The “SME Finance Virtual Marketplace” is an online match-making platform that promotes partnership and collaboration between members of the SME Finance Forum, especially financial institutions, fintech companies and development finance institutions/ investors. The virtual Marketplace is powered by GlobalLinker, an AI powered ‘Digital Ecosystem’ offering SMEs a range of services to build digital presence including e-commerce.
How does the Marketplace operate?
To participate in the marketplace session, each member of the SME Finance Forum must have 1) an institutional profile (company profile) and personal profiles (individuals representing the companies) set up on the marketplace. Institutional profile shall also include products/services being offered by the members. With institutional profile and personal profile, representatives of member institutions will be able to explore different offerings by other members such as investment products, advisory services, technology solutions...etc. The virtual platform will enable members to reach out to one another to discuss potential collaboration and partnership at their own convenience.
The marketplace sessions are scheduled monthly and feature a series of institutions (DFIs, fintechs, investors, etc.) who present their products/services. Following the presentations, participants have opportunities to reach out directly to the presenting institutions to make inquiries or explore partnership opportunities based on their interests.
Click below on each session to learn more.
January - Sixth Session with Investors - Summary | Video
February - Seventh Session with Fintechs - Summary | Video
March - Eight Session with Investors and Fintech - Summary | Video
April - Ninth Session with Fintech and Members - Cancelled
May - Tenth Session with Members - Summary | Video
June - Eleventh Session with Members - Summary | Video
July - Twelfth Session with Members - Summary | Video
August - Thirteenth Session with Members - Summary | Video
First Session with DFIs - Summary | Video
Second Session with Fintechs - Summary | Video
Third Session with Fintechs - Summary | Video
Fourth Session with Fintechs - Summary | Video
Fifth Session with Fintechs - Summary | Video