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King starts working visit to San Francisco
San Francisco, California, 13 May 2014



His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday started a working visit to the United States by meeting with investment leaders, from the San Francisco-based US Angel Investment Group, interested in supporting entrepreneurs and start-up projects in the world.

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

The speech will highlight available opportunities in the ICT sector and electronic content that has made the Kingdom a regional and international pioneer in this field.

His Majesty will also meet CEOs of major US companies to discuss boosting investment relations between Jordan and the US, especially in the ICT sector.

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

During this visit, the King 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, in Jordan.