5 – 7 November 2018

The Global SME Finance Forum 2018 will be held November 5-7 in Madrid, Spain.

The conference will showcase unique perspectives of industry leaders, rich experiences of successful practitioners, and the impactful financial innovations that contribute to improved access to financing for many micro, small and medium sized enterprises from around the world. Under the theme “Reaching the Informal:  the Role of Finance in Improving the Growth and Productivity of SMEs”,  the forum will explore how innovation in technology, regulation and partnerships can help overcome various informality problems, and open up a far larger market for profitable, sustainable, responsible financial services.

Furthermore, the winners of the Global SME Finance Awards – that recognize outstanding achievements of financial institutions and fintech companies in delivering innovative products and services to their SME clients –  will be announced during the event! The deadline for submission of nominations for the awards is July 13, 2018.