The 4th Digital for SME Roundtable
23 November 2022 09:00-18:00 CET OECD HQ Paris
Following the acceleration of SMEs’ transition to digital tools prompted by the pandemic, this year’s Roundtable, , Chaired by New Zealand’s Minister of Small, the Hon Stuart Nash, will focus on how digitalisation can help SMEs weather the “perfect storm” of disruptions in value chains, trade and energy supply, inflationary pressures, and tighter credit conditions. The Roundtable will also be an opportunity to strengthen the attention of the international policy community on long-term transformational needs of SMEs, including on more sustainable and digitalised business models, approaches to data management, and uptake of advanced digital technologies (e.g., A.I., blockchain). Participants will also discuss new evidence and analyses on “digital skills for SMEs” and the evolution of “hybrid retail,” drawing on a survey undertaken by the OECD in cooperation with D4SME partners.