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Caucasus’19
V annual regional SME Banking Club Conference
16-17 May 2019 | Tbilisi, Georgia

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V annual Caucasus SME Banking Club Conference

Caucasus SME Banking Club Conference 2019 (shortly – Caucasus’19) is the fifth annual regional banking conference in Caucasus region organized by SME Banking Club. It gathers international experts and local bankers as to discuss trends and innovations in micro-, small and medium business segment.

Key Topics

Bank Transformations

How to transform the business into a new reality. The transformation that is changing SME Banking. Agile way of working in SME Banking. Successful stories and lesson learned from the latest banks' transformation processes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Digital banking

On the way to the ideal digital bank for business: global and regional trends. The Ideal Internet Bank 2019: the results of the study. TOP-20 best Internet banks in the region. Characteristics of the best practices of TOP-20 banks. Business cases and insights from leading banks

Best practices in SME financing

Online lending practice implemented by local banks. Small business crowdfunding: hundreds of millions of financial support for business projects and the invaluable experience. From POS-terminals to online cash registers and small business loans

Innovations in SME segment

Improving the effectiveness of service support using chatbots. Digital onboarding process for customer registration and business account openinig

Marketing strategies

The value of social networks, influencers, and non-financial services in building long-term cooperation of a bank with business clients

Non-financial services for SMEs

Expanding the horizons of banking business: key trends in the integration of banks with non-financial providers in the development of marketplaces and ecosystems

Conference Agenda

May 16, 2019

Conference Day 1

9:50 – 11:40

Bank Transformations

How to transform the business into a new reality. The transformation that is changing SME Banking. Agile way of working in SME Banking. Successful stories and lesson learned from the latest banks’ transformation processes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

12:00 – 13:50

Digital Banking

On the way to the ideal digital bank for business: global and regional trends. The Ideal Internet Bank 2019: the results of the study. TOP-20 best Internet banks in the region. Characteristics of the best practices of TOP-20 banks. Business cases and insights from leading banks

14:50 – 17:20

Best practices in SME Financing

Online lending practice implemented by local banks. Small business crowdfunding: hundreds of millions of financial support for business projects and the invaluable experience. From POS-terminals to online cash registers and small business loans

May 17, 2019

Conference Day 2

09:30 – 11:20

Innovations in SME segment

Improving the effectiveness of service support using chatbots. Digital onboarding process for customer registration and business account openinig

11:40 – 13:40

Marketing strategies and non-financial services for SMEs

The value of social networks, influencers, and non-financial services in building long-term cooperation of a bank with business clients.Expanding the horizons of banking business: key trends in the integration of banks with non-financial providers in the development of marketplaces and ecosystems

Key Speakers

Andrii Stetsevich

Andrii Stetsevich

Board Member at Oschadbank (Ukraine)

Nikita Abramenko

CEO at Alfa-Potok

Boris Dyakonov

CEO and co-founder at Tochka Bank

Tamuna Zhizhilashvili

Business Banking Tribe Lead at TBC Bank (Georgia)

Оксана Куцоконь

Директор департамента бизнес банкинга, Райффайзен Банк Аваль, Украина

Igor Barkhatov

Director of SE and entrepreneurs' risk modeling at Sberbank

Aksinya Sorokina

Global SME Banking Specialist at IFC

Nairi Adamyan

Strategist & Product Manager at Inecobank (Armenia)

Arpine Mayilyan

Head of micro and small business lending division at Ameriabank (Armenia)

Andrey Popov

Ex-CIO at Raiffeisenbank (Russia)

Samir Mustafayev

Head of corporate business development department at Unibank (Azerbaijan)

Oksana Leonova

VP, SME Digital Lead at Alfa-Bank Ukraine

Юлия Кислухина

Руководитель по продвижение программ для МСБ, ПриватБанк, Украина

Giorgi Kapanadze

Head of Space Georgia at TBC Bank (Georgia)

Дмитрий Лазарчик

Руководитель по работе с ключевыми клиентами, Системные Технологии, Беларусь

Андрей Гидулян

СЕO и основатель SME Banking Club

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Travel Information

Venue

Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
1 Rose Revolution Square,
Tbilisi, Georgia
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Air Travel

Tbilisi International Airport has been named one of the best airports in Eastern Europe for the sixth time in a row by Skytrax World Airport Awards, the most prestigious accolades for the global airport industry.
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Getting Around

In the last couple of years, there’s been an increase in transport choices between the city from the airport, making it more convenient for everyone.  We recommend using the alternative taxi service Bold (ex-Taxify).
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Nearby Accomodation

Rooms Hotel Tbilisi

14 Merab Kostava Street,

Tbilisi, Georgia

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The Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi

29 Shota Rustaveli Ave,

Tbilisi, Georgia

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Tbilisi Marriott Hotel

13 Shota Rustaveli Ave,

Tbilisi, Georgia

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Pricing

Choose the option to attend the conference
  • Non-member

  • per one delegate

    all presentations

    no video

    no additional services

  • 500
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Note: Payments must be received by the corresponding deadlines (early or standard), otherwise the subsequent rate will automatically apply. Early price is valid till March, 31. Discount price €450 is valid until April 30. Since May 1 – standard price is €500 for banks, microfinance organizations and other financial institutions (non-members of SME Banking Club). Please click here for detailed information.

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Venue

Radisson Blu Iveria

Georgia, Tbilisi, Rose Revolution Square, building 1

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