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Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day - MSME Day 2017

Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day - MSME Day 2017
16:00 - 20:00
International Trade Centre (ITC), Rue de Montbrillant 54-56, Genève

‘Small business - big impact’.
Conférence organisée par le Centre du Commerce International (ITC) avec le soutien de la DG DERI, dans le cadre de la journée mondiale des "micros, petites et moyennes entreprises".

Cette conférence est donnée en anglais uniquement.


Join us on Tuesday 27 June to celebrate the first-ever international Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day. The theme is ‘Small business – big impact’. It will be an occasion to reflect upon and recognize the important role MSMEs can play in achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and ensuring a more inclusive global society. This will be a chance to hear directly from MSMEs about the opportunities and challenges they face.
16:00–18:00 Young entrepreneurs, inspirational stories 

► Welcome 

Arancha González, Executive Director, ITC  
H.E. Héctor Casanueva, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Chile to the WTO and Coordinator, Friends of MSMEs  
► Discussion

Cattleya Romero-Faude, Founder & Owner, Sagana   
Brian Pallas, CEO & Founder, Opportunity Network  
Alieu Jallow, Founder & President, Young Entrepreneurs Association of the Gambia (tbc)
Omar Bawa, Founder, Goodwall 
► Moderator

Catherine Fiankan-Bokonga, Editor Klvin Magazine and France 24 Geneva correspondent 

► Closing remarks

Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva

18:00–20:00 Cocktail reception         
► Remarks 
Nicholas Niggli, Director General, Economic Development, Research & Innovation at Republic and State of Geneva  
R.S.V.P. to by 25 June 2017 
Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.