HRH The Grand Duchess of Lithuania is Guest of Honour at the 2015 SME Assembly in Luxembourg

We were honoured by the presence of HRH The Grand Duchess of Lithuania at the 2015 SME Assembly (Luxembourg on 18-20 November), which was managed by Low Associates. 

Following the tremendous success over four years, the 2015 SME Assembly was yet again the most important event for SME policy taking place in Europe this year. The Grand Duchess attended the opening session when she was able to listen to keynote speeches from EU Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska and Luxembourg State Secretary Francine Closener; and then she took part in a fascinating panel discussion about women entrepreneurship, moderated by our Associate Penny Hunt. 

For the very first time, the Assembly hosted the final selection of ten entrepreneurs who will have the honour of presenting their world-changing ideas at TEDx Binnenhof 2016 in The Hague. 

The SME Assembly was also the focus of the European SME Week, for which Low Associates are also the contractor. As with previous years, the European Enterprise Promotion Awards Ceremony was a key feature of the Assembly. The grand Jury prize was won by Lisboa Empreende/Lisbon Micro-Entrepreneurship, is a programme that works to support responsible and inclusive entrepreneurship - from helping to develop business plans to advising on how best to obtain funding. 

The SME Assembly brought together over 700 SMEs, business organisations, European, national and regional government, academia and the media. The delegates took part in a wide range of interactive and expert-led sessions on issues as diverse as digital skills and crowdfunding through to the circular economy and Single Market strategy. 

Once again Low Associates was proud to be the organising contractor for an event that has become the 'must attend' conference for all those interested in growth through enterprise.