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.

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SME assembly 2020 – Online assembly

The 2020 SME assembly will be held on 16 and 17 November 2020, together with the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It will be the first-ever fully online and virtual assembly.

The Assembly will feature a combination of high-level panels and interviews, expert roundtables, interactive workshops, informative masterclasses, and innovative networking opportunities to help answer the difficult questions facing our community post-COVID. As part of the high-level programme, Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz will deliver the 2020 Schumpeter ‘Innovation in Enterprise’ Lecture from New York. Professor Stiglitz will also be joined by many other top speakers such as Commissioner Thierry Breton, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier, the distinguished economist Dr Maja Göpel, and many more throughout the SME Assembly 2020.

Further information

Please register now to participate in this year’s SME Assembly and the European Enterprise Promotion Awards.
For enquiries about the event please contact:

Updates about the programme and speakers are announced on this page, on the promoting enterprise news portal, via Twitter @EEPA_EU and on Facebook. The official 2020 event hashtags are #SMEassembly2020 and #EEPA2020.

SME week

The SME assembly takes place during the European SME week. You can keep up to date on European SME week news and events on Twitter @EEPA_EU. The official hashtag for European SME week 2020 is #SMEweek2020. 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 on what can we do together for European businesses to scale up across Europe and beyond.

Earlier SME assemblies