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.


SME Assembly 2017

2017 SME Assembly Estonia

The 2017 SME Assembly will take place in Tallinn from 22 - 24 November 2017.
The conference will be the flagship event of European SME Week.

'Start. Scale. Spread your wings'

Following the tremendous success over 5 years, the 2017 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 sixth year of the SME Assembly, the programme will again include the Schumpeter ‘Innovation in Enterprise’ lecture, the 11th 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. There will also be the Ideas from Europe semi-finale, showcasing the conclusion of an EU country wide competition to find the ‘Top 10’ ideas from visionary entrepreneurs across Europe.

Further information

Estonian 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 #SMEassembly2017 and #EEPA2017.

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

EU 2017 presidency

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 #SMEweek2017. The Commission also posts more widely about the importance of SMEs for Europe on Twitter @EU_Growth and Facebook.

Join the Online 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

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

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