Join us for the 10th U.S.-EU Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Workshop

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Join us for the 10th U.S.-EU Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Workshop

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You are cordially invited to attend the 10th U.S.-EU Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Workshop in the framework of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC), which will take place September 19, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The conference is convened by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Small Business Administration with the European Commission's Directorate General for Trade (DG TRADE) and Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).

The U.S.-EU SME Workshop is an ongoing opportunity for small businesses to engage directly and discuss trade topics of interest with U.S. and EU officials as well as EU Member States and small and medium businesses and associations from both sides of the Atlantic.

This year, the one-day workshop will be co-hosted with the State of Arkansas Economic Development Commission, followed by a networking reception. Participants will include officials from the European Commission, EU Member States, U.S. officials, and executives from SMEs and business associations.

We encourage small businesses from around the country to attend and share best practices. A draft short agenda is attached. A longer agenda with speakers indicated is forthcoming. Topics include U.S.-EU trade, international strategies for rural economic development, small business participation in transatlantic supply chains, workforce training for global competitiveness, and small business innovation in industries of the future.

Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses and accommodations.

Please RSVP with your name, organization, city/state and email to and

RSVPs are accepted on a first-come space available basis. Venue location and further details will be provided to registered participants.

Thank you for your interest.



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