Forthcoming EU-related activities

May 20, All-energy UK exhibition and conference, Aberdeen

This brokerage event is open to stakeholders from any renewable energy sector, regardless of national origin. A "speed-dating" type of networking will be featured, creating the opportunity to meet many different participants. The occasion could be especially interesting for those looking to out-license technology, find new products, services and suppliers, or seeking new research and development or technical cooperation opportunities.

The conference is being organised by Enterprise Europe Scotland. The aim is to encourage partnerships for and between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), research institutes, universities and multinationals.

May 20-21, Regions for Economic Change conference Building Sustainable Growth, Brussels

The annual Regions for Economic Change conference will focus this year on three main issues: Low Carbon Economy - Energy Efficiency in Regions and Cities, Sustainable ICT Solutions and the Urban dimension. The discussions will look into the challenges and opportunities around these issues, and will put forward responses and good examples from regions and cities across Europe.

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May 20-21, Innovation in healthcare: from research to market - SMEs in focus, Brussels

This conference will focus on SMEs operating in the health sector and on factors influencing their innovative capacity. The event will be a forum to highlight and discuss policy developments at European and national level, widening and enriching the research and innovation debate.

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.

Contact: [email protected]

May 25-27, IMEX 2010 - The essential worldwide exhibition for meetings & 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.

Contact: [email protected]

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.

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June 23-25, Empowering The Pan-European Community In a Competitive Global Environment, Trento, Italy

This event will feature keynote presentations addressing current challenges in technology and entrepreneurial innovation in Europe. The discussion will concern the importance for Europe's industry, academic, private investment, research, government and scientific sectors to work collaboratively. This will aid in increasing the level of innovation required to successfully compete globally. It will also examine the question of how best to unlock Europe's true potential with the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) serving as a conduit to information and communication technology (ICT) innovation through strategic and grassroots initiatives. The conference will finish with special interest group working sessions centring on science for innovation, business and technology.

Contact: [email protected]

June 30-July 1, 8th European Business Summit, Brussels

The European Business Summit is Europe's key platform for business leaders and decision makers to debate how to build a more competitive and sustainable European Union. Annually, the EBS attracts 2,500 participants including CEOs & top executives, ministers, prime ministers, European Commissioners and media. This year's summit will focus on topics such as economic recovery, financial regulation, trade for growth, the place of Europe in the world, new skills for new jobs, climate change and energy, innovation, clean-tech, Europe's digital agenda and the future shape of the EU's socio-economic model.

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