IV International Conference «SME LENDING»

21 - 22 October 2014

Dear Sirs,

As the organizer of the Conference, the Company «BUSINESS-FORMAT» OÜ (Estonia) invites you and your colleagues to participate in the IV International Conference "SME Lending ", which will be held October 21-22, 2014 in Tbilisi, Georgia Hotel «Courtyard by Marriott Tbilisi» 4 * (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tbscy-courtyard-tbilisi).

 To participate in the Conference are invited: top managers of commercial banks, supervising credit and service to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the leading financial market experts, risk managers and analysts, representatives of development banks, industry associations and unions to support entrepreneurship, microfinance institutions and SME development funds.


Briefly about the event: Now competition among banks for lending to small and medium-sized businesses is increasing. At the same time, banks have to contend not only with each other but also to the economic slowdown, as well as the specific risks inherent in SMEs. Despite some cooling in the SME segment, banks tend to use their capabilities to the maximum, and introduce new products, following the demand. Compared with other segments of the banking market, lending to small and medium-sized businesses is becoming more attractive, and the struggle for small credit institutions of evolving. SME lending today remains one of the fastest growing segments of the banking business!

Among the main topics to be discussed at the Conference this year:

• Potential for SME lending market: current state and prospects.

• Which of the post-Soviet countries to make the most breakthrough in the development of SMEs?

• How to increase the bank and keep the profitability of SMEs working with clients?

• Exchange of experiences and discuss new opportunities for banks in SME lending segment.

• How to correctly segment the SME customers?

• How to attract SME customers the full range of banking services?

• What are the main aspects of the relationship between the bank and the borrower?

• What influences the decision to grant the loan or deny it?

• What determines the interest rates on loans?

That is not the full range of issues and relevant topics that will be discussed at the Conference.

NEW!!! The format of the Conference this year involves interactive work in focus groups to share experiences and discuss current issues in the field of attraction, lending and customer service SMEs.

Visiting our conference, you will have access to professional information "first hand" as well as the possibility of direct dialogue with high-level experts who will share with you their successful practical experiences, ideas, opinions and technologies. Based on this information you will be able to more adequately plan their strategy, as well as quickly and efficiently respond to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses.

Practical program of the Conference, as well as great networking opportunities ensure you receive the maximum benefit from attending this event!

More information about the program of the event and register as a participant of the Conference you can right now on our website: www.business-format.com.ua If you have questions, please contact tel. / Fax: +38 (056) 375-72 - 80 (-81, -82, -03) or e-mail: office@business-format.com.ua.


Conference organizers - Company «BUSINESS-FORMAT» OÜ