Building on the ongoing conversation on financing for development and the coinciding theme of the SME Competiveness Outlook 2019, we will capitalize on themes and synergies to organize an event to celebrate MSME Day and the launch of the SME Competiveness Outlook 2019.Geneva, Switzerland
10:00-12:00 - World Trade Organization, Room CR, GenevaThis panel discussion – co-organized by the UK Federation of Small Businesses in cooperation with the Informal Working Group on MSMEs – will examine from a variety of perspectives how to facilitate trade for small businesses.All registered participants have to show a valid I.D. to access WTO premises.The programme is accessible here.Please register here.
10:30-12:00 - International Trade Centre, GenevaThis session organized by the International Trade Centre will introduce the different concepts behind sustainable finance and impact investing, with a specific focus on the value chain to finance small and medium-sized enterprises with positive impacts in emerging countries.All registered participants have to show a valid I.D. to access ITC premises.The programme is accessible here.Please register here.
15:00-17:40 - World Trade Organization, Room CR, GenevaThis event organized by the International Trade Centre will feature a dialogue on impact investing for MSMEs followed by the launch of the ITC SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019 report, with the support of the Informal Working Group on MSMEs, the Republic and State of Geneva, and Sustainable Finance Geneva.All registered participants have to show a valid I.D. to access WTO premises.The programme is accessible here.Please register here.Lyon, France – 15:30-16:45 – Chambre de Métiers et de l'Artisanat du Rhône Lyon Espace ConfluenceThe International Trade Centre will launch its SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019 during the ‘13ème édition des Ateliers de la coopération consulaire CPCCAF’, with a focus on the development and dynamism of the African private sector.The programme is accessible here.Mumbai, India – 10:00-10:20 – Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre HotelThe India launch of ITC’s SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019 will take place during Tefla’s India SME Conclave & Awards 2019 event that focuses on empowering the sector for better business growth.The programme is accessible here.New York, United States of America – 10:00-18:00 – United Nations HeadquartersOrganised by the International Trade Centre Office to the United Nations in New York, in partnership with the Mission of Argentina to the United Nations, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the International Council for Small Business, the International MSME Day celebrations in New York will raise awareness of the contribution of MSMEs in achieving the SDGs. The event will feature the launch of ITC’s SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019.The programme is accessible here.Please register here.Offenburg, Germany – 12:30-14:00 – Offenburg University, Campus GengenbachThe session will discuss insights of ITC’s SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019 focusing on developed and developing economies at Offenburg University, in collaboration with the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) at Offenburg University.