SME Week Malta 2013

For the fifth consecutive year, the European Commission will be organising the SME Week during which insight will be offered into what the EU and national institutions do to support micro, small and medium-sized businesses. The European Commission also encourages Member States to organise activities that focus on Entrepreneurship and at the same time generate public awareness, especially amongst those people who wish to start a business or are already in business and wish to grow and expand their business activities. 

This year, the SME Week will be held between the 15 and 22 November 2013 and amongst other things aims to:
  • provide information on what the EU and national, regional and local authorities are offering as support micro, small and medium-sized businesses; 
  • promote entrepreneurship so that more people, and in particular younger ones, seriously consider becoming an entrepreneur as a career option;
  • give recognition to entrepreneurs for their contribution to Europe's welfare, jobs, innovation and competitiveness; 

Expanding Business Horizons

Friday 15th November (1 Activity)

Type of event: Press Conference – Official Launch of the SME Week and Activities for SME Week 2013

Time: 10.00 am 

Venue: Boardroom – Millenia Buildings, Marsa

Sunday 17th November (1 Activity)

Title: Maltese Crafts Fair

Type of event: Crafts Village at Ta’ Qali 

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

Venue: near National Park, Ta’ Qali

Monday 18th November (2 Activities)

Activity 1

Title: Crafts Conference

Type of event: Conference

Time:   08.00 – 13.00

Activity 2

Title: Employment law and regulations for SMEs

Type of event: Seminar

Time: 13.30 – 16.00

Venue: Boardroom - Millenia Buildings, Marsa

Tuesday 19th November (1 Activity)

Activity 1

Title: Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Type of event: Information Session   

Time: 14.00 – 15.30                                      

Venue: Malta Enterprise Offices

Wednesday 20th November (3 Activities)

Activity 1

Title: Cooperatives: A Vehicle for SME Growth

Type of event: Business Breakfast

Time:   8.00 – 10.30
Venue: Grand Hotel Excelsior

Activity 2

Title: JAYE – Our Community

Type of event: Workshops

Time: 9.00 – 12.00

Venue: SmartCity

Activity 3

Title: Female Business Café

Type of event: Fair & Break-out Sessions

Time: 09.00 – 15.00

Venue: MEIB – Palazzo Zondadari, Merchant Street, Valletta

Thursday 21st November (1 Activity)

Title: Facilitating tendering opportunities for SMEs

Type of event: Seminar

Time: 8.30 – 15.40

Venue: SmartCity, Kalkara

Friday 22nd November (2 Activities)

Activity 1

Title: The Future of Maritime Malta

Type of event: Exhibition – Press Conference - Discussion

Time:         9.30 – 12.00 

Venue:         Maritime Institute – Bighi

Activity 2

Title:                 "The Power of Being Small"
Type of event: Seminar

Time:        13.00 – 17.30

Venue:        Gozo

We invite you to visit the website regularly since it will be continuously updated. 
 Contact Details
Enterprise Policy & 
Schemes Directorate
Millenia Buildings,
Aldo Moro Road,
Marsa MRS 9065
+356 2220 9823