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Europe’s SMEs for People, Planet and Prosperity

Level: European Level Event
Title of the Event: Europe’s SMEs for People, Planet and Prosperity
Description of the event:

On 26th October 2022, Generali will host the second edition of its flagship SME EnterPRIZE event in Brussels to explore the challenges and opportunities for SMEs with sustainable business models and recognize outstanding examples – in the presence of senior representatives of the European Institutions and other relevant stakeholders.

The event will take place in a physical form as well as via a webcast, and will include a panel debate, high-level interviews and speeches given by institutional representatives, revolving around the concept of SMEs role in EU’s sustainability agenda.

Speakers include:

• Martina Dlabajová, MEP, Co-President of SME Intergroup of the European Parliament

• Philippe Donnet, Generali Group CEO

• Bianca Dragomir, CEO Cleantech Cluster Valencia Region and Member of the SME EnterPRIZE Scientific Committee

• Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for Economy

• Markus Jerger, Co-President Co-President European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME

• Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice

• Andrea Sironi, Assicurazioni Generali Chairman

• Gianmario Verona, Rector of Bocconi University

During the event, Generali will present the new edition of the White Paper on SMEs and sustainability developed in collaboration with Bocconi University. The study provides insights on the level of integration of sustainability within companies’ operations thanks to a field analysis conducted by interviewing over 1000 EU SMEs.

Additionally, it will provide visibility to the Sustainability Heroes – entrepreneurs who have implemented notable initiatives with a strong environmental, welfare, or community dimension in their business activities and can become an inspirational model for other SMEs. The best initiatives in the field of sustainability will be selected from the 9 European countries participating in the project (Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Austria, Hungary, Czechia, Croatia and Portugal) by an international Scientific Committee consisting of institutional, academic and corporate representatives.

Register your interest to attending the event on the following link:


Event website:
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Estimated Number of Participants: 100
Where & When
Language(s): English
Countries involved: Belgium (BE)

26/10/2022 - 26/10/2022
17:00 to 20:00

Hotel de Mérode
Place Poelaert, 1000 Bruxelles 6
Belgium (BE)

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Type of Event: Mentoring
Topic(s) addressed: Business support
Business strategy
Environment/energy efficiency
Corporate social responsibility
Access to finance
Target Audience: Established Entrepreneurs/practitioners
Potential Entrepreneurs
Members of business support organisations
Policy makers/civil servants
Citizens/general public
New entrepreneurs
Female entrepreneurs
Members of youth business associations

Main Organiser

Generali Group