Missions for Growth
Your gateway to international growth markets
Nearly a quarter of European small- and medium-sized enterprises export or have exported at some point during the last three years, mostly within the EU Single Market. However, countries such as Russia, Brazil, China or India offer a huge untapped market potential, which is estimated will account for about 60% of world GDP by 2030. At present, these markets are only served by less than 10% of exporting European enterprises.
European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani will continue his visits to these growth regions to help European enterprises to better profit from fast growing emerging markets. Vice-President Tajani stresses that: "Major non-EU markets with strong growth rates represent significant opportunities for European enterprises. To help them to better exploit their potential in the global arena is a clear priority to boost competitiveness and create employment."
Moreover, in the framework of the "EUROPE 2020 Strategy for Growth: Promoting Business Partnerships in Europe", the Vice-President also heads missions to European member states to stimulate employment, business activity and growth of the local economy.
The Missions for Growth are usually linked to renowned international brokerage events. You will be able to meet and discuss business ventures with major companies and entrepreneurs in these markets. Spearheaded by Vice President Tajani, participation in the Missions for Growth will also offer you the unique opportunities to meet and network with important political decision makers and local authorities.
Take part in the Missions planned for 2014!
The missions planned for 2014 will lead European SMEs to Australia, Turkey as well as to Northern America and Northern African countries (exact destinations yet to be confirmed - further information will be published on this page as soon as available)
- In the framework of the EUROPE 2020 Strategy for Growth: "Promoting Business Partnerships in Europe" the Vice-President plans to lead missions to Spain, Greece, Belgium and Italy (all dates still have to be confirmed)
- For more information, please contact your local Enterprise Europe Network branch
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