OECD Conference on SMEs and Urban Fabric
15-16 April 2019, Trento, Italy

What makes a liveable place?
What makes a place a thriving hub of entrepreneurship and growth?

This event brings together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss ways in which policies, regulations and planning can help create an environment for thriving entrepreneurship and SMEs, while at the same time leveraging these entrepreneurs for local development. The discussion will combine presentations of academic research with practical examples and open discussion with all participants.

Keynote Speakers:

Saskia Sassen, Professor of Sociology Columbia University, US
David B. Audretsch, Distinguished Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, US
Christopher B. Leinberger, Chair, Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis, George Washington University School of Business, US
Peter Nijkamp,  Emeritus Professor in Regional and Urban Economics and in Economic Geography, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics, UK

Registration deadline: 7 April 2019 (GMT +1)