14th September, 2016
The 2016 Global SME Finance Forum 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 new opportunities and innovation in small business finance.
The Forum will also convene the world’s leading experts to examine issues and share best practice examples ranging from SME finance regulation, financing women entrepreneurs to the impacts of blockchain technology and artificial intelligence impact on the financial sector.
As a FinTech leader, Founding Member of the Forum and official Bronze Sponsor of 2016 event, Strands has been invited to participate in 3 important ways:
During these FinTech sessions, participants will explore technology solutions designed to overcome business banking challenges, expand financial services offered to small business customers, or to streamline existing services.
In this panel, Strands General Manager Pau Velando will be joined by other FinTech experts from Digivation, FernSoftware, SizeUp and IDMission to talk about how FinTech can innovate non-financial services for SMEs.
Artificial intelligence has risen to prominence once again as a new frontier. In this high-level panel, Strands General Manager Pau Velando will be joined by experts from the IFC, IBM and another FinTech (IceKredit) to discuss the reality – rather than the hype – of how artificial intelligence and machine learning is poised to change SME finance.
Sales Director (APAC) Xavier Marcillac will share Strands' latest innovations making business financial management effortless & efficient for SME banking customers.
The official agenda can be downloaded here.
To follow the event on Twitter, check out #SMEFinance2016.