The International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (ISSME) – headquartered at New Delhi, India – is a non-government, not-for-profit, leading global industry organization for micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). ISSME has been espousing the cause and development of SMEs world over since its inception in 2010. Since SMEs are considered as the backbone of any economy and they have high potential to mitigate poverty and unemployment, ISSME is always concerned for their sustainable growth as this could make our world a much better place. ISSME is committed to improving the state of SMEs.
ISSME is always on the lookout for avenues for enterprises and entrepreneurs so as to enable people participate in the market process. It works with its members, affiliates and partners across the world for the promotion and development of SMEs. It enjoys special consultative/ observer status with concerned agencies in United Nation (UN) system. It also cooperates actively with several intergovernmental and international organizations.
ISSME brings together policy makers, facilitators, experts, researchers, trainers and small business entrepreneurs from around the world. They use this platform to share their experience, knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.
ISSME’s creation was driven by the strong desire to develop a global association of small businesses and their supporting institutions for the sustainable and inclusive growth of SMEs. It tries to achieve this objective through exchange of knowledge and networking opportunities.
ISSME builds synergies between the activities of SMEs across the world and the enabling framework and programmes of governments and Non-Government Organisations working for the promotion of the sector.