Head of Hincks Centre represents European Council for Small Business in USA
Published on: Monday, 11 January 2016
Dr Breda Kenny, board member of the European Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ECSB) with responsibility for research collaboration and industry engagement, recently travelled to San Diego, California to represent ECSB at the International Council (ICSB) board.
ECSB is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to advance the understanding of entrepreneurship and to improve the competitiveness of SMEs and has close to 400 members from 36 countries. The board met at the USASBE 2016 conference hosted by the San Diego State University, where Dr Kenny presented an overview of the full range of activities and initiatives undertaken by the European affiliate. A second presentation was provided on the 3e Entrepreneurship Education Conference which began in Denmark in 2013 and will be hosted in CIT in May 2017.
Further meetings took place between ECSB and USASBE (The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) with a view to exploring collaborative opportunities between both organisations over the coming years.
(L-R) Dilara Bogut, Senior Project Manager, The International Council for Small Business ( ICSB), George Washington University; Prof Tony Mendes, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship, University of Missouri - Kansas City; Dr Breda Kenny, Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship, CIT, and ECSB Representative; Dato Hafsah Hatim, CEO, SME Corporation, Malaysia; and Michael Battaglia, Vice President Operations, ICSB.