In recent years, multiple emerging issues have posed severe challenges to the Arab region’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Overcoming these challenges by providing new opportunities for SMEs is fundamental to positioning Arab SMEs for future progress and growth that leaves no one behind.
The Summit aims to help Arab SMEs access regional and international markets, mobilize diverse financial resources, benefit from regional and international networks, and increase their ability to scale up. The Summit is a regional platform for national and international leaders from the public and private sectors to advocate inclusive policies and strategies required to support Arab SMEs.
The Summit brings together some 600 selected participants, including entrepreneurs, investors, business influencers, political leaders, economists, journalists, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and donors for 20 main sessions and 10 side events.