About GES 2018

GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS:

Accelerating MSME Growth, Development and Sustainability

Global Value Chains (GVCs) have become an integral aspect of today’s global trade. Most products are no longer manufactured in one location and increasingly the trend is towards locating different stages of the production process across different countries.

The 7th Global Economic Summit, under the theme ‘Global Value Chains: Accelerating MSME Growth, Development and Sustainbility’ will deliberate on the opportunities and challenges for SMEs to enhance their participation in GVCs. It will also discuss the relevance of GVCs for overall economic growth and sustainable development.

The Summit will attempt to analyse the entire process of producing goods from raw materials to finished products, which is increasingly carried out wherever the necessary skills and materials are available at competitive cost and quality. It will explore opportunities for SMEs to extend beyond the local boundaries and encompass the markets in developing, emerging and developed economies, thereby integrating large and SME firms into the value chain.



Topics

  • Enabling Sustainability of GVCs for Development
  • Regional Trade Agreements and GVCs
  • Trends/National Policies for MSMEs in Developing Countries
  • GVCs and MSME Strategy and Profitability
  • MSME Participation in Supply Chain: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges
  • Improving Access to Finance for MSMEs in GVCs
  • Quality Management and Competitive Enhancement
  • GVCs in the Age of Emerging Technologies
  • Retail Chains Fostering GVCs
  • Infrastructure: Key Pillar of GVC Growth
  • Role of Trade Promotion Organisations in Promoting GVCs
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