Sme Finance

28- 29
Jun

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 to Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) invite you to the 2nd West and Central Africa SME Banking and Microfinance Academy for executives and middle managers from both SME banks and microfinance institutions from the region. Taking place on 28th – 29th June, the virtual forum is intended to discuss […]

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06
Jul

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Jul 06, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM The war in Ukraine began in February 2022, and evidence of its impact on global food systems continues to grow. Yet, much uncertainty remains around its effect on different actors in the agriculture sector, particularly agri-SMEs and the institutions that finance them. While it is understood that most […]

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01- 06
Mar

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 to Sunday, March 6, 2022

CGAP launched a call for expressions of interest for partners to pilot technology-enabled business models for advancing excluded or underserved micro and small enterprises’ (MSEs’) access to responsible credit. MSEs are one of the strongest drivers of economic development and employment creation. Access to finance remains a significant constraint for MSEs globally to survive shocks […]

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12
Jan

Online

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

8:00 to 9:00 EST ( GMT -05:00)  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 […]

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07
Oct

Thursday, October 7, 2021

October 7, 2021 at 8:00 am EDT Join this webinar to hear from VP Bank in Vietnam and the CARE Ignite project. In 2018 VP Bank Vietnam became the first Vietnamese bank to adopt a strategy specifically designed for women-owned SME’s.  The 2017 IFC market study highlighted a  $1.19 billion financing gap for women-owned SMEs […]

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02
Dec

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Time: 8:00 to 9:15EST ( GMT -05:00 ) Assessing the credit risk of SMEs is one of the most challenging tasks for creditors as the financial information of SMEs is not always available or complete. Strained economic conditions from COVID-19 pandemic and disrupted supply chains put further pressure on businesses, especially SMEs, thus increasing the potential […]

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01
Mar

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

LinkEd, the development finance e-learning platform of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management has opened the registration for the following e-learning courses: Certified Expert in Microfinance; Certified Expert in Microisurance (English or French) Certified Expert in SME Finance Certified Expert in Risk Management (English or French) Certified Expert in Climate & Renewable Energy Finance Frankfurt […]

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19- 21
Sep

Bejing China

Monday, September 19, 2016 to Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Global SME Finance Forum 2016 is expected to bring together some 400 senior executives from commercial banks, development finance institutions and fintech companies as well as regulators and will focus on SME financing in the context of current global economic volatility and fast paced innovation. This year’s Global Forum will explore the latest trends in […]

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27- 28
Nov

Amsterdam Netherlands

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 to Thursday, November 28, 2019

Globally, some of the largest and fastest growing SME financiers may not have started as banks. From tech companies, logistics firms, commodities traders, and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods distributors, financial institutions are facing increasing competition from the real sector in financing small businesses. The real sector firms enjoy a competitive advantage in the form of large […]

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26- 28
Oct

Bangkok Thailand

Monday, October 26, 2020 to Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Since its formation, the SME Finance Forum has been on top of all of the major trends in this field. We predicted the importance of partnership when all around us were emphasizing fintech-bank competition. We declared that competitiveness in financing now had to include additional non-financial support for improving SMEs themselves – a reversal of […]

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