Roundtable Discussions

Entrepreneurship and SMEs: Reality and Aspirations

Date : 10/12/2017

Speakers : Multiple speakers

The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies organized this conference in cooperation with Alexandria Businessmen Association. Conference sessions discussed the optimal institutional framework for SMEs management; "Your Job near Your Home" project; some innovative SME ideas; as well as an integrated strategy for small businesses. Discussions also included a detailed analysis of the status of home appliance industries, financing and SMEs, as well as the one-stop and technical support services provided by the SMEs Development Authority. They also addressed the main obstacles faced by SMEs; problems pertained to lands and procedures faced by investors; main procedural developments at the Industrial Development Authority; and the suggestion to use the State’s unused lands for SMEs.