At the Global SME Finance Forum that took place in September 19-21, in Beijing, China, leaders from banks, fintech companies and development finance institutions discussed innovations to unlock new opportunities in small business finance following the recently endorsed G20 Action Plan on SME Financing Implementation Framework.
During a three-day conference, four hundred representatives of leading banks and financial technology firms from 50 countries gathered in Beijing discussed how to leverage technology, big data, bitcoin and artificial intelligence towards transforming small business finance.
Participants in the SME Finance Forum. Photo credit: SME Finance Forum
“We have brought together banks, financial technology companies, regulators and development institutions at this event. We hope that the people and ideas they encounter here will help them navigate and better cope with the changing SME finance landscape,” said Matthew Gamser, the CEO of the SME Finance Forum.
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