An Extraordinary Experience

ICSB wishes to thank all the participants that made the 2016 ICSB World Conference a resounding success.

When we designed the ICSB 2016 World Conference, our objective was to further enforce ICSB’s mission to facilitate learning related to SMEs and entrepreneurship. We wanted to inject enthusiasm, energy, and creativity in our conference by designing a program that was targeting educators, researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and younger participants. ICSB 2016 was attended by participants from over 55 countries!

ICSB wishes to thank everyone that participated in ICSB 2016, the United Nations, and all our partners for their support.

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The energy and enthusiasm shared by all will make for an exciting year that culminates at ICSB 2017 in Argentina.

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Well done ICSB! It was quite an ambitious conference, and you did an amazing job. It was the most interesting and informative conference I have ever attended. The academic/policy/practitioner connections were outstanding.

Donna Kelley

Babson College

Congratulations to ICSB for having a wonderful conference. My colleagues and I look forward to attending again next year.

Musfizree Mustaffa

Professor of Statistics, Bangladesh

What an exceptional feat to have a conference opening day at the United Nations and more so, on a sustainable basis, to have the United Nations duly recognizing a World SME day! Three cheers (and more) to ICSB and all SMEs. Thank you very much to all who made this possible especially to then President Ki Chan, Immediate Past President Ruben , Incoming President Luca, Ayman, Michael and all the ICSB Board members and members.

Den Huan Hooi

Singapore, ICSB Singapore

I would like to thank ICSB team for their huge efforts. The conference was rich, I’ve enjoyed the discussions and I’m looking forward to participating next year.

Essam Disi
Director of Strategy and Policy – Dubai SME

Essam Disi


Ama Dankwah

United States

A wonderful, unforgettable experience! See you next year in Argentina!

Rola Shehata


It was indeed a great experience to be at ICSB 2016 . The creation of international research colloboration platform is fantastic.

Altaf Hussain

Sukkur INA, Pakistan

It was a great experience.

Hyeram Kim

Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation

It was my first ICSB World Conference and I had a great time and learned a lot from it! Got to know wonderful people and got many ideas! Amazing Conference!

Jony Hsiao

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

The ICSB 2016 World Conference was comprehensive and perfectly organized. From the pre-conference to the last minute, all the presentations and speeches were excellent informative ones. I benefited a lot in terms of knowledge and in terms of networking during the social events. I succeeded to promote for the Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit to be held in Egypt from November 16 to 19, 2016. Thank you ICSB team:)

Perihan Tawfik

International Labour Organization Cairo Office

I had great experience with ICSB2016.

Koichi Tsuchima

RINRI Institute of Ethics, Japan

It was an amazing experience!
I learned a lot and met people from other countries.
I’m planning on going to the next conference in Argentina.
Thank you for this amazing experience!!

Rosa Gonzalez


Sorry guys! Wasn’t physically with you due to some last moment hazard and couldn’t present my paper but were with the conference all the ways. Hope to meet you somewhere someday with #Familipreneurship! Hopefully , ICSB2016 was full of exciting events which I missed a lot.

SM Mijanur Rahman

BRAC Bank Limited, Bangladesh

It was a great conference. Looking forward to Argentina.

Katia Passerini


Congratulations on a very successful World Conference. Sorry I missed this year’s conference. I enjoyed past ones I attended. I look forward to attending ICSB2017 in Argentina. Well done & Best wishes.

Grace Olutunla

ICSB Nigeria

It was indeed a great experience to be at ICSB 2016. The creation of international research collaboration platform is fantastic.

Altaf Hussain


The conference was a good step in integrating SDGs with entrepreneurship and SMEs. The presented papers were useful and the pre conference events were great.

Shova Thapa Karki

University of Sussex, United Kingdom

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