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.


15 Countries

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.

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Time Session
09:30am-10:30am Registration
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
02:00-03:00pm Lunch
03:00-04:30pm Session III: Role of SMEs in Sustainable Development
04:30-06:30pm Tea and Networking Break
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 and opportunities
Parallel Session A2: Adoption of Green Industrial policies, technologies and industrial processes among SMEs
10:45- 11:15am Networking Tea
11:15-12:30pm Parallel Session B1: Trade, Market Access and Sustainable Development among SMEs
Parallel Session B2: Access to information and communications technology
12:30-01:45pm Parallel Session C1: Accreditation, international Standards and Sustainability Reporting
Parallel Session C2: Smart Infrastructure for Sustainable Development of SMEs
01:45-02:30pm Lunch Break
02:30-03:30pm Enabling Sustainability through Inspirational Leadership in SMEs
03:30-04:30pm Open House & Closing
04:30-onwards Networking Tea