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The 5th Asian SME Conference

The 5th Asian SME Conference

Continuing the tradition of high voltage conferences focused on innovating SME growth in Asia, we’d like to personally invite you to join us in Myanmar’s capital, the beautiful garden city of Nay Pyi Taw, for the largest SME event ever held in this rapidly developing country.

Whether as a speaker, panelist, or attendee, your voice is important in the conversation we will share together this 14-15 October 2017. So we urge you to reserve your tickets now before all our seats are filled. The cost is very low, while the networking and impact will be high.

The 5th Asian SME Conference

The 5th Asian SME Conference

Come to Myanmar, the fastest growing country in Asia, to share in a bold conversation on 14-15 October exploring which SME business practices and policies really work, and which ones fail.

Whether as a speaker, panelist, or attendee, your voice is important in the conversation we will share together this 14-15 October 2017. So we urge you to reserve your tickets now before all our seats are filled.  The cost is very low, while the networking and impact will be high. 
 

Global SME Finance Forum: Berlin, Germany November 1-3, 2017

Global SME Finance Forum: Berlin, Germany November 1-3, 2017

Register today for the Global SME Finance Forum 2017 and catch Early bird special rates.

Join 400 leaders from banks, fintech companies and development finance institutions at the Global SME Finance Forum 2017. Taking place in Berlin from November 1 to 3, this year’s conference will explore issues around “Digitization of SME Finance.” The program will include interative sessions, study tours to high-performing institutions, fintech demos, a B2B marketplace and networking sessions. Learn more and register before September 30 for our $200 early bird discount.

ICSB President-Elect Meets with ICSB Russia Leaders in Moscow

ICSB President-Elect Meets with ICSB Russia Leaders in Moscow

Prof. Yuri Rubin, president, and Mr. Daniel Mozhzhukhin, chief executive officer, of the Russian Association for Entrepreneurship Education (RUAEE), welcomed Dr. Geralyn McClure Franklin, president-elect of ICSB, to Moscow on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. RUAEE hosted a luncheon in Dr. Franklin’s honor at Taras Bulba, a popular, traditional Ukrainian restaurant.

ICSB 2019 – Finnish Academic Team in the Spotlight!

ICSB 2019 – Finnish Academic Team in the Spotlight!

As a result of declining birth rates and increasing life expectancy, the average age of the global population is increasing. This demographic trend has important implications for the labor market. Aging individuals are not always able to find satisfactory outlets for their abilities. Moreover, finding sufficient funds to maintain the current level of pension and health-care benefits is a major concern for many countries.

New GW October Session Added: Enhancing the Credibility of Entrepreneurship Research

New GW October Session Added: Enhancing the Credibility of Entrepreneurship Research

The presentation will address recent concerns about lack of reproducibility and replicability of entrepreneurship research. The presentation will address causes for this problem and propose some solutions. The goal is for the presentation and subsequent panelist comments to be thought-provoking and lead to a lively and informative exchange of ideas regarding these issues.

SME Spotlight: DeliXochitl

SME Spotlight: DeliXochitl

How does a run-away high school dropout in Mexico end up with an investment from an American Chairman and CEO?

Little more than a year ago, Xochitl Santiago was in her 5th semester fof high school at Emiliano Zapata in Milpa Alta, Mexico City. At school, Xochitl didn’t stand out as a stellar student. As a teenage girl who ran away from home, she was supporting herself and the important of generating income overshadowed the importance of obtaining a good education. In the evenings and on the weekends, she worked at a candy factory. It was not uncommon for the women working in this facotry to faint while at work–resulting from the combination of malnutrition, dehydration, and poor working conditions. It was this job that landed Xochitl herself in the hospital just one month before she would be pitching her own candy business to an American Chairman and CEO in Washington, D.C.