Speaker profile


  • Mr Horst Heitz
    Executive Director
    SME Europe


Dr. Horst Heitz is the Executive Director of the SME Europe of the EPP since 2012. He is also Secretary General of the European SME Business Club and Senator of the European Economic Senate.
Horst Heitz was born in 1976 in Basel/Switzerland and studied political science, history, communication science and international law in Munich and Salzburg. After successfully completing his Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, Horst Heitz completed a doctoral degree in Vienna with a dissertation on "Lobbyism in the European Union”. His professional focus has been on promoting SMEs' interests in various associations at European level for more than ten years.

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