Forbes has announced its first Under 30 Summit EMEA, (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and has selected Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for the inaugural event.

The Under 30 Summit EMEA is hoping to attract 600 young entrepreneurs and game changers from across the world: 200 from Europe, 200 from the US and 200 from Israel.

“We look forward to bringing our successful Under 30 Summit to the EMEA region, and there is no better place than Start-up Nation, where innovation is at the core of everything that is going on,” said Randall Lane, editor of Forbes magazine.

The Under 30 summits run by Forbes are considered among the most exclusive entrepreneurial events on the circuit.

The Israeli happening will take place April 3-7, 2016. On the agenda: panels, innovative presentations, keynotes, pitch competitions and mentorship from successful business and governmental leaders.

“As an entrepreneur, I deeply value the importance of bringing creative minds together and as Mayor of Jerusalem, I am honored to be hosting the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Jerusalem and look forward to welcoming the world’s most innovative entrepreneurs to our city,” said Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat.