The European Small and Mid-Cap Awards, a joint initiative of the European Commission, the Federation of European Securities Exchanges  and EuropeanIssuers , aim to promote best practices and encourage more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access capital markets via IPOs. Every year, awards are given in four categories: Star of 2017, Star of Innovation, International Star and Rising Star.
The Awards Ceremony was organised for the first time in 2013 by EuropeanIssuers and the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), as an initiative of the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry (now Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs) of the European Commission. These two associations represent together the European Securities Exchanges and the companies listed on them. The Awards showcase the diversity of European markets, and aim to promote stock listings, in particular targeting SMEs and growth companies. These companies are critical to European economic recovery and to accomplishing the EU’s goals of job creation, competitiveness and growth.
So who is on the shortlist this year?
Want more information about the 2017 shortlist? Have a look here .
Visit the awards website  to find out more about this year’s edition which will take place on 22 November in Brussels, Belgium.