Eric Edmeades, CEO of Kerner Studios (Canada) and owner of the Kerner Group of companies in the USA is touring Norway in support of Global Entrepreneurship Week and will be speaking to entrepreneurs about business success and the role of small business in social programs and in the recovery of the global economy.

OSLO, NORWAY – 20 September 2013 – Global Entrepreneurship Week is recognized by 138 countries and takes place from 18-24 November 2013. Global Entrepreneurship Week seeks to inspire business owners and would-be entrepreneurs to realize their business potential through a series of events and activities all over the world.

In 2012 Kerner CEO Eric Edmeades toured the United Kingdom in support of Global Entrepreneurship Week speaking at events alongsidePresident Bill Clinton, actor Kevin Spacey and TV celebrity Bear Grylls. This year, Edmeades continues the tradition with a series of entrepreneur-focused events in Norway.

Edmeades will speak at a number events around Norway, including Gründermesse, a multi-day entrepreneurship conference and exhibition in Oslo where he will headline with two keynote presentations.

“Most entrepreneurs start companies believing that being a business owner will make them more money and afford them more free time — most of them are wrong; not about the opportunity but about the reality,” Edmeades commented in London last year, “I see entrepreneurs as the key to the recovery of western economies but, to play that role, they first need to master their own businesses. With that in mind, I love to inspire and empower entrepreneurs to own their businesses instead of being owned by them.”

About Gründermesse

Gründermesse is a conference and exhibition for people who want to, or recently have, started their own businesses. The event will have exhibitors, lectures and networking opportunities. The event takes place  on November 20 and 21 at Ullevaal Business Class (Ullevål stadium). Registration, sponsorship and other information is available at

About Kerner

Kerner is a collection of companies focused on innovation, entertainment and technology. The group includes Kernerworks, the designer and manufacturer of multi-award winning medical simulation technologies, and Kerner 3D Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of 3D camera systems that were used on movies including Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean IV and Transformers III.

Kerner has offices in the US and Canada and is on the web at

About Eric Edmeades

Eric Edmeades is a Canadian entrepreneur and author. He travels extensively as a professional business speaker with topics including marketing, business systems, customer service, presentation skills and the emancipation of the entrepreneur. He resides, with his wife Elise, in the Turks and Caicos Islands and is official website is

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