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Joint ACCA-Barclays-ecoDa-UEAPME event. Scale-Ups: converting vision into strategy and governance

Date

28 Nov 2018

Address

Press Club
95 rue Froissart
1040  Brussels
Belgium

Section

Euro & Finance

Event Location

Brussels

Event Description

All businesses start with ideas and visions. However, as they grow in size and complexity, the need to convert the vision into strategy and the governance mechanism to deliver becomes crucial. 
 
Success in scaling up businesses delivers many benefits for the wider economy, ranging from creating wealth; boosting innovation; increasing research and development; providing skilled jobs; generating export earnings; to contributing  to GDP.
 
Management and finance are  two  crucial interconnected factors for companies seeking to scale up. But it  is also vital to be specific about what scaling up success looks like for entrepreneurs and their business and set realistic strategic objectives,  timeframes and an efficient governance.
 
This event will discuss how policy-makers, investors and corporates can support high-growth companies in Europe. A particular focus will be given on measures to address Europe’s equity financing gap as well as need to remove regulatory and legal barriers from start up to scale up.  
 
Draft agenda
11.45am Registrations and sandwich lunch
12.30pm Welcome speech, Maggie McGhee, Executive Director Governance, ACCA
12.40pm Keynote speech, Neena Gill, MEP
12.50pm Panel moderated by Salla Saastamoinen, Director for Civil and Commercial Justice, DJ JUST, European Commission
Starting with a presentation by Jo Iwasaki, head of Corporate governance at ACCA on  How vision and strategy helps small businesses succeed: Governance needs of SMEs
Inge Stoop, Senior Project Coordinator, Guberna
Luc Hendrickx, Director of Enterprise Policy and International Affairs, UEAPME
Marcello Bianchi, EuropeanIssuers & Assonime
Armando Melone, COSME Financial instrument, DG GROW, European Commission
Sean Duffy, Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms at Barclays Bank PLC, tbc
14.05pm Q&As
14.20pm Concluding remarks, European Investment Bank, name tbc
14.30pm end
 

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