Some of the star participants at the forum spoke to the Times of Oman.
Conveying happiness over his visit to Oman, renowned author Jeffrey Archer said, "I am very much looking forward to visiting the country for the first time. I have heard so much about it."
Offering words of encouragement to entrepreneurs, Archer said, "For anyone who is on the verge of starting something new, here's a piece of advice: allow yourself the time to give it to your full attention and persevere."
Urging the youth to make use of the opportunity, Candace Johnson, who has been dubbed 'one of the 50 most powerful businesswomen in Europe,' said, "I think Omani entrepreneurs – women and men – have a unique opportunity to do something positive for their country, their region and the world."
The satellite industry pioneer said, "If you believe that you have a solution to any of the problems that the world faces, go ahead and do it."
Omani scholar Sheikh Khalfan El Esry is positive the youth of the country will make a difference.
"The last few years have sown the seeds of various employment opportunities, but eventually our youth and young entrepreneurs will be the best in the region and SMEs will flourish and make a mark in society, taking the country forward," El Esry said.
Reassuring the youth, Sahar Hashemi, who has penned a bestselling book on entrepreneurship, said,
"What makes entrepreneurs special, anywhere in the world, is the journey they undertake. They are not special before the journey – the journey brings it out!"
Though this will be not be his first visit to Oman for Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler, he is waiting to see the country.
"This will be my fourth visit to Oman! But, the first visit in 2005 was the most extensive -the country has a lot of forts, lot of wadis and offers a fair amount of walking."
Organisers hope that it will be a unique dialogue platform of global level which will set off a revolution of ideas, innovation and inspiration among budding Omani entrepreneurs.
"Be sure to be enthused after meeting extraordinary minds that will touch upon most important issues in the youth space," the organisers said.
Get set to attend an event that will be packed with "experience, knowledge, thoughts, positivity, inspiration, attitude, entertainment and presentation."
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