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MSME Day 2024: Leveraging Power and Resilience of Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to Accelerate SDGs and Eradicate Poverty in Times of Multiple Crises
Financial Inclusion
Sustainable Finance
The 2024 MSME Day offers an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas on how Key stakeholders, including policy makers, large companies, financial institutions, and the international community can support micro-, small and medium-sized businesses to advance the 2030 Agenda and contribute to achieving the SDGs, including poverty eradication and...
Akbank, a Turkish bank founded in 1948, joins the SME Finance Forum
Washington D.C, June 13, 2024 – Akbank , a Turkish bank founded in 1948 has joined the SME Finance Forum as the global membership network’s latest member. The 300+ members/affiliates of the Forum are SME financing experts operating in 190 countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through...
ICICI Bank, one of the leading private sector banks in India, joins the SME Finance Forum
Washington D.C, June 4, 2024 – ICICI Bank , one of the leading private sector banks in India, has joined the SME Finance Forum as the global membership network’s latest member. The 300+ members/affiliates of the Forum are SME financing experts operating in 190 countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses...
Kapitale a leading digital platform for SMEs in Brazil joins the Forum
Fintech
Washington D.C, May 27, 2024 – Kapitale , one of the most innovative fintechs in receivables anticipation in Brazil, has joined the SME Finance Forum as the global membership network’s latest member. Created by the G20 in 2012 and managed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the SME Finance Forum has more than 300 members/affiliates who...
AgriAnalytica, a leading digital platform for MSMEs in Ukraine, joins the SME Finance Forum
Alternative Financing
Digital Financial Services
Washington D.C, May 23, 2024 – AgriAnalytica , a leading digital platform for MSMEs in Ukraine has joined the SME Finance Forum as the global membership network’s latest member. The 300+ members/affiliates of the Forum are SME financing experts operating in 190 countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses...
Leader Dialogue Series - Interview with Sucharita Mukherjee - Co-founder & CEO - Kaleidofin
Financial Inclusion
Digital Financial Services
Digital Transformation
Learn from Sucharita Mukherjee - Co-founder & CEO at Kaleidofin, about her of experience in attending the Global SME Finance Forum and the importance of digitization in the Indian market for financing SMEs, the role of digital platforms in serving underserved markets, and the potential for structured, systematic south-to-south learning and...
Leader Dialogue Series - Interview with Sandeep Varma – CEO - CGTMSE
Guarantees
Digital Financial Services
Learn from Sandeep Varma – CEO at CGTMSE, about his experience in attending the Global SME Finance Forum and challenges faced by micro and small enterprises in accessing finance, the role of credit guarantee schemes in addressing these challenges, and the potential of technology to improve the efficiency and reach of such schemes. This interview...
Leader Dialogue Series - Interview with Peter Simon - Managing Director - WSBI-ESBG
Digital Financial Services
Digital Transformation
Learn from Peter Simon, Managing Director at WSBI-ESBG, about his experience attending the Global SME Finance Forum and how WSBI helps its member banks to adapt and improve their digital services. This interview was led by Hans Koning, Global Chief Industry Specialist, Digital Finance at IFC. " Very impressive to see so many different actors f rom...
Leader Dialogue Series - Interview with Prashant Muddu - Founder and CEO - Jocata
Financial Inclusion
Credit Risk & Scoring
Fintech
Learn from Prashant Muddu - Founder and CEO at Jocata, about his experience attending the Global SME Finance Forum, the importance of digital public infrastructure, the challenges and opportunities in adopting AI, and the need for financial literacy and technology adoption across different geographies. This interview was led by Hans Koning, Global...
Leader Dialogue Series - Interview with Rajeev Chalisgaonkar - Executive Vice President - Mashreq Bank
Digital Financial Services
Learn from Rajeev Chalisgaonkar - Executive Vice President at Mashreq Bank, about his multiple years of experience attending the Global SME Finance Forum and the importance of digital stacks for SME financing, fintech pitches, and the evolution of ideas into successful businesses. This interview was led by Hans Koning, Global Chief Industry...