SME Connect welcomes new members

We are eager to announce and welcome the new members that have recently joined our organisation!

ZPP (Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers)
The Warsaw trade organization of micro, small and medium entrepreneurs represents more than 55.000 companies. ZPP initiates and supports activity towards most urgent matters like the need for simplification of economic law and tax systems, faster settling of court disputes, liquidation of investment barriers and the stability of law and rules. ZPP member companies employ more than 70% of Poland’s labour force and generate over 60% of the Polish GDP.

Taxpayers Association of Europe (TAE)
Established in 1969,the TAE wishes to stimulate efficiency and economy in the public sector, advocating for a society with lower taxes and more individual freedom. The Taxpayers Association of Europe is a federation of 29 national taxpayers associations throughout Europeand supports outstanding services to the European taxpayer, especially to SMEs that need help to gain competitiveness and increase performance.

GIRP (European Healthcare Distribution Association) 

GIRP is the umbrella organization for pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors of healthcare products and services in Europe. It is a non-profit association representing the national associations of over 750 pharmaceutical wholesalers from 33 European countries, including large Europe-wide pharmaceutical wholesalers. The GIRP members employ around 140,000 people through their network of operations and over 180,000 pharmacies and other healthcare professionals who deliver medicines to the public

Herbalife Nutrition

Herbalife Nutrition has joined Friends of SMEs, specializes in the manufacture and distribution of nutritional supplements, sports nutrition and beauty products. Founded in 1980, the company operates today in more than 90 countries with over 8,000 employees around the world. With its membership of Friends of SMEs, Herbalife Nutrition intends to provide its suppliers (90% SMEs) with a communication platform in Brussels.

IC Group & Partners (Associazione di Studi Professionali e Societa di Consulenza Indipendenti)

IC Group & Partners is an association of independent Business Consultancies, that advice and support SMEs with professional, international marketing and business services. The Members of IC Group & Partners have offices in 15 countries all over the world.

ÖVT – Österreichischer Verein für Tourismus

The ÖVT represents 200 medium-sized travel companies throughout Austria. This includes not only classic travel agencies, but also airlines, rental car companies, travel insurance and tour operators