GLOBAL SME
FINANCE FORUM 2018
MADRID

GLOBAL SME FINANCE FORUM 2018 - MADRID

Reaching the Informal:  the Role of Finance in Improving the Growth & Productivity of SMEs

05-07 November

#SMEFF18
Slider Counts: 
603
attendees
280
Institutions
80
Countries
80
Speakers

Conference

The conference will showcase unique perspectives of industry leaders, rich experiences of successful practitioners, and the impactful financial innovations that contribute to improved access to financing for many micro, small and medium sized enterprises from around the world. Under the theme “Reaching the Informal: the Role of Finance in Improving the Growth and Productivity of SMEs”,  the forum will explore how innovation in technology, regulation and partnerships can help overcome various informality problems, and open up a far larger market for profitable, sustainable, responsible financial services. 

Furthermore, the winners of the Global SME Finance Awards - that recognize outstanding achievements of financial institutions and fintech companies in delivering innovative products and services to their SME clients -  will be announced during the event! 

To get a sense of what to expect from the event, take a look at this video highlight from our Global SME Finance Forum 2017 in Berlin and the video from the Africa SME Finance Forum 2018 in Nairobi!

Why you should have attended

The conference showcased unique perspectives of industry leaders, rich experiences of successful practitioners, and the impactful financial innovations that contribute to improved access to financing for many micro, small and medium sized enterprises from around the world. Under the theme “Reaching the Informal: the Role of Finance in Improving the Growth and Productivity of SMEs”,  the forum explored how innovation in technology, regulation and partnerships can help overcome various informality problems, and open up a far larger market for profitable, sustainable, responsible financial services. 

Furthermore, the winners of the Global SME Finance Awards - that recognize outstanding achievements of financial institutions and fintech companies in delivering innovative products and services to their SME clients -  were announced during the event! 

To get a sense of the event, take a look at this video highlight from our Global SME Finance Forum 2017 in Berlin and the video from the Africa SME Finance Forum 2018 in Nairobi!

 

Learn about industry trends

 

Meet industry leaders

 

Make partnerships & business deals

Testimonials

Global SME Finance Awards Winners 2018

Winners

Product Innovation of the year

Responsible digital innovator of the year

Sme bank of the year

Africa

Asia

Global

Mena

Presentations

Nonfinancial Services

BBVA View from the Boardroom: SMEs Access to Finance & Regulation

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SME-Focused Development Banks

PDF icon Presentation (345.61 KB)

Customer Input in New Product Design

BBVA: Disrupting the Financial Services Sector

PDF icon Presentation (874.46 KB)

Payments and Remittances

ING - Invoices & Receipts

PDF icon Presentation (500.31 KB)

Agrifinance

FinTech Ecosystem Supporting Africa’s Agriculture Sector​

PDF icon Presentation (1.42 MB)

TechPitch

INVYO

PDF icon Presentation (1000.97 KB)

Gigas

PDF icon Presentation (2.92 MB)

Twinco Capital

PDF icon Presentation (1.19 MB)

LendLedger

PDF icon Presentation (1.12 MB)

Inbonis

PDF icon Presentation (1.04 MB)

Bewater Funds

PDF icon Presentation (629.79 KB)

NoviCap

PDF icon Presentation (1.1 MB)

Basware

PDF icon Presentation (1.47 MB)

AFIN

PDF icon Presentation (1.73 MB)

Traity

PDF icon Presentation (12.6 MB)

Ricult

PDF icon Presentation (1 MB)

MyTripleA

PDF icon Presentation (1.04 MB)

Guppy

PDF icon Presentation (568.52 KB)

Keynotes

Matthias Kröner

PDF icon Presentation (3.81 MB)

Agenda

Agenda

Member registration


Location: Hall Principal/Lobby

Members meeting (members only)

For SME Finance Forum Members Only


Location: Hidalgo

Lunch


Location: Cervantes

Study visits

Fintechs: Adhara, Bewater Funds, Inbonis, MyTripleA, Traity, Twinco Capital

Banks & Other: BBVA's Innovation Center, Ciudad BBVA, Ciudad Grupo Santander, Experian, Intesa SanPaolo


Location: Hall Principal/Lobby (Transportation provided)

Cocktail reception (all participants)


Location: El Prado

Registration


Location: Hall Principal/Lobby

Welcome/Opening speeches

  • Matthew Gamser, CEO – SME Finance Forum
  • Ana de la Cueva Fernández, Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs – Spain
  • Georgina Baker, Vice President, Latin America & Caribbean, and Europe & Central Asia – IFC

Location: Auditorio

Keynote address

Formalization, innovation, and SMEs’ growth and productivity: What should we be talking about when we talk about formalization?  What role should the financial sector play in formalization?  What role is technology playing in formalization?

  • Matthias Kröner, Founder and CEO – FIDOR Bank

Location: Auditorio

Networking break


Location: Auditorio

Fireside chat

Role of digital payments in SME formalization: What have we learned and why is card acceptance not enough anymore?

  • Moderator: Manuela Adl, Senior Manager, Financial Institutions Group – IFC 
  • James Anderson, Executive Vice President, Commercial Products – MasterCard

Location: Auditorio

Keynote address

BBVA view from the Boardroom: SME´s access to finance and regulation: The roles and obligations of banks in formalizing SMEs

  • José Manuel González-Páramo, Executive Board Director – BBVA

Location: Auditorio

Debate

Should Financial Institutions go beyond financing?

Is providing additional, non-financial services essential to competitiveness? Can FIs provide the expertise necessary? Can FIs provide necessary expertise affordably?  Can FIs provide timely additional support?

  • Moderator: Lazaro Campos, Co-Founder – FinTechStage
  • José Carlos García de Quevedo, Chairman – Instituto de Crédito Oficial
  • Margarete Biallas, Specialist, Digital Finance Services –  IFC
  • Prateek Shrivastava, Vice President, Digital, Global Advisory Solutions –  Accion
  • Robert Ochola, Director Strategy and International Cooperation – African Export-Import Bank
  • Matias Nunez Castro, Executive Director of SMEs – Banco Santander Mexico
  • Jack de Mooij, Area Lead Platform Strategy – ING

Location: Auditorio

Lunch


Location: Cervantes and El Prado

Plenary session

eCommerce Platforms: Formalizing access to markets

eCommerce has increasingly played crucial roles in enabling SMEs to expand their businesses and to improve their competitiveness. The panel will share their experiences and insights into how eCommerce could formalize access to markets for SMEs especially those from less developed economies, the challenges and proposed solutions.  

  • Moderator: Nuria Aliño Perez, Principal Digital Specialist, Digital Financial Services, Financial Institutions Group – IFC
  • Andrew Watkins-Ball, Founder & CEO –  JUMO
  • Zhaoli Meng, Dean –  JD Finance Research Institute
  • Denise Leonhard, Senior Director of Global Corporate Strategy – Paypal  

Location: Auditorio

TechPitch

Introduction of AFIN – Rachel Freeman, Advisory Manager, Financial Institutions Group – IFC 

 Moderator: Rostan Schwab, Africa Head, Fintech Investments – IFC

Rapid fire demonstration pitches by selected startup and early stage companies 

  • Jumo
  • Basware
  • Novicap
  • Inbonis
  • Guppy
  • LendLedger
  • MyTripleA
  • Ricult
  • Twincocapital
  • Traity
  • Bewater Funds
  • Gigas
  • Invyo

Location: Auditorio

Networking break


Location: Hall Auditorio

SME Finance Marketplace

Speed-dating with investors and fintech vendors


Location: Castilla

Pre-dinner cocktails

Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails, hors d’oeuvres & local entertainment


Location: Hall Tapices

Gala dinner + Awards + Keynote

  • Mario Pardo, Head of Enterprise Clients –  BBVA
  • Hans Docter, Director for Sustainable Economic Development –  Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Natascha Beinker, GPFI Co-Chair – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Location: Los Tapices

Plenary session

Formalizing supply chains

The session will explore how to create supply chain markets in emerging countries that benefit local SMEs. How can markets become more formally structured through supply chain development? What are the challenges and opportunities for SMEs and for their larger buyers? What are the roles of financial institutions, including both banks and fintechs, in supply chain development?

  • Moderator: Martin Hommes, Operations Officer – IFC
  • Qamar Saleem, Global Technical Lead, SME Banking Practice – IFC
  • Syed Samar Hasnain, Executive Director, Development Finance Group – State Bank of Pakistan
  • Enrique Jimenez, Head of Supply Chain Finance – Demica
  • Carlos García, General Manager - Santander Factoring and Confirming S.A. and President – Spanish Factoring Association (AEF)

Location: Auditorio

Breakout session

The role of insurance in formalizing SMEs’ risk management

How can adding insurance for property, health, trade and other aspects of business improve the growth prospects of SMEs.

  • Moderator: Susan Holliday, Principal, Industry Specialist Insurance – IFC
  • Wolfgang Buecker, Head, Financial Sector Development – GIZ
  • Dawn Miller, Senior Vice President – Chubb
  • Ankur Mehrotra, Managing Director – Grab
  • Charles Ruelle, Chief Innovation Officer – Euler Hermes
  • Joyce Tee, Managing Director and Group Head of SME Banking – DBS Bank

Location: Auditorium

Breakout session

FIs’ roles in formalizing SME management: Priorities for improving SME growth and productivity

How digital platforms can make entrepreneurship development more timely, relevant and effective.

  • Moderator: Martin Holtmann, Manager, Digital Finance & Microfinance – IFC
  • Ayhan Albeyoğlu, SME Banking Strategic Planning and Marketing Group Director – TEB Bank
  • Markus Lyyra, Director, Cloud Partners – Basware
  • Jack de Mooij, Area Lead Platform Strategy – ING
  • Ayhan Albeyoglu, SME Banking Strategic Planning and Marketing Group Director – TEB

Location: Hidalgo

Breakout session

A discussion on the business case and opportunities for ‘Upscaling women entrepreneurs’

Why the best finance programs must go well beyond financing.

  • Moderator: Natalia Bhatia, Gender Lead, South Asia – IFC
  • Ayodele Olojede, Head, Emerging Business – Diamond Bank
  • Mehruba Reza, Senior Product Manager of Women Banking Segment TARA – BRAC Bank
  • Fung Kai Jin, Head of SME Banking – VP Bank
  • Sherif Elbehery, Head of SMEs & Micro Finance – Banque Misr

Location: Castilla

Networking break


Location: Exhibition Hall

Breakout session

Formalizing SME payments processing: New horizons in transaction banking 

  • Moderator: Qamar Saleem, Global Technical Lead, SME Banking Practice – IFC
  • Rajeev Chalisgaonkar, Global Head, Business Banking – Standard Chartered Bank
  • Clara Garcia Benedito, Global Solutions – BBVA 
  • Esra Krvrak, Subject Matter Expert/SME Banking  
  • Devrim Tavil, International Head of SME Banking – BNP Paribas 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Location: Auditorium

Breakout session

Opportunities and risks of using new technologies in credit scoring – will this lead to improved financial inclusion?

What are the opportunities and obstacles for banks and for alternative financial institutions?

  • Moderator: Paula Leynes Felipe, Senior Risk Management Specialist, East Asia and Pacific – IFC
  • Fernando Sanchez, Principal Consultant, Experian Decision Analytics – Experian-Iberia
  • Ankur Mehrotra, Managing Director – Grab
  • Kathleen Yaworsky, Senior Manager, Digital Strategy & Data Analytics – Accion
  • Syed Abdul Momen, Head of SME – BRAC Bank

Location: Castilla

Breakout session

AI/Machine learning for SMEs

Why AI is now not only something for banks to take on, it’s increasingly essential, and affordable, for SMEs themselves.  What are the keys to effectively bringing AI into small businesses?

  • Moderator: Kaiser H. Naseem, Banking and Digital Transformation Advisory Services – IFC, Europe and Central Asia
  • Luis Rodriguez, Chief Product and Innovation Officer – Strands
  • Leandro Guerra, Data Science Manager – Experian EMEA 
  • Matthew Gladstone, Country Ambassador Spain –  Revolut 
  • David del Ser, Director – BFA AI Studio

Location: Hidalgo

Lunch


Location: Cervantes and Pelicano

Plenary session

The role of regulators in encouraging the formalization of SMEs

What can regulators and global standards setting bodies do to encourage SMEs to be more structured, efficient and productive?  What incentives can they offer to promote better supplier, customer, investor and employee management by SMEs?

  • Moderator: Lazaro Campos, Co-Founder – FinTechStage
  • Paul Andrews, Secretary General – International Organization of Securities Commissions
  • Raed H. Charafeddine, First Vice Governor – Central Bank of Lebanon
  • Ignacio Jaquotot, Head of the International Subsidiary Banks Division – Intesa Sanpaolo Group

Location: Auditorium

Breakout session

Role of DFIs in supporting growth and formalizing SMEs

  • Moderator: Francois Lecavalier, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development – BDC
  • Rachel Freeman, Advisory Manager, Financial Institutions Group – IFC

Financial Institutions Group Advisory - Asia & Pacific – IFC

  • Pascal Lagarde, Executive Director, Strategy, Development and International Affairs – Bpifrance 
  • Rosanna Sarkeyeva, Regional Manager Eastern Europe, Caucasus & Central Asia – Triodos
  • James Polan, Vice-President, Small and Medium Enterprise Finance Department – OPIC

Location: Castilla

Breakout session

Beyond digital transformation: How do banks truly embrace Digital to serve SMEs better 

  • Moderator: Raja Debnath, Global SME Banking Advisory Services Specialist – IFC
  • Chris Yao, Vice President, General Manager of Strategy and International Business – JD Finance
  • Joyce Tee, Managing Director and Group Head of SME Banking – DBS Bank
  • Benjamin Dellal, Global Head of Unsecured Lending & RBB – HSBC

Location: Auditorium

Breakout session

Fintech and formalization of SME agribusinesses

How is this transforming production, marketing and risk management.

  • Moderator: Panos Varangis, Head, Agrifinance – World Bank Group
  • Fadzayi Musanhu, Research Analyst, Transaction Advisory Services – EY
  • Gabriel Torres, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer – Ricult
  • Esther Muiruri, Associate Director, Agribusiness – Equity Bank

Location: Hidalgo

Networking break


Location: Exhibition Hall

Fireside chat

Should we return to “Big is Beautiful”?

The roles of large firms in formalizing SMEs.

  • Moderator: Martin Holtmann, Manager, Digital Finance & Microfinance – IFC
  • Ted Chu, Chief Economist – IFC
  • Quan Yu, General Manger, Risk Management – Mybank

Location: Auditorio

Closing remarks

Sharmila Hardi, Senior Manager, Financial Institutions Group – IFC 


Location: Auditorio

Cocktail reception

Hosted by the BBVA Innovation Center: Prior Registration Required

 

 


Location: BBVA Innovation Center

Advisory Board meeting (by invitation only)


Location: Cibeles

Communities of Practice (by invitation only)


Location: El Jardin

SCHEDULE

Member registration


Location: Hall Principal/Lobby

Members meeting (members only)

For SME Finance Forum Members Only


Location: Hidalgo

Lunch


Location: Cervantes

Study visits

Fintechs: Adhara, Bewater Funds, Inbonis, MyTripleA, Traity, Twinco Capital

Banks & Other: BBVA's Innovation Center, Ciudad BBVA, Ciudad Grupo Santander, Experian, Intesa SanPaolo


Location: Hall Principal/Lobby (Transportation provided)

Cocktail reception (all participants)


Location: El Prado

Registration


Location: Hall Principal/Lobby

Welcome/Opening speeches

  • Matthew Gamser, CEO – SME Finance Forum
  • Ana de la Cueva Fernández, Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs – Spain
  • Georgina Baker, Vice President, Latin America & Caribbean, and Europe & Central Asia – IFC

Location: Auditorio

Keynote address

Formalization, innovation, and SMEs’ growth and productivity: What should we be talking about when we talk about formalization?  What role should the financial sector play in formalization?  What role is technology playing in formalization?

  • Matthias Kröner, Founder and CEO – FIDOR Bank

Location: Auditorio

Networking break


Location: Auditorio

Fireside chat

Role of digital payments in SME formalization: What have we learned and why is card acceptance not enough anymore?

  • Moderator: Manuela Adl, Senior Manager, Financial Institutions Group – IFC 
  • James Anderson, Executive Vice President, Commercial Products – MasterCard

Location: Auditorio

Keynote address

BBVA view from the Boardroom: SME´s access to finance and regulation: The roles and obligations of banks in formalizing SMEs

  • José Manuel González-Páramo, Executive Board Director – BBVA

Location: Auditorio

Debate

Should Financial Institutions go beyond financing?

Is providing additional, non-financial services essential to competitiveness? Can FIs provide the expertise necessary? Can FIs provide necessary expertise affordably?  Can FIs provide timely additional support?

  • Moderator: Lazaro Campos, Co-Founder – FinTechStage
  • José Carlos García de Quevedo, Chairman – Instituto de Crédito Oficial
  • Margarete Biallas, Specialist, Digital Finance Services –  IFC
  • Prateek Shrivastava, Vice President, Digital, Global Advisory Solutions –  Accion
  • Robert Ochola, Director Strategy and International Cooperation – African Export-Import Bank
  • Matias Nunez Castro, Executive Director of SMEs – Banco Santander Mexico
  • Jack de Mooij, Area Lead Platform Strategy – ING

Location: Auditorio

Lunch


Location: Cervantes and El Prado

Plenary session

eCommerce Platforms: Formalizing access to markets

eCommerce has increasingly played crucial roles in enabling SMEs to expand their businesses and to improve their competitiveness. The panel will share their experiences and insights into how eCommerce could formalize access to markets for SMEs especially those from less developed economies, the challenges and proposed solutions.  

  • Moderator: Nuria Aliño Perez, Principal Digital Specialist, Digital Financial Services, Financial Institutions Group – IFC
  • Andrew Watkins-Ball, Founder & CEO –  JUMO
  • Zhaoli Meng, Dean –  JD Finance Research Institute
  • Denise Leonhard, Senior Director of Global Corporate Strategy – Paypal  

Location: Auditorio

TechPitch

Introduction of AFIN – Rachel Freeman, Advisory Manager, Financial Institutions Group – IFC 

 Moderator: Rostan Schwab, Africa Head, Fintech Investments – IFC

Rapid fire demonstration pitches by selected startup and early stage companies 

  • Jumo
  • Basware
  • Novicap
  • Inbonis
  • Guppy
  • LendLedger
  • MyTripleA
  • Ricult
  • Twincocapital
  • Traity
  • Bewater Funds
  • Gigas
  • Invyo

Location: Auditorio

Networking break


Location: Hall Auditorio

SME Finance Marketplace

Speed-dating with investors and fintech vendors


Location: Castilla

Pre-dinner cocktails

Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails, hors d’oeuvres & local entertainment


Location: Hall Tapices

Gala dinner + Awards + Keynote

  • Mario Pardo, Head of Enterprise Clients –  BBVA
  • Hans Docter, Director for Sustainable Economic Development –  Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Natascha Beinker, GPFI Co-Chair – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Location: Los Tapices

Plenary session

Formalizing supply chains

The session will explore how to create supply chain markets in emerging countries that benefit local SMEs. How can markets become more formally structured through supply chain development? What are the challenges and opportunities for SMEs and for their larger buyers? What are the roles of financial institutions, including both banks and fintechs, in supply chain development?

  • Moderator: Martin Hommes, Operations Officer – IFC
  • Qamar Saleem, Global Technical Lead, SME Banking Practice – IFC
  • Syed Samar Hasnain, Executive Director, Development Finance Group – State Bank of Pakistan
  • Enrique Jimenez, Head of Supply Chain Finance – Demica
  • Carlos García, General Manager - Santander Factoring and Confirming S.A. and President – Spanish Factoring Association (AEF)

Location: Auditorio

Breakout session

The role of insurance in formalizing SMEs’ risk management

How can adding insurance for property, health, trade and other aspects of business improve the growth prospects of SMEs.

  • Moderator: Susan Holliday, Principal, Industry Specialist Insurance – IFC
  • Wolfgang Buecker, Head, Financial Sector Development – GIZ
  • Dawn Miller, Senior Vice President – Chubb
  • Ankur Mehrotra, Managing Director – Grab
  • Charles Ruelle, Chief Innovation Officer – Euler Hermes
  • Joyce Tee, Managing Director and Group Head of SME Banking – DBS Bank

Location: Auditorium

Breakout session

FIs’ roles in formalizing SME management: Priorities for improving SME growth and productivity

How digital platforms can make entrepreneurship development more timely, relevant and effective.

  • Moderator: Martin Holtmann, Manager, Digital Finance & Microfinance – IFC
  • Ayhan Albeyoğlu, SME Banking Strategic Planning and Marketing Group Director – TEB Bank
  • Markus Lyyra, Director, Cloud Partners – Basware
  • Jack de Mooij, Area Lead Platform Strategy – ING
  • Ayhan Albeyoglu, SME Banking Strategic Planning and Marketing Group Director – TEB

Location: Hidalgo

Breakout session

A discussion on the business case and opportunities for ‘Upscaling women entrepreneurs’

Why the best finance programs must go well beyond financing.

  • Moderator: Natalia Bhatia, Gender Lead, South Asia – IFC
  • Ayodele Olojede, Head, Emerging Business – Diamond Bank
  • Mehruba Reza, Senior Product Manager of Women Banking Segment TARA – BRAC Bank
  • Fung Kai Jin, Head of SME Banking – VP Bank
  • Sherif Elbehery, Head of SMEs & Micro Finance – Banque Misr

Location: Castilla

Networking break


Location: Exhibition Hall

Breakout session

Formalizing SME payments processing: New horizons in transaction banking 

  • Moderator: Qamar Saleem, Global Technical Lead, SME Banking Practice – IFC
  • Rajeev Chalisgaonkar, Global Head, Business Banking – Standard Chartered Bank
  • Clara Garcia Benedito, Global Solutions – BBVA 
  • Esra Krvrak, Subject Matter Expert/SME Banking  
  • Devrim Tavil, International Head of SME Banking – BNP Paribas 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Location: Auditorium

Breakout session

Opportunities and risks of using new technologies in credit scoring – will this lead to improved financial inclusion?

What are the opportunities and obstacles for banks and for alternative financial institutions?

  • Moderator: Paula Leynes Felipe, Senior Risk Management Specialist, East Asia and Pacific – IFC
  • Fernando Sanchez, Principal Consultant, Experian Decision Analytics – Experian-Iberia
  • Ankur Mehrotra, Managing Director – Grab
  • Kathleen Yaworsky, Senior Manager, Digital Strategy & Data Analytics – Accion
  • Syed Abdul Momen, Head of SME – BRAC Bank

Location: Castilla

Breakout session

AI/Machine learning for SMEs

Why AI is now not only something for banks to take on, it’s increasingly essential, and affordable, for SMEs themselves.  What are the keys to effectively bringing AI into small businesses?

  • Moderator: Kaiser H. Naseem, Banking and Digital Transformation Advisory Services – IFC, Europe and Central Asia
  • Luis Rodriguez, Chief Product and Innovation Officer – Strands
  • Leandro Guerra, Data Science Manager – Experian EMEA 
  • Matthew Gladstone, Country Ambassador Spain –  Revolut 
  • David del Ser, Director – BFA AI Studio

Location: Hidalgo

Lunch


Location: Cervantes and Pelicano

Plenary session

The role of regulators in encouraging the formalization of SMEs

What can regulators and global standards setting bodies do to encourage SMEs to be more structured, efficient and productive?  What incentives can they offer to promote better supplier, customer, investor and employee management by SMEs?

  • Moderator: Lazaro Campos, Co-Founder – FinTechStage
  • Paul Andrews, Secretary General – International Organization of Securities Commissions
  • Raed H. Charafeddine, First Vice Governor – Central Bank of Lebanon
  • Ignacio Jaquotot, Head of the International Subsidiary Banks Division – Intesa Sanpaolo Group

Location: Auditorium

Breakout session

Role of DFIs in supporting growth and formalizing SMEs

  • Moderator: Francois Lecavalier, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development – BDC
  • Rachel Freeman, Advisory Manager, Financial Institutions Group – IFC

Financial Institutions Group Advisory - Asia & Pacific – IFC

  • Pascal Lagarde, Executive Director, Strategy, Development and International Affairs – Bpifrance 
  • Rosanna Sarkeyeva, Regional Manager Eastern Europe, Caucasus & Central Asia – Triodos
  • James Polan, Vice-President, Small and Medium Enterprise Finance Department – OPIC

Location: Castilla

Breakout session

Beyond digital transformation: How do banks truly embrace Digital to serve SMEs better 

  • Moderator: Raja Debnath, Global SME Banking Advisory Services Specialist – IFC
  • Chris Yao, Vice President, General Manager of Strategy and International Business – JD Finance
  • Joyce Tee, Managing Director and Group Head of SME Banking – DBS Bank
  • Benjamin Dellal, Global Head of Unsecured Lending & RBB – HSBC

Location: Auditorium

Breakout session

Fintech and formalization of SME agribusinesses

How is this transforming production, marketing and risk management.

  • Moderator: Panos Varangis, Head, Agrifinance – World Bank Group
  • Fadzayi Musanhu, Research Analyst, Transaction Advisory Services – EY
  • Gabriel Torres, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer – Ricult
  • Esther Muiruri, Associate Director, Agribusiness – Equity Bank

Location: Hidalgo

Networking break


Location: Exhibition Hall

Fireside chat

Should we return to “Big is Beautiful”?

The roles of large firms in formalizing SMEs.

  • Moderator: Martin Holtmann, Manager, Digital Finance & Microfinance – IFC
  • Ted Chu, Chief Economist – IFC
  • Quan Yu, General Manger, Risk Management – Mybank

Location: Auditorio

Closing remarks

Sharmila Hardi, Senior Manager, Financial Institutions Group – IFC 


Location: Auditorio

Cocktail reception

Hosted by the BBVA Innovation Center: Prior Registration Required

 

 


Location: BBVA Innovation Center

Advisory Board meeting (by invitation only)


Location: Cibeles

Communities of Practice (by invitation only)


Location: El Jardin

TechPitch DEMO

Study Tours

Study Tours

BBVA’s Innovation Center

Innovation Hub - Gather startups, entrepreneurs and investors to harness fintech innovation - Startups, entrepreneurs and investors  Commercial Bank – Second largest bank in Spain – Banking, insurance and asset management  

Innovation Hub - Gather startups, entrepreneurs and investors to harness fintech innovation - Startups, entrepreneurs and investors  Commercial Bank – Second largest bank in Spain – Banking, insurance and asset management  

Find out more

Ciudad BBVA

Commercial Bank – Second largest bank in Spain – Banking, insurance and asset management  

Commercial Bank – Second largest bank in Spain – Banking, insurance and asset management  

Twinco Capital

Global Supply Chain – Offers a global supply chain finance solution that covers the full production cycle - SMEs and corporates  

Global Supply Chain – Offers a global supply chain finance solution that covers the full production cycle - SMEs and corporates  

Find out more

Inbonis

Credit Risk solutions - Helps financiers and corporates improve their Micro and Small Enterprise business with efficient and accurate SME risk assessment solutions.

Credit Risk solutions - Helps financiers and corporates improve their Micro and Small Enterprise business with efficient and accurate SME risk assessment solutions.

Bewater Funds

Venture capital management company - Provides the opportunity to invest in shares or other illiquid assets of a single unlisted company, in Spain or other OECD countries, through a Closed End Fund - Professional investors  

Venture capital management company - Provides the opportunity to invest in shares or other illiquid assets of a single unlisted company, in Spain or other OECD countries, through a Closed End Fund - Professional investors  

Find out more

Traity

Online reputation fintech – Enables consumers to leverage their social media/sharing economy profiles to get better deals and insurance companies to asset risk – Insured businesses or individuals and insurance companies  

Online reputation fintech – Enables consumers to leverage their social media/sharing economy profiles to get better deals and insurance companies to asset risk – Insured businesses or individuals and insurance companies  

ADHARA

Payment Platform - Multi-currency global payments platform based on tokenized money over a smart contract-enabled distributed ledger – Commercial banks, corporates and central banks  

Payment Platform - Multi-currency global payments platform based on tokenized money over a smart contract-enabled distributed ledger – Commercial banks, corporates and central banks  

Find out more

Experian

Credit-Reporting Agency – Provides data analysis for credit services and decision analytic assistance - Financial institutions and SMEs  

Credit-Reporting Agency – Provides data analysis for credit services and decision analytic assistance - Financial institutions and SMEs  

Gigas

Cloud computing – Provides an innovative and powerful cloud solution with superior local technical support - Spain and Spanish-speaking markets   

Cloud computing – Provides an innovative and powerful cloud solution with superior local technical support - Spain and Spanish-speaking markets   

Find out more

Intesa Sanpaolo

Commercial Bank – Second largest bank in Italy – Retail, corporate and wealth management 

Commercial Bank – Second largest bank in Italy – Retail, corporate and wealth management 

Santander Grupo Ciudad

Commercial Bank – Largest bank in Spain – Banking, insurance and investment management 

Commercial Bank – Largest bank in Spain – Banking, insurance and investment management 

Find out more

MytripleA

Crowdlending– P2P Funding platform – SMEs, entrepreneurs and investors  

Crowdlending– P2P Funding platform – SMEs, entrepreneurs and investors  

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Bewater Funds

Venture capital management company - Provides the opportunity to invest in shares or other illiquid assets of a single unlisted company, in Spain or other OECD countries, through a Closed End Fund - Professional investors

Venture capital management company - Provides the opportunity to invest in shares or other illiquid assets of a single unlisted company, in Spain or other OECD countries, through a Closed End Fund - Professional investors

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LendLedger

LendLedger unlocks data on informal and small business borrowers, making it viable for lenders to offer trillions in loans to these untapped segments.

LendLedger unlocks data on informal and small business borrowers, making it viable for lenders to offer trillions in loans to these untapped segments.

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NoviCap

Invoice finance facility – outstanding invoices are offered for sale to a pool of professional investors and funding is provided within one working day – investors and businesses 

Invoice finance facility – outstanding invoices are offered for sale to a pool of professional investors and funding is provided within one working day – investors and businesses 

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Traity

Online reputation fintech – Enables consumers to leverage their social media/sharing economy profiles to get better deals and insurance companies to asset risk – Insured businesses or individuals and insurance companies  

Online reputation fintech – Enables consumers to leverage their social media/sharing economy profiles to get better deals and insurance companies to asset risk – Insured businesses or individuals and insurance companies  

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TwinCo Capital

Global Supply Chain – Offers a global supply chain finance solution that covers the full production cycle - SMEs and corporates  

Global Supply Chain – Offers a global supply chain finance solution that covers the full production cycle - SMEs and corporates  

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Basware

Basware develops award-winning purchase-to-pay and e-invoicing solutions. 

Basware develops award-winning purchase-to-pay and e-invoicing solutions. 

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Bitbond

Lending platform – Connects borrowers and investors through a global marketplace using blockchain technology – Small businesses and investors

Lending platform – Connects borrowers and investors through a global marketplace using blockchain technology – Small businesses and investors

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eFactor Network

Fintech platform – Optimizes working capital for global supply chains through the exchange of information and transparency in payment and invoice flows – Companies, suppliers and bank partners 

Fintech platform – Optimizes working capital for global supply chains through the exchange of information and transparency in payment and invoice flows – Companies, suppliers and bank partners 

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Fern Software

Software provider – Offers affordable and efficient software solutions to financial institutions – Credit unions, banks, microfinance institutions, mortgage providers and enterprise development agencies 

Software provider – Offers affordable and efficient software solutions to financial institutions – Credit unions, banks, microfinance institutions, mortgage providers and enterprise development agencies 

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Fidor Solutions

Digital banking platform – Provides an open banking platform that facilitates designing, building and running digital banks – Financial, retail and telecom institutions and startup banks 

Digital banking platform – Provides an open banking platform that facilitates designing, building and running digital banks – Financial, retail and telecom institutions and startup banks 

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IFC

Member of the World Bank Group – Global development institution that creates markets that open up opportunities for all – private sector in developing countries 

Member of the World Bank Group – Global development institution that creates markets that open up opportunities for all – private sector in developing countries 

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Inbonis

Credit Risk solutions - Helps financiers and corporates improve their Micro and Small Enterprise business with efficient and accurate SME risk assessment solutions.

Credit Risk solutions - Helps financiers and corporates improve their Micro and Small Enterprise business with efficient and accurate SME risk assessment solutions.

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Mekar

Lending platform – offers a safe yet profitable investment product with capital guarantee – connects women’s businesses across Indonesia and investors 

Lending platform – offers a safe yet profitable investment product with capital guarantee – connects women’s businesses across Indonesia and investors 

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OPIC

Development finance institution owned by the United States government - mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges – American private investors and emerging markets 

Development finance institution owned by the United States government - mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges – American private investors and emerging markets 

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Ricult

Integrated digital platform for farmers – improves productivity and profitability by bridging the credit, information and access gaps – smallholder farmers in developing countries  

Integrated digital platform for farmers – improves productivity and profitability by bridging the credit, information and access gaps – smallholder farmers in developing countries  

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Topicus Finance

Platform developer –  creates progressive and exceptional service-driven platforms –  clients in the world of finance, healthcare, social services and education. 

Platform developer –  creates progressive and exceptional service-driven platforms –  clients in the world of finance, healthcare, social services and education. 

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vCita

vCita is a business management and client engagement app, designed to help small businesses grow.

vCita is a business management and client engagement app, designed to help small businesses grow.

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Verde International

Decision systems – Loan origination, customer service, marketing – Financial institutions and the companies that serve them

Decision systems – Loan origination, customer service, marketing – Financial institutions and the companies that serve them

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MyTripleA

Web-based marketplace connecting investors to provide innovative financing solutions to SMEs  

Web-based marketplace connecting investors to provide innovative financing solutions to SMEs  

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Infini Systems Pvt, Ltd.

Outsourcing and consulting services - offers innovative solutions and designs digital & technological strategies – businesses in India, Bangladesh and Australia

Outsourcing and consulting services - offers innovative solutions and designs digital & technological strategies – businesses in India, Bangladesh and Australia

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Ant Financial

Technology company – brings inclusive financial services through a technology-driven open ecosystem. Alipay, one of the products, is the world's largest mobile and online payment platform –– Chinese consumers and financial institutions 

Technology company – brings inclusive financial services through a technology-driven open ecosystem. Alipay, one of the products, is the world's largest mobile and online payment platform –– Chinese consumers and financial institutions 

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Women's World Banking

Global nonprofit -  offers women financial tools and resources they require to build security and prosperity by equipping financial institutions to serve them– financial institutions and low-income women around the world 

Global nonprofit -  offers women financial tools and resources they require to build security and prosperity by equipping financial institutions to serve them– financial institutions and low-income women around the world 

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Accion International

Global nonprofit organization – supports microfinance institutions in their work to provide financial services to low-income clients – Accion has helped build 63 microfinance institutions in 32 countries 

Global nonprofit organization – supports microfinance institutions in their work to provide financial services to low-income clients – Accion has helped build 63 microfinance institutions in 32 countries 

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Guppy

Credit Bureau – Operates a distributed ledger for consumer credit data that offers accurate data and more flexibility – all members of the ecosystem 

Credit Bureau – Operates a distributed ledger for consumer credit data that offers accurate data and more flexibility – all members of the ecosystem 

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INVYO

Market intelligence platform– SaaS company that uses machine learning and Natural Language Processing to help institutions identify new players and predict emerging trends.  – Fintech and financial institutions 

Market intelligence platform– SaaS company that uses machine learning and Natural Language Processing to help institutions identify new players and predict emerging trends.  – Fintech and financial institutions 

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Jumo

Mobile financial services– facilitates digital financial services such as credit and savings through USSD short codes – Mobile network operators and banks in emerging markets 

Mobile financial services– facilitates digital financial services such as credit and savings through USSD short codes – Mobile network operators and banks in emerging markets 

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Trefi

SME Financing – Enables suppliers to finance their SME clients based on the quality of their products and services – Investors and SMEs  

SME Financing – Enables suppliers to finance their SME clients based on the quality of their products and services – Investors and SMEs  

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Digivation

Digital solutions provider – their GlobalLinker network is a unique solution for global business networking for SMEs & Startups – Corporations and SMEs in India 

Digital solutions provider – their GlobalLinker network is a unique solution for global business networking for SMEs & Startups – Corporations and SMEs in India 

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AGM Capital

Early-stage investor, advisor and mentor for companies in the tech and financial services space. Founded by Alexander Graubner-Müller, founder and former CEO of Kreditech.

Early-stage investor, advisor and mentor for companies in the tech and financial services space. Founded by Alexander Graubner-Müller, founder and former CEO of Kreditech.

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Q-Lana

Credit management platform – upgrades lending processes, creates business opportunities and navigates through credit risk – Financial institutions  

Credit management platform – upgrades lending processes, creates business opportunities and navigates through credit risk – Financial institutions  

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Strands

Fintech software company – develops solutions for financial institutions with the aim of increasing customer engagement and creating new revenue – banks and merchants 

Fintech software company – develops solutions for financial institutions with the aim of increasing customer engagement and creating new revenue – banks and merchants 

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