20-21 February 2018 Mexico City
The workshop on Building business linkages that boost SME productivity was organised by the OECD in collaboration with the Mexican National Institute of the Entrepreneurs (INADEM). It examined the main policy levers for increasing SME productivity by building linkages with other firms, including through the use the digital technologies, supply-chain finance and crowdfunding, cluster development and FDI-SME linkages. It was held back to back with the Ministerial Conference on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.
This 2-day workshop provided an opportunity to discuss the following themes:
Session I: Seizing digitalisation as a catalyst for SME productivity
Session II: Making the most of digital technologies to support business linkages
Session III: Financing business linkages: the role of supply chain finance for SME productivity
Session IV: Fintech and SME productivity: the role of crowdfunding and venture capital/initial coin offerings (ICOs)