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Latest updates on ICSB 2020 World Congress and other SME events

March 18, 2020

Dear ICSB Family,

Many of you have inquired about the status of the ICSB2020 Congress in Paris. While we monitor the situation, we encourage you to continue submitting paper and session proposals. We hope to have a final decision by April 30, 2020.

As entrepreneurship faculty, policymakers, and practitioners, we know the value of collaboration and sharing knowledge. Traditionally this occurred through various meetings, certificate programs, and conferences. These are excellent opportunities to build our vibrant network.

But the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is presenting challenges; some would even say chaos on a number of levels including, to name a few, health concerns, travel restrictions, and conference postponements and cancellations.

ICSB’s main focus is the health and safety of our members, who comprise a truly global network. Each day, new policies and information are being implemented to help prevent the spread of the virus. ICSB will be monitoring the situation and working with our global partners to determine the best course of action. We hope to have a final decision made by April 30, 2020.

In the meantime, we encourage you to continue submitting your papers until April 30, 2020. Additionally, consider supporting the small businesses in your area who are facing extreme economic uncertainty. One way is by purchasing gift cards to your favorite restaurants and using them at a later date. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/13/small-business-impact-coronavirus/)

If you’d like to share your story (in a few sentences), please complete this form. We will collect responses and share them with the ICSB Family at the end of each week (CLICK HERE).

If you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help.

Sincerely,

Ahmed Osman
President of ICSB

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