Global SME Finance Forum Awards 2018

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GLOBAL SME FINANCE FORUM 2018 - MADRID

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

05-07 November

#SMEFF18

Why attend

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! The deadline for submission of nominations for the awards is July 23, 2018. 

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!

Also, watch highlights from our Africa SME Finance Forum 2018 in May below.

 

Learn about industry trends

 

Meet industry leaders

 

Make partnerships & business deals

TechPitch DEMO

Study Tours

BBVA’s Innovation Center

BBVA’s Innovation Center in Madrid is a hub of startups, entrepreneurs and investors who create opportunities for innovation related to fintech. 

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Ciudad BBVA

Ciudad BBVA is the corporate headquarters for the company in Madrid. The architectural and sustainability landmark is reflective of the financial group’s global digital transformation strategy.

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Trust-u

Trust-u provides business loans to SMEs. In June 2018, BBVA began managing Trust-u client loans.

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Twinco Capital

Twinco Capital is the first company to offer a global supply chain finance solution that covers the full production cycle - from purchase order to final payment.

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Inbonis

Inbonis helps financiers and corporates improve their Micro and Small Enterprise business with efficient and accurate SME risk assessment solutions.

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Bewater Funds

Bewater Funds 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 (CEF).  

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Traity

Traity has partnered with some of the largest insurance companies in the world to launch Trustbond. Trustbond helps people replace the rental deposit with trust. 

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ADHARA

A real time, multi-currency global liquidity management and international payments platform based on tokenized money over a smart contract-enabled distributed ledger.

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Experian

We live in a world built on data; it is everywhere, growing in power and influence. At Experian we have always believed that data has the potential to transform lives and create a better tomorrow. To do this data needs to be understood, interpreted and the knowledge it holds acted on. We work to do just this: unlock the possibilities that data holds and help people and organizations realize the opportunities held within. 

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Market Place

Bewater Funds

Bewater Funds 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 (CEF).  

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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.

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NoviCap

NoviCap is an invoice finance facility where every step is easy, fast and transparent.

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Traity

Traity has partnered with some of the largest insurance companies in the world to launch Trustbond. Trustbond helps people replace the rental deposit with trust. 

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TwinCo Capital

Twinco Capital is the first company to offer a global supply chain finance solution that covers the full production cycle - from purchase order to final payment. 

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Basware

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

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Bitbond

Bitbond is the first global marketplace lending platform for small business loans. They leverage blockchain technology to connect creditworthy borrowers with individual and institutional investors.

 

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eFactor Network

eFactor Network allows companies and their suppliers to improve their payment terms and give them access to working capital.

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Fern Software

Fern Software solutions have been designed for three decades specifically for inclusive financial institutions. 

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Fidor Solutions

Fidor Solutions partners with banks and consumer-led organisations to deliver best in class digital banking experiences.

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IFC

IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

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Inbonis

Inbonis helps financiers and corporates improve their Micro and Small Enterprise business with efficient and accurate SME risk assessment solutions.

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Mekar

Mekar connects investors with small and medium-sized businesses across Indonesia that are looking for financing. 

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OPIC

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is a self-sustaining U.S. Government agency that helps American businesses invest in emerging markets.

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Ricult

Ricult aims to become integral to the agriculture of tomorrow. The solution to global problems like food shortage, malnourishment, poverty, rural unemployment need to start with smallholder farmers.

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Topicus Finance

Topicus Finance is on a mission to connect consumers, finance professionals, providers, commissioners and funders. 

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vCita

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

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Verde International

Verde International formed in 2006 to bring objective analytics and decision solutions to financial institutions and the companies that serve them, in virtually any market.

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Topic and speaker proposals

The SME Finance Forum prides itself on bringing innovative and cutting-edge speakers to its Forums and we are always looking to collaborate with new individuals to bring top content to our participants. Apply below to suggest a speaker for our Madrid Forum . We are accepting proposals until September 15th, 2018.

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Sponsors

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We are pleased to offer platinum, gold, silver and bronze sponsorship tiers as well as micro-sponsorship starting from $3,000.

  • Make your brand synonymous with the premier gathering of global SME finance leaders
  • Enjoy ongoing promotion of your brand on our website, conference material and social media channels
  • Engage with high-level participants and make valuable business connections

Contact us now!! Sponsorship opportunities are limited and offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Hourn Thy - Head of Operations - +1 202 473-6251 - hthy@ifc.org

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