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.
The 2016 SME Assembly will take place in Bratislava on 23 - 25 November 2016.
The conference will be the flagship event of European SME Week.
Following the tremendous success over four years, the 2016 SME Assembly is set to once again be the event of the year for Europe's SMEs and entrepreneurs, and those that support them. The Assembly focuses on how to make SME policy work on the ground, in order for Europe's SMEs to really thrive.
In this, the fifth year of the SME Assembly, the programme will include the inaugural Schumpeter ‘Innovation in Enterprise’ lecture, the 10th European Enterprise Promotion Awards ceremony, keynote speeches from high-level politicians and dignitaries, interactive sessions where participants get an opportunity to drive the policy agenda, practical masterclasses and bootcamps, and an interactive expo to promote start-ups and scale-ups and those that support them. We will also run a Scale-up Lab as part of the Ideas from Europe programme.
Entry 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: email@example.com
Updates to the programme and speakers will be announced on this page, on the , via Twitter and on . The official event hashtags are and #EEPA2016.
The SME Assembly takes place during and in cooperation with the Slovakian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
You can keep up to date on European SME Week news and events on Twitter @EuropeanSMEWeek. The official hashtag for European SME Week is #SMEweek2016. The Commission also posts more widely about the importance of SMEs for Europe on Twitter @EU_Growth and Facebook.