Meeting Agenda

14th INSME ANNUAL MEETING
Industry 4.0 For SMEs’ Business Growth

BRUSSELS, 17-18 MAY 2018, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

CONFERENCE AGENDA, 17 MAY 2018

MORNING  
10:00 – 10:30

Opening Remarks

Elisabetta Gardini
Member, European Parliament, Italy
Sergio Arzeni
President, International Network for SMEs – INSME, Italy

10:30 – 11:00

Empowering the digital economy

Gregory Bird
Deputy Secretary General, Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics – GCEL, Switzerland

11:00 – 12:00

Session I – Boosting the Innovation Ecosystem for Industry 4.0

Chairman:

Giles Merritt
Founder and Chairman, Friends of Europe, Belgium

Panelists:

Alejandro González Hernández
Chair, OECD WPSMEE and Director, The Institute of the Entrepreneur – INADEM, Mexico
Captain Samuel Salloum
Co-Chairman, Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics – GCEL, Switzerland
Datuk Hafsah Hashim
CEO, SME Corporation, Malaysia

Discussion with the floor

12:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break

Guest speaker 

Matteo Maggiore
Director of communication, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

AFTERNOON  
14:00 – 15:15

Session II – The international outlook of Industry 4.0: born global companies, reshoring, sustainable manufacturing, etc.

Chairman:

Jaime del Castillo
President, Información y Desarrollo – INFYDE, Spain

Panelists:

Patrick Meinhardt
Head of Politics, Der Mittelstand – BVMW, Germany
Executive Board Member, European Entrepreneurs
Christian Dubarry
Head of European Affairs, BPI France, France
Giacomo Mattinò 
Head of Unit, Enterprise Europe Network and SMEs internationalization, ‎European Commission, Belgium
Nosipho Khonkwane
Executive Manager, Small Enterprise Development Agency – SEDA, South Africa

Discussion with the floor

15:15 – 16:30

Session III – How emerging technologies and new business models are reshaping organizations, industries and markets

Chairman:

Raimund Bröchler
Senior Research & Innovation Manager, INTRASOFT International, Luxembourg

Panelists:

Nadine Levratto
CNRS Research Professor, Université Paris Nanterre, EconomiX, France
Philippe Vanrie
Head of Secretariat, EUREKA Network, Belgium
Giuseppe Perrone
Senior Manager, EY, Italy
Aleardo Furlani
Expert S3 Smart Specialization Strategy, Valle D’Aosta Region, Italy

Discussion with the floor

16:30 – 17:45

Session IV – The role of open innovation as a driver for Industry 4.0

Chairman:

Andrea Di Anselmo
Vice-President and Founding Member, META Group Srl, Italy

Panelists:

Jay Mitra
Director, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Essex University Business School, United Kingdom
Cristina Vit
R&D and Operations Manager, Eidon Lab, Italy
Su-Hyun Berg
Senior Advisor, Korean SMEs Renewable Energy, South Korea
Carlo Nicolais
Director, Institutional Relations & Communication, Maire Tecnimont, Italy
Chris Decubber
Technical Director, European Factories of the Future Research Association -EFFRA, Belgium

Discussion with the floor

17:45 – 18:00 Conclusions
19:00 – 22:00 Gala Dinner
Brasserie Leopold, Rue du Luxembourg, 35

INSME GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 18 MAY 2018

MORNING  
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome Coffee
9:15 – 10:15 General Assembly

Chairman:

Giovanni Zazzerini
Secretary General, International Network for SMEs – INSME, Italy
– Updates from members of the INSME Association
– Approval of the INSME budget and financial reports

10:15 – 10:45

Exchange of best practices

Abdullah Al Jufaili
General Manager, SHARAKAH – Fund for Development of Youth Projects, Sultanate of Oman
Martin Ruppert
Managing Director, IMP3rove – European Innovation Management Academy, Germany
Roberto Santolamazza
General Director, T2i technology transfer and innovation, Italy

10:45 – 13:00 Partnership building

Chairman:

Massimo Deandreis
General Manager, S.R.M. Economic Research Center related to Intesa Sanpaolo Group, Italy

European organisations pitch collaboration opportunities:

Despina Anastasopoulos
Research & Innovation Manager, INTRASOFT International, Greece
Roland Benedikter
Co-Head, Eurac Research Center for Advanced Studies, Italy
Javier Echarri
CEO, European Business & Innovation Centres Network – EBN, Belgium
Candace Johnson
President, European Business Angels Network – EBAN, Belgium
Maryse Louis
General Manager, Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Institutes of Economic Sciences – FEMISE, France
Zoé Luçon
Director Key Partnerships, ANIMA Investment Network, France
Esteban Pelayo
Director, European Association of Development Agencies – EURADA, Belgium
Marie-Elisabeth Rusling
CEO & Board Member, Business Angels Europe – The European Confederation for Angel Investing – BAE, Belgium
Henryk Stasinski
President, Association Free Entrepreneurship, Poland
Simone Zeh Atanasovski
Principal, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – EBRD, United Kingdom

EUREKA INFORMATIVE SESSION, 18 MAY 2018

AFTERNOON  
14:00 – 14:15

Welcome and introduction

Philippe Vanrie
Head of Secretariat, EUREKA Network, Belgium

14:15 – 14:30

Globalstars – EUREKA International Cooperation

Niki Naska
Head of Public Affairs, EUREKA Network, Belgium

14:30 – 14:45 EUREKA Cluster
Jorge Liz
EUREKA Cluster representative, Belgium
14:45 – 15:30

SMART Manufacturing Cluster

Joseba Bilbatua
Director, SMART AM, Spain

15:30 – 16:00 EUROSTAR 2 – EUREKA / European Commission Joint Programme:
International Innovative Projects led by R&D-performing SMEs

Peter Chisnall
EUROSTARS Programme Manager

16:00 – 16:30 Closing Remarks