Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

SME Assembly

SME Assembly

The SME Assembly is the most significant event for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. The conference takes place once a year during the European SME Week. Together with the network of SME Envoys, the assembly creates the governance structure of the Small Business Act.

2018 SME Assembly Austria

The 2018 SME Assembly will take place in Graz from 19 - 21 November 2018.
The conference will be the flagship event of European SME Week.
See the SME Assembly programme.

Further information

Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EUEntry to the SME Assembly and European Enterprise Promotion Awards is by personal invitation from the European Commission only. If you would like to register your interest, please contact:
Updates to the programme and speakers will be announced on this page, on the Promoting Enterprise news portal, via Twitter @EEPA_EU and on Facebook. The official event hashtags are #SMEassembly2018 and #EEPA2018.

The SME Assembly takes place during and in cooperation with the Austrian presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Stay tuned

You can keep up to date on European SME Week news and events on Twitter @EuropeanSMEWeek. The official hashtag for European SME Week is #SMEweek2018. The Commission also posts more widely about the importance of SMEs for Europe on Twitter @EU_Growth and Facebook.

Join the SME Assembly Linkedin and share your thoughts already now on what can we do together for the European businesses to scale up across Europe and beyond.

Supporting documents

Past SME Assemblies

2017 SME Assembly – Start. Scale. Spread Your Wings. (270 kB)

2016 SME Assembly - Helping Europe's entrepreneurs reach new heights (377 kB)

2015 SME Assembly - Europe Works for SMEs: Forward. Together. (507 kB)

2014 SME Assembly - Growth Through Enterprise: The Opportunities Ahead (280 kB)