by European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME


 
 
 
 

What can you do on SME2B?

  • Present services and products in an interactive marketplace.

  • Search, filter and find a business partner fastly and easily.

  • Meet potential business partners directly through virtual meeting spaces.

The SME2B platform is free of charge for 2021!

We foster a continuous match-making process by organising online and offline meeting for business opportunities in Europe among entrepreneurs of different countries.

 
 

 

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About Our Platform

SME2B is a business-to-business platform that wants to enable European small and medium-sized companies to find new commercial partners across the continent, so to make the best of the European Single Market. During and following the COVID-19 crisis, it is important for companies to find new venues to push their products and services. Our platform SME2B is here to help do that.

On the platform, with a few clicks, you can create a full company profile, join the   marketplace where you can showcase your services and products,  message and meet online other members  and even register for dedicated events announced through the platform.

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Featured Events

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Our upcoming events

SME Crisis Response Webinar 5

Protect your intellectual property,  save money with the SME Fund

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 09.00 - 10.00
CEST | 7 June 2022


EUIPO, the European Union Intellectual Property Office, is working to ensure that European SMEs can defend their intellectual property all over the continent.

In doing so, it has put in place a series of very appropriate measures. One of the most successful is the SME Fund, a grant scheme designed to help EU SMEs' intellectual property rights. It offers financial support to SMEs established in the European Union. The application can be filed by an owner, an employee or an authorised representative of an EU SME acting on its behalf. Grants are always transferred directly to SMEs.

Join our webinar with experts from EUIPO and protect your assets, something even more important during crises like COVID-19 and the rise of energy prices.


Our past events

SME Crisis Response Webinar 4

European Free Trade Agreements: How SMEs Can Benefit

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 09.00 - 10.00
CEST | 12 May 2022


The recent international crisis had a major impact on small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe, pushing them out of some foreign markets they relied on for their businesses. Others were cut from trusted providers.

Was your company impacted in such a way? Join our webinar to learn how the free trade agreements the European Union has with different third countries can provide the opportunity to make up for it.

The experts from our Danish member the Danish Export Association will explain the key elements of these treaties that can be of help to SMEs. You will also be able to ask for some practical guidance on how and where to start expanding your business activities in these third countries

What is A CRM and How Can It Benefit My Company?

DataSkills4SMEs CRM Orientation Course Webinar

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10.00 - 11.00
CEST | 10 May 2022


Do you know what a Customer Relationship Management system is and how it can help your company?

This webinar will introduce you to the orientation course that DataSkills4SMEs has set up to cover the critical points: 

  • Learn how to start with CRM in your company
  • Get an assessment of your own status quo
  • Find your priorities and get practical recommendations for action

Come get some practical hands-on input from the CRM Expert, and let us introduce you to the DataSkill4SMEs Course, where you will have an opportunity to enrol utterly free of charge.

SME Crisis Response Webinar 3

High Energy Costs: Immediate and Smart Ways to Reduce

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 17.00 - 18.30
CEST | 28 April 2021

The combination of high inflation, the international crisis in Ukraine and an already unstable market are driving energy prices extremely high, to the point where, without support, many small and medium-sized businesses in Europe are at risk of significant losses if not outright bankruptcy.

Governments across the EU are taking different measures to support impacted companies, but their efforts are often too limited to make a real difference, and more is undoubtedly needed. On the other hand, what can SMEs do to absorb this economic shock?

Three possible steps can make a real difference:

  1. 1. Save energy by consuming less. This solution often entails reorganising energy consumption across the company, but it can deliver tremendous results.
  2. 2. Reorganise the production line or postpone some actions for the near future (hoping that prices will decrease in a few months). A more long-term approach can deliver significant savings once the energy market becomes more approachable.
  3. 3. Buy cheaper energy from new providers or buy all your energy in bulk from the same provider in exchange for a better price. While in a crisis, the market is still wide open, so there might be opportunities for saving costs by changing the way energy is purchased.

These might sound like an efficient solution, but how do you apply them in practice? Learn this from our expert on Thursday, April 28th at 17.00

Webinar Series - SME Crisis Response Webinar 1

EU sanctions against Russia and how to deal with them as SMEs.

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 14.00 - 15.00
CEST | 13 April 2021

The military aggression of Russia on Ukraine has rightly called for an international response with an unprecedented economic sanction to stop this war.

However, these sanctions will have a significant impact on European SMEs. So it is essential companies are aware of what they entail and where to find more information whenever necessary. It is also equally vital that there are measures in place to protect them from the brunt of the impact.

Join our webinar to find answers to key questions like what the sanctions entail and how to find out when they apply to specific cases. For example, let's say your product requires a component made in another EU country but which includes some parts coming from Russia. What happens then? Find out on April 7th at 14.00.

We will also present our requests to the Commission of what should be done to support SMEs under these unique circumstances to ensure they can keep thriving and producing wealth for Europe.

Our speakers include:

Ms Eva Revilla Peñaranda, Unit GROW D.2 Industrial Forum, Alliances and Clusters

Mr Thomas Mundry, Schneider Group

Mr Stefan Moritz, Managing Director of European Entrepreneurs will provide the opening.

Webinar - How can European SMEs help Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees in Europe now?

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  14.00 - 16.00
CET (15.00-17.00 Eastern Europe/ 16.00-18.00 Turkey/ 17.00-19.00 pm Caucasus area)| 18 March 2021

Europe is shocked about the war in Ukraine.

European SMEs – also those represented by European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME in all member states of the EU and in neighbouring countries – not only are concerned about the impact on their economic activities, but they also want to understand how they can help and support Ukrainian fellow companies and Ukrainian people in the country, or fleeing to the EU.

On Friday, March 18th at 2:00 pm (3 pm in Eastern Europe, 4 pm in Turkey, 5 pm in the Caucasus area) we will be able to meet with the Deputy Director General of the European Business Association Ukraine, Ms Svitlana Mikhaylovska to hear her call for support and about the evolving situation in Ukraine.

In addition, the representatives of our members in countries near to the conflict, like Lithuania, Poland, Hungary or Georgia will share with us their impressions and indications on what can be done:

-European Entrepreneurs Vice-President Marina Kaas (EVEA/Estonia)

-President of our member Regionalna Izba Gospodarcza w Katowicach Tomasz Zjawiony

-Chairman of the Board of our member European Business Association Georgia, John Braeckeveldt

-Project coordinator of our Lithuanian member Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park, Martina Skripkauskaitė - Braškė

WIPO Webinar - Alternative Dispute Resolution for IP and Technology Disputes

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  09.0
0-10.30 CET | 18 November 2021

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center (Center) administers alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as mediation, arbitration, expedited arbitration and expert determination.

The potential of ADR for SMEs is significant. In offering dispute resolution services, the WIPO Center aims to meet the specific needs and challenges of SMEs, which currently represent 37% of users of its arbitration and mediation services.

The Centre provides complimentary procedural assistance and can also assist SMEs in drafting contract clauses and submission agreements and submitting a dispute to mediation or arbitration.

Join our webinar to discover all the ways SMEs can benefit from Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that can save you money and time!

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EU-African SME Summit 2021

Rome – Dakar – Berlin – Brussels Live & Online 21-22 October

Economy-Sustainability-Humanity – Roadmap to Shared Success!

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Discover the Program

Our Speakers

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of many economies in Africa and Europe, e.g. of the first two manufacturing nations in Europe, Germany and Italy. Entrepreneurship, professional training and investment are our focus, as keys for a strong African Mittelstand and a good basis for shared value business, which truly will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The conference aims to bring European and African entrepreneurs into play, encourage them to cooperate and co-invest, build alliances, joint ventures and partnerships through appropriate support and monitoring structures and mechanisms to verify the effectiveness and impact of their initiatives.

Launch of the Africa IP SME Helpdesk

Furthermore, at the event, EUIPO will launch the Africa IP SME Helpdesk, expected to be operational from October 2021. This is an EU-funded project set up to help SMEs from the EU in the process of creating, protecting, utilising, administering and enforcing intellectual property rights (IPR) across Africa.

Cooperation between the EU and African countries in the Africa IP SME Helpdesk project will provide a unique opportunity for European SMEs to invest in Africa and, in that process, enable African countries to access global business value chains while, at the same time, contributing to sustainable development and economic growth in Africa.

Comment atteindre de nouveaux clients en ligne ? - Webinaire du cours d'orientation sur les ventes en ligne et le marketing digital de DataSkills4SMEs

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  11.0
0-12.00 CEST | 14 Septembre, 2021

Souhaitez-vous démarrer ou améliorer et développer votre entreprise en ligne ? Vous souhaitez trouver de nouveaux clients grâce à un marketing digital efficace ?

Ensuite, ce webinaire vous aidera à obtenir des informations pratiques de la part de l'expert en vente en ligne et marketing digital, et en plus, vous présentera le cours d'orientation en vente en ligne et marketing digital de DataSkill4SMEs où vous aurez la possibilité de vous inscrire entièrement gratuitement.

How To Reach New Customers Online? - DataSkill4SMEs Online Sales & Digital Marketing Orientation Course Webinar

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  11.0
0-12.00 CEST | 9th of September 2021

Would you like to start or improve and grow your business online? Do you want to find new customers through effective digital marketing?

Then this webinar will help you get some practical hands-on input from the Online Sales and Digital Marketing Expert, and in addition, introduce you to the DataSkill4SMEs Online Sales and Digital Marketing Orientation Course where you will have an opportunity to enrol completely free of charge.

The course covers Strategy, Reaching New Customers, Operations and setting up an Online Shop from Scratch.

The effects of BREXIT on Trade between EU and UK: What changes for Europe’s SMEs?

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09.00-12.30 CEST | 28th of May 2021

European and British SMEs are still struggling to understand the new import-export rules and customs procedures following the Brexit deal; the custom services themselves sometimes seem to be not sure about how to best advise companies, trade relations and transports suffer. Can this be improved? How can things go smoother? What are the corrections we need?

Our event offered now to sort out some of these questions, with the help of  High-Level EU representatives, and technical experts.

Franco-German Business Forum

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10.00-14.00 CEST | 6th of May 2021

BVMW, together with their partner Stratexio (international acceleration program of MEDEF - French Business and Employers' associations in France), would like to invite you to the Franco-German Business Forum on 6 May from 10.00 to 14.00 CEST.

The aim is to provide you with exclusive information on a possible market entry in France and Germany and to network you with French and German partner companies on a B2B basis. During the break-out sessions, our experts will provide you with valuable information to facilitate your entry into the target markets.

Matchmaking Sessions - The European Green Deal

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10.30-18.30 CET | 6th of April 2021

Inspiring plenary sessions, informative workshops and targeted 1:1 meetings promises knowledge gain and new business contacts.

The match-making event brought together companies from a large number of European countries. It was a unique opportunity to generate new business contacts and contracts. The model is time - and cost-efficient and result in business! Meetings took place in a dedicated area and were arranged in advance by means of this website.


Slovenia and Germany... So near, so...very near

First German-Slovenian SME2B Online Forum

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09.00-13.15 CET | 4th of March 2021

We, together with our Members, hosted the first in a series of business-to-business online events in 2021, that starts on March 4th with the First German-Slovenian SME2B Online Forum for a direct exchange among member companies of BVMW and SBC.

Guest Events



 
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Creators and Managers

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About European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME

European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME is the largest confederation of voluntarily associated small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We are a Brussels-based business federation which currently counts 25 European associations among its members, with more than 2.1 million enterprises, employing over 16 million people.

Discover more about us here