Welcome to the December edition of the SME Week newsletter!
This month the focus is on the SME Assembly 2016, which took place from 23-25 November in Bratislava, Slovakia. With over 600 delegates and speakers from all over Europe and beyond, this year's assembly was a great success and brought together a diverse audience committed to building an SME friendly Europe and sharing views on entrepreneurship, scale ups and startups.
The assembly played host to policy sessions, interactive open spaces, high-level roundtables, lectures, masterclasses and much more. The event also saw the crowning of this year’s prize-winning projects at the EEPA ceremony and gala dinner which took place on 24 November. Read the EEPA news section for more.
During the assembly we brought you live coverage from the event on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! Daily roundup posts from the three days are also available for you to read the Promoting Enterprise blog.
Now that SME Assembly 2016 in Bratislava has come to an end, we can begin to look forward to the SME Assembly 2017 which will take us to Tallinn in Estonia. The preparations are already under way, we hope to see you there!
Top 10 Take Aways from the SME Assembly 2016
If you could not make it to the Assembly, or you need to refresh your memory about SME policies and solutions discussed, read the blog post of the Online SME Assembly team gathering top 10 learnings from the event.
AND do not forget, the debate still lasts online, join now.
The 10th annual European Enterprise Promotion Awards took place on Thursday evening of the assembly. Of the 57 outstanding projects selected to compete at the European level, ultimately only seven could be crowned as winners. The six category winners and the Grand Jury prize winner came from across Europe and are a testament to the high standard of projects competing this year:
For more information you can read the press release on the blog here or have a look at the 2016 Compendium (an overview of category winning projects, national winners and past winners). Be sure to stay tuned to the Promoting Enterprise blog as there will be dedicated posts to present all the winners!