SME Competitiveness Outlook (SMECO) 2018 Launch

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On Thursday 20 September 2018, the International Trade Centre (ITC) will launch the SME Competitiveness Outlook (SMECO) 2018, which focuses on Business Ecosystems for the Digital Age. Digitalization and the rise of the platform economy are rapidly changing the way firms do business. A strong business ecosystem is necessary to manage this change. This year’s SMECO tells how to build it.

The launch will take place at the World Trade Organization, Room W, from 13:30 to 15:00. A distinguished panel of policymakers and business leaders will discuss key messages of SMECO 2018 including those highlighted in this 2-minute video.

Participants are required to RSVP by sending an email to, indicating the participant’s name, position and affiliation by Monday, 17 September. Registered participants without UN or WTO accreditation need to bring official identification.

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