The Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector has been described as the backbone of any economy. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, there were 37 million Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria contributing 48.5% of GDP and 7.3% of exports in 2013. The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) launched in 2008 by the European Commission Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME), is the world's largest support network for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) with international ambitions. It has 3,000 experts across 600 member organisations in more than 60 countries. Member organisations include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, and research institutes. The formation of the Business Cooperation Centre (BCC) in Nigeria opens up opportunities for Nigerian SMEs to benefit from the various sectors of this vast global network. The following video message from EASME will be showed, to opportunities offered by EEN and the BCC Nigeria, shortly before the panel discussion:EEN Nigeria is the results of a partnership between The Nigerian-Belgian Chamber of Commerce, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture and The Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, a project initiated by the European Commission.The Network pools their expertise and experience to attract EU businesses from all Member States to the Nigerian market and directly support their activities in the country. The project?s ultimate goal is to contribute to the diversification of EU trade and investment in Nigeria.