AECM Seminar Berlin 2015
The European Association of Guarantee Institutions AECM welcomes you to this year’s Annual Seminar in Berlin. Under the heading “Guarantees for innovative SMEs: Ways to prosperity” a selection of excellent speakers from various backgrounds have confirmed their attendance.
Please note: We blocked a limited contingent of rooms at the Marriott Hotel for the Annual Event.
You will receive all information necessary after signing up.
Registration open until May 15
Marriott Hotel Berlin
18 June 2015
Meeting of the General Assembly
Public session and first session of the annual seminar
|14h30 – 14h40||Welcome by the Chairman of AECM|
|14h40 – 15h30||
Panel on the activities of AECM
|15h30 – 16h00||Coffee break|
|16h00 – 17h30||
Priorities of the Juncker Commission: What’s in for SMEs’ access to finance?
|17h30||Closing of the meeting and end of public session|
19 June 2015
Guarantees for innovative SMEs: Ways to prosperity
|08h30 – 09h00||Arrival/ Registration/ Coffee|
|09h00 – 09h30||
Welcome of participants and opening statements: “The new Googles, amazons, Apples and co –are guarantee institutions courageous enough to finance them?”
|09h30 – 11h00||
“Innovation financing – are SMEs less innovative than big companies? – How to unlock their full potential”
|11h00 – 11h30||Coffee break|
|11h30 – 11h45||
Impulse statement: Investing in innovation – where do we stand in Europe?
|11h45 – 13h00||
Global benchmarking and cross learning
|13h00 – 14h30||Lunch break|
|Break out sessions “Innovation financing as a business opportunity – examples of successful choices”|
|14h30 – 16h00||
Parallel workshops A and B
Workshop A: Real life stories for promoting innovation with a special focus on innovative ways to use structural funds in promoting innovation – from the design of a programme to the implementation and realisation
Workshop B: The role of COSME and Horizon 2020 in promoting innovation – from the design of a programme to the implementation and realisation
|16h00 – 16h30||Coffee break|
|16h30 – 17h15||Wrap-up workshops|
|17h15 – 17h30||Closing remarks & group photo|