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.


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AECM Seminar Berlin 2015
June 19, 2015,09:00
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Marriott Hotel Berlin
Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1
10785 Berlin


Seminar programme



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

  • Overview of the activities 2014 to 2015
  • Overview of the activities of the working groups
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



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