The annual SME World Summit has become the must-attend annual event which focuses on the challenges facing SMEs in the ever-evolving world of business, technology, finance, security, services and more.
After a successful run in the past four years, the fifth edition of the largest entrepreneurship conference in the Middle East & North Africa region, the SME World 2017 will be held on 22nd March 2017 at the luxurious Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The summit celebrates the hopes and ambitions of each entrepreneur who strives in the challenging environment to win the race and accomplish his vision. It cherishes every innovative mind that seeks to bring change, every leader who aims to rise, and every investor willing to take risks to create value.
Organized by SPI Group, UAE’s No. 1 SME platform, in partnership with Dubai SME, the conference will be inaugurated by H.E. Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Department of Finance – Government of Dubai and attended by more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, business magnates, investors, heads of government departments and C-Suite executives. The event will boast powerful keynotes and engaging panel discussions by international speakers and experts covering topics like entrepreneurship development, creating a winning corporate culture, SME finance, family business, digital branding, HR strategies, and employee happiness. The summit will also include strategic workshops, an international podium with SME representatives from all over the world, a contemporary and modish corporate fashion show by the top designers of the region, and an aesthetically stimulating Art Expo with a fine display of the latest works of the upcoming and in-vogue artists from different parts of the globe.
The SME World 2017 is supported by its strategic SME partner – Dubai SME, corporate banking partner- Emirates NBD, sole automotive partner- Al Futtaim Toyota and logistics partner- DHL.
Announcing the details of SME World 2017, Shantanu AP, CEO of SPI Group, said: “We’ve seen a tremendous growth in terms of size and number ever since we started SME World in 2013. The idea behind this event was to provide the right tools for growing business in the region. Our main focus is to elevate the accumulated resources and capabilities of SMEs in the region to a wider international stage”.