Towards a New World Mobilized by Entrepreneurship & Innovative SMEs


We would like to thank Argentina, all the ICSB organizers, and everyone who attended the 62nd ICSB World Conference. We had an amazing event, with attendees from all around the world presenting on a variety of topics related to this years theme, Towards a New World Mobilized by Entrepreneurship & Innovative SMEs. Activities, such as the gala dinner at the Madero Tango and the various panels and presentations, made this conference truly memorable.  It was a pleasure to meet everyone and I look forward to seeing you at future events.

Luca Iandoli

ICSB Immediate Past President

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The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing the crucial role Micro- Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) play in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution (A/71/L.60) designates June 27 as “Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day.” With support from the ICSB, The Mission of Argentina to the UN-authored the resolution that was presented to and negotiated with all UN member states.

Press Conference on new initiatives to empower micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) as engines of job creation, innovation, and sustainable growth. The event is co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations, the UN Office for Partnerships and the International Council for Small Business (ICSB).
Mariano Mayer, National Secretary for Entrepreneurs and Small and Medium Enterprises, Argentina
Martín García Moritán, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations
Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, Executive Director, ICSB
Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Senior Vice President, ICSB (former Chief Counsel for Advocacy, US Small Business Administration)

The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) is a non-profit organization devoted to continuing management education for entrepreneurs and small business.

Founded in 1955, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) was the first international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide. The organization brings together educators, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from around the world to share knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.


ICSB uses our global network to promote the development of knowledge in all areas of business theory and practice proven to be effective in sustaining small business and entrepreneurship. Collaborating with our partners from around the world, we work to deliver the following programs, workshops, training sessions and certifications to bring our members together and encourage knowledge sharing.

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Access to ICSB’s annual world conference and regionally-affiliated conferences

Journal of Small Business Management

Subscription to ICSB Bulletin and the internationally respected JSBM

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Access to the latest information on entrepreneurship and SMEs globally


In order to provide additional benefits to our members, ICSB engages in strategic partnerships with organizations who have a similar mission – to cultivate and grow the global small business climate.

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An Extraordinary Experience. ICSB wishes to thank all the participants that made the 2016 ICSB World Conference a resounding success. If you attended the event, don’t forget to sign and leave a message!

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