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We are pleased to share that World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) is organizing 22nd International Conference on SMEs (ICSME) on “Achieving inclusive and sustainable Goal through Entrepreneurship Education and Innovation by promoting SMEs” from 9 Dec – 10 Dec, 2018 at Dubai, UAE.

Please be apprised that World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) works closely with MSME experts located at different parts of the world. WASME also enjoys consultative/ observer status with concerned agencies in UN system such as UNCTAD, ITC, WIPO, UNIDO, UNESCO, UNCITRAL, UNESCAP and ILO, several intergovernmental and international organizations. Through multidimensional activities like Policy Advocacy, Information Dissemination, Conferences & Seminars, Events & Trainings, Publication & Research, Network linkages etc. we assist in creating best, integrated, innovative and sustainable working frameworks for SMEs in all industry sectors

ICSME is a prestigious annual event of WASME that brings together, policy makers and senior government officials, United Nations officials, WASME members, ambassadors from various embassies, industry leaders, SME associations, entrepreneurs, start-ups etc. from different countries under one roof. So far we have done 21 ICSMEs in different countries including Yugoslavia, Ethiopia, Egypt, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Romania, etc.

22nd ICSME aims to promote SME development initiatives and integrating it with the 2030 agenda of achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. The conference endeavors to catalyses international cooperation for initiating focused efforts to increase the access of education, entrepreneurship and innovation integration of SMEs into Global Value Chain and thus empower them to contribute effectively to the country’s socio-economic development.

Among some of confirmed high delegation participation includes Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mauritius, Speakers from UNESCO, Ambassadors from Reputed Countries. Some of the key dignitaries whose confirmation is awaited shortly include Hon’ble Minister from Ministry of MSME, Finance, Skill development, Cultural Affairs, Power and also Ministers in Nepal and Bangladesh.

We are pleased to share Dignitaries from UAE and India have agreed to grace the occasion as guests for the conference. Among some of other confirmed high delegation include, Hon. Minister, Ministry of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mauritius, Hon. Minister, Ministry of Industry, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Hon. Minister, Ministry of MSME and Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. Apart from that we have eminent Speakers from UNESCO, UNESCAP, UNWOMEN, Mauritian Embassy in Germany, FINCORP, Swaziland, Global Compact Network India, GRI etc, and many more from corporate and industry.

We highly honor partnership with us as it has been vital towards the success of our flagship annual event. Please find below the details of various partnership opportunity and participation:

Sponsorship: there is wide range of sponsorship opportunities available from Platinum, Gold, Associate. to know more about the benefits of each category (details enclosed). All Sponsors/ Exhibitors will be leveraged with the brand visibility at global platform of ICSME.

B2B Exhibition: we invite companies as Exhibitor at ICSME to showcase their products/ services/ Company to the more than 350 visitors at ICSME.

SME Excellence Awards: we invite nomination for competitive companies/ SMEs to be recognised at global platform in the SME sector for their excellence performance. Last date of nomination is 15th November 2018. Nominate now.

Participant Registration: to encourage maximum participation at ICSME, following benefits will be provided for bulk registrations:

One complementary registration for every 5 paid delegates
Two complementary registration and one free stay for every 10 paid delegates
Two complementary registration and free stay for every 20 paid delegates

We are looking to have you as “Valuable Partner” and look forward to your valued support in garnering maximum participation of SMEs and Start-ups.

ICSME Sponsorship Packages

S. no Deliverables Title/Presented by Powered by Country Partner Platinum Gold Session Sponsor Associate Sponsor B2b Exhibition
A No of companies in each category 1 2 2 1 3 6 10 8
B Cost of Sponsorship (₹ in Lakhs) 20 17 15 12 10 8 5 2
C Cost of Sponsorship ($ in USD) 30,769        26,154                   23,077            18,462           15,385          12,308       7,692             3,077
Pre Event Benefits
D Company logo on sponsrship & Exhibition section of conference website
E Company profile on sponsorship section of conference website 300 words 250 words 230 words 200 words 180 words 150 words 100 words 75 words
on site Benefits
F Stall in exhibition space- basic set up 18 sq. mtrs 9 sq. mtrs 12 Sq. mtrs 9 sq. mtrs N.A. N.A. N.A. 9 sq. mtrs
G Presentation opportunity during conference (Mins) 10 8 Exclusive session during break-out 5 N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
H Exclusive country focus session during break-out on Day 2 N.A. N.A. 45 Mins exclusive session including presentation, Networking and Q&A N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
I Announcement before and after the session as session sponsor + exclusive branding during the session N.A. during breakout- country specific N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
J Part of panel discussion- Director/MD/Chairman N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
K Sponsor AV (max 2.00 mins) will run during session breaks/ free time in the event N.A. N.A. N.A.
L Logo at the stage backdrop during the conference As country partner N.A.
M Logo on Registration Desk As country partner
N Extensive promotion through social media and ICSME website
O Promotional material of company to be included in delegate kit (A4 size brochure maximum 2 pages to be provided by sponsor)
P Complimentary registration will include (Gala Dinner, registrations for attending the conference, lunch, tea-coffee during the conference) 8 6 4 4 4 2 2 N.A.
Q Complimentary twin sharing room for one night 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 N.A.
Post event benefits
R one full page advertisement in front inside cover pages in WASME monthly magazine- 2 consecutive editions N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
S one full page advertisement in inside pages in WASME monthly magazine, two consecutive editions N.A. N.A.
1 USD= 72 INR

Huge networking opportunity to interact with- Policy makers. Financial Institutions. SMEs promotion council. SMEs. Decision makers from Technology Firms. Research organisations. Investors and Investment Bankers and Media representatives

Taxes/GST applicable on sponsorship

Exclusive access to WASME SME Excellence Awards

Exclusive sponsorship opportunity is available during “WASME SME EXCELLENCE AWARDS”

For more details; kindly contact WASME Secretariat

For Sponsorship opportunity kindly contact:

Megha Chadha
WASME International Secretariat
Plot no.4, Institutional Area, Sector-16A Noida
120 4216283/ 9873717455
coordinator@wasmeinfo.org /wasme@wasmeinfo.org