The Forum will be held in Beijing, China on September 19-20, 2016

The Global SME Finance Forum 2016 will bring together leaders from banks, fintech companies and development finance institutions. Taking place in Beijing, China from September 19-21, this year’s conference will explore innovations and new opportunities in small business finance. The event will feature:

Interactive Sessions: We are bringing together the world’s leading experts to shed light on issues and share good practice examples ranging from SME finance regulation, financing women entrepreneurs and trade/ supply chain finance to applications and impacts of blockchain technology and artificial intelligence in the financial sector. Our goal is to bring you a powerful and engaging learning experience. You will have ample opportunities to ask questions and interact with the speakers.

Fintech Demos and Exhibits: The event will include demos and exhibits from leading fintech firms that are promoting small business finance. The fintech demos will be organized under four main themes – trade and supply chain finance, big data/ risk management, non-financial services and payment/ remittances. Fintech booths are also available for purchase.

Marketplace: Is your fintech start-up looking for financing? Are you a bank or VC in search of business opportunities? Is your bank interested in receiving investment and/or advisory services from a development finance institution? The 90 minute B2B Marketplace will help to connect vendors with potential buyers. Join the 30 Institutions already registered, sign up using our scheduling tool.

Study Visits (members only):  You can choose between two exciting business visits to search for inspiration and gain in-depth knowledge of best practices. The study visits are a blend of professional knowledge-building and on-site visits. The hosts for this year’s study visits are DHGate (a leading B2B ecommerce platform), Bank of China and CreditEase (the largest peer-to-peer lender in the world).

Source: Global SME Finance Forum

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