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Trade and SMEs

  • Date: 31/03/2011, 15:00-17:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, AB-3D, 36, rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 28/03/2011 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 31/03/2011, 15:00-17:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, AB-3D, 36, rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 28/03/2011 12:00

The purpose of the meeting is to have an exchange with civil society on issues related to trade and SMEs, including on how the EU supports SME internationalisation.

Key-note Speakers

Mr Petros Sourmelis, Head of Unit, Market Access – Export Helpdesk for developing countries, Directorate-General for Trade
Ms Maarit Nyman, Deputy Head of Unit, SME Policy development and Crafts, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry
Mr Martin Pilser, Market Access – Export Helpdesk for developing countries Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
Mr Gunnar Matthiesen, Business cooperation and support network Unit, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

Moderator

Ms Ramona Samson, Civil Society Coordinator, Sustainable Development and SPS Issues Unit, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission

Agenda

Session I (15:00-16:15)

Overview of SME policies
• EU studies on SME internationalisation by Mr Matthiesen
• Europe 2020 and EU Trade policy by Mr Sourmelis
• EU SME policies by Ms Nyman

• Open discussion

Coffee break (16:15-16:30)

Session II (16:30 – 17:30)

• Practical tools for SMEs by Mr Pilser and Mr Matthiesen
• Open discussion

Related documents
Study on SME internationalisation
EU Trade policy and SMEs factsheet

About travel expense.

Related documents

Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Mr Cédric Cabanne, Eurogroup for Animals
  • Ms Sandra Derocle, Comité Européen de Liaison des Commerces Agricoles et Agro-alimentaires
  • Ms Flora Dewar, European Dairy Association aisbl
  • Ms Egle Eimontaite, Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Ms Elisa Elschner, Confederation of British Industry
  • Ms Naomi Harris, Confederation of British Industry
  • Mr Luc Hendrickx, Union européenne de l'Artisanat et des petites et moyennes entreprises, aisbl
  • Mr Louis Hinzen, FoodDrinkEurope
  • Ms Xenia Iwaszko, IFPI Representing recording industry worldwide
  • Mr Ralph Kamphöner, EuroCommerce
  • Mrs Freya Lemcke, EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Ms Marianne Nichols, Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Mr Harald Past, EuroCommerce
  • Mr. Carlo Pirrone, Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Miss Elena Psofiou, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Ms Alba RIDAO-BOULOUMIÉ, ASSOCIATION EUROPÉENNE DU COMMERCE DE FRUITS ET LÉGUMES DE L'UE - European Fruit and Vegetables Trade Association
  • Mr Zbigniew Roskwitalski, Gdynia Cotton Association (funded)
  • Ms Birthe STEENBERG, Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Ms Ewa Tomaszewska, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Ms Carmen Turcu, Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Ms Karin Ulmer, ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
  • Mrs Joyce van Genderen-Naar , ACP Civil Society Forum
  • Mr Dirk Vantyghem, EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Mr James Wilson, EU Ukraine Business Council aisbl