Academic journal article Journal of Small Business Management

The 11th Annual International Small Business Congress

Academic journal article Journal of Small Business Management

The 11th Annual International Small Business Congress

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THE 11TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS CONGRESS

Six hundred and seventy delegates from 53 countries, plus 107 accompanying persons, attended the International Small Business Congress in Amsterdam on October 24-26, 1984. The International Council for Small Business was well represented at the meeting as forty-six members from eleven countries (representing their own organizations as well as the ICSB) were present.

The countries represented were: Australia, Belgium, Canada, West Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, United King om, and the United States. Fourteen Council members participated on the program--as chairpersons, speakers, or panelists.

The primary purpose of the International Small Business Congress (ISBC) is to hold an annual meeting each year in a different country to exchange ideas and experiences on government policies, programs, and private initiatives for the development of small business and entrepreneurship. Developed as well as developing countries were represented--with government, business, and educator delegates from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and North and South America. A steering committee of twelve key individuals, representing all regions of the world, develop the plans and policies for each Congress, with Secretariat support provided by the National Federation of Independent Business.

The International Council for Small Business complements the activities of the Congress by offering membership, research, and publications directed toward the continuation of worldwide dialogue on small business management and entrepreneurial development. …

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