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GLOBAL SME FINANCE FORUM 2019

 

The Convergence of

the Real and Financial Sectors

in SME Finance

07-09 October - Amsterdam

 

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GLOBAL SME FINANCE FORUM 2019

The Convergence of the Real and Financial Sectors in SME Finance

07-09 October - Amsterdam

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Hans van Grieken, Research Director from Deloitte will share his views in our Global SMEFF19 in Amsterdam

 

Hans van Grieken, Research Director of Deloitte

Keynote Speaker of the #SMEFF19

GLOBAL SME FINANCE FORUM 2019

Hans van Grieken, Research Director of Deloitte

Keynote Speaker of the #SMEFF19

 

#SMEFF19

Global SME Finance Awards 2019

 

Showcase your Good Practices

in SME Finance!

 

Winners to be Announced on 7 October 2019!

Global SME Finance Awards 2019

Showcase your Good Practices in SME Finance!

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7 reasons why you should attend

Every day the Global SME Finance Forum brings opportunities to help SMES grow around the globe. The Global SME Finance Forum is a 3-day event filled with networking opportunities from keynotes to dinner and marketplace. You will meet new people and make new connections that can lead to partnerships. You will discover the latest fintech innovations and good practice in SME banking and non-financial services from local institutions.

 

Hear from the industry leaders

 

Find your next partner

 

Stay up-to-date with the latest trends

 

Access curated content from experts

 

Network with seasoned peers

 

Meet customers, vendors, friends

 

Learn from local institutions

Agenda

GLOBAL SME FINANCE FORUM 2019
The Convergence of the Real and Financial Sectors in SME Finance
Preliminary Program - August 16th, 2019

Increasingly, the largest and/or fastest growing SME financiers globally did not start out as banks. Whether from tech companies, logistics firms, commodities traders or even Fast-Moving Consumer Goods distributors, competition from the real sector is gaining traction in the SME segment. The real sector firms come into SME financing armed with substantial data resources and analytical skills. How is the traditional financial sector going to deal with this? Is it all threat, or is there also an opportunity from these new entrants? This year’s Global SME Finance Forum will examine the different ways in which the real sector has entered the SME finance space, and the various ways in which financiers and regulators are coping with the “new kids on the block.”

SCHEDULE

Registration

Registration Desk

 

Foyer

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Matthew Gamser, CEO of SME Finance Forum

 

Ballroom

Keynote Speech

  • Hans Peter Lankes, Senior Vice President of Economics and Private Sector Development for the International Finance Corporation

 

Ballroom

Accelerating convergence: How new technologies and innovation are impacting the SME finance sector

Keynote Speech

An eye-opening presentation on how technologies and innovation are accelerating convergence of the real and financial sectors in the SME finance ecosystem.

  • Hans van Grieken, Research Director of Deloitte

 

Ballroom

Keynote Address

Keynote Address

Ballroom

A view from Investors: The changing investment landscape

Fireside chat

A session exploring how constraints to access to finance for SMEs since the 2008 financial crisis coupled with the emergence of fintech and ecommerce platforms from the real sector are changing the landscape for IFIs and DFIs as they continue to support the financial inclusion agenda through new and developing modalities.

 

Ballroom

Coffee Break

Break

 

Foyer

A view from the Executive Office: Creative partnerships that serve SMEs

Plenary

Leaders from Accion, AntFinancial/Mybank, Mastercard, and Unilever will discuss partnerships that matter, how they work and whether they have achieved their intended results and impact and thoughts on better and more impactful partnerships.

 

 

Ballroom

Lunch

Lunch

 

The Bowery Restaurant and Ballroom Foyer

Real or perceived? Debating the threat and opportunity of real sector firms to financial institutions

Debate

Will tech giants and other real sector firms replace traditional banks and financial institutions?  Are they competitors or collaborators?  No matter what you think going into this session, you will come away with greater insight and thoughts to decide for yourself on these questions.

 

 

Ballroom

New kids on the block: The role of real sector players in the future of SME financing

Plenary

Panelists will discuss whether real sector and technology companies can address the needs of the unserved and underserved SMEs, and if so, what are the challenges and opportunities, issues of regulation and how they view working with (or not) traditional financial institutions.

 

 

Ballroom

Embracing disruption: How tech firms are driving the new banking model

Breakout

Examining the role of tech firms in financial services, this session will touch on the role of tech firms in SME finance – should and how should they be regulated?  Will they replace traditional financial services? Are they competitors or collaborators?

 

TBA

Climate Finance, Necessity and Opportunity?

Breakout
The first green bond was issued in 2007. However, since 2014 the market has exploded. This session regarding climate finance, will present the reasons for the continued growth and success of green bonds.

 

 

TBD

David and Goliath: Supply chain financing programs between big buyers and sellers

Breakout
This session will highlight some of the new partnerships and products impacting financing for SMEs including the impact of digitalization of payments and its impact on liquidity enabling small firms to work with big companies.

 

 

TBA

Good Practices for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) & Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT)

Breakout
This session will showcase and disseminate the latest good practice and guidance material to enhance AML/CFT capabilities.

 

 

TBA

Networking Break

Break

 

Foyer

Fintech Introduction

Keynote Speach by Dr. Justo Ortiz, Chairman Union Bank of the Philippines 

Ballroom

Techpitch demo

Giving the floor to a curated selection of FinTechs for 6 minutes pitches.

 

Ballroom

The Marketplace is Open!

Marketplace

Find what you are looking for or offer a service yourself, by scheduling 15-minute one-on-one introductory meetings with a curated set of vendors as well as other Forum attendees.  This session is dedicated to making sure that you get to meet and talk to the people and institutions with whom you want to make an investment, discuss a partnership, discuss your offering.  

 

Room 7 & 8

Global SME Finance Awards

Awards Ceremony

Announcing the winners of the Global SME Finance Awards 2019 which recognize outstanding achievements of financial institutions and fintech companies in delivering exceptional products and services to their SME clients.

 

Ballroom

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women

Fireside Chat

Learn about this global initiative by Goldman Sachs Foundation that provides women-led business owners around the world with a face-to-face business education program that has enabled over 10,000 women a sustained business growth. 

 

Ballroom

Regulation and policy at the intersection of the real and financial sectors

Plenary

Regulators and key industry players will discuss how policy and regulation can ensure a level playing field for all actors.  Topics of discussion will include whether regulations should be proportionality and institution-based, or activity-based and how to strike the right balance that doesn’t stifle the market and facilitates a level playing field for all players.  

 

Ballroom

Networking Break

Break

 

Foyer

How Digitalization of Supply Chain Finance Can Increase Access to Finance for SMEs

Breakout 

Exploring the changes in supply chain finance management, this session focuses on how these changes have transformed SCF through the application of technology and how SCF can be digitized.

 

 

TBA

Digital Technologies and SME Agribusiness Finance

Breakout

This panel would explore how banks use new digital technologies to improve access to finance for their existing and new clients and how digital platforms link physical trade with financing.

 

 

 

TBA

What role can insurance play in improving access to finance for SMEs?

Breakout
This session will address questions of increasing the take up of insurance and increased risk mitigation and how the various stakeholders of banks, lenders, insurers and SME groups work more closely together.


 

 

TBA

Alternative financing: Overcoming crowdfunding challenges in emerging countries

Breakout

Participating banks will share their journey and perspectives on critical points such as cultural and organizational alignment, incentives, data, distribution strategy and realizing the business case.

 

TBA

Lunch

Lunch

 

The Bowery Restaurant and Ballroom Foyer

Diversifying and expanding your revenue streams with your SME banking strategy

Breakout

This session offers the perspective of leading banks across several regions on key factors influencing their SME banking strategy and will include lessons from recent innovations, emerging opportunities and changing market forces.

 

 

TBA

Unlocking opportunity for women-led SMEs

Breakout

This session is intended to highlight how a range of actors are enabling access to finance for women-led enterprises for and through real-sector organizations by leveraging technology and supply chain actors. 

 

TBA

Insurtech and its effect on SME insurance

Breakout

This session will focus on how leveraging technology is critical to providing insurance solutions for SMEs, and what lessons can be learned to make insurance more accessible, affordable and appropriate to the needs of SMEs.

 

 

TBA

Technology and Moving Down market to SME in the Long Tail

Breakout

Panelists will share how their institutions are leveraging technologies to target SMEs in the long tail of the supply chain and their biggest challenges in working with suppliers and retailers in the long tail of the value chain.

TBD

Staying digitally relevant through BaaS: How financial institutions can leverage Banking as a service (BaaS)

Plenary

This session will focus on how financial institutions can leverage BaaS to compete and grow by expanding access to finance and financial services to MSMEs, how adoption is uneven across the globe and what the prospects are for the future development of BaaS.

 

 

Ballroom

Networking Break

Break

 

Foyer

Digital lending for SMEs: 10 Things they don’t tell you in conferences

Plenary

  • Rajeev Chalisgaonkar from Standard Chartered will share lessons learned and insights gleaned from the community of practice as well as experiences gathered while digitizing small business lending. 

 

 

Ballroom

Data governance: Balancing data potential with privacy protection

Plenary

A lively conversation between a commercial bank, a regulator and an alternative lender as they explore the tradeoffs between data privacy/consumer protection/cybersecurity and the potential of data in advancing innovation to enhance access to finance for MSMEs.

 

Ballroom

New issues in convergence: How to improve risk management with more digital data on the movement of goods

Closing Keynote

 

 

Ballroom

Reception

Reception

 

Foyer

Members Meeting

Meeting

 

The Hague

Networking lunch (members only)

Lunch

 

FMO Premises

Study Tours

Study Tours 

Learning best practices from highly respected peers: fintech innovations and good practices in SME banking and non-financial services from local financial institutions.

 

Several locations

Community of practice (CoP)

Workshop

 

Room 12 & 14

TechPitch DEMO

Speakers



Study Visits

The SME Finance Forum's study visits are an integral part of the peer learning opportunities offered to our members. Whether you are looking to expand your SME lending, in the nascent stage of your SME lending, or just thinking about starting SME lending, study visits offer the opportunity to learn best practices from highly respected peers.
During the visits organized in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities, you will have the opportunity to learn about the latest fintech innovations and good practice in SME banking and non-financial services from local institutions. 

Registration is open now! Please read the instructions on how to register here.

Funding Circle

Funding Circle is a global SME loans platform, connecting SMEs who want to borrow with investors who want to lend in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands. Since launching in 2010, investors have lent more than $10bn to 72,000 businesses globally.

The Medical Credit Fund

The Medical Credit Fund (MCF) is the first and only fund dedicated to providing loans to SMEs in the health sector in Africa. Its innovative approach combines financing with technical assistance supporting business and quality improvement

Find out more

ING

ING is a global full-service bank with 54,000 employees serving around 38.4 million customers, corporate clients and financial institutions in over 40 countries. 

Deloitte

The program at the recently opened Deloitte Amsterdam innovation facility called The Garage, will be a deep dive into the soon to be published Global Report “future of Micro and Small Enterprise Banking” followed by an interactive session and demos.

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Dynamic Credit

Dynamic Credit is an innovative asset management and direct lending firm. Founded in 2003, Dynamic Credit has over 69,000 clients, €10.5 billion of commitments and has office in Amsterdam, New York and Jakarta.

Topicus

With our Fyndoo platform we make financing accessible, efficient and transparent for all parties involved. We connect financers, entrepreneurs and advisors with our cloud based business lending platform.

Find out more

Experian

Experian is a global information services company providing data and analytical tools to help businesses manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.

Blanco

We develop technology for humans: it’s not about us, it’s about what you and your clients experience. Our Banking Platform for Financial Institutions automates from client on-boarding to securities administration. We'r your invisible force in fintech

Find out more

FCI

FCI has grown into the world's representative factoring network and association with close to 400 members in 90 countries. FCI is truly the global representative body for the Factoring & Receivables Finance Industry.

Trefi

Trefi helps financial institutions turn MSME finance into a sustainable, highly profitable business line, by providing business clearing and risk management infrastructure.

Find out more

Rabobank

Rabobank is a cooperative bank, with more than a hundred local Rabobanks in the Netherlands, which each operate with a high degree of independence, focusing on international business and rural activities and on the Food and Agri sector.

Venue and Accommodation

Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - Book NOW!

Sponsors

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Silver

Bronze

Networking

Meet the people who matter to you

We have structured the Global SME Finance Forum event to make easy for you to connect with influential speakers, sponsors and exhibitors that our event brings together.

This year we have a dedicated networking space available throughout the event and we are using a smart matchmaking tool called BRELLA. The app will be launched on September 23rd!

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