Digital revolution: are SMEs ready?

Breakfast debate


The focus of the event is the challenges and opportunities SMEs face in an increasingly digitized society and will bring together representatives of SME organisations, startups, the European Commission and MEPs.

Among other, the discussion will touch upon how SMEs are adapting to digitalisation, how startups and SMEs can work together and how policymakers can support SMEs in becoming more digital.


PROGRAMME - 26/09/2018

Welcome and introduction:

Ivan Stefanec MEP and EIF Member


David Goodridge, Senior Vice President, Market Development, Europe, Mastercard

Horst Heitz, Executive Director, SME Europe

Lenard Koschwitz, Director of European Affairs, Allied for Startups

Dr. Max Lemke, Head of Unit for ‘Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry’, European Commission, DG CONNECT

Exchange of views with participants

(under the Chatham House rule)

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