The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Annual Conference is the key Network event, which brings together 800 Network partners, representatives from European institutions and key external stakeholders to explore how to help SMEs make the most of the marketplace in Europe and abroad.
The event will feature plenary sessions, speakers' corners, discussion tables, networking area, business matching opportunities and social events.
Today, European SMEs and the Network that supports them are facing a number of challenges, from major shifts in the political environment to the rapid rate of industrial and technological change.
In the light of these challenges the overarching theme for this year's event is: "Addressing future needs of SMEs".
This theme will be addressed by a range of sessions covering a selection of topics including:
- Industrial policy and sustainability
- Single Market
- Innovation support
- Access to finance and scale-ups
- Digitalisation, including Artificial Intelligence (AI)
This year's edition is organised by the European Commission and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) in partnership with three Finnish Network partners: Business Finland, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce and Turku Science Park.