Enterprise Europe Network

Why you should tune in for this year's Annual Conference (and how)

Enterprise Europe Network Annual conference in Tallinn

There's a lot to look forward to at this year's Enterprise Europe Network annual get-together. From an exceptional line-up in the opening session, to the launch of new Network data, here's a taste of what's to come, what not to miss and how to tune in from wherever you are.

The Enterprise Europe Network Annual Conference will gather 800 delegates from more than 60 Network countries in Tallinn, Estonia, from 20 to 22 November. This year's programme reflects the pioneering approach to digitalisation of our host country, offering a focus on digital disruption and transformation in small and medium-sized businesses.

Digital ambassadors on stage

Save the date and time in your agenda to tune into the opening plenary, live streamed on 20 November from 13:30-14:30 CET (14:30-15:30 local time, UTC +2).

You will hear from an inspiring line-up of speakers:

  • Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia
  • Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, European Commission
  • Kristin Schreiber, Director, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Julien Guerrier, Director, EASME

They will be followed by this year's Keynote speaker, Kaidi Ruusalepp. Kaidi is founder and CEO of Funderbeam, a unique online investment platform for growth companies.

What's going on at #EEN17?

A rich programme of more than 30 sessions will unfold on Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday. The sessions are clustered around five themes:

  • Digitalisation of the European Industry – Challenges and Opportunities
  • Funding and investment opportunities for SMEs
  • Innovation management
  • Internationalisation
  • Aiming at excellence: Internal Network tools and process

Take a look at the programme and follow the conference hashtag #EEN17 for live Tweets from participants and organisers.

New Network data

The Enterprise Europe Network SME growth forecast 2017-18 will be launched with a series of videos and digital content during the event. Follow our hashtag #EENCanHelp for access to the Network's survey results.

Survey data shows a confident SME community across Europe with a thirst to innovate and a positive outlook for jobs and growth. Country by country information will reveal how the Network is helping companies innovate and grow internationally across the EU.

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Updated on 14 November 2017