29 November 2019 9:00-18:00 OECD, Room CC4
The event marked the launch of the OECD Digital for SMEs Global Initiative. The Roundtable was held in the presence of the OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, and chaired by Stuart Nash, Minister of Small Business of New Zealand and Chair of the D4SME initiative. Young Sun Park, Minister of SMEs and Start-ups of Korea and Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection of Ireland, acted as co-chairs.
The Roundtable brought together over 100 representatives of SMEs and tech start-ups, as well as governments, large companies, SME associations, development agencies, incubators, financial institutions, research organisations and academia. Under Chatham House Rules, participants discussed opportunities and challenges related to the digitalisation of SMEs, and the role governments can play in enabling their transformation.
Download the D4SME First Roundtable Proceedings