PRE-FORUM WORKSHOP: TUESDAY, 7 MARCH 2017
9:00 am - 1:30 pm Increasing efficiency and minimising costs of financing the SME sector
The Central Bank of Egypt has issued guidelines requiring that banks increase the percentage of their loan portfolio to the SME sector to 20% by 2020. This sector has been marginalised historically due to the high transaction costs in relation to the loan value. This workshop will provide banks and MFIs with the necessary strategies to comply with the Central Bank of Egypt guidelines whilst growing the profitability of the SME sector by increasing operational efficiency and reducing transaction costs.
08:00 - 09:00 Registration and welcome refreshments
09:00 - 10:30 Session one
10:30 - 11:00 Networking break and refreshments
11:00 - 13:00 Session two
13:00 - 14:30 End of workshop day followed by lunch