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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


Hans van Grieken, Research Director of Deloitte

Keynote Speaker of the #SMEFF19


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The Convergence of

the Real and Financial Sectors

in SME Finance

07-09 October - Amsterdam





The Convergence of the Real and Financial Sectors in SME Finance

07-09 October - Amsterdam


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!


Why attend

Globally, some of the largest and fastest growing SME financiers may not have started as banks. From tech companies, logistics firms, commodities traders, and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods distributors, financial institutions are facing increasing competition from the real sector in financing small businesses. The real sector firms enjoy a competitive advantage in the form of large amounts of data and analytical skills, which give them insights into the behaviors of SME borrowers.

How will traditional financial institutions cope with this competition from the real sector? And are there untapped opportunities from these new competitors? The 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 are coping with the “new kids on the block.”

This year, we will celebrate the 5th anniversary of our annual flagship event and the action-packed 3–day event will include study visits to high-performing institutions, a B2B marketplace, fintech expos, panels, working groups as well as networking sessions and a gala dinner. We will also be announcing the winners of the Global SME Finance Awards 2019. Endorsed by the G20 countries’ Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, these awards recognize outstanding achievements of financial institutions and fintech companies in delivering innovative products and services to their SME clients.

To get a sense of what to expect from the event, take a look at this video highlight from our Global SME Finance Forum 2018 in Madrid! 


Learn about industry trends


Meet industry leaders


Make partnerships & business deals


Study Tours

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. 


By hedging currency risk, TCX contributes to more sustainable development in emerging and frontier markets. Its aim is to develop local capital markets, while protecting its shareholders’ investments and their clients.

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 €8bn to 68,000 businesses globally.

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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


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.


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.

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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.


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

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

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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!






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 available in September!

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