Small business, big deal

A Business at OECD (BIAC) VOSZ joint hybrid conference
22 March 2022, afternoon – Budapest, Hungary

Program & Speakers

Opening remarks (video message)

Yoshiki Takeuchi

Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

Charles Rick Johnston

Managing Director, Citi Group

Introductory session

Nadim Ahmad

Deputy Director | OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

Dr. László György

Secretary of State for Economic Strategy and Regulation, Ministry for Innovation and Technology of Hungary—“why Hungary invests in SMEs”

Dr. Patrik Kovács

Co-President of VOSZ and Chair, Business at OECD SMEs and Entrepreneurship Committee—“Why SMEs are one of Business at OECD’s 10 global priorities”

Panel 1: Lessons learned from the frontline

This panel will allow participants to exchange the policy practices and initiatives that have worked to enhance the playing field, productivity, and longevity of SMEs. Special attention will be paid to government initiatives and partnerships that have enabled SMS on the ground to operate and thrive, in particular in the last two years as packages that have also addressed the COVID-19 crisis. 

Nadim Ahmad

Deputy Director | OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

Dr. László György

Secretary of State for Economic Strategy and Regulation, Ministry for Innovation and Technology of Hungary—“why Hungary invests in SMEs”

Marta Blanco

President, CEOE International

Dr. Patrik Kovács

Co-President of VOSZ and Chair, Business at OECD SMEs and Entrepreneurship Committee—“Why SMEs are one of Business at OECD’s 10 global priorities”

Anna Klissouras

Principal EU Public Policy, Amazon

Ali Karami Ruiz

Senior Director, Strategic Engagement and Communications, Business at OECD

Coffee break

Panel 2: Next steps for SMEs at the OECD

Forward looking in content, this second panel will take stock from the experiences shared in the first panel and identify the tangible and concrete initiatives that governments could scale up with the help of the OECD. Panelists will also indicate project areas where further OECD evidence and best practices could also facilitate SME policy design and roll out. Panelists will be asked how the OECD—over the next 12-24 month period—could make progress in the field of entrepreneurship. 

Setting the scene: The OECD—EU Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool, Cynthia Lavison

Cynthia Lavison

Policy Analyst, Center for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions, and Cities, OECD

Biserka Sladović

Advisor, EU Policies and International Affairs Department, Croatian Employers' Association (HUP)

Martin Hostak

Secretary. the National Union of Employers of the Slovak Republic

Alberto Carvalho Neto

President, JEUNE - Young Entrepreneurs Organization of the European Union

Milena Angelova

Chief Secretary, Bulgaria Industrial Capital Association (BICA); Vice President, SGI Europe

Ali Karami Ruiz

Senior Director, Strategic Engagement and Communications, Business at OECD

Concluding session

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