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SME Network

WHAT: World SME Expo

WHEN: December 1-3, Hong Kong

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The event organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce and the Commerce Ministry will provide opportunities and solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses througha series of seminars and networking events

Smart Solutions

WHAT: M-Commerce Summit

WHEN: December 1, Mumbai

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The CII event will invite key stakeholders, including representatives of the ministry, regulatory bodies, corporate India and the mobile-commerce industry, to discuss policy challenges, growth and bottlenecks, and how to build partnerships to further scale up the industry, given rising smartphone penetration

Connecting Nations

WHAT: Ministerial Conference on Transport

WHEN: December 5-9, Moscow

The conference organised by ESCAP, UN, will discuss the future policy direction for sustainable regional transport connectivity, and assess the implementation of the Regional Action Programme for Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific (2012-2016)

e-Com Boost

WHAT: E-Commerce for MSMEs

WHEN: December 6, New Delhi

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The Assocham event aims to promote and project e-commerce as a business enabler to boost business volumes for MSMEs, besides discussing challenges faced by them while adopting e-commerce in their day-to-day operations

Safety First

WHAT: Third Party Risk Management: 2020 and Beyond

WHEN: December 2, Hyderabad

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The Nasscom event will focus on key areas of emerging risks due to increased reliance on outsource service providers. It will provide independent, practical advice and insight into future trends, form strategies and initiatives, and exchange best practices with real-world case studies

From Fields to Table

WHAT: FoodCon 2016

WHEN: December 2, Chennai

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The conference will discuss the policy framework and government initiatives, recent advances in food processing sector, scope for value-added food products and the potential to develop Tamil Nadu as an agri and food processing hub

Green Trade

WHAT: 2016 International Conference on Green Trade

WHEN: December 6-7, Beijing

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The ESCAP conference will identify trends and assess the potential environmental impacts of trade growth in Asia, explore solutions on leveraging domestic policies and incentives to strengthen sustainability safeguards to promote green trade rules

Safeguarding Borders

WHAT: Illicit Cross Border Trade in Goods: Impact on Economy and Consumers

WHEN: December 8, New Delhi

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: FICCI and Department of Consumer Affairs will provide a platform to all stakeholders, including policy makers and international agencies, to discuss solutions to combat cross border illicit trade in global markets