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1 WASME Welcome to the official presentation of world association for small & medium enterprises. WASME House Plot No. 4, Institutional Area, Sector – 16 A, Noida – , Uttar Pradesh, India Tel: , , | Fax:

2 WHAT WE DO Serving SMEs globally 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
We disseminate information 2 We foster International cooperation 3 We publish wide range of books, bulletin & news letters 4 We undertake research studies 5 We facilitate study tours & exposure visits 6 We promote rural industrialization 7 We organize conferences, trainings & workshops on SMEs 8 We advocate concerns of SMEs

3 World Association For Small & Medium Enterprises
ABOUT World Association For Small & Medium Enterprises World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) – a not-for-profit organization established in 1980 and headquartered in India – has emerged, over the years, as one of the most representative, effective and leading international organisations, working towards the promotion of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).  The vision behind establishment of WASME was to build a world private community of small business, their supporting and financial institutions as a non-governmental organization, not influenced by any government(s). WASME has members, associates and network partners in different countries across the world.

4 OBJECTIVES The main aim and object of WASME is to foster and co-ordinate international cooperation and networking for promotion of micro, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and projecting capabilities of governmental and non-governmental agencies engaged in promotion and protection of SMEs and sharing from their experiences. With the above Vision and Mission, following objectives were set: Articulating concerns and interests of SMEs at various UN and international fora. Developing relationship between SMEs in developed and developing countries. Networking with related/similar organizations. Enlarging collaboration with UN agencies and international organizations. Capacity building of SMEs through managerial and skill development programmes. Disseminating information on and about international developments in SME sector. Carrying out research and studies on topical issues confronting SMEs.

5 VISSION & MISSION Vision Statement Mission Statement
To build a world private community of small business, their supporting and financial institutions without any influence. of national government(s) views and develop an effective relationship with various agencies in UN system. Mission Statement Foster international cooperation, encourage SMEs’ linkages among SMEs and Governments, institutions, initiate formation of business alliances; and create mechanisms to facilitate cost-effective international networking and international trade opportunities for SMEs. Provide leadership and be a catalyst for building a supporting and synergistic network of civil society institutions so as to make SMEs competitive, sustainable, environmentally friendly, socially responsive, culturally sensitive and ethical in their business relationships. Establish itself as the premier international organization advocating the interests of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) at relevant international fora. Perform as a strategic resource for SMEs and the organizations that represent them world-wide, with focus on those in developing and less developed economies. Facilitate access of SMEs to know-how and best practices, through training, technology transfer and other business development services that will enable SMEs to grow and sustain.

6 ORGANS Council Governing Body Bureau 1 2 3
The Council is the apex policy making body of WASME and is presided over by the President and in his absence by one of the Vice Presidents. Council consists of all the members of the Society and meets at least once in two years. All General Members are eligible to vote in Council. The Council deliberates and decides on such matters as may be referred to it by the Governing Body of WASME. he Council may also periodically review the development of small and medium enterprises in different countries and suggest appropriate policy measures for strengthening the small and medium enterprise sector. 2 The Governing Body is the supreme executive agency of WASME. The affairs of WASME are managed, administered, directed and controlled by the Governing Body in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Society. It has the power to manage and superintend the affairs of WASME and acts in the name of WASME. It takes all appropriate decisions and actions for implementation of the policy decisions of the Council and exercises budgetary controls. While the maximum strength of the Governing Body is 42, the minimum strength is 14. The full Governing Body consists of the President, 10 Vice Presidents, the Secretary General and 30 members 3 The affairs of the Society are carried on by the Bureau consisting of President, Vice Presidents, Secretary General and Treasurer. The Bureau exercise powers of the Governing Body in between its meetings. All decisions taken by the Bureau are reported at the meeting of the Governing Body.

7 Work Culture We care for SME’s with: Devotion Dedication Determination

8 International Relations WASME is the only international non-governmental organization of SMEs, enjoying Consultative or Observer status with: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) United Nations Development Program (UNDP) United Nations Commission on International Trade Laws (UNCITRAL) United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

9 Tools & Initiatives Information Dissemination Initiatives 1 2
tWe disseminate various information and covers different initiatives via a number of effective tools and media to strengthen the sustainable growth of SME’s which includes: Fortnightly e-bulletin Bi-Monthly News Letter A number of books on subject areas Web Portal Reports Papers Statements Declaration On the other hand we regulary conduct and organize a lot of activities to impact the policy makers and also to promote and ensure the initiatives taken by SME’s throughout the Globe. The activities includes: Conferences Trainings Wokshops Research & Studies Awareness programs Content Dissemination Brain Storming Sessions Products & Services 1 2

10 A Glimpse of Bi-Monthly Publication
WASME Newsletter The Documentation & Publication Division of WASME continues to bring out the bi-monthly News Magazine - World SME News (known as the mouthpiece of SMEs) - a must read publication for Small & Medium Enterprises. It provides information on SME-related issues, UN agencies, upcoming events, new arrival of publications, reports, technical papers etc. It has a worldwide reach, and is highly acclaimed by its readers for its rich contents and useful information on SME community in more than 100 countries across the World.


12 A Glimpse of Online Publication
E-bulletin Newsletter News, Views & Features A must read Bulletin Circulated Globally SME e-Bulletin – a global update on SME news, events, policies & programmes, role and activities of SME support institutions worldwide – is a fortnightly er service. It incorporates SME-related news from different countries in the world, UN agencies and other international organisations etc.

13 Activities Conferences 1
International conferences, Seminars, Workshops & Trainings are one of the major activities and prestigious event of WASME which brings under one roof the policy makers, entrepreneurs, SME practitioners, academics, SME practitioners, industry associations, banks & financial institutions, representatives of chambers of commerce & industry and other stakeholders. This is an excellent platform for sharing expertise, experience and emerging best practices and provides ample opportunity in establishing new contacts and business linkages. We organized a number of conferences with different stakeholders of SME’s throughout the Globe. 1 Seminars We organized a number of seminars to make a positive impact on the SME world. 2 Workshops & Trainings We organized a number of training & workshops to enhance the capabilities of SME’s 3

14 Membership Benefits text Benefits Benefits
Becoming part of WASME fraternity means enjoying its services and getting new opportunities for further development as a part of the growing international SME community. Specific benefits to members include: Helping in increasing market reach and publicizing experiences and services through WASME’s worldwide network, WASME Newsmagazine “World SME News” as well as WASME website Facilitating participation in meetings, workshops, conferences and symposia organized by various United Nations agencies as well as other international organizations, which provide an opportunity to express their views on issues of concern to SMEs. Encouraging enterprise-to-enterprise cooperation through identification of business opportunities and partners via WASME’s worldwide network and contacts. Benefits Interacting with top specialists and experts and learning from experiences and “best practices” adopted by institutions/agencies in other countries. Providing access to latest information on markets, trade opportunities, technologies, investment opportunities and documents, research papers and studies on SME development related issues from all parts of the world. Facilitating participation in specialized training courses and workshops to develop and upgrade skills. Facilitating study tours/exposure visits of SME promotional bodies. For example, a team from one organisation/institution deputed to other for studying their SME and other social programs. Becoming part of a truly global network of SMEs and their promotional institutions. Consultancy on their related issues. Accreditation to participate in expert group meetings organized by agencies like UNCTAD, UNIDO, WIPO, ITC and UN-ESCAP on different issues of relevance to them. text

15 Memberships Types of Membership General Parmanent Associate
Government Organisations , Small Business Authorities, Autonomous bodies, Financial Institutions, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, SME Associations, Training Institutes, Consultancy Organisations, Technology Providers and other such agencies which provide services to SMEs and promote their interests. General Members are eligible to vote on resolutions at WASME’s General Assembly (“Council”) and stand for a position in WASME’s International Governing Body which has a term of two years. Individuals/ Enterprises / Corporations / Stakeholders / Research Institutions / Large Enterprises, etc. which are engaged in SME business activities and academicians, researchers, consultants engaged in the service of SME sector. It means any General Member or Associate Member who contributes to the funds of the organization an amount of US $ 20,000. They will not be liable to pay annual membership fee after becoming Permanent Member of the organization. They are the ex-officio members of the Governing Body subject to a maximum of nine. Your own footer Your Logo

16 Thanks! To our members, some of them includes ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 Bank of Industry, Nigeria Central Bank of Nigeria Coir Board, India China International Cooperation Association of SMEs Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, UAE Israel Small and Medium Enterprise Authority, Israel Jubilant Oil & Gas Pvt. Limited, India

17 Thanks! To our members, some of them includes ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 Ministry of Labour, Kenya Nepal Chamber of Commerce, Nepal Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank Ltd, Nigeria Social Fund for Development, Egypt Sabaragamuwa Development Bank, Sri Lanka Swaziland Development Finance Corporation (FINCORP), Swaziland The National Council of Small & Medium Private Enterprises in Romania (CNIPMMR), Romania

18 Achievements WASME has been quite successful in advocating the concerns of SMEs at regional and international fora. Some of the major achievements are: merging as a powerful international NGO with representatives (Senior Advisors, Permanent Representatives, External Consultants and Bureau Officers) in different parts of the world. Enjoying consultative/ observer status with almost all concerned agencies in UN system. Accomplishing 17 international conferences on SMEs so far, besides regional conferences on rural industrialisation and related topics to bring to fore the concerns of SMEs. Organising jointly with specialised institutions, tailor-made training programmes to meet requirements of SMEs and SME promotional organisations as part of human resource development programme. Contributing actively to the deliberations at meetings of various UN agencies and international organisations. Facilitating technology transfer, establishment of joint ventures and marketing linkages amongst enterprises of industrialised, developing and the least developed countries to market economy. Facilitating members and associates to participate in various international and regional events which are of direct interest to them. Established an effective worldwide network. Established a Documentation and Publication Division to provide most current information on documents, journals, research papers, reports and studies on SMEs, besides international developments in the SME sector. Bringing out an international level comprehensive bi-monthly Newsletter, ‘World SME News’ and fortnightly er ‘SME e-Bulletin’.

19 THANKS & REGARDS! WASME House Plot No. 4, Institutional Area, Sector – 16 A, Noida – ,  Uttar Pradesh, India Tel: , , | Fax:

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