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 2021
The 2021 SME Assembly took place from 15 to 17 November 2021, together with the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Subject to a strict COVID protocol, the flagship SME event was hybrid, with delegates attending in-person and online.
The assembly featured 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.
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 2021 event hashtags are #SMEassembly2021 and #EEPA2021.
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 2021 is #SMEweek2021. The Commission also posts more widely about the importance of SMEs for Europe on Twitter @EU_Growth and Facebook.
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Earlier SME assemblies
- 2021 SME Assembly video and Schumpeter lecture 2021
- 2020 SME Assembly video and Schumpeter lecture
- 2019 SME Assembly video and programme (587 kB)
- 2018 SME Assemby programme – connect.share.innovate.
- 2017 SME Assembly - start. scale. spread your wings. (270 kB)
- eMagazine from 2017 SME Assembly (21 MB)
- Graphic recording from 2017 SME Assembly (15 MB)
- 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: exploiting the opportunities ahead (380 kB)
- 2013 SME Assembly – Encouraging a Europe of enterprise (2 MB)
- 2012 SME Assembly – Helping SMEs go for growth (1 MB)