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SME Competitiveness Outlook 2015 Programme

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    Launch Event



    On Wednesday, October 14 the International Trade Centre will launch its first annual flagship publication on SME Competitiveness. The launch will take place at the World Trade Organization, Room W, from 13:30-14:30. The event starts with a sandwich lunch buffet from 13:00 in the main lobby of the WTO.

    The SME Competitiveness Outlook 2015 is a "one-stop shop" on the topic of SME internationalization. It combines unique analysis, thought leader insights and case stories about developing country SMEs in international markets, along with a pilot competitiveness assessment for 25 countries.

    The report highlights the fundamental role SMEs have in addressing global income inequality and presents a new analytical framework to measure, identify and enhance SME competitiveness.

    The key findings and themes of the report will be discussed with a panel of government, business and academia representatives.

    Executive Summary [English] [French] [Spanish[Arabic] [Turkish] [Chinese] [Russian]

    Full Report [English] [French] [Spanish] [Arabic]

    Country Profiles [English]


    14 October Programme
       
    13:00 Sandwich lunch buffet served in the WTO main lobby
       
    13:30-13:35 Welcome remarks: Ms. Arancha González, Executive Director, ITC
       
    13:35-13:45 Presentation of the report findings: Ms. Marion Jansen, Chief Economist, ITC
       
    13:45-14:30 The SME Competitiveness Outlook: a tool for policymakers and businesses
      Panel discussion and Q&A
       
      Panelists:
      H.E. Mr. Axel Addy, Minister of Commerce and Industry of Liberia
      H.E. Mr. Esteban B. Conejos, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the WTO
      H.E. Mr. Alvaro Cedeño, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the WTO
      Mr. Henrique Banze, Assistant Secretary-General in charge of the Department of Macroeconomics, Development Finance and Intra-ACP Programming
      Mr. Christos Cabolis, Chief Economist and Head of Operations, IMD World Competitiveness Center
       
      Moderator: Mr. John Zarocostas

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    Press Release

    Presentation by Chief Economist

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