We have great pleasure to inform you that COSMO 2008 Small Business Conference (COSMO 2008 SBC) will be held in Skopje, Macedonia, from 27-28 November, 2008 year. „Sustainable Entrepreneurship Networking„ is the title of the conference this year.
COSMO 2008 SBC extends a heartly thankfulness to the following people and companies who contributed their time and resources to promote the COSMO 2008 Small Business Conference with a great success.
Sponsors: We would like to acknowledge the Sponsors and Exibitors for their valued support of the COSMO 2008 Small Business Conference. Please visit our Sponsors, listed to the right, for information on their valuable products and services.
Sponsors: A special thanks to the Sponsors for hosting the
Conference networking events – Day and Night Kick-Off Cocktail – a
chance to sample a wide variety of Macedonian food and drink while
mingling with conference participants and new friends.
Keynote speakers: Thankfulness to our Keynote speakers
Dr. Antal Szabó - UN ret. Regional Adviser, Scientific Director of ERENET - Entrepreneurship Research and Education Network of Central European Universities, Budapest/Hungary
Dr. Laurence Hewick – President, Hewick Research Inc., Canada; President & Director of the Golden Horseshoe Venture Forum; Director of BitNet; Co-founder of the Mohawk College International Development Institute; and member of the Viatech
Conference Secretariat Team Members:
Thank you to everyone in the Conference Secretariat, Organizing
Committee and Programme Committee and Conference Chairman who helped
plan, organize and consult.
Launched in 2008 by the European Commission, the Enterprise Europe Network offers easy access and proximity to local services for SMEs, thus creating regional business gateways. Business actors are encouraged to share, define and disseminate best practices in fields such as innovation, expansion to new markets, enlargement of the client base, improvement of market position, etc.
Therefore, in all member states, but also in candidate states as Macedonia, strategies and programmes are currently under preparation to encourage companies in regional networking , and internationalisation of their expansion. According to the last data by the Observatory of SMEs (Analytical Report 2007) only 8% of SMEs are involved in exports, only 12% of SME inputs are purchased abroad and only 5% of EU SMEs obtain income from foreign business partnerships.
Numerous studies demonstrate the direct link between internationalization and increased SMEs performance. Pro-active internationalization reinforces growth, enhances competitiveness and supports the long term sustainability of companies. Yet European SMEs still depend largely on their domestic markets despite the opportunities and threats brought by globalization and most importantly, by the enlarged single market.
networking is critical for sustainable development of Macedonian
companies as building the relationship in the entrepreneur network
they get support for their goals, avoid isolation, make connections,
receive new information of local and international market. The
stimulation of the partnership through models of local, cross border
and global e-commerce business networks is a priority of the
CОSМО 2008 Small Business Conference.
The conference is supported by funding from the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Macedonia
SEE University -
Small Enterprise Development in
participants interested in
CОSМО 2008 Small Business Conference
CALL US TODAY
COSMO INNOVATE CENTER
bul. Jane Sandanski 113 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
tel. (02) 244 8077, 075 438 576, fax. (02) 244
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