The “Mission for Growth” conference series was initiated in 2011 by Antonio Tajani, European Commission Vice President responsible for industry and enterpreneurship, with the aim of promoting international business partnerships for European companies (including SMEs) in European and third countries. Since the launch, missions to 17 different countries have been accomplished involving economic political conferences as well as international business meetings. During the missions, participants can listen to presentations and partake in panel discussions and B2B meetings. In the first part of 2014, the “Mission for Growth” focuses on European countries – the upcoming event took place in Spain between 2nd April and 4th April in two different cities, Seville and Mérida. Altogether 964 companies have registered for the event – 19 of these from Hungary.
During the three-day event, our managing director participated in 25 B2B meetings. The main goal of these were to establish Horizon 2020 cooperation, and to sell Microsoft .NET development services as well as Sitecore and Umbraco portal developments.
Our participation was supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hajdú-Bihar County. An article about the action was published in the chamber’s monthly magazine called “Business and Entrepreneurship”:
In the article, after the event introduction two participants shared their experiments. Dániel Szöllősi’s said:
‘West-European countries – including the Mediterranean region as well – are possible target markets for our company, ALLWIN Informatics. My business trip served dual purpose: getting to know the Spanish market and business partner search.
During the three-day event, I have participated in 25 business meetings as ALLWIN’s managing director. The main goals of my negotiations were to establish Horizon 2020 cooperation, and to sell Microsoft and .NET development services as well as Sitecore and Umbraco portal developments. I have managed to get an overall picture of the current Spanish situation and the operation and market position of SMEs. The presentations and panel discussions were focusing on Spain’s current situation and opportunities on the one hand, and investment stimulation on the other hand.
Since I arrived back, I have contacted my Spanish, Portuguese and Polish negotiation partners. Our aim is to conduct at least one partnership agreement from the Seville and Mérida business relationships.’