--build a global SME collaboration platform for a greater future
The Global Alliance of SMEs (GASME) is a non-profit multinational NGO approved by the US government, and was founded by the US-China Exchange Association (USCEA) together with more than one hundred prominent business organizations from the G20 countries in 2009. GASME has set up three regional offices in New Jersey, USA, Shanghai, China, and Hamburg, Germany, respectively.
The mission for GASME is to build a global SME collaboration platform for a greater future.
Christian Wulff, Former President of Germany, serves as the Global Chairman of GASME. Global Advisors include Lee Myung-bak, Former President of the Republic of Korea and Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Former Prime Minister of France. Carlos Magariños, Former UNIDO Director-General, serves as the Chairman Emeritus of GASME. Senior Vice Chairmen of GASME mainly include former ministers from G20 countries. GASME operates the Center for World Economic Studies, Institute for Global Business Leadership, Internet Finance Committee, and Future Business Leaders Club. The Secretary-General of GASME assumes the overall operational responsibilities of the Alliance.
GASME is a leader in the exchange and cooperation among global SMEs. On November 22nd, 2012, GASME was granted the Consultative Status with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
GASME has become the leading organizer of high-level forums, including World Manufacturing Convention, Global SMEs Summit, China’s SMEs Global Development Forum, and Global Forum for Fortune 500 and SME Cooperation.
GASME is connected with key public, business and academic leaders around the world, including Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George Bush, Former Presidents of the United States of America, Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Christian Wulff, Former President of Germany, David Cameron and Gordon Brown, Former Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Former Prime Minister of France, Lee Myung-bak, Former President of the Republic of Korea, Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Stephen Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Inc, Jeffrey Straubel, Co-Founder of Tesla Motors and Thomas Sargent, Nobel Laureate in Economics.
GASME actively promotes bilateral and multilateral cooperation among SMEs worldwide. Currently, “SME Global EZPath Program”, “1000 China-EU SMEs Partnership Program”, and “1000 China-Africa SMEs Partnership Program” are being implemented.
GASME is a provider of public services designed to promote the international development of SMEs. GASME has or will release the following white papers: White Paper on Global SMEs Development, White Paper on the Investment Environment of Countries Along the Belt and Road Initiative, and White Paper on the World Intelligent Manufacturing.
With the support from over 20 ex-state leaders of G20 countries and initiated by the Global Alliance of SMEs, the Global Alliance of Business Organizations (GABO) aims to build an interconnected platform for the one million business organizations around the world.