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Revision of the Late Payment Directive - Sometimes, less is more

The Late Payment Directive is expected to be revised this year. To exchange views on this important issue, BusinessEurope is organising a panel discussion with stakeholders.


Note: the timings below are based on CET (Brussels time).


Opening and introductory remarks by:

  • Fabrice Le Saché, Chair of BusinessEurope's Entrepreneurship & SME

Presentation by:

  • Hubert Gambs, Deputy Director General and SME Coordinator, DG GROW, European Commission

Views from key stakeholders


  • Emmanuel Pieters, SME Envoy, Belgium
  • Luc Hendrickx, Director, Competitiveness of Enterprises - External Relations - Legal Affairs, SMEunited
  • Sine Linderstrøm, Head of SMEs and Entrepreneurship, Confederation of Danish Industry


What is the role of public authorities in improving late payment? How important is freedom of contract in B2B transactions? How to enhance the culture of prompt payment? What do we need to do to create an 'SME-friendly' business environment? How have digital solutions the potential to mitigate some issues related to late payment?

    Moderated by: Alexandre Affre, Deputy Director General, BusinessEurope

    Followed by Q&As


    Closing remarks

    12.00-13.00 Standing lunch
    Last updated: 16 June 2023