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Opportunities through EU Funding Monday 8 November 2010, 3.00pm - 6.30pm London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP THIS EVENT IS FREE To facilitate small and medium businesses (SMEs) growth and development, the PROGRAMME European Union (EU) has a comprehensive system of financial policies and instruments to support businesses with the most appropriate sources and types 3.00PM REGISTRATION AND TEA/COFFEE of financing at each stage of their life. These include loans, guarantees and equity, structural funds and grants. 3.30PM CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME ADDRESS Karen Clements Consultant on EU Affairs Are you a newcomer to EU funding and feel a British Chambers of Commerce bit lost among the different funding mechanisms, players involved and programmes? 3.35PM OVERVIEW OF ALL EU SME FUNDING INSTRUMENTS Do you know what the main sources of funding European Commission Official Directorate-General for Enterprise and available to you are? Industry (DG ENTR) Are you looking for money to fund a project? 4.00PM HOW THE ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK CAN HELP Are you looking for new opportunities to sell Tessel van Essen your services or goods? Business Advice Manager Enterprise Europe Network London General oversight of EU funding belongs to the European Commission, with other carefully selected intermediaries managing and distributing funds. Whilst there are 4.15PM EU FUNDING SUPPORT: RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SECTORS viable funding options for businesses out there, EU red tape and lack of awareness Chris Farmakis means many businesses aren’t maximising the opportunities available to them. EC Funding Manager GLE Group With this is mind, and in a European Commission effort to enhance accountability EU FUNDING SUPPORT: and increase transparency, this seminar aims to provide you with the know-how to COMMERCIAL SECTORS make accessing EU funding easier. Rachael McCorriston EC Funding Advisor GLE Group WHY ATTEND? This seminar will: 4.35PM CASE STUDY: EU FUNDING • give you a concise description of the available funding sources APPLICANT Costis Kompis • illustrate how they can be put into practice and provide practical examples of Managing Partner Vodera Ltd EU fund beneficiaries • guide you through the EU funding mechanisms, and give you tips on how to 4.50PM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS get started and how to navigate EU red tape 5.10PM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS • inform you about the people and networks whose task it is to provide you Karen Clements with all the information you need to get started depending on the type of Consultant on EU Affairs British Chambers of Commerce funding and the profile of your project • provide advice on how to keep informed about current funding 5.15PM NETWORKING RECEPTION opportunities and how to apply 6.30PM CLOSE • give you the opportunity talk to our experts and get help identifying the most appropriate funding scheme for you (Programme subject to change) Opportunities through EU Funding Monday 8 November 2010, 3.00pm - 6.30pm London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP THIS EVENT IS FREE PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO ADMITTANCE WITHOUT PRIOR REGISTRATION Z0009 TO REGISTER please complete the registration form below in BLOCK CAPITALS and fax/post/email to: Emma Yeats, Events Executive, World Trade, London Chamber of Commerce, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP T: +44 (0) 20 7203 1826 F: +44 (0) 20 7203 1905 E: email@example.com title first name surname your job title company name company address postcode email tel fax description of business (for guest list) no of employees please indicate if you have any requirements e.g. access, dietary or information in an alternative format Monitoring race, gender and disability is a statutory duty for all publicly funded projects. 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