CEE SME Banking Club Conference 2018
29-30 October 2018 | Warsaw, Poland

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IV annual CEE SME Banking Club Conference 2018

During upcoming IV Annual SME Banking Club Conference 2018 in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE18) business bankers and fintech experts will meet as to discuss the latest digital transformation trends in SME banking segment and a role of new players in SME financial services’ market.

Key Topics


How and why banks should cooperate with fintechs. Cooperation Models Between Banks & Fintechs

Digital SME Banking

How to transform the business into a new reality. The transformation that is changing SME Banking. Agile way of working in SME Banking


Innovations in Daily Business Banking. Deposit marketplace, Online banking platforms

Agricultural Finance

Trends, Digital Technologies and Challenges. Cooperation between banks and AgTechs

Risk management

Innovative tools & Best practice strategies in SME Risk Management

Beyond Banking

Creating the SME Banking Ecosystem. Value-added services for SMEs

Conference Schedule

11:00 – 14:00

Onsite visits

Onsite visits to fintechs and banks. More details coming soon!

14:00 – 15:00


Registration and welcome drink at The Heart Warsaw

15:00 – 17:00

Cooperation Models Between Banks & Fintechs Panel

  • Maciej Marszałek, The Heart Warsaw (Poland): How and why banks should cooperate with fintechs
  • Balazs Topor, Raiffeisen Bank International (Austria): Success stories and lessons learned during the 1st Edition of Elevator Lab
  • Kamila Wincenciak, Alior Bank (Poland): Alior Bank Startup Accelerator
Maciej Marszałek
Kamila Wincenciak
Balazs Topor

17:00 – 18:00

Pitches of Fintechs focused on SMEs

18:00 – 20:00

Informal dinner & Networking

08:15 – 09:10

Conference opening

Registration & Welcome coffee. Welcome Note

09:10 – 10:40

Digital Banking. Transformation in SME Banking Panel

  • Charles-Alexandre Gamba, ITDS (Poland): Digital Banking – How to transform business to new reality
  • Devrim Ziya Tavil, BNP Paribas IRB (France). Digital Transformation
    changing SME Banking
  • Marcin Kryszeń, ING Bank Śląski (Poland): Agile way of working in SME Banking
Charles-Alexandre Gamba
Devrim Ziya Tavil
Marcin Kryszeń

11:10 – 12:40

Innovations in Daily Business Banking Panel

  • Adam Walendziewski, ING Bank Śląski (Poland): ING Business – internet banking system for SME/MC
  • Jacek Chylarecki, Ailleron (Poland). Customer digital experience in corporate banking
  • Lisa Schmid, Raisin (Germany): Deposit marketplace for SME – access to savings products from across Europe
Lisa Schmid
Jacek Chylarecki
Adam Walendziewski

12:40 – 13:00

New insight on Trade Finance products for SME – Digi Trade

Marta Mroz-Sipiora, Marcin Kwilosz, Asseco Poland:

  • Digitalization of guarantees and letters of credit
  • Simplified Bank’s back-office processes
Marta Mroz-Sipiora
Marcin Kwilosz

14:00 – 15:30

Agricultural Finance: Trends, Digital Technologies and Challenges

  • Bartosz Urbaniak, BGŻ BNP Paribas (Poland). Working with
    farmers: Relationship model, digitalization and challenges
  • Matija Zulj, Agrivi (Croatia). Cooperation between banks and agritech
Matija Zulj
Bartosz Urbaniak

14:00 – 15:30

Digital Transformation of SME Finance

  • Mariusz Zabrocki, iwoca Poland: Why do we need to automate small business lending?
  • Alexander Beresford, Finiata (Germany): Automated factoring for SMEs
Mariusz Zabrocki
Alexander Beresford

16:00 – 17:30

SME Risk Management: Innovative tools & best practice strategies

  • Grzegorz Sielewicz, Coface (Poland): Macroeconomic analyses
    of CEE economies. Analyses of SME companies in CEE countries
  • Bruce Brenkus, Spotcap (Germany). Lending to SMEs within 24 hours: risk model and lending process
Grzegorz Sielewicz
Bruce Brenkus

16:00 – 17:30

Creating SME Banking Ecosystem

Ayhan Albeyoglu, TEB Bank (Turkey)

Ayhan Albeyoglu

Our Speakers

Maciej Marszałek

Industry Head and Partner at The Heart Warsaw (Poland)

Bruce Brenkus

Chief Risk Officer at Spotcap (Germany)

Devrim Ziya Tavil

Head of SME Banking at BNP Paribas (France)

Lisa Schmid

Head of Business Clients at Raisin (Germany)

Charles-Alexandre Gamba

Partner at ITDS (Poland)

Alexander Beresford

Head of Marketing Department at Finiata (Germany)

Marcin Kwilosz

Product Manager at Asseco Poland

Kamila Wincenciak

FinTech Partnerships Manager at Alior Bank (Poland)

Marta Mroz-Sipiora

Product Manager at Asseco Poland

Mariusz Zabrocki

Managing Director at iwoca Poland

Matija Zulj

CEO & Founder at Agrivi (Croatia)

Grzegorz Sielewicz

Chief Economist, CEE region at Coface (Poland)

Adam Walendziewski

Agile Center Director – Digital Platforms at ING Bank Śląski (Poland)

Bartosz Urbaniak

Executive Member of the Management Board, Head of Agri Hub of BGŻ BNP Paribas

Marcin Kryszeń

Executive Bank Director SME / MC Digital Transformation at ING Bank Śląski (Poland)

Balazs Topor

SME Product & Segment Leader at Raiffeisen Bank International (Austria)

Ayhan Albeyoglu

SME Banking Strategic Planning and Marketing Group Director at TEB Bank (Turkey)

Jacek Chylarecki

Product & Business Development Director at Ailleron (Poland)


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