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 The main difference comparing to outdated webinars is the active participation of most participants in the discussion triggered by a short key note speech, live polls and best practices sharing.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.

Dive in

Check out our upcoming webinars or view some of our past episodes.

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

Once a month, every third Tuesday

Listen to all episodes

Or check out our full list of episodes on Spotify or Anchor.

SME Banking News & Reports

Overview

Exclusive SME banking 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) From September 2020 we are launching brand new podcast series "SME at a glance: Expert views on the news" and together with Efma´s senior advisors we are focusing on recent news and trends in SME landscape globally, highlighting top stories and share our expert views.

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/monthly basis in case of podcasts.

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Or check out our full list of podcast episodes on Spotify or Anchor.

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 selected speakers and 100+ senior level attendees from SME Banking field

Dates and location

To be confirmed, November 2020

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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 leaders while showcasing their SME strategy and vision. In the very first edition of the SME Banking Awards we have decided to recognize people/institutions in two categories:

  •  - SME Banker of the Year
  •  - SME Bank of the Year
  • Format and voting

    Nominees in both categories were selected by Efma and Mastercard committee and presented in a series of articles (SME Bank of the Year) and podcast series (SME Banker of the year) between June 2020 and January 2021.
    The voting phase will take place online and voters will choose 3 best in each category via dedicated voting page between 18th and 28th January 2021.
    Votes of online voters will count for 50% of the final scores, the remaining 50% will be decided by the Jury Committee selected by Efma and Mastercard.

    Awards ceremony

    Winners of both categories will be announced at Virtual SME Banking Awards 2020 held on 16thFebruary 2021 at 2pm CET | 8am EST | 9pm SGT

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    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 - In 2020 replaced with eCouncils taking place online and open to all financial institutions

    Frequency

    3 times per year - SME Banking eCouncil meetings in June, September 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

    Helene Panzarino

    United Kingdom

    Debarun Roy Choudhury

    Singapore

    Esra Kivrak

    Qatar/Turkey

    Stephan Yang

    Singapore

    Sandy Vaci

    Canada/Austria