BOARD MEMBERS

GERMANY

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)bvmw.de

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 50.000 associated SMEs, and – as leader of the “German Alliance of SME confederations” – it represents over 280.000 German enterprises and 9 million employees and workers.


ITALY

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 (General Director)

Telephone: +39 06 6901 5443
E-Mail: a.giudotti(at)confapi.org

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 contributes 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.

FRANCE

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.eu

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.

GERMANY

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

Potsdamer Str. 7
10785 Berlin

President: Mr. Boje Dohrn

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

Telephone: +49 30 533206-45
E-Mail: ibwf(at)ibwf.org

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 collated 40 years of professional experience and knowledge from its approximately 1,000 members.

The Institute makes this expertise available to the German ‘Mittelstand’ as a pool of experts in collaboration with its affiliated association, the ‘Bundesverband Mittelständische Wirtschaft e.V.’

EU-MEMBERS

AUSTRIA

Österreichischer Gewerbeverein (ÖGV)

Palais Eschenbach - Eschenbachgasse 11 - 1010 Wien

President: Mr. Andreas Gnesda

Contact person: Mr. Stephan Blahut

Tel: +43 1 587 36 33 – 30

E-mail: office(at)gewerbeverein.at

The ÖGV, the Austrian entrepreneurs’ association, was founded in 1839 and is the oldest representation of business interests in Austria. 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. The association counts 3.500 members.

BELGIUM

Belgo-German Society (BDS)

Avenue Michel Ange 68
B-1000 Bruxelles

President: Count Jacques De Lalaing

Telephone: +32 2 7402027
E-Mail: info(at)belgischdeutschegesellschaft.be

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)

Avenue de la Renaissance 1
1000 Brussels

President: Thiemo Fojkar

Contact person: Mr. Horst Dreimann

Tel: +32 2740 20 25

E-mail: generalsekretariat(at)evbb.eu

The European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB) is the European umbrella association of free and 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 a European level.

BULGARIA

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)union-vuzrazdane.eu

ESTONIA

Eesti Väike- ja Keskmiste Ettevõtjate Assotsiatsioon(EVEA)

Pärnu mnt 21
EE-10141 Tallinn

President: Ms. Kersti Kracht

Contact: Mr. Raivo Altmets

Telephone: +372 6 410920
E-Mail: evea(at)evea.ee

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.

HUNGARY

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)patosz.hu

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.

LITHUANIA

Sunrise Valley Digital Innovation Hub

Saulėtekio al. 15

Vilnius

President: Mrs. Laima Kaušpadienė

Contact: Mrs Evelina Kutkaitytė

Telephone: +370 640 56547

E-Mail: evelina.kutkaityte(at)ssmtp.lt

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 portolio of SVSTP includes contributing to the success of over 160 knowledge intensive companies and 67 startups, implementing 30 international projects and attracting 4.5 million euro of investment.


POLAND

Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice

Opolska 15, 40-084 Katowice, Poland

President: Mr. Tomasz Zjawiony

Contact: Mr. Tomasz Zjawiony

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

E-Mail: gabinet(at)rig.katowice.pl

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. Our 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)podlaskiklubbiznesu.pl

PORTUGAL

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.pt

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.


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

Telephone: +351 213 867 597
E-Mail: general(at)anpme.pt

ANPME is the biggest association of voluntarily associated SMEs. It is comprised of more than 15.000 members, employing 150.000 employees.

ROMANIA

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)patronatulroman.ro

SLOVENIA

Slovenian Business Club (SBC) – Observing Member

Dunajska cesta 119

1000 Ljubljana

Slovenia

President: Mr. Marjan Batagelj

Contact: Mrs. Jerneja Lampret,

T: 00 386 51 649 444

E-Mail:jerneja.lampret(at)slovenianbusinessclub.si

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 current number of members (72) and 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 these 72 companies represent in Slovenia greatly exceeds this number.

SPAIN

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)adegi.es;
jayerza(at)adegi.es

ADEGI is the Business Association of Gipuzkoa, a private association which represents the group companies in Gipuzkoa. It is made up of around 1.100 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)sesca.net

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.

NON-EU MEMBERS

BELARUS

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)allminsk.biz

GEORGIA

European Business Association (EBA)

3, Rapiel Eristavi street,

0179, Tbilisi, Georgia

President: Mr. John Braeckeveldt

Contact: Mrs. Mariam Kuchuloria (Deputy CEO)

Telephone: +995 599 22 26 26

E-Mail: mariam.kuchuloria(at)eba.ge

The European Business Association (EBA) is a membership-based organization registered in Georgia whose vision is that doing business in Georgia will be the same as doing business in Europe.The mission of EBA is to advocate/lobby for European Businesses in Georgia, and to facilitate the development of trade and investment between Georgia and Europe.

EBA has 108 members: European companies operating in Georgia, as well as Georgian companies interested in exporting goods and services to the European market, representing sectors such as IT, construction, agriculture, medical services, tourism, finances, transportation and others.

TURKEY

Müstakil Sanayici ve İşadamları Derneği (MÜSİAD)

Sütlüce Mah. İmrahor Cad. 28
TR - 34445 Beyoğlu İstanbul

President: Mr. Nail Olpak

Contact:

Telephone:
E-Mail:

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.


ODTÜ TEKNOKENT

İhsan Doğramacı Blv. Üniversiteler Mah.
İkizler Binası, ODTÜ TEKNOKENT 06800
Çankaya/Ankara

President: Mr. Serdar Rasit Alemdar

Contact: Ms. Ece Idil Kasap, Mr. Riza Yolacan

Telephone: +90 312 987 3500

E-Mail: ece.kasap(at)odtuteknokent.com.tr, riza.yolacan(at)odtuteknokent.com.tr

As one of the most advanced technology park of Turkey*, ODTÜ TEKNOKENT supports the creation of synergy between industry, university and public institutions through infrastructural/structural opportunities developed for academicians, researchers and companies using/producing technology.

With more than 400 technology companies including global companies, employing more than 8.500 researchers in a closed area of 170.000 m2, Turkey’s first and most innovative technopark ODTÜ TEKNOKENT is a technology base where many technologies are developed.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

BELGIUM

European Small Business Alliance (ESBA)

Clos du Parnasse 3A
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium

President: Mr. David Caro

Telephone: +32 (0)2 274 25 04
E-Mail: secretariat(at)esba-europe.org

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 one million small businesses and covers 35 European countries.

MANAGEMENT



EUROPEAN ENTREPRENEURS CEA-PME

Avenue de la Renaissance 1
1000 Brussels

Secretary General:
Mr. Walter Grupp

E-Mail: walter.grupp(at)cea-pme.com

Managing Director:
Mr. Stefan Moritz

Telephone: +32 2 7396264
E-Mail: stefan.moritz(at)cea-pme.com

Treasurer:
Mr. Ullrich Hänchen

E-Mail: ullrich.haenchen(at)cea-pme.com

European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME is a Brussels-based business federation which currently counts 14 European associations of small and medium enterprises (SME) among its members.

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 represent in total approx. 630.000 SMEs and around 14.6 million of employees in Europe and Turkey, in practically all economic sectors, excl. agriculture.