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February 07, 2024
Brussels, Belgium
Seminar: ProSME - International Public Procurement

Welcome to

Seminar ProSME - Supporting European SMEs to participate in Public Procurement Outside the EU

Free Trade Agreements 

Access2Markets

Success Stories in Canada, Colombia, Switzerland, and Ukraine

EISMEA- DG GROW - DG TRADE




🌐 February 7, 2024 📍 Résidence Palace - Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels


Programme

8:30 - 9:00 : Registration and Coffee

9:00 - 9:10 : Welcome

  • Eric GUIOCHON, Business France. Moderator.
  • Pascale Delcomminette, CEO of AWEX (Wallonia Export and Investment Agency).

9:10 - 9:25 : EISMEA - Supporting internationalisation of SMEs

  • Iker Ayerbe, European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA).

EISMEA provides high quality support to European innovators, researchers, businesses and consumers and manages EU programs supporting SMEs.

9:25 - 9:50 : DG GROW / DG TRADE, European Union

Tools and opportunities within European Union:

* Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
* Agreements on Government Procurement (GPA)
* Access2markets

9:50 - 10:50 : ProSME: Overview, results and lessons. Roundtable.

Supporting European SMEs to participate in Public Procurement Outside the EU

Overview of the project, Patrick Heinrichs, AWEX, ProSME Team leader.
Main deliverables, Hélène Hovasse, Business France.
Missions to target countries, Alberto Gavin, Basque Trade and investment.

ProSME website and E-Learning Training Module - Key considerations when tendering

  • Eric Guiochon, Business France.
  • Pierre Lemaitre, Formatex.

10:50 - 11:00 : Break

11:00 - 11:25 : Success stories Focus on Canada, Ukraine, Switzerland and Colombia.
Roundtable with 4 companies
 benefiting from ProSME.

11:25 - 11:55 : A new tool useful for tendering: Access2Markets

Access2Markets/Procurements provides tools for importing/exporting goods, services, investments, and procurement in third countries. It offers data on EU trade agreements, statistics, success stories, and updates.

11:55 - 12:00 : Conclusion of the consortium ProSME. Philippe Yvergniaux, International Cooperation Director, Business France and Alberto Gavin, Basque Trade and Investment.

12:00 - 13:00 : Walking Lunch and networking (b2B)



Registration
Closed since February 07, 2024
Location
Residence Palace - Rue de la Loi 155
1040 Brussels, Belgium
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Meetings
Participants 48
Meetings 45
Participants
Belgium 51
France 10
Spain 8
Italy 2
Türkiye 1
Tunisia 1
Luxembourg 1
Côte d'Ivoire 1
Namibia 1
Portugal 1
Latvia 1
Ukraine 1
Total 79
Participants
Authority/Government 27
Company (SME) 25
Association/Agency 11
Company (Industry) 6
Start-up 5
Other 4
R&D Institution 1
Total 79
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