Improving the effectiveness of EU policies for SMEs
ROCHAM is pleased to provide to members the invitation from the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to the hearing on Improving the effectiveness of EU policies for SMEs(rapporteur: Milena Angelova), adopted in July 2017.
The hearing will take place on 29 November 2017 from 9:30 to 12:30 at the premises of the Európa Pont, Lövőház u. 35, H-1024 Budapest, in the conference room.
The main objective of the hearing is to debate the effectiveness and efficiency of the EU policies for SMEs and gather valuable input and feedback from Hungarian stakeholders on the matter with a view to finding ways in which they can be improved. Particular emphasis to be put on the recommendations that have been outlined in the EESC opinion with the aim of implementing them at national level. Issues such as access to finance, improving access to markets and internationalization, promoting entrepreneurship, reducing the administrative burden, simplification, supporting SMEs competitiveness and innovation will be at the forefront. EESC will moreover discuss solutions to better target policies and design measures which can respond to the different types and sizes of businesses, also inviting stakeholders to express their views on the current definition of SMEs and on its potential need for revision.
The hearing are held under the auspices of SME Envoy for Hungary Mr Antal Nikoletti and will be moderated by Mr András Edelényi, Hungarian member of the EESC
Participationis free of charge, but please note that for budgetary reasons ROCHAM received a limited number of seats for its members. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and EESC Secretariat (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). For organisational reasons we kindly ask you to confirm your attendance or provide the name of the person attending the hearing on behalf of your organisation.
Venue: Európa Pont, Lövőház u. 35, Budapest
Date: 29th of November 2017
9.30 a.m. Opening speech by Mr András Edelényi, Hungarian member of the EESC
9.35 a.m. Panel discussion on the European approach to promoting SMEs, moderated by Mr Stefano Palmieri, member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), with the following speakers:
Ms Milena Angelova, EESC member, rapporteur for the Opinion on Improving the effectiveness of EU policies for SMEs
Mr Dimitris Dimitriadis, EESC member, rapporteur for the Opinion on The potential of small family and traditional businesses to boost development and economic growth in the regions
Mr Panagiotis Gkofas, EESC member
Ms Katrin Sturm, Secretary General of the European Association of Guarantee Institutions, AECM
Mr Alain Nadeau, Head of Budapest Office of the European Investment Bank
10.20 a.m. Open discussion moderated by Mr Stefano Palmieri, EESC member
10.45 a.m. Coffee break
11 a.m. Panel discussion on improving the effectiveness of SMEs policies in Hungary moderated by Mr András Edelényi, Hungarian member of the EESC, with the following speakers:
Mr Antal Nikoletti, SME Envoy for Hungary
Mr László Krisán, Managing Director of Kavosz Plc., vice president of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mr Tamás Éder, Vice-president of the Hungarian Agro-Chamber
Ms Anita Hendinger, coordinator of Enterprise Europe Network
12.00 Open discussion moderated by Mr András Edelényi, Hungarian member of the EESC
12.25 p.m. Closing remarks by Mr Stefano Palmieri, EESC member
12.30 p.m. End of the hearing