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Programme

SME Financing in Europe​
Workshop


10 October​​, 2017

Brussels, Belgium


European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG)

Rue Marie Thérèse 11, 1000 Brussels


Programme​​



​10:30–11:00
​Registration

​11:00–11:15

​Welcome

Karl-Peter Schackmann-Fallis, German Savings Banks Association, DSGV

​11:15–11:45

​Impulse presentation

SME Financing in Europe

Jörn Block & Helmut Kraemer-Eis Trier University & Erasmus University of Rotterdam and European Investment Fund (EIF)

​11:45–12:30

​Panel discussion

SME Financing in Europe

Moderator: Independent Journalist Rebecca Christie

Discussants: Niall Bohan (European Commission), Kris Boschmans (OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Local Development and Tourism), Annalisa Ferrando (European Investment Bank & European Central Bank), Gerhard Huemer (UEAPME, European Association of Craft and SMEs​), José Maria Millán Tapia (Universidad de Huelva), Alexandra Moritz (Trier University)

​12:30–13:30
​Snack
​13:30–14:00

​Impulse presentation

Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation

Thomas Hellmann, University of Oxford

​14:00–14:45

​Panel discussion

Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation

​Moderator: Independent Journalist Rebecca Christie

Discussants: Marcus Dejardin (University of Namur & Université Catholique de Louvain), Nadine Levratto (University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense), Sophie Manigart (Vlerick Business School & Ghent University), Silvio Vismara (University of Bergamo)

14:45–15:00

​Closing remarks

Chris De Noose, Managing Dir​ector of the World Savings Banks Institute and the European Savings Banks Group (WSBI-ESBG)



Language: the workshop language is English; there will be no simultaneous translation.