Are we there yet? Digitalization and small businesses

Dialogue with representatives from ILO, IOE, KAS, HIIG | Digital Platforms & Entrepreneurship, UNCTAD, Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Catholic University of Uruguay

To mark the launch of the report:

Small goes digital

How digitalization can bring about productive growth for micro and small enterprises

The International Labour Office (ILO), International Organisation of Employers (IOE), and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) are pleased to host a discussion around digitalisation & productivity in micro and small businesses.

Registration on Zoom

English, French and Spanish interpretation will be provided

AGENDA

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
The report will be launched in English only at 1pm, but an executive summary will be produced in French and Spanish at a later stage.