Meliá Hanoi Hotel
Meliá Hanoi Hotel, 44 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Event Date Thu Jan 10 HKT (almost 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Thu Jan 10 12:00am - Thu Jan 10 12:00am
Location Meliá Hanoi Hotel
44 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Region APAC

The influx of startups, as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the ASEAN regions, have attracted the attention of numerous global investors and venture capitalists. It will help both developing and less developed countries advance and ultimately reduce poverty, increase employment and have various positive multiplier effects in the countries.

Vietnam is seen as an economically viable place for multinational companies to operate. Various big corporations like Coca-Cola, Nike and Adidas, etc. have all been working there for many years. However, at the same time, the role of small and medium enterprises in Vietnam’s economy and industry is critically important.Today with emerging many SMEs across the country, there is an urgency and need for Vietnam to compete, encourage business startups and be innovative in terms of SME development and its financing.

Indeed, it is well known that small and medium enterprises have played a significant role in Vietnam’s economy. Also, MSME finance is a classic issue among bankers. However, questions still remain in the field of MSME financing. Why are SMEs in Vietnam faced with challenges accessing finance and credit despite their expected contribution to the country’s economy?

Given the recent environment that disruptive technologies-driven fintechs have been coming up, we may need to reinvent MSME lending practice by changing our paradigm and making the most use of those fintechs. During this workshop we will learn more about disruptive strategies for a successful MSME finance in developing economies. Delegates attending this workshop will gain complimentary access to the Future of Finance Vietnam 2019, the leading annual conference that brings financial institutions, regulators, policy makers, BDS providers to meet and share the most professional insights, work on detailed solutions and discuss latest and even future trends in the financial services industry.


2019 Speakers

Nguyen Kim Anh
Deputy Governor, State Bank of Vietnam

Dr. Nguyen Toan Thang
Secretary General, Vietnam Banks Association

Vladislav Solodkiy
Managing Partner, Life.SREDA, CEO & Founder, Arival Bank

Alain Falys
Chairman & Co-Founder, Yoyo Wallet

Yoshiyuki Oba
SME Financial Architect & Fintech Accelerator, Emerging Markets

Luu Trung Thai
Vice Chairman, Military Bank

Huynh Buu Quang
CEO, Maritime Bank Vietnam

Tran Cong Quynh Lan
Deputy General Director, VietinBank

Can Van Luc
Chief Economist, BIDV

Ravi Sundaram
Project Director & Head Corporate Services, VP Direct, VP Bank

Paul Ho
Head and Director of Digital Banking & Innovation Lab, Asian Commcial Bank

Do Van Long
Regional Chief Strategy Officer, Infinity Blockchain Labs

Giang Le Ngoc
Legal and Policy Specialist, Ministry of Justice, Vietnam

Claude Spiese
Founder, BankClub

Jeremy Berger
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Arival Bank

Nguyen Quang Minh
Deputy CEO, Research and Development, NAPAS

Arnab Ghosh
CEO, Post & Telecommunication Finance Company

Nga Vu
Head of E-wallet, TrueMoney Viet Nam

Steve Landman
CEO, Kiu Global

Le Nguyen Bao Song
Director of Business Development, RedCloud Technology

Nguyen Duy Anh
​Deputy Director, E-banking Department, VietinBank

Tran The Vinh
CEO and Board Member, Tima Group

Ajit Shah
Managing Director – APAC, ACTICO

Malek Mroueh
Vice President & Regional Head of the Asia, Middle East & Africa, TSYS


Foo Boon Ping
Managing Editor, The Asian Banker

Richard Hartung
International Advisor, The Asian Banker

Christopher Balding
Associate Professor, Fulbright University Vietnam

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors and Partners

• Saigon Innovation Hub
• Vietnam Supply Chain
• VietFintech

• Tima
• RedCloud

• Asia Briefing
• Brands Vietnam
• Vietnam Economic Times
• Việt Nam News
• VnExpress
• VnExpress International