Arab SMEs Summit

October 30
– November 1
ESCWA

Opportunities Beyond Borders is the theme of the first edition of the Arab SMEs Summit, which aims to enhance partnerships and expand the opportunities of small and medium enterprises regionally and internationally. Policymakers, business influencers, investors, entrepreneurs and interested individuals from the Arab region are meeting at the Kempinski Convention Centre in Amman to discuss regional and international business.

The Summit aims to help Arab SMEs access regional and international markets, mobilize diverse financial resources, benefit from regional and international networks, and increase their ability to scale up. This regional platform for national and international leaders from the public and private sectors advocates inclusive policies and strategies required to support Arab SMEs.

Over three days, participants will discuss 3 sub-themes as follows:

  • Day 1: Opportunities to access markets and global value chains
  • Day 2: Financial opportunities and green growth
  • Day 3: Digitization and disruptive innovation