Global SME Finance Forum Awards 2018

Deadline for Submission
13 July



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

05-07 November


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 13, 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!




Learn about industry trends


Meet industry leaders


Make partnerships & business deals

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

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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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Non-Members - Until July 15

US$ 720

- Full Price

US$ 1200

G20/GPFI and WBG





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 -

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