The 2020 Global SME Finance Forum Goes Virtual!
Jul 06, 2020
2020 Global SME Finance Forum – First Ever Virtual Edition
The Global SME Finance Forum Conference is the largest, most technically in-depth, and geographically diverse conference on SME financing hosted around the world each year. Our events attract over 700 leaders from commercial banks, development finance institutions, fintech companies, as well as regulators to lead conversations on the state of SME financing. This year, after hearing from our members about their situations, in particular the challenges to health and economies brought by COVID-19, we have decided to move our annual conference to a virtual forum.
The virtual edition of the 2020 Global SME Finance Forum will be held over three consecutive half-days on October 26-28, 2020, and will be accessible to all SME finance experts for free*.
This year, we invite you to look further ahead and imagine the future of SME financing a decade from now. Our theme “SME Finance Outlook 2030” will test the limits of our prescience by predicting how products, delivery channels, institutions, and enabling environments might look 10 years from now.
The 3-day conference will use the latest technology to emulate the in-person experience, providing for one-on-one networking, a virtual marketplace, exhibition booths, breakout sessions, fireside chats, and live panel discussions, as well as the recognition of the 2020 Global SME Finance Awards winners, and the presentations of the best Call for Insights articles. By going virtual we also can offer on-demand content for those who are unable to attend the live sessions due to work or personal commitments.
We have demonstrated over the past three months that we are adapting to the current circumstances, going from 1 webinar a month to more than one per week, and at the same time significantly expanding our website content for both members and the general public. This includes new sections dedicated to COVID 19 responses from governments and industry. From 26-28 October, we’ll be providing you the same high standard of SME finance knowledge sharing and networking you’re accustomed to from the SME Finance Forum – only this year from the comfort of your own home.
We look forward to seeing you at the first virtual Global SME Finance Forum Conference on 26-28 October. Please join us for a new and exciting digital journey.
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*Non-members are welcome to participate in the conference. Availability is on a first come, first served basis, and subject to confirmation.