Welcome from ICSB President Robert Lai

Dear all SMEs and the friends of SMEs,

On behalf of the host affiliate of the 2018 ICSB World Congress, I feel privileged to have the ICSB World Congress hosted in Taiwan again after 17 years. As the president of ICSB-ROC, I sincerely invite all of you to attend the 63rd ICSB World Congress which will be held from June 26 to 29, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan.

The theme of the 2018 World Congress is “Reshaping the World through Innovative SMEs,” which will address that the innovations created by SMEs is a driving force for a better world.  In response to the advent of the era of ABC (AI, Big Data and Cloud), value-added technologies enable the diverse capabilities and cultures converged at SMEs in a wide variety of industries to accelerate the realization of innovations and change the next generation with innovational values.  During this congress, we will present the latest insights of SMEs’ world-changing thoughts and the global contributions of entrepreneurs.  We hope to stimulate more innovative ways to make the world a better place through speeches, panels, and workshops where everyone can collaborate and exchange ideas.

With Taiwan being an island of approximately 36,000 square kilometers, global competitive rankings prove we have outstanding professional talents, leading scientific technologies, innovative R&D capacity, and abundant entrepreneurship here.  In addition to the global recognitions on our research capabilities in specific academic fields such as IT, medical science, etc., our industry developments also play a significant role in the global supply chain in sectors including information and communications technology, optoelectronics, semiconductors, bicycles, and medical devices. As the host for the 2018 ICSB World Congress, we promise to combine both international and domestic resources and features that will allow everyone to learn from the world while connecting to the local region.

Furthermore, the beautiful island of Taiwan is generously endowed by nature with a variety of terrains including high mountain forests and winding coastlines.  As you enjoy the amazing scenery here, keep in mind the local cuisines and hospitality of the Taiwanese are also widely recognized and will surely be the highlights of your stay.

Again, it is my pleasure to welcome your participation next year on behalf of ICSB-ROC.  And as the 2017-2018 ICSB President, I look forward to a successful 2018 ICSB World Congress.


Sincerely yours,

Dr. Robert S.Q. Lai

President, ICSB /President, ICSB-ROC