Digitization of SME Finance

01-03 November



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Global SME Finance Forum 2016

+400 Attendees
+60 Speakers
+180 Institutions



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Join us in Berlin for the Award Ceremony hosted by the SME Finance Forum


Why Attend

Join 400 leaders from banks, fintech companies and development finance institutions at our annual flagship event. This year’s conference will explore issues around “Digitization of SME Finance”. The action-packed 3-day event will include interactive sessions, study tours to high-performing institutions, fintech demos, a B2B marketplace and networking opportunities.

Register before September 30 for our $200 early bird discount!



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Study Tours


SumUp is a leading financial technology company that is set to become the first ever global card acceptance brand. The company enables businesses to accept card payments at the point of sale or on the go. The company has gone on to develop a full suite of SDKs and APIs for third parties to integrate card payments into their mobile apps.


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Bitbond is the first global marketplace lending platform for small business loans. In October 2016 Bitbond received their own regulatory license by German financial services supervisor BaFin. Bitbond uses the bitcoin blockchain for payment processing and is one of the few fully regulated and licensed blockchain based financial services providers.

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Mambu is the core engine powering digital first banking and lending. We provide financial institutions of all sizes with the agility to rapidly design, launch, and service their banking and lending portfolio. With over 180 live operations in 40 countries, Mambu helps financial institutions thrive in the digital age.

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Spotcap allows SMEs to focus on what really matters - their business. The company has developed a sophisticated and dynamic decision process, assessing the real-time performance of businesses to grant short-term credit lines and loans. Headquartered in Germany, Spotcap also operates in Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, UK and New Zealand.

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AccessHolding operates a network of commercial banks and MFIs in developing and transition countries with a target group focus on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. The AccessGroup currently comprises ten microfinance institutions with the aggregated assets of over EUR 1BN, more than 7,500 employees and around 1.5M clients.

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Deutsche Bank Labs Berlin

DB Labs help apply new technologies from global centers of innovation to enhance its products, services and processes. It also further strengthens the Bank’s ability to innovate, while deepening its relationships with technology start-ups. In addition to Berlin, DB also runs innovation labs in New York, Silicon Valley and London.

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Fidor Bank

Fidor Bank is a German digital bank founded in Germany in 2009. It is one of the world's most innovative banks and has received several international awards for its disruptive, transparent approach to banking, its Fintech activity and innovative use of social media. It was acquired by BPCE in 2016.

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Kontist is built to support the needs of freelancers. We bring our experiences as freelancers to the work we do every day, and combine it with our expertise in banking, technology and adminstration to build products for freelancers everywhere.

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Mobisol combines solar energy with an affordable payment plan via mobile phone, comprehensive customer service and innovative remote monitoring technology. The Berlin-based company offers low-income customers in developing nations quality solar home systems that are a clean alternative to unhealthy, environmentally harmful, and expensive fossil fuels.

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As the leading marketplace for investments throughout Europe, Raisin gives its customers access to exclusive savings products from all over Europe. Since its founding in 2013, more than 85,000 retail customers have invested over €3.8 billion. Raisin now has more than 120 attractive products from over 30 partner banks in 15 countries.

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Funding Circle

Funding Circle is the world’s leading lending platform focused exclusively on small businesses, matching established and creditworthy businesses who want to borrow with investors who want to lend in the U.S., the U.K., and Europe.

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Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is a leading European bank with a global reach supported by a strong home base in Germany, Europe’s largest economy. We serve the real economy needs of our corporate, institutional, asset management and private clients, providing services in transaction banking, corporate finance and capital markets, asset management, wealth management and retail banking.

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Market Place

AMP Credit Technologies

AMP Credit Technologies provides loan origination, servicing and risk management solutions to banks and other institutions to increase profitability, improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and extend the scope of their small business lending activities.

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BDC's mission is to help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and indirect financing, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.

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CDC is the UK’s Development Finance Institution (DFI) with a mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people's lives in some of the world's poorest places.

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For data-driven, digital lenders, EFL uses alternative data to score anyone, anywhere and creates a path for un(der)banked consumers and small businesses to earn credit.  

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Fin2B provides alternative financing solutions to SMEs, which have challenges in obtaining access to finance to grow.  Our primary goal is to expand access to finance for SMEs by driving innovations B2b supply chain

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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. We provide investment and advisory services to financial institutions, as well as fintechs, for the mission of financial inclusion.

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KfW Development Bank is both an experienced bank and an institution specialising in developmental policy. We help our partners to fight poverty, maintain peace, protect the environment and shape globalisation in an appropriate way.

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OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help address critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy and national security priorities.

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Strands is the FinTech partner for Banks, leveraging 10+ years of expertise in Big Data and Machine Learning. Strands BFM (Business Financial Management), easily integrated with any core banking system, is a simple and powerful solution that helps SME owners better understand and manage their finances.

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Triodos is a globally active impact investor with 20+year emerging markets experience. They use values-driven approach with both (subordinated) debt & equity financial instruments.

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Verde International

Verde International fully automates underwriting and integrates behavioral, econometric and financial models with offer optimization to maximize returns for all stakeholders. Aurora collects customer and market data to engineer offers that satisfy lenders, investors, borrowers, regulators, among others.

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The mission of DEG, a subsidiary of KfW (German government-owned development bank), is to promote business initiative in developing and emerging market. To this end, they make long-term financing and advice available to private enterprises investing in these countries. With a portfolio of around EUR 8.6 billion in over 80 countries DEG is one of the world's largest private-sector development financiers.

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Symbiotics is a leading investment boutique specialized in emerging, sustainable and inclusive finance which offers market research, investment advisory and asset management services.

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Inter-American Investment Corporation

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) is a multilateral investment institution that is part of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group.  The IIC supports the private sector and state-owned enterprises through financing in the form of loans, equity investments, and guarantees.

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With individuals are empowered to own their digital identity and control what data they share. Businesses get a secure platform for seamless customer interactions and data requests (eg. banks' KYC at on-boarding and refresh).

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CreditEase is dedicated to providing clients with inclusive finance and wealth management services with multiple products, services and channels through the internet, big data and innovation of credit technologies.

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GlobalLinker (a DigiVation portal) is a cobranded business networking solution for banks to offer to their SME and startup clients, embedded with their business banking capabilities.

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Fern Software

Fern Software is a leading provider of banking software with Functional, flexible, and easy-to- use banking solutions, used by over 300 inclusive financial institutions, in 30+ countries worldwide.

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Finvoice is an enterprise SaaS startup offering a lending as a service solution. Finvoice’s software turns offline lenders into online lenders in 30 days. Our software is best-in- class through modern design, 10+ APIs and data analytics.

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We are pleased to offer platinum, gold, silver and bronze sponsorship tiers starting from $15,000.

  • 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



Berlin, Germany

Intercontinental Berlin


Participants may enjoy a special hotel room rate at Intercontinental Berlin (167 EUR from November 1 to 6).

Other accommodation options are available at Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Center-West, Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre and Pestana Berlin Tiergarten, all within walking distance from the event venue.

Visa and Travel Arrangements

Participants should check with their local German embassy regarding visa issues and make sure that fair and exhibition visa type is appropriate. Once event registration has been completed, participants are provided with an electronic confirmation letter they can use to submit their visa request. We strongly recommend participants to register early and apply for a German or Schengen visa as sometimes visa procedures can take between 4-6 weeks. Visa FAQs.

You can fly into either Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF) or Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL).  Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) is situated 18 km from the city center, to the south-east of the city. Tegel Airport (TXL) is approximately 8 km to the city center. Cancellation or change of travel reservations is the sole responsibility of the attendee.

Transportation will not be provided to or from the airports. A taxi from Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) is approximately 20 Euros and a taxi from Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF) is approximately 50 Euros.


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