Geneva Private Capital Symposium

Project at a glance

Dates and Place

24 - 25 September 2007, Geneva, Switzerland
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Organizers

Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations (CASIN)

Project details

The Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations (CASIN) is organising the 2nd Geneva Private Capital Symposium which will focus on Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) investment in emerging markets. The Symposium will showcase today's leading investment vehicles and business models for SME financing and prove how such vehicles are making it easier to invest in this sector.

SMEs are the principle generator of new jobs, innovation, and economic activity; they are catalysts for progress all over the world. But emerging market SME growth and sustainability is constrained by a shortage of both debt and equity financing, often coupled with laws and regulations that restrain rather than foster entrepreneurship. Access to finance for emerging market SME remains, therefore, very limited.

At a time when private equity and hedge fund concentration is driving investment returns down in the developed world, investors are showing a growing interest in exploring opportunities in previously untapped markets. The 2nd Geneva Private Capital Symposium will highlight issues such as: equity and debt finance; regulatory frameworks; investment vehicles currently available; risk management.

External links

http://www.geneva-private-capital-symposium.com

Volunteering Opportunities

Bag packing and logistic support in the days immediately before the beginning of the conference; welcome services, registration help desk, room-supervision during the event.



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