5th Annual SME Banking

Venue: Vienna

Location: Vienna, Austria

Event Date/Time: Oct 20, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 21, 2010
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Our 5th Annual SME Banking Conference will bind upon a series of previous succesful events. Each annual, we have brought you an insight into best practices and up-to-date developments in the Business Banking.

This year, due to the financial crises, small and medium enterprises – the true backbone of our world´s economy, are facing difficult times. Therefore, on top of our regular topics, we will dedicate special attention to the Access to Finance for SMEs.
We will provide a unique platform for a discussion about the current situation and its possible solutions between bankers, SMEs and representatives of several international organizations. Join us in Vienna to get better overview of how SME bankers from all around Europe and beyond are responding to the crises. Discover key challenges and opportunities of today´s business banking and dress up for recovery well in advance.

Key speakers:

• Head of Unit Financing Innovation and SMEs, Directorate-General Enterprise and

Industry, European Commission, Brussels
• Head of RBD-JEREMIE, Eastern Europe,
European Investment Fund
• Senior Economist,
OECD Centre for Enterpreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, Paris
• Director of Economic and Fiscal Policy,
European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME),

• Executive Vice President, Business Direct,
Wells Fargo & Company, U.S.
• Head of SME Banking,
SEB, Sweden
• Director of Development of SME business,
Alfa Bank, Russia
• Vice President, Corporate Banking Services,
OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative, Finland
• Head of Business Development Micros & Free Professions,
Erste Group, Austria
• Head of SME,
Bank Zachodni WBK, Poland
• Head of SME Banking,
Raiffeisen International, Austria
• Head of SME Lending,

Bank J. Van Breda & C°, Belgium

Key topics:

· Explore strategies to assess and mitigate risks
· Optimize costs to serve SME clients
· Bring to perfection CRM, Multi-channel delivieries and segmentation
· Re-think your current product portfolio, service offerings and business models
· Achieve Excellence in sales management