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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

Related documents

Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Participant from ACP Civil Society Forum
  • Participant from ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
  • Participant from Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Participant from Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Participant from Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Participant from Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Comité Européen de Liaison des Commerces Agricoles et Agro-alimentaires
  • Participant from Confederation of British Industry
  • Participant from Confederation of British Industry
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from EU Ukraine Business Council aisbl
  • Participant from EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Participant from EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from Eurogroup for Animals
  • Participant from European Dairy Association aisbl
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from FoodDrinkEurope
  • Participant from Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Participant from FruitVegetablesEUROPE
  • Participant from Gdynia Cotton Association (funded)
  • Participant from IFPI Representing recording industry worldwide
  • Participant from SMEunited aisbl