The SME Internationalisation Exchange (SIE) project brings together 7 European partner regions who have been working together to look at challenges and solutions to boost export activity among businesses in their regions. The final dissemination event will share the results of the project.


10:30 Welcome & introductions – Kent County Council

10:40 Overview of the SIE Project and its key achievements - Kent County Council 

10:50 How SIE has benefited each partner region: 

  • Kent, UK
  • Molise, Italy
  • Ústí, Czech Republic
  • Lower Saxony, Germany
  • Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland 
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
  • Cantabria, Spain

11:20 Questions from participants 

11:30 Perspectives from the Interreg Europe Secretariat 

11:40 Short break 

11:55 Open discussion:  

  • Current & Future Challenges with SME internationalisation
  • How to maximise the SIE links in the future

12:15 Round up and next steps  

12:30 End of event