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Info Session Product Innovation of the Year Global SME Finance Awards 2024

08 May 2024
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Information Session Product Innovation of the Year Global SME Finance Awards 2024
Info Session Product Innovation of the Year Global SME Finance Awards 2024

Global SME Finance Awards 2024

Information Session - Product Innovation of the Year


Be recognized, Share impact in SME FINANCE

Wednesday May 8, 2024 @ 8:00am – 9:00am EDT

The SME Finance Forum organizes the Global SME Finance Awards (The Awards) as a core part of its mission to create a unique platform for peer connections, knowledge dissemination, and innovations in SME Finance. The Forum’s extensive 240+ global network, crowds in financial institutions, fintech companies, development banks, policymakers, and industry experts from across the globe, fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and partnership building on a global scale. Hence, the Global SME Finance Awards has evolved into a pinnacle of global recognition for those making a real impact in the SME finance landscape.

Since its launch in 2018, The Awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of financial service providers in delivering exceptional products and services to scale SME finance in their respective markets. It provides an opportunity for institutions to highlight and share good practices, impact, knowledge, and be recognized amongst the global peer group of world leaders in SME finance and services.

We are rolling out a series of Information Sessions during the 2024 Awards Season to share with Financial Service Providers (FSPs) and Industry Stakeholders the role and importance of The Awards in showcasing remarkable achievements and impact in the industry. The sessions also aim to provide information on the application process, respective awards categories, and related information on the awards. Speakers include industry leaders and practitioners from the Forum’s global network, as well as past applicants and winners.

The 2nd in the series, this information session will focus on the Product Innovation of the Year category, its role, importance, and value to Financial Service Providers (FSPs). Winners and applicants from prior years will also discuss their innovations, impacts, and application experience. The session will include a moderated Q&A to address specific questions from entrants.

If you want to see general information about the Awards, click on the link of the first information session recording LINK


  • Share the role and importance of the Global SME Finance Awards in facilitating impact and spurring innovations in SME Finance
  • Entrants Incentives and Benefits
  • Provide information on Product Innovation of the Year Category, Application Process and Judging Criteria
  • Highlight What’s New in the 2024 Season
  • Share experiences and highlight innovations and achievements of Past Winners/ Applicants
  • Address specific questions from existing and prospective entrants.

Speakers/ Discussants:

  • Sameer Vakil – Cofounder & Chief Executive Officer, Global Linker/ Moderator
  • Lisa Morrison -  Digital Marketing Manager, JUMO

  • Satyam Agrawal - Global Head of Product and MD ASEAN and Middle East, CredAble

  • Qamar Saleem - Head, SME Finance Forum/ Host


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