Small goes digital– how digitalization can bring about productive growth for micro and small enterprises

2:00 pm
 – 3:15 pm

Joint launch of the new IsLO / IOE / KAS report


Welcome remarks 
Vic Van Vuuren, Director Enterprises Department, ILO 
Opening remarks 

  • Martha Newton, Deputy Director-General for Policy, ILO 
  • Roberto Suárez Santos, Secretary-General, IOE 
  • Andrea Ostheimer, Executive Director New York Office, KAS 

Panel discussion 
Are we there yet? Digitalization and small businesses 
Moderator: Dragan Radic, Head of SME Unit, ILO 

  • Nicolas Friederici, Senior Researcher at HIIG | Digital Platforms & Entrepreneurship  (Berlin, Germany)
  • Torbjörn Fredriksson, Chief at ICT Policy Section UNCTAD 
  • Sonia Bashir Kabir, Entrepreneur and technology investor 
  • El Sayed Torky, Senior Adviser and Head of Labour Affairs Unit, Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) 
  • Adriana Bonomo, Professor, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Catholic University of Uruguay 

Closing remarks 
Matthias Thorns, Deputy Secretary-General, IOE