Are we there yet? Digitalization and small businesses

Monday, June 28, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:15 PM (CEST)

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

English, French and Spanish interpretation will be provided



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.