November 3–6, 2022
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square Lancaster, Pennsylvania
The event brings together a diverse group of people—students, young professionals, established businesspeople, clients, and experts in international economic development—many of whom are MEDA’s major supporters throughout North America.
400-500 (including speakers & staff)
October 1, 2022
Entrepreneurship is so much more than starting a business. It’s about utilizing unconventional talents and skills to create something from nothing. It’s about driving change with innovation and improving the standards of living for yourself and others. Failure is common, risk taking is intentional and change is inevitable, but the reward for success outweighs the challenges to get there.
MEDA partners with entrepreneurs experiencing poverty in the Global South so that they can access the resources they need to thrive in business. Those who risk it all, often against the odds, to innovate, to dream big and to rise above circumstance.
From seasoned business professionals to those just starting out in business, and everyone in between. If you have a passion for entrepreneurship, we invite you to join us this November in
Lancaster, Pennsylvania for MEDA Convention 2022: Celebrating Entrepreneurship.
MEDA Convention is an exciting opportunity to connect and converse with like-minded business people, passionate about faith and work. Take part in seminars, activities, plenaries and tours that showcase the power of business around the globe. Engage in conversation around business as a calling and MEDA’s work creating business solutions to poverty.
Attendees to MEDA’s Convention have some important things in common: they are passionate about business, faith, and alleviating poverty. The event brings together a diverse group of people—supporters and their families, students, young professionals, established businesspeople, clients, and experts in international economic development.
The Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square is ready to host our event and their staff look forward to giving our group a great convention experience.
Experience this landmark hotel in Lancaster, PA, a city named a “Top 10 U.S. City to Visit” by Forbes. Marriott at Penn Square is beautifully integrated with a world-class convention center, and even boasts remarkable architecture and history, including a preserved section of the Underground Railroad. Central to Downtown Lancaster, guests can explore over 90 art galleries, a burgeoning food scene, shopping, and historic landmarks including one of the largest National Historic Register Districts in the country.
MEDA partners with entrepreneurs around the globe to build sustainable businesses that create opportunities for families to give their children a better future. Alongside local partners, we support women, men and youth to move into valuable and equitable roles that aren’t dependent on aid, so they can become agents of change and leaders in their community.
For nearly 70 years, we have been global leaders in economic development; providing financial services, impact investment, improved technology, business training, and better access to markets for those who have the skills, but need extra support for their business to succeed and flourish long-term.
Through partnerships with private and institutional donors, millions of people have been given the tools they need so they are empowered to not just meet basic needs, but to earn a livelihood, grow their business and create a sustainable future for themselves, their families, and their communities.