INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE FOUNDATION OF
WUSME - WORLD UNION OF SMEs 21st to 23rd April 2010 in San Marino
Opening Statement of the General Secretary Conference Committee Dr. Norbert W. Knoll v. Dornhoff Professor (Adj.Ass.) of Economic and Fiscal Policy IUE-International University of Entreprenology, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Section I. The Foundation (theory and values) Section II. The Pillars and Windows (Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business) Section III. The Rooms (Actions, in particular access to finance) Section IV. The Roof and Staircases (how shall the conference
Section I. The Foundation of our House Entrepreneurship theory and values
WUSMEÂ´s Values have been formulated as follows: QUOTE: The UNION trusts in the principles of freedom and responsibility of entrepreneurs and in developing the environment and social conditions world wide by market mechanisms and social partnership. The implementation of the principle of subsidiarity, the limitation of bureaucratic obstacles to economic development and the protection of free competition based on efficiency are the main targets of the UNION. UNQUOTE
CRISIS: 14 million more people in poverty 2010
WUSME's Global Economic View
Source: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Section II. The Pillars (competitiveness) and Windows (institutions) of the WUSME House FREEDOM & COMPETITIVENESS Economic Freedom and “Ease of Doing (SMEs) Business” Competitiveness and effectiveness of an economy as the main prerequisite for increasing the GDP per capita (PPP) and to reduce poverty.
INSTITUTIONS EASE OF DOING BUSINESS
GEM GLOBAL COMPETITIVE INDEX 2009-2010
DB RANKING – GDP (PPP)
DB RANKING 2006 - 2010
REAL GDP – SELF EMPLOYMENT RATE
Section III. The Rooms (Actions, in particular access to finance) Action Room No.1 Access to Finance for SMEs. * Micro-financing * EIB financing for SMEs * Equity capital via Initial Public Offerings * Emergency and Development Funds for SMEs: * The CTL – Currency Transaction Levy and the * * SMETFED – SME Trust Fund for Emergency and Development.
ACTION ROOMS 2-5 Action Room No. 2: SME – University and Research Centre. Prof. Dr. Tajudin Alias, Malaysia, IUE Internattional University of Entreprenology, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Action Room No. 3: Quality Standards Mr. Dennis Hughey, USA Action Room No. 4: Consultative and/or Observer Status at UN – Organizations, e.g. UNIDO, OECD, UNESCO, ILO...... Mr. Robert Holtz, WASME Representative at UNESCO, Paris Action Room No. 5 WUSME Exchange, interactive website Mr. Őrn Thorvardarson, MSc, Iceland
REASONS BEHIND DISCONTINUING BUSINESSES
SME GROWTH CONSTRAINTS
Section IV. Staircase - Further procedures
* Steering Committee, which is the ”Government” of WUSME * 5 Vice Presidents who shall represent WUSME in the Continents * Secretary General who shall be responsible for the execution of the Steering Committee's decisions and * Working Groups to furnish our Action Rooms.
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Statement of the General Secretary Conference Committee WUSME WORLD UNION OF SMEs Dr. Norbert W. Knoll v. Dornhoff Professor (Adj.Ass.) of...