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PRE-FORUM WORKSHOP: TUESDAY, 7 MARCH 2017

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM Increasing efficiency and minimising costs of financing the SME sector

Overview:
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.

Workshop timings:

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