Navigation path

Left navigation

Additional tools

Tag ‘Press’

European Youth Media Days will celebrate the 10th anniversary

Tags: , , , , , , ,

LAST CHANCE to attend the 2016 SME Assembly in Slovakia

Tags: , ,

mailchimp-banner-2016

>> PRESS INVITATION <<


We still have a handful of places left for journalists at the 2016 SME Assembly, the most significant event for small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe. Travel and accommodation is paid-for by the European Commission.

The event is hosted by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs, and Slovakia’s Ministry of Economy. It is an excellent opportunity for media to discover the latest developments, report on news and progress, and network at this highlight event of the year for Europe’s SMEs and entrepreneurs.

Now in its fifth year, this year’s Assembly will take place at the Incheba Exhibition Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia from 23-25 November. The Assembly is organised by the European Commission, in co-operation with the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Why you should attend

The SME Assembly focuses on how to make SME policy work on the ground. Around 600 representatives from business, government and academia from across Europe will attend.Presentation to the media of the Annual Report on SMEs by the EU Commission.

  • Keynote speeches from European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska and other senior influencers and policy makers.
  • The inaugural Schumpeter ‘Innovation in Enterprise’ lecture, a prestigious standalone address to be delivered by renowned economist, Professor Philippe Aghion (the Robert C Waggoner Professor of Economics, Harvard University). Due to limited places, this lecture will be by special invitation only.
  • Attend the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) ceremony. In this 10th year, there will be a special anniversary celebration alongside the 2016 awards. You will be exclusively briefed in advance on the winners to enable timely reporting. Please view the awards shortlist.
  • Excellent opportunity to interview key people of interest to you. Media bids/interview requests will be taken.
  • Attend high-level policy sessions bringing together business leaders, policy makers and leading entrepreneurs.
  • Take part in a tour of Slovak Start Ups, Scale Ups and SMEs.
  • Get in the Ring – for the Global Start up competition we will challenge entrepreneurs to enter a boxing ring in which Starts Ups pitch for scale-up funding.
  • The Ten Years On session – what will the world of SMEs, Start- and Scale Ups look like in 2026? Includes the winner of our youth competition which asked, ‘What can the EU do to encourage more young people to become entrepreneurs?
  • And more – please see the full programme.

Naturally, travel and accommodation are free as you will be a guest of the Commission and Slovakian Presidency.

An event not to be missed. REGISTER HERE
The registration code is: BRATISLAVA

Please note that places are limited to 50, registrations will close on 15th November and that in principle, only one person per organisation can attend. If you have any questions, or wish to register after the official deadline has closed, please contact the Press & PR Manager for the SME Assembly and EEPA 2016 via richard.fullerton@loweurope.eu.

  • Useful links

  • Tags

  • RSS Promoting Enterprise

    • EEPA 2020 Shortlist – Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit September 24, 2020
      The time has come to meet each project on the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) 2020 shortlist! Over the next few weeks we will be introducing you to each project that has been carefully evaluated and selected by our EEPA 2020 jury. Today we are meeting the projects competing in Category 1: Promoting the Entrepreneurial […]
      promotingenterprise
    • EEPA 2020 – Meet the Special Mentions September 22, 2020
      Last week on Promoting Enterprise we announced the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) shortlist, which features all of the projects that the jury have selected to compete in the EEPA finals at the SME Assembly. The jury also selected projects that they wished to award a Special Mention, which is given to a project that […]
      promotingenterprise
    • EEPA 2020 – Meet the European shortlist September 17, 2020
      This year 185 National EEPA entries were submitted for consideration from 27 participating countries. The EEPA National Coordinators then selected 49 of these projects for the EEPA 2020 Jury to evaluate and compose the European shortlist. The EEPA 2020 Jury met on Wednesday 9th September to discuss and make their final selections for this year’s […]
      promotingenterprise
    • YEC 2020 – How to write a winning entry September 15, 2020
      There is still time to submit your essay to this year’s SME Week Youth Essay Competition. Still a bit stuck? Need some advice? Look no further! Here on the News Portal we have brought together valuable advice from past winners to help you write the best entry you can. So have a read, think about […]
      promotingenterprise
    • Meet the EEPA 2020 Jury – Sabine Hepperle, Ben Butters & Bastian Coes September 8, 2020
      The European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) jury is made up of members representing the European Commission, business associations, academia, the current European presidencies and the last Grand Jury Prize winner. The EEPA jury has the difficult task of selecting which national winners will make it onto the European shortlist, as well as the projects that […]
      promotingenterprise
    • COVID Stories – E-health solutions and mask manufacturing September 3, 2020
      Here on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal we want to bring you stories from the pandemic, in particular the information that you, our Promoting Enterprise community, can benefit most from. Previously we have brought you stories and examples like that of Catherine Lorent, a Belgian seamstress who started with acts of solidarity and then innovated […]
      promotingenterprise
    • Meet the EEPA 2020 Jury – Anke Wiegand & Professor Thomas Cooney September 1, 2020
      Being on the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) jury is an exciting yet difficult task. For 2020 we have already met two of our jurors, Kristin Schreiber and Thomas Wobben, but who else will be joining them this year to select the best project for the European shortlist? Time to meet two more returning members […]
      promotingenterprise
    • EEPA 2020 National Winners – Responsible and Inclusive Entrepreneurship August 27, 2020
      The European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) reward projects from across participating countries that work to promote entrepreneurship and small business at a national, regional and local level through a variety of initiatives. The EEPA have now moved to the European level of the competition and the national winners from each participating country have been selected […]
      promotingenterprise
    • YEC 2020 – Top tips with 2019 winner Radu Dumitrescu August 25, 2020
      We are back with the winner of the 2019 Youth Essay Competition, Radu Dumitrescu. Here on the News Portal we recently asked Radu how he was doing and what he had been up to since winning. Today we are asking him to tell us what any potential applicant needs to know…what makes a good essay […]
      promotingenterprise
    • EEPA 2020 National Winners – Supporting the Development of Green Markets and Resource Efficiency August 20, 2020
      The European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) reward projects from across participating countries that work to promote entrepreneurship and small business at a national, regional and local level through a variety of initiatives. The EEPA have now moved to the European level of the competition and the national winners from each participating country have been selected […]
      promotingenterprise