Between 6 and 10 May, 2009, CEC Bank participated in the seventh edition of the Fair for Small and Medium Enterprises - TIMM 2009. The event took place at Romexpo and it gathered 165 exhibitor companies from Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, China, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Spain etc.
At the opening of the event the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce and Business Environment (Intreprinderilor Mici si Mijlocii, Comertului si Mediului de Afaceri - MIMMCMA), Constantin Nita, the Prime Minister, Emil Boc and the President of the Senate, Mircea Geoana addressed some words. At the opening of the event also participated Maria Parcalabescu and Gheorghe Marin, Secretaries of State within MIMMCMA, Ioan Cristian Haiduc, president of AIPPIMM and Ovidiu Nicolescu, president of the National Council of Small and Medium Private Enterprises in Romania (Consiliului National al Intreprinderilor Private Mici si Mijlocii din Romania - CNIPMMR).
During the exhibition, CEC Bank organised several seminars and workshops for the SME sector. Friday, 8 May 2009, the seminar on “Facilities and Products offered by CEC Bank for the suport of SMEs during the crisis” was organised and was attended by Mr. Radu Gratian Ghetea, President, on behalf of CEC Bank, Mrs. Mihaela Popa, Vice-president, Mrs. Mirela Iovu, Vice-president, as well as directors of the Bank's special directions. Friday and Saturday, 8 and 9 May 2009, the workshops on “The Financing of SMEs through CEC Bank” took place. At its own stall, the Bank's representatives offered on a permanent basis detailed information regarding the products and services dedicated to private entrepreneurs.
TIMM 2009 is an event collateral to the 33 events that take place within the European SME Week 2009, a campaign promoting the entrepreneurship in Europe and informing entrepreneurs about the help they can benefit at European, national and local level. The program aims to develop business contracts and to settle partnership connections between SMEs, banks, guarantee funds and consultancy companies, to develop the entrepreneurial capacity and spirit by organizing workshops within the event with experts from the European Commission, to develop the innovative abilities and to consolidate a competitive economical environment, as well as to increase of the number of new jobs and the benefits brought by the national economy.