Strengthening SMEs and entrepreneurship for productivity and inclusive growth

Day 1 | 22 February 2018

08:30 - Side event with Ministers

11:00 - Opening Ceremony 

12:30 - Lunch 🍴

14:00 - Plenary 1: Enabling SMEs to scale up

16:00 - Parallel sessions

  • Improving the business environment for SMEs through effective regulation
  • Business transfer as an engine for SME growth
  • Developing entrepreneurial competencies

17:30 - Official Photo 📸

Gala Dinner 🍸

Day 2 | 23 February 2018

09:00 - Plenary 2: Enhancing SME access to diversified financing instruments

11:00 - Parallel sessions

  • Promoting innovation in established SMEs
  • Inclusive entrepreneurship
  • Monitoring and evaluation of SME and entrepreneurship programmes

12:30 - Lunch 🍴

14:00 - Plenary 3: Fostering greater SME participation in a globally integrated economy

15:30 - Closing session

16:30 - Press Conference 🎥

 

Side events

20-21 February 2018

Workshop on Building business linkages that boost SME productivity

This workshop will examine the main policy levers for increasing SME productivity by building linkages with other firms, including through digital technologies, supply-chain finance and crowdfunding, cluster development and FDI-SME linkages. 

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21 February 2018

Side event on women's entrepreneurship

Women continue to be under-represented as entrepreneurs. This interactive workshop will explore the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs. Key issues to be covered include digitalisation, access to finance and internationalisation.

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Social events

🍸 A Cocktail will take place at the Conference venue on 21 February 2018 at 19:00.

🍴 Lunch will be provided on 22-23 February 2018 at the Conference venue.

🤵 Gala Dinner will take place on 22 February 2018 from 19:00-21:00 at the Castillo de Chapultepec.

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