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Transformation, Integration, and Innovation

April 10 & 11, CETYS University, Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

 April 12 & 13, Alumni Center, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA


The International Council for Small Business Mexico in alliance with CETYS University College of Management & Business, and The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University, will host the IV ICSB Mexico International Conference in sync with the VI California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference on April 10-13, 2019.

This innovative set of conferences with the theme: Transformation, Integration and Innovation, will take place in two different venues and in two different countries, but with one common goal!


The IV ICSB Mexico International Research and Education Conference on Entrepreneurship/SMEs and the VI California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference main objective, is to promote new knowledge and the exchange of innovative ideas between researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, government officials, students and SME’s business owners, on both sides of the border. Our goal is to contribute to the competitiveness and economic and social impact of SMEs, family businesses and entrepreneurs’ new ventures, both in Mexico and around the world, by addressing diverse areas such as business management education, business strategy, entrepreneurial competencies development, innovation and creative problem solving, etc. within an integrative and cooperative environment.

Topic of Interest

Small and medium-sized enterprises make up more than 90% of the total number of established companies and account for two-thirds of the world’s employment. Some of the obstacles they must face include the lack of adequate financing, difficult access to strategic resources (raw materials, capital, talent, services, energy, etc.), poor management skills, and informal competition.

Similarly, much of these companies are family owned. It is estimated that globally between 65% and 80% of all companies are family businesses, and together they represent around 50% of the world GDP. Eventually, many of these companies will have to act creatively and be re-structured in order to compete and survive.

Conference Activities and Keynote Speakers

The Conference Final Program will be available in the upcoming weeks at the conference website (

  •  Welcome reception
  • Renowned keynote speakers
  • Papers presentations
  • Discussion panels
  • Baja Wine Tour
  • Electronic media publication (e-book)
  • Conference gala dinner
  • Bi-national, multi-cultural experience
  • Self-actualization workshops
  • Social and cultural activities


CETYS University, Ensenada Campus Km. 1 Camino a Microondas Trinidad s/n. Colonia Moderna, Ensenada, Baja California, México. C.P. 22860 Phone: +52 (646) 222-2300   SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY 5500 Campanille Drive, San Diego, CA 92182  USA Phone: (619) 594-2781