit from this experience to enhance and sustain the environment needed for start-up companies in this sector. 

Jordanian entrepreneurs will have the chance to present their ideas and projects to US investors. 

The ICT sector has been a key growth driver, creating 80,000 jobs.

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