Join the Global SME Finance Forum 2018 on November 5 to access study visits to financial institutions and fintechs that have best in class, innovative ways of serving SMEs clients.
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.
Study Visit Hosts
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
BBVA: Commercial Bank – Second largest bank in Spain – Banking, insurance and asset management
BBVA’s Innovation Center: Innovation Hub - Gather startups, entrepreneurs and investors to harness fintech innovation - Startups, entrepreneurs and investors
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
Ciudad Grupo Santander: Commercial Bank and Largest Bank in Spain – Banking, insurance and investment management
Experian: Credit-Reporting Agency – Provides data analysis for credit services and decision analytic assistance - Financial institutions and SMEs
GIGAS: Cloud Computing – Provides an innovative and powerful cloud solution with superior local technical support - Spain and Spanish-speaking markets
Inbonis: Credit Assessment - Provides SMEs with working capital loans, mainly short-term loans for owner-operated SMEs – MSMEs and financial institutions
Intesa Sanpaolo: Commercial Bank – Second largest bank in Italy – Retail, corporate and wealth management
MyTripleA: Crowdlending – P2P Funding platform - SMEs, entrepreneurs and investors
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
Twinco Capital: Global Supply Chain – Offers a global supply chain finance solution that covers the full production cycle - SMEs and corporates
Priority access will be given to SME Finance Forum members who can attend for free (on a first come first serve basis). Non-members of the SME Finance Forum will have to pay a fee to attend the study tour.