22.03.2012 - 23.03.2012

1st Danube Financing Dialogue

Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB), Otto-Wagner-Platz 3 | A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Metis GmbH, Technical Assistance for the EUSDR PA 10 Coordinator
Marlene Hahn, telefón: +43 699 10 89 31 40, e-mail: financing-dialogue@metis-vienna.eu

At the 1st Danube Financing Dialogue in Vienna, international experts will gather to discuss vital issues concerning the financing of SME projects in the Region. Furthermore the event will serve as a matchmaking opportunity for regional SMEs and Financial Institutions. SME representatives will have the unique opportunity to identify suitable financing sources for investment projects and present their projects to participating representatives of Financial Institutions. In turn, Financial Institutions will have the opportunity to identify new fields of business.

Participation will be by application only. Participants will include:

-  SMEs with eligible investment projects.

Conditions: relevance to the priorities of the EUSDR and one or more policy fields (transport, energy, culture, environment, technologies, education or security) and a financing volume of 1 to 25 million EUR.

- Financial Institutions offering grants, guarantees, loans etc.

- EUSDR representatives

The 1st Danube Financing Dialogue offers two different ways of matchmaking: 

1. Face-to-face meetings between representatives of SMEs and Financial Institutions:

SME representatives will have the possibility to schedule a face-to-face meeting with financiers in order to present their project and to discuss financing possibilities. As for the Financial Institutions, - the conference provides the opportunity to present financial instruments to potential clients in face-to-face meetings. Therefore, the Financial Institutions will each set up a stall to present their institution and products. 

2. Poster Session:

SMEs will have the opportunity to present their projects to the invited financiers on a poster, in the so-called  “market place”. The Poster session will provide an overview of selected projects to the Financial Institutions.

The participation in the conference is free of charge. Furthermore, a network dinner will take place on the 22nd  March to participants are invited. Travel expenses will not be covered. The organiser will assist participants with the travel and accommodation arrangements.

If you wish to participate, we kindly ask you to register by 24th February under the following link:



On behalf of

European Commission
Directorate General Regional Policy 


Kurt Puchinger
EUSDR PA 10 Coordinator | City of Vienna


For more information about this event, you can download  Draft Invitation a Announcement