The SME World Forum’s inaugural will reunite some of the most creative and emphatic world leaders of the business world, policy, academic and youth. The Small and Medium Business Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan is the main lead and will be the primary host, and this World Forum will take place from November 13 to November 16, 2023 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The SME World Forum will target five key segments: Private Sector Companies, Startups, Policy Sector, Academic Sector, Education Sector, and Tourism & Hospitality with special dedicated sessions on youth and women entrepreneurship.
|Cultural Day: Pre-conference City Tours to discover Baku||Entrepreneurial Education Day: To take place at 21st Century School and at least two other schools in Baku simultaneously, led by ICSB Experts to provide entrepreneurial training and development to teachers and students.||Policy Day and Baku Declaration/Gala Reception: Panels with business leaders, sessions, and exhibitions about SMEs.||SME Research and Workshop Day: Workshops and showcases for KOBiA small business owners, students and professors.|
Small Business Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan is a public legal entity that supports the development of micro, small and medium businesses in Azerbaijan, and provides support and a range of services to entrepreneurs, as well as coordinates and regulates public services in this area.
The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) is an organization dedicated to providing knowledge, information on new developments, and useful resources to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises to inspire growth and profitability.
The mission of the ICSB is to advance entrepreneurship worldwide by developing research skills, offering opportunities for career advancement, organizing live events, and initiating partnerships with community groups.