36th International Small Business Congress Sponsorship
Time: 4th-7th October 2010
The single most important global small business conference was held in Taiwan in 2010. We were the main sponsor. The 36th International Small Business Congress (ISBC), which was held over 4 days in October, discussed the opportunities for SMEs in a changing external environment.
More than 700 people from 50 countries, gathered in Taiwan for the conference, representing governments, academies, and a host of different SME industries. As the key sponsor of the event, we showed our focus and commitment to SME businesses in Taiwan, and provided insights from the banking perspective. Taiwan's Vice President Vincent Siew also graced the opening ceremony.
Sunil Kaushal, President & CEO of Standard Chartered Taiwan, and Betty Ku, Regional Head of SME Banking of NEA, Standard Chartered, delivered insightful speeches on how SMEs could response to the external changing environment and the trend of globalisation and regionalisation.
The ISBC Gala Dinner was graced by Mr. Yen-Shiang Shih, the Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Mr. Robert Lai, Director General of Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, MOEA, and Mr. Roscher Lin, the Chairman of National Association of Small and Medium Enterprise (NASME) applauded Standard Chartered Bank's commitment to Taiwan's SME development, catapulting itself as the Largest Foreign Bank in SME lending in 2010.