Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft e.V.(BVMW)

Potsdamer Str. 7
10785 Berlin

President: Mr. Mario Ohoven (also President of European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME)

Contact: Mr. Patrick Meinhardt
(Member of the BVMW Management Board, Member of CEA-PME Executive Board)

Telephone: +49 30 533206-0

E-Mail: patrick.meinhardt(at)

The BVMW is a politically independent association which caters for all commercial branches and professions and represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses in politics, with administrative authorities, with trade unions and with major companies.

It counts over 55.000 associated SMEs, and – as leader of the “German Alliance of SME confederations” – it represents over 900.000 German enterprises and 12 million employees.


Confederazione Italiana della Piccola e Media Industria Privata (CONFAPI)

Via della Colonna Antonina 52
I - 00186 Roma

President: Mr. Maurizio Casasco
(also Vice-President of European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME)

Contact: Ms. Annalisa Guidotti (Resp. External Relations & Communication)

Telephone: +39 06 6901 51

E-Mail: info(at)

The activity of the Italian Confederation of Small and Medium-sized Industries aims at protecting and promoting small and medium-sized industries at all levels. CONFAPI supports its associated enterprises in facing the challenges of the modern global economy.

Nowadays, CONFAPI represents more than 94.000 enterprises, with more than 900.000 employees. Over 170.000 Italian enterprises in the industrial sector apply CONFAPI’s national work contract, negotiated with sectorial trade unions.


Association Francaise des Dirigeants d'Entreprises en Europe (AFDEE)

9, Rue Pasteur
F - 78450 Villepreux

President: Ms. Valérie Guimard
(also Vice-President of European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME)

Contact: Ms. Sévérine Varet

Telephone: +33 1 30 80 93 88

E-Mail: severine.varet(at)

AFDEE was created in 1998 as a non-political independent association. The members are entrepreneurs concerned about the development of their business and eager to co-operate with each other, with the strong belief in a better future for Europe.

AFDEE’s main fields of activity are the following: assistance to members in all areas of corporate life, search for partners in France and in the EU for cooperation of all types and especially for innovation, as well as regular meetings on topics of common interest for the members.


Institut für Betriebsberatung, Wirtschaftsförderung und -forschung e.V.(IBWF)

Rosenstraße 2
10178 Berlin

President: Mr. Boje Dohrn

Contact: Mr. Ullrich Hänchen (Vice-president)
(also Treasurer of European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME)

Telephone: +49 30 549 05 44 40

E-Mail: info(at)

IBWF e.V. (Institute for Business Consulting, Economic Development and Research) is the only association in Europe that brings together lawyers, tax consultants, auditors and business consultants in an organised, multidisciplinary network. Founded in 1977, the IBWF e.V. has more than 40 years of professional experience and knowledge from members.

The Institute makes this expertise available to the German ‘Mittelstand’ as a pool of experts.



Österreichischer Gewerbeverein(ÖGV)

Palais Eschenbach - Eschenbachgasse 11 - 1010 Wien

President: Mr. Andreas Gnesda

Contact person: Mr. Stephan Blahut

Telephone: +43 1 587 36 33 – 30

E-Mail: office(at)

The ÖGV, the Austrian entrepreneurs’ association, was founded in 1839 and is the oldest representation of business interests in Austria, and probably in Europe. The main objective is to connect entrepreneurs out of all branches and their interests above party lines and religious denomination.

For that reason, the ÖGV strives for free competition and a predictable political set-up to assure income, growth and freedom.


Belgo-German Society (BDS)

Avenue Michel Ange 68
B-1000 Brussels

President: Count Jacques De Lalaing (also Associate Director Governmental Affairs of European Entrepreneurs)

Telephone: +32 2 7402027

E-Mail: info(at) or jlalaing(at)

The Belgian-German Society (non-profit association) was established in 1960 as a private initiative by Belgians and Germans in Brussels. It has set itself the task to promote good neighbourhood relationships between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Federal Republic of Germany.

The Belgian-German Society regularly organizes events to allow companies from both countries to exchange views with prominent speakers from the economic world to facilitate business cooperation.


European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB)

Rue Victor Oudart 7
B-1030 Brussels

President: Thiemo Fojkar

Contact: Mr. Horst Dreimann

Telephone: +32 273 23671

E-Mail: horst.dreimann(at)

The European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB), is the European umbrella association of non-profit educational providers. Its objective lies in the qualitative improvement of vocational education and training in European countries and an increase in the efforts being carried out in education at European level.

Its members include 57 educational associations and institutions from 20 European countries as well as from Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Tunisia, representing more than 3.000 professional training providers. There are more than 35,000 professionals working with the EVBB member associations. They form a high-quality and well-developed network and are active as project partners both in Europe and all over the world.


Union of the Private Bulgarian Entrepreneurs (VUZRAZDANE)

68 Dondukov Blvd.,
BG - Sofia 1504

President: Mr. Viktor Angelov Serov

Contact: Ms. Ivanina Kyneva

Telephone: +359 2980 11 82

E-Mail: vuzrazdane(at)


Eesti Väike- ja Keskmiste Ettevõtjate Assotsiatsioon(EVEA)

Pärnu mnt 21
EE-10141 Tallinn

President: Ms. Kersti Kracht

Contact: Ms; Marina Kaas

Telephone: +372 6 410920

E-Mail: evea(at)

The Estonian Association of SME’s (EVEA) is a non-governmental organisation gathering small and medium-sized enterprises from all over Estonia.

EVEA’s main objectives are promotion of entrepreneurship in Estonian society, education of SME’s with variety of training programs in fields of management, personnel administration, sales promotion as well as helping SME’s in finding international business opportunities. EVEA also is the main body representing SME interests in governmental institutions.


Pályázati Projektmenedzserek és Tanácsadók Országos Szövetsége (PATOSZ)

Bajza u. 54
H - 1062 Budapest

President: Mr. Imre Maróczi

Contact: Dr. János Gábor Horváth

Telephone: +36 670 369-6069

E-Mail: titkarsag(at)

PÁTOSZ is a professional business organisation founded in 2004. Its objective is to help SMEs and other legal entities to prepare development projects and get better access to finance. (“PÁTOSZ” stands for National Association of Grant Project Managers and Consultants.)

Its activities include organisation of conferences and workshops and the publishing of 3-4 studies per year on challenges of the Hungarian grant system, being proactive in proposing system improvements to the authorities.


Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park (SVSTP)

Saulėtekio al. 15-316

LT-10224, Vilnius

CEO: Mrs. Laima Kaušpadienė

Contact: Mrs. Evelina Kutkaitytė

Telephone: +370 640 56547

E-Mail: evelina.kutkaityte(at)

Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park (SVSTP) engages in promoting entrepreneurship, fostering business favourable environment through Industry 4.0 solutions and aiming to improve the innovation ecosystem in Lithuania. The portfolio of SVSTP includes contributing to the success of over 160 knowledge intensive companies and 67 start-ups, implementing 30 international projects and attracting 4.5 mio eur of investment.

With its stakeholders and wide network of partners, SVSTP is an important player in the national innovation ecosystem, pursuing the collaboration of knowledge triangle for the benefits of SMEs.


Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice

15 Opolska street,

40-084 Katowice

President: Mr. Tomasz Zjawiony

Contact: Mr. Tomasz Zjawiony

Telephone: +48-32 35-111-80, +48-32 35-111-90

E-Mail: gabinet(at)

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice unites the SME companies not only from Silesian Voivodeship and other regions of Poland but also from abroad, act continuously for 30 years. Its mission is to create the environment for cooperation of companies, public institutions, science and self-government.

We are the organizer of one of the biggest event related to SME sector in the World, the European Congress of Small and Medium Size Enterprises. During the Congress we look at the SME sector from a very wide perspective, especially in the context of international cooperation, business and local government. At the same time, we give entrepreneurs and local government employees tools and knowledge that help them in their daily development.

Podlaski Klub Biznesu (PKB)

Pałac Hasbacha

Ul. Dojlidy Fabryczne 23

PL - 15-554 Białystok

President: Mr. Tadeusz Backiel

Contact: Mr. Tadeusz Backiel

Telephone: +48 85 741 21 94

E-Mail: klub(at)


Associaçao Nacional das PME’s (ANPME)

Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco, Torre 1, Piso 2, Sala 4
P-1070-101 Lisboa

President: Mr. Nuno Carvalhinha

Contact: Mr. Fernando Silva (also Special Envoy of European Entrepreneurs for Trade Relations Europe - Africa / Latin America)

Telephone: +351 213 867 597

E-Mail: general(at) or fernando.silva(at)

ANPME is the biggest association of voluntarily associated SMEs in Portugal. It comprises more than 15.000 members, employing nearly 200.000 employees.

COTEC Portugal

Edifício Porto INOVA

Rua Eng.º Ferreira Dias, n.º 728, Sala 1.05

4100-246 Porto

President: Mrs. Isabel Furtado

Contact: Mr. Jorge Portugal (CEO)

Telephone: +351 22 619 29 15

E-Mail: secretariado(at)

COTEC Portugal is a business association focused on accelerating innovation processes, business cooperation and advancing technology diffusion. It holds a privileged position to foster collaboration between private and public players involved in the innovation ecosystem. Due to its ability to mobilise the innovation system, COTEC is currently responsible for monitoring and supervising the national Industry 4.0 Programme, following a Protocol with the Portuguese Government.

COTEC Portugal is composed of 343 associates that represent 16% of the Portuguese national GDP and 8% of private employment.


Confederatia Patronatului Roman (CPR)

Str. Luigi Galvani, Nr. 17-19, Sector 2
RO - Bucuresti

President: Mr. Gheorghe Naghiu

Contact: Mr. Gheorghe Teşeleanu

Telephone: +40 21 211 07 70

E-Mail: office(at)


Slovenian Business Club (SBC) – Observing Member

Dunajska cesta 119
1000 Ljubljana

President: Mr. Marjan Batagelj

Contact: Mrs. Jerneja Lampret

Telephone: +386 51 649 444

E-Mail: jerneja.lampret(at)

The Slovenian Business Club SBC unites successful Slovenian SMEs who started their entrepreneurial path with their own idea or have become the heirs of their family’s businesses.

The lean organisational structure enables the Club to respond quickly and make fast decisions, which makes for a great advantage in respect to numerous Slovenian associations. Most of the entrepreneurs in the Club are well known in Slovenia and that is why the power of the member companies represented in Slovenia greatly exceeds their number.


Asociación de empresarios de Gipuzkoa (ADEGI)

Paseo Mikeletegi 52
Parque Tecnológico de Miramón
E - 20009 Donostia-San Sebastián

President: Mr. Pello Guibelalde Iñurritegui

Contact: Mr. Paul Liceaga Jauregui & Mr. José Miguel Ayerza (Secr. General)

Telephone: +34 943 309030

E-Mail: pliceaga(at); jayerza(at)

ADEGI is the Business Association of Gipuzkoa, a private association which represents the group companies in Gipuzkoa. It is made up of private companies which are voluntary members.

ADEGI works to create favourable conditions for competitiveness and business development. Among its services, it offers information and advice to businesses and entrepreneurs in different areas.


Self Employed and Small Companies Association (SESCA)

Carrer de Beethoven 9
E - 08021 Barcelona

President: Mr. Ramón Masià i Martí

Telephone: +34 93 202 06 88

E-Mail: info(at)

The aim of SESCA is to defend the interests of its associates: small and medium-sized companies and the self-employed entrepreneurs, both at the National and the European levels.

SESCA main objectives are the creation of specialized working groups or chapters that will discuss the priorities for SMEs, the organization of conferences and specialized meetings on SMEs’ priorities and the active participation as one of the partners in the activities of CEA-PME European Entrepreneurs.



Republican Confederation of Entrepreneurship (RCE)

11 –104, Serafimovicha str.
BY - 220033 Minsk

President: Mr. Vladimir Nikolayevich Karyagin

Contact: Mr. Konstantin Leschev

Telephone: +375 17 29824-38/-48

E-Mail: souz(at) or lider(at)

The Belarus Republican Confederation of Entrepreneurship is one of the strongest and oldest confederation of private enterprises in Belarus, with valuable links to business organisations all over Europe.


Müstakil Sanayici ve İşadamları Derneği (MÜSİAD)

Ataköy 7-8-9-10 Mah. E5 Yanyol Cad. No.4
2019 Bakırköy / İstanbul

President: Mr. Abdurrahman Kaan

Contact: Mr. Zeki Güvercin

Telephone: +90 (212) 395 0000

E-Mail: zekiguvercin(at)

The “Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association” (MÜSİAD) was founded in 1990 in Istanbul by concerned businessmen dedicated to the realization of a Turkey where human rights and the rule of law, justice and equality, peace and security, the welfare and happiness of the people are guaranteed.

MÜSİAD provides a “Platform for Development-Dialogue, Cooperation and Solidarity” to contribute to the all-encompassingl development of individuals, companies, institutions, in Turkey and in the resto of the world. MÜSIAD represents more than 50.000 Turkish-lead companies in Turkey, in the EU and all over the world.



European Small Business Alliance (ESBA)

Clos du Parnasse 3A
B-1050 Brussels

President: Mr. David Caro

Telephone: +32 (0)2 274 25 04

E-Mail: secretariat(at)

The European Small Business Alliance is a non-partisan political group, which cares for small business entrepreneurs and the self-employed, and represents them through targeted EU advocacy and profiling activities.

Today, ESBA is one of the largest organisations based on voluntary membership in Europe. Through its direct membership, associate membership and cooperation agreements, the Alliance now represents almost 400.000 small businesses and covers 12 countries.



Secretary General:
Mr. Walter Grupp

E-Mail: walter.grupp(at)

Managing Director:
Mr. Stefan Moritz

Telephone: +32 2 7396264

E-Mail: stefan.moritz(at)

Mr. Ullrich Hänchen

E-Mail: ullrich.haenchen(at)

European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME is a Brussels-based business federation which currently counts 18 European associations of small and medium enterprises (SME) among its members, covering 15 European countries plus Turkey.

CEA-PME represents the interests of its members towards the institutions of the European Union and offers services in the field of public procurement and public relations.

The confederate associates of European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME in total approx. 1.1 million SMEs and more than 15 million employees in Europe and Turkey, in all economic sectors.