Event: BusinessEurope’s SME Roadshow – 2nd Stop Rome: Green and digital transition – are SMEs there yet?

09.30 Check-in

09.40 Opening and introductory remarks by Stefan Pan, Delegate for Europe, Confindustria

09.50 Welcoming (video) message from Roberta Metsola, President, European Parliament

10.00 Keynote address by Valentina Meliciani, Director, LUISS Institute of European Analysis
and Policy

10.15 Keynote (video) address by Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market,
European Commission

10.30 Green and digital transition: is EU action fit to win the challenge? Opportunities, needs and answers for SMEs
Is the regulatory framework being defined at European level fit for purpose? How are SMEs reacting to the burden deriving from it? Are initiatives such as the Green Deal Industrial Plan sufficient to preserve and strengthen their competitiveness? Are new instruments needed to support SMEs competitiveness?
Panel discussion with: Antonella Correra, DG GROW, European Commission
Fabrice Le Saché, Chair, BusinessEurope Entrepreneurship & SME Committee
Raffaele Spallone, Head of unit "Policies for digitization and analysis of productive sectors", Italian Ministry for Enterprises and Made in Italy
Gian Luigi Zaina, CEO, Della Rovere SrL; Vice-President for internationalisation, Piccola Industria Confindustria

11.40 Qs&As

12.00 Address by Raffaele Fitto, Italian Minister for European Affairs, Cohesion Policy and the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (tbc)

12.15 Concluding remarks by Giovanni Baroni, President, Piccola Industria Confindustria

MODERATED BY Luca Orlando, Journalist, IlSole24ore