Category: Press release

The EU SME Centre Brings Support to Latvian Business Delegation in China

On Monday 22 January 2024, the EU SME Centre met in Beijing with representatives from the delegation of entrepreneurs from Latvia to China led by the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry – LCCI and the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to China. Before the delegation set off to China, EU SME Centre Business […]

Written by on 29 January 2024

With the 2023 Understanding China Conference, the EU SME Centre Informs Stakeholders of Current Shifts and Outlooks

On 24 and 25 October 2023, the EU SME Centre held a new successful edition of its Understanding China Conference in Brussels. Following a fully online Conference during the Covid-19 pandemic, stakeholders could meet again in person this year at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel or take part in the seminars and discussions online with the […]

Written by on 1 November 2023

The SME Shanghai Government Dialogue Connects Entrepreneurs and Regulators

On 11 October 2023, the EU SME Centre and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China co-organised the SME Shanghai Government Dialogue with over ten government officials and 20 SMEs. The event, hosted by the European Chamber Shanghai Chapter, provided an opportunity for European SMEs to connect with Chinese local government and to deepen […]

Written by on 17 October 2023

Impactful Practices to Optimise the Lifecycle of Industrial Buildings

On 20 September, during the 2023 China International Industry Fair held in Shanghai, the EU SME Centre and China-Italy Chamber of Commerce organised a workshop on industrial building design, maintenance, and IPR protection of software in the context of business digitalisation. Keynote speakers from VIRTUARCH, Siveco China, and the China IP SME Helpdesk took to […]

Written by on 9 October 2023

Outi Slotboom Meets with the EU SME Centre in Beijing

On Tuesday 26 September, Outi Slotboom, Director for Strategy and Economic Analysis, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), met with the EU SME Centre team at the Centre’s office in Beijing. Frank Schmiedel, First Counsellor at the EU Delegation in China, and Jiang Yan from the Trade Section of the […]

Written by on 28 September 2023

EU Ambassador Jorge Toledo Meets with the EU SME Centre

On 12 July 2023, EU Ambassador Jorge Toledo invited Adam Dunnett, current Chair of the Board of the EU SME Centre, and Liam Jia, EU SME Centre Team Lead, to present the work of the EU SME Centre. During the meeting, which took place at the EU Delegation in Beijing, Adam Dunnett gave an overview of […]

Written by on 13 July 2023

Participation in the 18th China International SME Fair and 2nd SME International Cooperation Summit in Guangzhou

On 28 June 2023, EU SME Centre Team Lead Liam Jia delivered a keynote speech at the 18th China International SME Fair (CISMEF) and 2nd SME International Cooperation Summit (SMEICS). The topic of the keynote speech was “How Innovation and Specialisation Empower European SME Industrial Clusters in China”. “In the EU and elsewhere, SMEs are […]

Written by on 10 July 2023

Getting Ready for China, How? A Video Explainer

Europe’s 25 million small and medium-sized businesses are key to its economic success.[1] SMEs drive growth; they create jobs; they innovate. Yet, only 615 000 of them export beyond the Single Market.[2] To encourage more SMEs to go global, the European Union has launched initiatives around the world. The EU SME Centre is one of […]

Written by on 3 July 2023