Wednesday, March 15
08:45 to 09:30
Venue: 
Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5

In this session, policymakers who participated in the Regional Ministerial Roundtable and Global SME Ministerial the days prior will reflect on the outcomes and the insights gained, via a discussion between:

  • Ellen Olafsen (moderator),¬†Senior Global Product Specialist on Growth Entrepreneurship in the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank.
  • Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Small Business Development, South Africa
  • Ghassan Alsulaiman, Governor of the SME Authority, Saudi Arabia
  • Tatiana Krylova, Head of the Enterprise Branch, Division on Investments and Enterprise at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Moderators: 
Ellen Olafsen
World Bank

United States

Speaker Bios: 
Dr. Ghassan Alsulaiman
Small and Medium Enterprises Authority.

Saudi Arabia

Lindiwe Zulu
Department of Small Business Development

South Africa

Tatiana Krylova
UNCTAD

Switzerland