Jul 17 2012
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Thinking Entrepreneurial: 3rd Middle East SME Forum 2012
After the success of 2 editions of SME forums in Abu Dhabi and Qatar, the 3rd Middle East SME Forum 2012 will be take place on 17 - 18 September in Abu Dhabi.
Small and medium enterprises play a significant role in growing, diversifying and strengthening a country's economic base. They create employment, enhance competitiveness, and contribute positively to socio-economic indicators such as GDP growth and the number of middle-income households in an economy.
The 3rd Middle East SME Forum 2012 will bring forth industry leaders to share their successful experience and address the audience with the updated information, policies and SME supported ventures.
Best practices in developing a thriving SME culture will be discussed by Alexandar Williams, Director: Strategy & Policy - Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development. The topic will focus on inculcating and developing entrepreneurship qualities at an early age to understand and identify potential business ideas and cope with challenges that may intervene.
To boost SME development across the region a joint collaboration of governing entities and the private sector is crucial, thus the need of institutionalising a dedicated government agency to champion SME development with a focused, executable SME development plan will also be addressed.
Dr. Adeeb Mahmoud Al Afeefi, Director of Foreign Trade and Export Support - Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development ,will explain how exports can contribute to a company's and nation's growth by addressing the audience with his topic -
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