The Inter-Chamber SME Working Group Launch Meeting

  • Date
    24 March 2015 - 24 March 2015
  • Beijing Time
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Venue
    NW 4th Floor, Delegation of the European Union to China and Mongolia 4th Floor, Building D, Qiankun Mansion, Sanlitun Xiliujie 6, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京三里屯西六街6号乾坤大厦D座4楼
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The EU SME Centre is pleased to invite you to our Inter-Chamber SME Working Group launch meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, 24th March, 10:00am-12:00pm at the Delegation of the European Union to China and Mongolia Beijing office.

During this meeting, we will have the privilege to welcome Ms. Joanna Drake, Director for Entrepreneurship and SMEs-Deputy Spcial Envoy for SMEs, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs-European Commission (DG GROW) to deliver messages on supporting tools to EU SMEs in China. Centre Director Mr Chris Cheung will highlight the new features and services from the EU SME Centre Phase II, and Mr. Xavier Sans Powell will introduce EU SME Adovocacy.

As a part of EU SME Centre Phase II project, the Inter-Chamber SME Working Group is established in collaboration with the European Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC). SMEs from all 28 EU member states will have opportunities to share their business challenges and voice common concerns to EU and China policy-makers. The working group meetings will address practical business issues and ensure that SMEs are given the right channels to provide feedback in their industry sectors. By joining the Group, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Influence SME related policies and regulations in Europe and China;
  • Meet with Chinese and EU authorities;
  • Receive updates on the issues that affect the regulatory landscape for EU SMEs;
  • Participate in workshops and gain insights from policy insiders;
  • Network with your peers and share best practices;
  • Feed into the Inter-chamber SME Position Paper;

Involvement will be open to SMEs from all European member states regardless of their membership to one of the consortium partners of the EU SME Centre Phase II. More comprehensive information will be provided in the meeting.

Tentative Agenda

10:00 am – 10:10 am: Opening remarks

10.10 am – 10.40 am: Presentation from Ms Joanna Drake

10.40 am – 10.50 am: What’s New in the EU SME Centre Phase II

10.50 am – 11.00 am: Introduction of the Inter-Chamber SME Working Group

11.00 am – 12.00 pm: Q&A Session


This meeting is available to European small and medium enterprises and SME intermediary organisations such as embassies or consulates, chambers of commerce and trade associations only.

Please note you are not allowed to bring mobile phones, tablets or laptops into the meeting room and a valid ID needs to be presented when entering the venue.

Registration and Cancellation

Please log in first on the Centre’s website and sign up directly on the event page. The sign-up form will be visible after logging in.

If you do not have an account yet, please register here.

You will receive a confirmation email when your reservation is accepted.

If you have any questions about your reservation or the meeting, please contact Ms. Pianpian Huang.

About the EU SME Centre

The EU SME Centre helps European SMEs to get ready for China. Financed by the European Union, the Centre provides practical information, confidential advice, training and business tools to better equip SMEs to develop their business and tackle challenges faced in the Chinese market. The Centre is implemented by six partners – the China-Britain Business Council, the Benelux Chamber of Commerce, the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce, the French Chamber of Commerce in China, EUROCHAMBRES and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. To learn more about the EU SME Centre, visit

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