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On September 12th SME Europe and SME Connect hosted a Working Breakfast in Strasbourg on the topic: “How to create Fairness for SMEs in Platform-to-Business Relations?” The importance of this event was increased by the participation of Christel SCHALDEMOSE MEP, Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Rapporteur on p2b Regulations, Herbert DORFMANN MEP Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, President of the European Parliamentary Association, Sebastiano TOFFALETTI Secretary General of European Digital SME Alliance, Lenard KOSCHWITZ, Director of Public Affairs at Allied…

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On July 10th SME Europe hosted a Working Breakfast in cooperation with SME Connect. The topic discussed was “P2B Regulation: Platforms & the Truth about the Accommodation Value Chain”. The importance of this event was increased by the participation of Roza Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein MEP, Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection; Henna Virkunnenn MEP, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Committee on Transport and Tourism; Dr. Paul Rübig MEP, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and Honourable President of SME…

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On the 26th of April SME Europe, European SME Business Club (Member of SME Connect) together with the International Democratic Union (IDU), hosted a conference at the Portcullis House in London. This conference was made possible by the initiative of Dr. Horst Heitz (Executive Director of SME Europe) and Christian Kattner (Secretary General IDU). The title of the conference was: “#BREXIT: How to foster success and growth for Enterprises in Great Britain and the European Union”. The event was attended by a group of more than 50 people. The group…

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On April 11th SME Europe hosted a working dinner in cooperation with EuropaBio. The topic discussed was “The Future of Medicine: Promoting an Innovative Ecosystem to Position European Biotech SMEs at the Forefront of Cutting-Edge Science”. The importance of this event was increased by the participation of Dr. Paul RÜBIG MEP, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and Honourable President of SME Europe, John BRENNAN, Secretary General of the European Association for Bioindustries (EuropaBio), Jean-David MALO, Director for Directorate B – Open Innovation and Open Science, DG Research and Innovation…

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On March 6, 2018, SME Europe of the EPP hosted a Working Breakfast event in the European Parliament considering the following thematic: “The Future of Trade Between the EU & India”. The event featured the following speakers and moderators: Srita Heide, Founder & CEO, Srita Heide International – Indo-European Business, Dr. Ingo Friedrich, Honorable Member of the European Parliament, President of the European Economic Senate; Dr. Paul Rübig MEP, Member of the ITRE and BUDG Committees, Honorary President of SME Europe of the EPP; H.E. Gaitri Issar Kumar, Ambassador of…

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On April 10th SME Europe in cooperation with the European Patent Office hosted a Working Breakfast event in the European Parliament considering the following thematic: “Patents as a springboard to success for European SMEs”. The event featured the following speakers and moderators: Dr. Paul Rübig MEP, Member of BUDG and ITRE Committees, 1st Vice-Chair of STOA, Honorary President of the SME Europe of the EPP; Ivan Štefanec MEP, Member of IMCO Committee, Vice-President of the SME Europe of the EPP; Margot Fröhlinger, Principal Director for Unitary Patent, European and International…

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On 21st February 2018, SME EUROPE of the EPP in cooperation with the ERTRAC (European Road Research Advisory Council, hosted a Working Dinner event in the European Parliament considering the following thematic: “Research & Innovation in Road Transport: Challenges & Strategies for FP9”. The event featured the following speakers:Paul Rübig MEP, Member of the ITRE and BUDG Committees, Honorary President of SME Europe of the EPP; Clara De La Torre, Director DG RTD, European Commission; Stephan Neugebauer, ERTRAC Chairman and BMW Group Director on Global Research Cooperation; Followed by Workshops…

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On October 19th, SME EUROPE of the EPP in cooperation with the the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) & DIGITALEUROPE, hosted a Working Breakfast event in the European Parliament considering the following thematic: “Dual-Use Reform: Enabling & Securing European Exports of Technologies, Software & Semiconductor”. The event featured the following speakers: Klaus Buchner MEP, Rapporteur on “Union regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items”, Member of INTA Committee, Marietje Schaake MEP, Opinion Rapporteur on” Union regime for the control of exports, transfer,…

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On 26th September 2017, SME EUROPE of the EPP in cooperation with the FCH-JU (Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking), hosted a Working Lunch event in the European Parliament considering the following thematic: “Collaborating with SME’s to make Fuel Cells and Hydrogen an Everyday Reality”. The event featured the following speakers: Ivan Štefanec MEP, Vice-President of SME Europe, Member of IMCO; Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking; Maja Bakran Marcich, Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission; Jacob Kroggsgard, Senior Vice-President of NEL, Producer of…

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