The 5th edition of the European SME Transfer Summit

The 5th edition of the European SME Transfer Summit took place on the 17th and 18th May 2018, in the Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg. The event was co-organized by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and TRANSEO, the European Association for SME Transfer, and in partnership with the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy, the Société Nationale de Crédit d’Investissement (SNCI), Sowacess and the Walloon government. The Summit was a key event for the Business Transfer network in Europe and brought together over 50 international speakers and around 200 participants representatives of the main regional organizations working on the issue of business transfer.

The goal of the Summit was to pursue efforts of entrepreneurs towards easier and more efficient business transfers and to encourage the participants to exchange and learn from European experts and policy representatives about matters such as business transfer, entrepreneurship, growth and scale up, family business succession planning, strategic acquisitions, cross-border transactions, financing schemes, etc.

Mirela Alpeza, director of CEPOR - SMEs and Entrepreneurship Policy Center from Croatia, member of TRANSEO, participated on the Summit. As a moderator of the workshop Business transfer ecosystems – developing Action plans to support business transfers: key ingredients Mirela informed the Summit participants about the objectives and expected outcomes of FAME project that CEPOR is participating as a partner.