WASME’s annual International Conference on Small and Medium Enterprise development (ICSME) is a prestigious event, which brings together under one roof, business support organisations, policy makers, banks and financial institutions, international experts, academics, entrepreneurs, UN and other international and multi-national Aid Agencies concerned with small business development. This is an excellent platform for sharing expertise, experience and emerging best practices and provides ample opportunity in establishing new contacts and business linkages.
Expert Speakers & Global Leaders
About 21st ICSME
21st ICSME 2017 themed around “Achieving inclusive and sustainable industrialization by promoting SMEs” aims to promote SME development initiatives and integrating it with the 2030 agenda of achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.
ICSME 2017 will feature informative plenaries and parallel sessions, in-depth discussions on crucial topics pertaining to improving SMEs’ contribution towards the sustainable development of the country. Also, there will be concurrent exhibitions running alongside the conference.
|10:30-11:00am||Seating For The Inaugural|
|11:00pm-12:30pm||Session I: Inaugural Achieving inclusive and sustainable industrialization by promoting SMEs – Small Business, Global Impact|
|12:30pm-02:00pm||Session II: Green Finance for SMEs: Sustainable Financial Development|
|03:00-04:30pm||Session III: Role of SMEs in Sustainable Development|
|04:30-06:30pm||Tea and Networking Break|
|06:30pm-Onwards||WASME SME EXCELLENCE AWARD|
|08:00pm-Onwards||Cocktail followed by Dinner|
|09:00 am onwards||Registration|
|09:30-1045am||Parallel Session A1: Integration of SMEs in Global Value Chain(GVC) – Challenges
Parallel Session A2: Adoption of Green Industrial policies, technologies and industrial processes among SMEs
|10:45- 11:15am||Networking Tea|
Parallel Session B1: Trade, Market Access and Sustainable Development among
Parallel Session B2: Access to information and communications technology
|12:30-01:45pm||Parallel Session C1: Accreditation, international Standards and Sustainability
Parallel Session C2: Smart Infrastructure for Sustainable Development of SMEs
|02:30-03:30pm||Enabling Sustainability through Inspirational Leadership in SMEs|
|03:30-04:30pm||Open House & Closing|