An entrepreneur can be described as a voluntary risk-taker. However, the risks of today are greater than ever – volatile markets, unstable economies, fluctuating currencies, rapidly changing consumer demands and preferences, limited funding, ineffective policies – a seemingly unending list of risks that can strike fear into the heart of entrepreneurs.


The basic economic resource – the means of production – is no longer capital, nor natural resources, nor labour. It is and will be knowledge.”

– Peter Drucker (1909 – 2005, Austrian-born American management consultant, and author)


There may be numerous solutions to avoid and tackle all kinds of risk but what takes the pedestal is the access to shared knowledge. Organized by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, the SMEs Growth & Opportunity (GO) Conference hosted by the International Council for SME and Entrepreneurship (ICSMEE), provides the perfect platform for shared knowledge.

As a budding or ripe entrepreneur, you will get to experience the true power of knowledge as entrepreneurs take the stage to share their experiences of success and failure. Focusing on growth and opportunity, the conference is set to unravel how small and medium enterprises can propel themselves forward to success in times of risk and uncertainty. It is not only about being the best but learning on how to challenge one’s own boundaries.

The event is to be officiated by YBhg. Dato’ Dr Hafsah Hashim, CEO of SME Corp. Malaysia and will feature notable speakers Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, former Trade Minister of Malaysia, Zhariff Affandi, LOKA Malaysia/The Zhariff Initiative, Dato’ Normaziah Sheikh Mohamed, Megapadu Sdn Bhd and Mr Neil Foo CEO, Secretariat for Advancement of Malaysian Entrepreneurs (SAME) amongst many others.

Calling all entrepreneurs, business owners, CEOs/Presidents, Business Managers, Marketing Managers, Consultants, Entrepreneur Agencies, Business Coaches, Policy makers, and all those who are interested in entrepreneur development, to mark the date, as the SME GO Conference is set to inaugurate on 18th May 2016 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Be ready to be inspired and learn from speakers representing diverse backgrounds, visions and passion.

Knowledge shared is knowledge gained and the SME GO Conference is a testament of the power of collaboration through the sharing of stories, business tips and lessons learnt on defying the odds and reinventing business.

For more information you can visit SME GO Conference



The International Council for SMEs and Entrepreneurship, Malaysia (ICSMEE Malaysia) is the Affiliate of International Council of Small Business (ICSB).

ICSB is a recognized international entrepreneurship and small business research membership organization, bringing together leading researchers, entrepreneurs, business practitioners, business educators, bankers, business financiers, policy makers together with other agencies and professionals in the field.

ICSMEE Malaysia’s membership also comprises those groups of stakeholders, thus enabling the use of research to inform policy formulation and suggest a range of relevant activities aimed at fostering entrepreneurship and small business.

In collaboration with local and international universities, and relevant Government Agencies, ICSMEE Malaysia will compliment Government’s initiatives in the development of local Entrepreneurship and SMEs, thus contributing to higher employment and further spur Malaysia’s economic growth.


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