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2021-11-15 - 2021-11-17
The focus of this year’s SME Assembly is Togetherness + Resilience = Recovery. The Assembly will bring together actors from across the European and international enterprise ecosystems, including citizens, businesses and policymakers, to build a more sustainable and resilient future together.
From 15-17 November 2021, the beautiful city of Portorož in Slovenia, and the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will play host to the flagship event of European SME Week 2021 – the SME Assembly.
Save the date in your calendar and visit the News Portal to find out more about the Assembly format and programme.
What is on the programme?
The SME Assembly presents a unique opportunity to bring together the brightest minds and actors from across the enterprise ecosystem to share, discuss and work towards solutions for problems European SMEs and their networks face. After the challenges brought around by the pandemic, and the need for SMEs to be resilient and resourceful, the SME Assembly will be focusing on how community and collaborative resilience are two important elements on the road to recovery.
Through a combination of high-level panels and interviews, expert roundtables, interactive workshops, and informative masterclasses, this year’s Assembly will explore how resilient SMEs can recover by working together towards a more digital and sustainable European economy.
The full programme will be released closer to the SME Assembly but in the meantime, we can confirm that the SME Assembly 2021 will feature:
- Exciting networking opportunities;
- The SME ‘Sustainable Enterprise’ Panel;
- The fifteenth edition of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards; and
- The annual Schumpeter Lecture.
For full programme details, and high-level speaker announcements, including the prestigious Schumpeter lecturer, keep coming back to the News Portal, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and don’t forget to sign up for the SME Week Newsletter.
What will this year’s Assembly look like?
This year, the Assembly will follow a hybrid format, with the majority of the event taking place in-person, and key sessions also being available online, for global attendees to contribute. Due to the ever-changing health situation, in-person places will be limited, and all attendees will be required to present a valid EU Digital COVID certificate demonstrating full vaccination or a negative test. Further details about the upcoming SME Assembly, including the format and highly anticipated programme, will follow soon.
For any questions on this year’s SME Assembly, please contact the SME Assembly Secretariat.
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