INVITATION: Competitiveness and Challenges of Digitalisation for European SMEs



Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

The partner regions Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Hessen, and Wielkopolska,


The National Promotional Banks and Institutions of France (Bpifrance),
Germany (KfW), Poland (BGK), Spain (ICO), and the UK (British Business Bank)

invite you to the presentation of the

Joint Study on Competitiveness and Challenges of Digitalisation for European SMEs

On Wednesday, 06 November 2019, 12:30 to 14:00
at the Multiple Regions House
21, Rue Montoyer, 1000 Brussels

Simultaneous interpretation into English/German/French will be provided

RSVP until 1. November 2019

From 12:00 we invite you to a light networking lunch.


Welcome on behalf of the partner regions:

Marie-Pierre Mesplède, Director, Representation of the Region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Presentation of the Joint Study:

Pascal Lagarde, Director Strategy and Development, Bpifrance
Dr Vivien Lo, Vice President SME and Competitiveness, KfW

Roundtable moderated by:

Helmut von Glasenapp, Secretary General, ELTI

with the participation of:

Astrid Bartels, Dep. Head of Unit COSME Financial Instruments, DG GROW
Stefan Moritz, Managing Director of European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME
Mateusz Walewski, Chief Economist, BGK.
Carlos Gómez, Head of Research and Evaluation, ICO
Matt Adey, Chief Economist, British Business Bank