What do we do?
We work with a wide range of key economic players to research, formulate, implement and evaluate policies and programmes in the entrepreneurship and small business field. Over the years, we also have become a leading player in facilitating dialogue on a range of issues of relevance to fostering entrepreneurship and small business. We do this through conceptualising and organising high-level international conferences as a platform to engage a variety of international players in our field in thought-leading dialogue and sharing of experiences. In particular, we use our conferences to dialogue on how small businesses across the globe can effectively be included in industry value chains and what policies and support programmes are necessary to enable them to compete effectively. Although not all our conferences focus exclusively on SMEs, each conference always has an element that addresses SME issues.