5th European Forum on cooperative banks and SMEs
Where: EESC Building, room JDE 62 - Brussels, Belgium
Topic: Business | Economy, finance, tax and competition
Organiser: European Economic and Social Committee
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the International Confederation of Popular Banks (CIBP), the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) and the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME) will be organizing a conference on Access to finance for SMEs in Brussels on 8 March 2013 (9.00 am - 4.30 pm).
The aim of this conference is to bring to the forefront the various institutional, legal and financial issues that affect SMEs creation and development and which were tackled in the EESC opinion on the "Action Plan on Access to finance for SMEs".
Dedicated roundtables will focus on European financial instruments and the role of cooperative banks to support SMEs growth.
Panel debates will be composed of high-level speakers. Stakeholders from across the EU will have a chance to exchange their views and have their voice heard in the heart of Europe!