Growing SMEs: Connect. Exchange. Invest
November 15 | Global
The Hague, Netherlands
‘Growing SMEs’ is a premium international conference geared towards SME growth. The conference brings together high growth entrepreneurs and experts in the topics of developing, growing and financing SMEs. Its aim is to facilitate knowledge exchange, networking and learning, hence further paving the way for advanced SME development and therefore economic growth.
This unique platform will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, leaders and experts to explore and activate the SME sector development in Emerging Markets. 500+ participants will join to CONNECT with local and international networks of entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders, EXCHANGE expertise, best practices and lessons learned, and accelerate INVESTment in high-growth SMEs.
The marketplace featuring over 50 entrepreneurs from developing countries offers the ideal setting for networking investors and business partners not only showcasing investment opportunities and success cases but also facilitating networking and actual deal making. For an example: growingsmes.org.
The Growing SMEs marketplace grew out of BiD Challenge 2005, the first international business plan competition. 18 entrepreneurs from all over the world came to Amsterdam to pitch their companies to investors. Since that year international SME marketplaces have been organised on an annual basis and have grown consistently in terms of participants and the quality of business plans.