Forthcoming European Union-related activities
May 25-26, Brussels Economic Forum
The Brussels Economic Forum will look into the crisis exit strategies as an opportunity to create new sources of growth and enhance EU competitiveness, with a special focus on the key role climate change should play in the post-crisis growth model. The Brussels Economic Forum is one of the European Union's premier platforms for debate on economic policy issues. With top-level speakers, the Forum brings together economic policy-makers, academics, and business representatives in an open arena where a wider audience can follow and participate in the debates.
May 25-27, IMEX 2010 - The essential worldwide exhibition for meetings and incentive travel, Frankfurt
IMEX is the essential worldwide exhibition for meetings and incentive travel.
In 2009 3,500 exhibitors from 157 countries representing national and regional tourist offices, major hotel groups, airlines, destination management companies, service providers, trade associations and more. Over 3,700 hosted buyers from around 60 world markets visited IMEX 2009, contributing to a total of nearly 9,000 visitors for the show's busiest three days ever.
May 31- June 1, "Getting SMEs on the road to recovery - The Small Business Act for Europe: exchange of good practice", Madrid
The aim of this conference, organised by the European Commission and the Spanish EU presidency, is to bring together policy makers from across Europe to exchange experience in implementing the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA). The event will present a selection of successful and inspiring practices and policies from across the EU, which address - particularly at local and regional level - some of the key challenges SMEs are facing in successfully exciting the crisis. This event is aimed at local and regional public authorities, business organisations, and experts from Member States' national administrations.
June 21, On-the-Job Training Session for SMEs' environmental compliance, Vienna
This workshop aims to exchange best practices regarding services for SMEs to improve their environmental performance. The project promotes sustainability in small and large businesses in various sectors through efficient and economic management practices. Businesses will receive tailored consultancy to help them implement environmental projects applicable to five programmes: Ecobonus, Ecoprofit, the EcoQuality Label for tourism, ISO 14001 and EMAS.
The first On-the-Job ECAP Training Session will take place at EcoBusinessPlan, within the Department for Environmental Protection of the Vienna City Administration.
June 21-23, Society for Risk Analysis - Europe Annual Meeting, London
This meeting will aim to facilitate interaction among all actors in the field of risk: academics from across the disciplines, policy makers, the private sector, non-governmental organisations and other interest groups. The special theme of the conference will be 'Risk, governance and accountability'. This theme highlights the increasing centrality of risk analysis to decision-making in a wide range of policy and organisational contexts and the increasing demands by the public for decision makers to account for outcomes.
The event is also an opportunity for risk analysts to come together to discuss issues, problems, goals and future research questions. New areas for risk analysis are emerging and new disciplines are contributing to the ongoing debate about risk analysis and management.