Welcoming H.M.
  Queen Máxima
  of the
  Netherlands

Welcoming H.M. Queen Máxima
of the Netherlands

 

The Global SME Finance Forum 2019

is proud and honored

to welcome the participation

of H.M. Queen Máxima

of the Netherlands,

UN Secretary-General's

Special Advocate for

Inclusive Finance for

Development (UNSGSA).

Slider Counts: 

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

Slider Counts: 

Hans van Grieken,
Research Director of Deloitte
Speaker at the Global SMEFF19

GLOBAL SME FINANCE FORUM 2019

Hans van Grieken

Research Director of

Deloitte

Keynote Speaker of the #SMEFF19

 

Global SME Finance Awards 2019

Winners to be Announced on 7 October 2019!

Global SME Finance Awards 2019

#SMEFF19

Global SME Finance Awards Winners 2019

Winners

Women-owned SME Bank of the Year

Product Innovation of the Year

Responsible Digital Innovator of the Year

SME Bank of the Year - ASIA

SME Bank of the Year - AFRICA

SME Bank of the Year - GLOBAL

Testimonials

7 reasons why you should have attended

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

The winners of the Global SME Finance Awards 2019 - that recognize outstanding achievements of financial institutions and fintech companies in delivering innovative products and services to their SME clients -  were announced during the event! 

 

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
Agenda  - October 7th, 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 Desk

The registration desk will also be open on Sunday, October 6th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Location: Foyer
Home
Oct 7

Registration

Foyer

Registration Desk

The registration desk will also be open on Sunday, October 6th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Location: Foyer

Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ballroom
Location: Ballroom

Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

Keynote Speech

Ballroom
Location: Ballroom

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.


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

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

Ballroom

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.


Location: Ballroom

by

H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

Keynote Address

Ballroom

by

H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

 


Location: Ballroom

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.

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

A view from Investors: The changing investment landscape

Ballroom

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.

 


Location: Ballroom

Break

 


Location: Foyer
Home
Oct 7

Networking Break

Foyer

Break

 


Location: Foyer

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

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

Ballroom

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom

Lunch

 


Location: The Bowery Restaurant and Ballroom Foyer
Home
Oct 7

Lunch

The Bowery Restaurant and Ballroom Foyer

Lunch

 


Location: The Bowery Restaurant and Ballroom Foyer

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

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

Ballroom

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

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

Ballroom

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom

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

 

 


Location: Room 26
Home
Oct 7

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

Room 26

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

 

 


Location: Room 26

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?

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

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

Ballroom

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?

 


Location: Ballroom

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.

 

 


Location: Room 9
Home
Oct 7

Climate Finance, Necessity and Opportunity?

Room 9

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.

 

 


Location: Room 9

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.

 

 


Location: Room 10
Home
Oct 7

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

Room 10

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.

 

 


Location: Room 10

Break

 


Location: Foyer
Home
Oct 7

Networking Break

Foyer

Break

 


Location: Foyer

Keynote Speach


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

Tech Up SMEs

Ballroom

Keynote Speach


Location: Ballroom

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

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

Techpitch demo

Ballroom

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

 


Location: Ballroom

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.  Find your connections through Brella app here.

 


Location: Room 7 & 8
Home
Oct 7

The Marketplace is Open!

Room 7 & 8

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.  Find your connections through Brella app here.

 


Location: Room 7 & 8

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.

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

Global SME Finance Awards

Ballroom

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.

 


Location: Ballroom

Opening Remarks


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 8

Opening Remarks

Ballroom

Opening Remarks


Location: Ballroom

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. Listen to findings from the first five years of the Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility, a global finance facility in partnership with the IFC that provides investments, including blended finance, to financial institutions in emerging markets and helps banks serve women entrepreneurs through targeted advisory services.

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 8

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women: Insights from The First Global Facility For Women-owned Businesses

Ballroom

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. Listen to findings from the first five years of the Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility, a global finance facility in partnership with the IFC that provides investments, including blended finance, to financial institutions in emerging markets and helps banks serve women entrepreneurs through targeted advisory services.

 


Location: Ballroom

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.  

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 8

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

Ballroom

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.  

 


Location: Ballroom

Break

 


Location: Foyer
Home
Oct 8

Networking Break

Foyer

Break

 


Location: Foyer

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.

 

 


Location: Room 9
Home
Oct 8

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

Room 9

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.

 

 


Location: Room 9

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.

 

 

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 8

Digital Technologies and SME Agribusiness Finance

Ballroom

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.

 

 

 


Location: Ballroom

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.


 

 


Location: Room 10
Home
Oct 8

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

Room 10

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.


 

 


Location: Room 10

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.

 


Location: Room 26
Home
Oct 8

Alternative financing: Overcoming crowdfunding challenges in emerging countries

Room 26

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.

 


Location: Room 26

Lunch

 


Location: The Bowery Restaurant and Ballroom Foyer
Home
Oct 8

Lunch

The Bowery Restaurant and Ballroom Foyer

Lunch

 


Location: The Bowery Restaurant and Ballroom Foyer

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 8

Diversifying and expanding your revenue streams with your SME banking strategy

Ballroom

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom

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. 

 


Location: Room 9
Home
Oct 8

Unlocking opportunity for women-led SMEs

Room 9

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. 

 


Location: Room 9

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.

 

 


Location: Room 10
Home
Oct 8

Insurtech and its effect on SME insurance

Room 10

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.

 

 


Location: Room 10

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.


Location: Room 26
Home
Oct 8

Technology and Moving Down market to SME in the Long Tail

Room 26

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.


Location: Room 26

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 8

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

Ballroom

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom

Break

 


Location: Foyer
Home
Oct 8

Networking Break

Foyer

Break

 


Location: Foyer

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. 

 

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 8

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

Ballroom

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. 

 

 


Location: Ballroom

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.

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 8

Data governance: Balancing data potential with privacy protection

Ballroom

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.

 


Location: Ballroom

Closing Keynote

 

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 8

Closing Keynote

Ballroom

Closing Keynote

 

 


Location: Ballroom

Reception hosted by Responsible Finance Forum

 


Location: Room 7 & 8
Home
Oct 8

Reception

Room 7 & 8

Reception hosted by Responsible Finance Forum

 


Location: Room 7 & 8

Meeting

 


Location: The Hague
Home
Oct 9

Members Meeting

The Hague

Meeting

 


Location: The Hague

Lunch

 


Location: FMO Premises
Home
Oct 9

Networking lunch (members only)

FMO Premises

Lunch

 


Location: FMO Premises

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.

 


Location: Several locations
Home
Oct 9

Study Tours

Several locations

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.

 


Location: Several locations

Workshop

 


Location: Room 12 & 14
Home
Oct 0

Community of practice (CoP)

Room 12 & 14

Workshop

 


Location: Room 12 & 14

Registration Desk

The registration desk will also be open on Sunday, October 6th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Location: Foyer
Home
Oct 7

Registration

Foyer

Registration Desk

The registration desk will also be open on Sunday, October 6th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Location: Foyer

Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ballroom
Location: Ballroom

Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

Keynote Speech

Ballroom
Location: Ballroom

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.


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

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

Ballroom

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.


Location: Ballroom

by

H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

Keynote Address

Ballroom

by

H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

 


Location: Ballroom

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.

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

A view from Investors: The changing investment landscape

Ballroom

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.

 


Location: Ballroom

Break

 


Location: Foyer
Home
Oct 7

Networking Break

Foyer

Break

 


Location: Foyer

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

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

Ballroom

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom

Lunch

 


Location: The Bowery Restaurant and Ballroom Foyer
Home
Oct 7

Lunch

The Bowery Restaurant and Ballroom Foyer

Lunch

 


Location: The Bowery Restaurant and Ballroom Foyer

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

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

Ballroom

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

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

Ballroom

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.

 

 


Location: Ballroom

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

 

 


Location: Room 26
Home
Oct 7

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

Room 26

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

 

 


Location: Room 26

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?

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

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

Ballroom

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?

 


Location: Ballroom

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.

 

 


Location: Room 9
Home
Oct 7

Climate Finance, Necessity and Opportunity?

Room 9

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.

 

 


Location: Room 9

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.

 

 


Location: Room 10
Home
Oct 7

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

Room 10

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.

 

 


Location: Room 10

Break

 


Location: Foyer
Home
Oct 7

Networking Break

Foyer

Break

 


Location: Foyer

Keynote Speach


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

Tech Up SMEs

Ballroom

Keynote Speach


Location: Ballroom

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

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

Techpitch demo

Ballroom

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

 


Location: Ballroom

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.  Find your connections through Brella app here.

 


Location: Room 7 & 8
Home
Oct 7

The Marketplace is Open!

Room 7 & 8

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.  Find your connections through Brella app here.

 


Location: Room 7 & 8

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.

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 7

Global SME Finance Awards

Ballroom

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.

 


Location: Ballroom

Opening Remarks


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 8

Opening Remarks

Ballroom

Opening Remarks


Location: Ballroom

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. Listen to findings from the first five years of the Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility, a global finance facility in partnership with the IFC that provides investments, including blended finance, to financial institutions in emerging markets and helps banks serve women entrepreneurs through targeted advisory services.

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 8

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women: Insights from The First Global Facility For Women-owned Businesses

Ballroom

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. Listen to findings from the first five years of the Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility, a global finance facility in partnership with the IFC that provides investments, including blended finance, to financial institutions in emerging markets and helps banks serve women entrepreneurs through targeted advisory services.

 


Location: Ballroom

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.  

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 8

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

Ballroom

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.  

 


Location: Ballroom

Break

 


Location: Foyer
Home
Oct 8

Networking Break

Foyer

Break

 


Location: Foyer

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.

 

 


Location: Room 9
Home
Oct 8

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

Room 9

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.

 

 


Location: Room 9

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.

 

 

 


Location: Ballroom
Home
Oct 8

Digital Technologies and SME Agribusiness Finance

Ballroom

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.

 

 

 


Location: Ballroom

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.


 

 


Location: Room 10
Home
Oct 8

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

Room 10

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.


 

 


Location: Room 10