Small and medium-sized enterprises play a crucial role in Europe‚Äôs economy, representing roughly 99% of all enterprises across the region. To showcase the role of SMEs in the EU, AmCham EU hosted a roundtable in the build-up to the highly anticipated EU-US summit with Gina Raimondo, US Secretary of Commerce on her first visit overseas alongside Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market. The conversation featured a range of European SMEs as well as a few senior executives from larger American and European companies.

The roundtable, which took place on Monday, 14 June, focused on practical examples of partnerships between EU and US businesses, highlighting the impacts and benefits of transatlantic cooperation for both sides of the Atlantic. Participants emphasised the role of digital as an enabler of free and vibrant trade across industries while touching on how to strengthen the resilience of global supply chains for a sustainable, post-COVID-19 recovery. Commissioner Breton and Secretary Raimondo also shared their insights on the EU-US summit, the transatlantic relationship and more in videos that can be viewed here (Commissioner Breton) and here (Secretary Raimondo).

Interested in learning more on the topics discussed, as well as the most up-to-date facts and figures on the transatlantic economy? Visit our page on the transatlantic relationship for more.