The 2014 SME Assembly , which took place in Naples Italy on 1st – 3rd October, was the highlight of this years’ European SME Week.
The theme for the event was ‘Growth Through Enterprise: Exploiting the Opportunities Ahead.’ As with previous years, the European Enterprise Promotion Awards  (EEPA) Ceremony was a key feature of the Assembly. The SME Assembly brought together SMEs, business organisations, European, national and regional government, academia and the media.
More than 800 delegates participated in policy sessions, expert workshops, interactive discussion and an ‘Entrepreneur Expo,’ which featured entrepreneurs from across Europe. The event was also a useful networking opportunity. The interactive badging system recorded around 10,500 contacts during the conference. This equates to an average of 15 new contacts for each delegate at the SME Assembly.
For the first time, the Assembly was paperless. The conference app, which was made available to all participants, contained the conference programme, speaker profiles and their presentations as well as policy documents, live social media feeds and information on the EEPA candidates and winners.
Find out more about the SME Assembly:
- Conference programme 
- SME Assembly Conclusions  [PDF]
- Highlights video on YouTube 
- Tweets from the European Commission and delegates