International Small Business Congress (ISBC)
26 - 29 September 2004 — Warsaw, Poland
We have the honour of inviting you to take part in the 31st
International Small Business Congress (ISBC). The Congress
will take place on 26-29 September 2004 in Warsaw, Poland.
The theme of the 31st ISBC is:
"Small and medium-sized enterprises on the integrating
The International Small Business Congress is organised annually
and has been a tradition for over 30 years. Since the first Congress
in Hawaii in 1974 the ISBC has changed to become a large international
event where representatives of SMEs, business organisations and
governments gather from all over the world.
The aim of the Congress is to promote the development of small
and medium-sized enterprises, to initiate international business
co-operation and to emphasize the role of SMEs in the social and
economic development of individual countries.
The importance of this event can be verified by the fact that each
year the ISBC is organised under the patronage of the President
or King of the host country. The 31st ISBC is organised
under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of
Poland - Mr. Aleksander Kwasniewski.
The 31st International Small Business Congress will gather approximately
1000 participants from all over the world: representatives of the
Parliament, the Government, representatives from entrepreneurs'
organizations, academics and entrepreneurs themselves.
The main organisers of the 31st ISBC are: the Foundation of Small
and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Polish Agency for Enterprise
Development acting on behalf of the Ministry of Economy, Labour
and Social Policy. Co-organizers of the Congress include the largest
national entrepreneurs' organisations: the Polish Chamber of Commerce,
the National Association of Trade and Services, the Polish Craft
Association and the Small Business Chamber in Warsaw.
For detailed information, please visit our website: www.isbc2004.pl
where you can also register for the Congress online.
Should you have any questions, please contact:
31st ISBC Secretariat
Foundation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
ul. Smocza 27, 01-048 Warsaw, Poland
tel. +48 22 636-29-70
fax +48 22 838-02-61