SME is MVP – the first national forum of small and medium enterprises in Serbia

Organized by USAID Cooperation for Growth Project, the first national forum of micro, small and medium enterprises named “SME is MVP” will be held on December 5th in Belgrade. These enterprises are the most valuable players on the market and are key to further development of Serbian economy, and for the first time in Serbia, a business forum is dedicated exclusively to them, highlighting the importance of this sector’s development and offering concrete solutions for growth and improvement of their business.

For large number of attending entrepreneurs, representatives of small and medium businesses, the Government, business association and large companies, as well as various business experts, the Forum will present solutions for adequate financing small and medium businesses, advantages of e-commerce, a business model that provides an opportunity for growth and expansion locally and globally. The unique concept of this event will introduce entrepreneurs to numerous practical and concrete solutions that can be applied right away. In our “Growth zone” exhibition space, created especially for this occasion, innovative business solutions will be presented by entrepreneurs from the areas of e-commerce, business management, digital economy, tax regime and financing. All interested parties will be able to schedule a 15-minute meeting with representatives of companies exhibiting in this part of the program and look for solutions to improve their business.

For small and medium businesses, the Forum will be one big answer to an important question “what can I do today, to become a champion tomorrow?”, including changes entrepreneurs themselves can make in their businesses to become more competitive.

After the annual 1000 businesses survey, “Pojacalo” series and other events and activities on alternative finance, FinTech, e-commerce and other topics, a national forum of small and medium businesses is a new activity in USAID Cooperation for Growth Project’s support to improvement of business environment for small businesses in Serbia. The entrance is free. To book your place in time, apply here.

About the project

The USAID Cooperation for Growth (CFG) Project is a four-year activity aiming to improve conditions for broad-based economic growth through improvements in the Serbian business enabling environment.
The Project will address business environment improvements to simplify and streamline the regulatory framework, as well as standardize and monitor its implementation. On the other side, the focus will also be on diversifying and increasing the number of financial products available to Serbian SMEs.



These are the open solicitations of USAID Cooperation for Growth Project:

The overall goal of the Solicitations program is to identify partners who can assist the Project`s goals and enrich its activities with fresh perspectives, support and enhance the capacity of Serbian SMEs for growth and encourage cooperation between the public and private sectors.

Request for Expression of Interest (EOI)

Deadlines for submission: November 1, 2019; February 1, 2020; May 1, 2020 and August 1, 2020.