2 PM

3.15 PM

Breakout Panel - Small Business Cities

Small and medium-sized enterprises form the lifeblood of city economies across the world. Besides the obvious benefit of skilled workforces, access to diverse markets and large professional sectors, what else can cities offer to appeal to and attract SMEs? Urban Tech can certainly be leveraged to help support SMEs both in setup and to ease their everyday activities, including improving speeds and costs of transactions, providing easy access to services, allowing connectivity across the city, and promoting citizen engagement. What is most important to SMEs in determining their home city? What role should the public sector take in providing Urban Tech solutions to help local businesses?