The Annual ICSB World Conference is held in June of each year, and hosted jointly with one of the ICSB affiliates. Past conferences have been held in cities such as Vienna, Washington, D.C., Strasbourg, Toronto, Sydney, Stockholm, San Francisco, Singapore, Naples and Johannesburg. The conference draws 400 to 800 delegates from 40 to 50 countries.
ECSB has hosted the ICSB World Conference in 2007 (In Turku, Finland) and in 2003 (in Belfast, Northern Ireland).
Join well-known researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and business service providers from around the world to the 57th annual International Council for Small Business, ICSB! The conference is hosted by New Zealand’s national university Massey University and the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ), in June 10-13, 2012.
We invite you to submit papers (refereed or working) that address the conference theme Leading from the edge: Creativity, innovation & entrepreneurship
. We are also interested in hearing from you if you have a proposal for a workshop or a symposium. Following the tradition of earlier ICSB conferences a wide range of tracks is offered. The 18 main tracks cover a comprehensive number of options – enough to allow for the interests of all attendees and speakers.
The 56th ICSB World Conference was held in Stockholm, Sweden, in 15-18 June, 2011. Theme for the conference was "Back to the Future: Changes in Perspectives of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation"
The University of Cincinnati and the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) welcomed people to attend the 55th Anniversary ICSB World Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio USA from June 24-27, 2010.
Under the theme of Entrepreneurship: Bridging Global Boundaries
the 2010 World Conference brought together educators, researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the world to share in the exchange of ideas and experiences related to the development of small, entrepreneurial, and family-owned businesses.
In 2009 the ICSB World Conference was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, in June 21-24. The conference was co-hosted by Korea Small Business Institute (KOSBI), the ICSB Affiliate for Korea.
The theme of the conference is "The Dynamism of Small Business"
. A key aim of the conference was to discuss dynamism of small business in terms of knowledge, technology, innovation, entrepreneurship and globalization.
The 53rd ICSB World Conference was organised in Halifax, Canada in June 22-25, 2008. Again, the conference had many interesting topics, such as advancing entrepreneurship; types of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs; training and development of entrepreneurs; SME management and growth, and many more.
The 52nd ICSB World Conference took place in June 2007, in Turku, Finland. The conference was co-organised by ECSB. Around 400 papers were presented at the conference under several topics, such as enterprise education, franchising, incubators and science parks, management in SMEs and entrepreneurship policy. There were nearly 700 participants, of which around 400 from European countries.