Apr 28, 2022 - Apr 29, 2022

SMEs and Urban Fabric Conference

28-29 April 2022 | Trento, Italy |
SECOND EDITION | Physical event with partial live streaming

The conference provides an opportunity for policy makers, academics and practitioners to gather and discuss how cities can be a vibrant place that supports their SMEs and entrepreneurs, what lessons can we take away from the COVID-19 pandemic for SME support, and what will the future hold for SMEs in cities.

This conference brings together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss ways in which policies, regulations and planning can help create an environment for thriving entrepreneurship and SMEs, while at the same time leveraging these entrepreneurs for local development. The agenda combines presentations of academic research with practical examples from different countries and cities. Every session will allow for open discussion with all participants and long hospitality breaks will provide room to exchange bilaterally with the speakers and other participants.

The conference will also provide a dedicated space for participants to present their country’s, region’s or city’s efforts to provide a conducive environment for their SMEs and entrepreneurs or the measures taken to directly support them (please indicate your interest during registration). The space will allow for dialogue with participants during the coffee and lunch breaks and complements the main programme. Participants can also indicate their interest to present in the Policy Speed Session planned for the second day of the conference… more

Date: Apr 28 – 29, 2022