SPI supports the “Cluster Matchmaking Event on agro-food manufacturing value-chains in EUROMED countries” in Milan

21 May 2015

 

From the 6th to 7th of May 2015, SPI organised and supported the participation of a delegation of 26 cluster representatives from 12 European countries (Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and United Kingdom) in a “Cluster Matchmaking Event on agro-food manufacturing value-chains in EUROMED countries” organised in the scope of the Milan Expo 2015 by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs together with the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

The Cluster Matchmaking Event was comprised of several activities, which included: a conference focused on the business opportunities and the economic and industrial cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean area; a cluster introduction session; cluster-to-cluster (C2C) and cluster-to-business (C2B) matchmaking meetings; a networking social event hosted by the Lombardy Region and a guided visit to the Milan EXPO 2015.

The Event was successful in promoting cooperation between cluster organisations and business networks in EUROMED countries. It is the expectation that the contacts made at the Event will develop into new partnerships that foster greater possibilities for European SMEs to grow through opportunities such as access to new markets, new products and services, and innovation projects.