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! 

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!

 

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Meet industry leaders

 

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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  

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Ciudad BBVA

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

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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  

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Inbonis

Credit Assessment - Provides SMEs with working capital loans, mainly short-term loans for owner-operated SMEs – MSMEs and financial institutions  

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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  

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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  

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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  

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Experian

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

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Gigas

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

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Intesa Sanpaolo

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

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Santander Grupo Ciudad

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

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MytripleA

Crowdlending– P2P Funding platform – SMEs, entrepreneurs and investors  

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Market Place

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

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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

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  

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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  

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Basware

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

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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Inbonis

Credit Assessment - Provides SMEs with working capital loans, mainly short-term loans for owner-operated SMEs – MSMEs and financial institutions  

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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 

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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 

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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  

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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. 

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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

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

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MyTripleA

MytripleA– Crowdlending– P2P Funding platform – SMEs, entrepreneurs and investors  

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CDC Group

Development finance institution owned by the UK government - Supports the building of businesses by providing flexible long-term investment – emerging markets of Africa and South Asia 

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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

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Fidor

Digital bank -  portfolio covers retail and business banking ranging from basic bank accounts and savings bonds, to various lending offers – customers in Germany 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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  

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