World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) is a global non-profit organization, headquartered in Noida, India and has been spearheading the promotion and development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) globally, since its inception in 1980.

Over 35 years, WASME has emerged as one of the most representative, effective and leading international organization working towards the promotion of SMEs worldwide through Policy Advocacy, Information Dissemination, Conferences, Seminars, Events, Training, Publication, Network linkages and much more.

WASME enjoys consultative status with many UN agencies such as UNCTAD, ITC, WIPO, UNIDO, UNESCO, UNICITRAL, UNESCAP and ILO, several intergovernmental and international organizations like WCO, OECD, ICSB, APEC, APCTT, etc.


To build WASME as a foremost world private and cohesive community of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that is dedicated to strengthen and foster them as prime driver of global economy.


The mission of WASME is to be a catalyst in strengthening national and international cooperation for the growth and development of SMEs.

Establish: A synergistic network for MSMEs, national government, ministries, financial institutes, SME promotion agencies, international organization etc.

Promote: National and international cooperation for MSMEs through policy advocacy, information dissemination, events, trainings and other activities.

Set Up: WASME as strategic resource centre for MSMEs facilitating networking, business meetings, financial assistance, technology transfer, knowledge assistance, skill and entrepreneurship development, consultancy etc.

Create Mechanism: To assess and facilitate cost-effective international networking and trade opportunities for aspiring MSMEs.

Be a Catalyst: For SMEs to be more competitive, environment friendly socially responsive, culturally sensitive and ethical in their business practices.