3rd International SME Conference “SMEs Facing the Change”

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3rd International SME Conference
“SMEs Facing the Change”
3rd International SME Conference “SMEs Facing the Change”
Project Reconciliation Now!
Place Cyprus Turkish Medical Association, Lefkosia
Date(s) 27 March, 2004
Type of participants Business people from both sides
Number of participants >100
Total Duration 1 days

Conference organized with the The Management Centre at the Cyprus Turkish Medical Association. The conference was organized in the context of the Reconciliation Now! project, which was implemented by the Cyprus Office that operates under the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute and is sponsored by HasNa Inc., a Washington DC based foundation that sponsors international programs that promote peace and reconciliation.


14.00 – 14.15 Opening Address: Münir Altuner, Chairman, The Management Centre Key note Speech Dr. Anna Maria Krok Paszkowska Researcher in European Studies in Italy, France, Belgium and author of six publications about European Enlargement

14.15 – 15.00 Presentation One: Chair: Dr. Andreas Staab Dr Charles Dannreuther, University of Leeds: The Voice of SME’s How do interest groups channel issues for SME’s ? The problem of talking to disorganised interests groups On deciding who to listen to (and who to ignore)

15.00 – 15.45 Presentation Two: Chair: Dr. Andreas Staab Nicos A.Theodoulou, Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Nicosia: How can SME’s expand? Challenges facing SME businesses Growth strategies and guidance

15.45 – 16.15 Break

16.15 – 18.00 Presentation Three: Chair: Dr. Bülent Kanol Giuseppe Belsito, Business Development Adviser – UNDP/PFF, Nicosia: Partnership for the Future

Dr Yiannis Laouris, Managing Director, CNTI/Ekkotek Ltd, President of Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute, Nicosia: Business co-operation between Greek and Turkish Cypriots, Support for new business creation through MedPride and other European programmes

Hasip Erel, Member of Assembly of Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Commerce, Nicosia: The problems and opportunities awaiting the T.C. SMEs, What can be done to ease the pain for a smooth transition period

18.00 - 19.00 SME Clinic: Presenters to answer questions from audience

19.00 - 20.30 Reception Certificates of the IATA training course participants (members of Cyprus Turkish Traveling Agencies Association, KITSAB) will be presented at the reception.