The ALTFINATOR project was presented by our partner PEDAL Consulting at the 2018 SME Assembly, which took place in Graz from 19 – 21 November 2018. The conference was the flagship event of the European SME Week.

The SME Assembly is the event of the year for Europe’s SMEs and entrepreneurs, and those that support them. It provides an important forum for the worlds of enterprise, business support, government, academia and the media to come together to focus on creating an environment in which Europe’s SMEs can thrive. The conference aims to provide the perfect setting for SMEs to connect, share and innovate.

This year’s programme included the 12th European Enterprise Promotion Awards ceremony as well as a new session, The Torch of Enterprise, where the 2018 EEPA winners competed for mentoring investment; Building the Land of Enterprise, where politicians and entrepreneurs from the six continents shared best practices on building enterprise ecosystems; the presentation of the 2018 SME Performance Review and Annual Report on European SMEs; keynote speeches from high level policy makers; interactive sessions where participants got an opportunity to drive the policy agenda; policy sessions, workshops and practical masterclasses; and an interactive presentation to promote start-ups and scale ups and those that support them.

The Assembly was organised by the European Commission, in co-operation with the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Regional Government of Steiermark.

More information is available here.