Cross-Border Enterprises Conference, April 10th

Date: 10th April 2019

Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Venue: Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi 155, 1000 Brussels, Room Maelbeek


We would like to remind you that the Ludwig von Mises Institute – Europe is organising a conference, in collaboration with European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME and Der Mittelstand-BVMW, on the topic of Cross-Border Enterprises (see invitation attached).

If you would like to participate to the event, please register by the 6th of April by sending an email to


Topic explanation:

According to a communication of the European Commission and the Industry Committee of the European Parliament, it turns out that more than 99% of all European enterprises are SME’s, providing more than 90 million jobs and generating 3.9 trillion euro in value added. It is obvious that SME’s deliver a determinant contribution to the creation of jobs and growth and hence achieve and contribute to the economic success of a country.

Cross border mobility

Another important fact is, that 35% of the businesses do not invest in foreign markets, because of their lack of knowledge of those markets. This could be improved by the necessary information about options for internationalization in the form of and exchange of experiences. Export credit guarantees and reducing trade barriers would be of help.

To handle the decision-making process geared toward international activities, cross-border cooperation, strategic alliances and the innovative forms of corporate cooperation must be structured so that their culturally diverse constituents can interact effectively.



Mr. Stéphane Ouaki, Head of Investments and SMEs Unit in DG RTD

Mr. Stefan Moritz, Managing Director of European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME:
The project DigitaliseSME and ways for more cross-border business in the European Single Market.

Ms. Valérie Guimard, Vice-President of European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME, president of the Association Française de Dirigeants d’Entreprise en Europe – AFDEE (F), and CEO of the French IT company SI4YOU

Daniel Kaddik, director of the Liberal Foundation European Liberal Forum

Moderator: Philip Stafford, Editor, FT Trading Room at Financial Times