6th Annual CEE SME Banking Club Conference 2020 - November 25 - in partnership with WOA

6th Annual CEE SME Banking Club Conference 2020 - November 25 - in partnership with WOA

19 November 2020 by Erik Timmermans


This year's annual conference goes fully online.


The perfect way to sum up and finish the year is with an award ceremony!  

The winners were chosen by the research conducted by the SME Banking Club this year and will be revealed among the categories:  

  • The Best Online Banking for SMEs in the CEE Region,   
  • The Best Mobile Banking for SMEs in the CEE Region,  
  • The Best Digital Lending Solution for SMEs in the CEE Region,  
  • The Best Digital Factoring Solution for SMEs in the CEE Region,  
  • The Best Digital Sales Tool for SMEs.

2020 was the year in which online conferences became the only safe form of knowledge sharing. #stayhome and #besafe are the hashtags known by all of us today. For many people though the biggest disadvantage of online events was the lack of networking and the possibility of participating during the discussion panels.

Fortunately, the organizers of the conference created a special Networking area where participants can find interesting interlocutors and exchange the experience by using a live chat.

The discussion panels were designed in a way that allows participants to express their opinions, ask questions, and be an active part of the discussion while sitting comfortably in their chairs at home! Additionally, a specially designed virtual Exhibition area will be available during the conference. 


Over 30 speakers, including:  Daniel Huszár - Head of Sales at efcom (Germany), Katalin Kauzli - Business Development Director at Partner HUB (Hungary), Erik Brieva – CEO w Strands (Spain), George Koukis - International Business Development Director at Neurosoft (Cyprus), Christian Wolf - Head of Strategic Partnerships & Ecosystems at Raiffeisen Bank International (Austria), Michał Pawlik - Technology team Head at Polish Factors Association.  

This year the topics, among others, include the artificial intelligence and how its implementation affects the development of the banking sector. Piotr Filipiak (Business Solutions Consultant at Comarch (Poland) and Antti Myllymäk (Head of Artificial Intelligence at OP Financial Group (Finland) will share their background in that area. Sibylle Strack – CEO in Kontist (Germany) will be talking about the aggregation of BFM and E- invoicingSME Finance Panel will cover the topic of SMEs' access to lending, factoring, and trade finance products during these challenging times. Also, there will be a separate panel devoted to the FinTech sector cooperation.


The conference is organized by the SME Banking Club – an international association of SME bankers, whose aim is to spread information on global, regional, and local banking solutions for the SME sector.

During the last 9 years, the SME Banking Club has become a leading platform between banks and other financial institutions contributing to the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in the CEE, CIS, Caucasus, and MENA regions.


Participation in the conference is free of charge.

Conference webpage: https://smebanking.events/cee/

Please register to attend online: https://cee20.wydarzeniaonline.pl/registration/


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