Prof. Dr. Sumartono, MS
Faculty of Administrative Sciences (FIA) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) Department of Business Administration held an event entitled ESPRIEX 2013. ESPRIEX, taken from a French word means spirit, is an event expected to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship.
ESPRIEX 2013 will be held from February 21 to 23, 2013. The main agenda is business model competition that will be held on February 22, 2013 and entrepreneurship seminar on February 23, 2013. ESPIREX 2013 is opened by the Dean of FIA UB Prof. Dr. Sumartono, MS in Building A FIA on Thursday (21/2).
Sumartono said that ESPIREX 2013 is an event expected to foster entrepreneurial spirit, especially for students. This vision fits UB, which currently is on its 50th anniversary and on the way toward World Class Entrepreneur University (WCEU). ESPRIEX will be a periodical event held annually by Business Administration Department FIA UB.
national category participants"ESPIREX 2013 is an event to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship, especially for students. This spirit is necessary toward a better national life. Similar to the vision of UB that aims to become WCEU," Sumartono said.
The agenda of ESPRIEX 2013 is business model competition and business seminar. The competition is participated by 36 finalists, consists of 18 national finalists and 18 international finalists. The participants are from various Universities in ASEAN countries, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Singapore.
International category participantsFrom the Indonesian, the universities are UB, Universitas Indonesia (UI), Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Universitas Gajah Mada (UGM) etc. The objective of the competition is to provide knowledge on the modern business model that is still based on the scientific principles of ASEAN region.
The seminar will present several experts related to business world and creative economy. The speakers are Dahlan Iskan (Minister of SOE), Gita Wirjawan (Minister of Trade), Mari E. Pangestu (Minister of Tourism and Creative Economics), Fadel Mohamad (Businessman). [ponda/translated by yasmeen]