Invitation to APEC SME Business Forum 2018


Dear Sir/Madam,

APEC SME Business Forum 2018 will be held in Shenzhen, China on November 27-28.

The Forum is an important SME economic cooperation forum under the APEC SME cooperation mechanism framework. It was held in Shanghai, Nanjing and Changsha respectively in 2001, 2014 and 2017. The Forum has attracted extensive attention worldwide as a key driver in innovation and development of APEC SMEs. Approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, initiated by the APEC Secretariat, and agreed by other economies, the Forum will continue to be held in China in 2018.

The Forum is themed í░Innovation, Cooperating and Developing for the Futureí▒. Issues concerned among SMEs, including regional cooperation, sustainable development, entrepreneurship and innovation and cultivation of high-growth SEMs, coupled with the í░Belt and Roadí▒ Initiative and the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, will be openly and constructively discussed to work out recommendations and expectations of SMEs to be submitted at the APEC SME Ministerial Meeting. During the Forum, exhibition and negotiation events will also be held.

We aim to render a more effective forum which functions as a dialogue platform. In order to maximally practice the APEC SME Ministerial Meeting Declaration, conducting government-business dialogues, boost international exchanges, sharing case results, and help SMEs to innovate and sustain development, we sincerely invite SME representatives of all fields to attend the Forum.

We look forward to your participation and support!



Sponsor: Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

Hosts: Shenzhen Peopleí»s Government

China Center for Promotion of SME Development, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

Torch High Technology Industry Development Center, Minister of Science & Technology

China International Cooperation Association of Small and Medium Enterprises

Organizers: Economy, Trade and Information Commission of Shenzhen Municipality

Peopleí»s Government of Nanshan District, Shenzhen

Shenzhen SME Service Bureau

Co-organizers: Glory Land Company Limited

APEC SME Service Alliance

Shenzhen Leader Exhibition Services Co., Ltd.

Beijing J.E. JAVEI International Conference and Exhibition Co., Ltd.


Contact Information:

Organizing Committee Beijing Office: He Jing, Zhang Weiwei, Xiao Ruxin,

Tel: 010-82292058, 2063, 2021, 2032

Fax: 010-82292013

E-mail: interco@sme.gov.cn, zhangww@sme.gov.cn


Organizing Committee Shenzhen Office: Wen Yu, Lu Jintao

Tel: 0755-82707396

Fax: 0755-23957736

E-mail: szapec2018@126.com


Guest Organizer: Beijing J.E. JAVEI International Conference and Exhibition Co., Ltd.

Contact Person: Shang Chunlei, Shi Mengqing

Tel: 13910897356, 13501213993

Fax: 010-58043688

E-mail: edward.shangcl@qq.com,




2018 APEC SME Business Forum Organizing Committee

August 2018