SME Banking Community Platform

Overview

An online platform, allowing you to connect and share with your peers, whenever you have a question or need inspiration. Connect on Slack, a collaboration hub, where the right people and the right information come together, helping everyone get work done.

Format

Online community accesible via both mobile or desktop directly through your web browser or via dedicated app

Frequency

Check the platform whenever you want and set your notifications accordingly

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SME Banking Coffee: Online session series on Partnerships

Overview

A session that can be actively attended live or watched in replay to bring you answers on hot SME questions, delivered by C-level key note speakers and co-moderated by field experts and senior advisors from Mastercard. The main difference comparing to outdated webinars is the active participation of most participants in the discussion triggered by a short key note speech, live polls and best practices sharing. Series of 3 online sessions will be concluded in a joint Efma/Mastercard white paper.

Format

45 minutes session divided in 4 main parts: key note speech, Q&As, moderated discussion with all participants, summary and key take-aways

Frequency

once a month, always on Tuesday at 2pm GMT+1/ 8am NY/ 5pm Dubai/ 9pm Singapore

Dates of the upcoming online sessions

31st March, 28th April and 26th May

SME Banking Podcasts: Series with global SME visionary bankers

Overview

A 1-to-1 interview/discussion with selected senior SME Banker from well-recognized financial institution in an informal manner. Each podcast will be led about personal motivation, leadership, work passion, including a few business-oriented questions. The bankers are selected by Efma and Mastercard committee, based on their bank's performance in SME Banking (innovations, SME initiatives, business results, visibility, etc.) leaving aside their size, market share or existence in the market. Each podcast will serve as a nomination for the Banker of the Year competition

Format

20-25 minutes interview published as an article and podcasts

Frequency

2-3 times a month, always on Tuesday

Dates of the upcoming podcasts

first episodes coming soon

SME Banking News & Reports

Overview

Exclusive SMEbanking insights highlighting the latest news and gathering best business case studies all in one place. Together with our partners, we try to meet your current needs and offer a snapshot of market trends for you to get inspired through winning strategies developed on other continents.

Format

Online library of different formats (from market news, bankers' interviews and case studies of innovative initiatives all the way to in-depth studies and reports compiling many views and benchmarks

Frequency

Reports and Studies are published on an irregular basis following a reserch project, while case studies, interviews and news are published regularly with an aim to feed you on a weekly basis

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World SME Banking 2020

Overview

This SME Banking Summit is the annual must-attend summit for heads of SME banking worldwide to share challenges and best practices. World SME banking 2020 in Milan aims to help banks growing their SME business and profit by investigating new and disruptive ways to acquire SME customers while optimizing their operations, decreasing their overall cost to serve, and minimizing their risk exposure.

Format

2 days conference in selected European SME capital which includes 20+ carefully speakers and 100+ senior level attendees from SME Banking field

Dates and location

4th-5th June in Milan

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2020 SME Banking Awards presented by Efma and Mastercard

Overview

Every successful community needs to have a benchmark. Following many great initiatives in SME, we decided to launch specialized awards in SME Banking. An initiative to help institutions in positioning as innovation leader while showcasing your innovative SME projects and winning well-known Awards at World SME Banking 2020 Summit.

Format

The submission and voting phase will take place online between 24th March until 19th May

Categories

SME Banker of the Year, SME Bank of the Year and SME Fintech/ Neobank of the Year

Awards ceremony

The official announcement of the winners will take place during World SME Banking 2020 in Milan on 4th - 5th June

More information to be annonced soon

SME Banking Council meetings

Overview

Build your network of top level SME bankers during exchange and co-creation meetings where exclusive group of senior executives from leading banks discuss the latest ideas and industry developments.

Format

Physical meetings at premises of a member bank

Frequency

3 times per year. SME Council meetings in March, June and November 2020

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SME Banking Advisory Training Program

Overview

Efma Advisory Services are the best tool to foster professional development and inspire your top leaders with insights from Efma’s community and Senior Advisors. We are ready to tailor these events according to your prefered formats and needs.

Format

Subject to preferences - ranging from in-house trainings to private learning expeditions

Frequency

On demand

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Our SME Banking Experts

Tomasz Gorski

Poland

Esra Kivrak

Qatar/Turkey

Jack De Mooij

Netherlands

Stephan Yang

Singapore

Sandy Vaci

Canada/Austria