Every country has a clear understanding of the importance of SME sector in economic development. Meanwhile, the level of advancement of SME sector per each country hugely varies. Together with economic environment one of the main backbones of the sector is its proper communication with the banking sector. The idea of filling this gap has encouraged a founder of SME Banking Club to bring together the bankers and industry experts. After six years of its foundation, SME Banking Club became the main platform of networking between the banks and other financial organizations, contributing to small and medium entrepreneurs development in four regions: CEE, CIS, Caucasus, and MENA.
For the third time already SME Banking Club organizes CEE SME Banking Club Conference.
This year Conference takes place in Krakow, 23-24 November.

The first day of the Conference – 23 November – we will start from Networking Reception in Park Inn Krakow Hotel, and then, we will visit Krakow Technology Park.

where the first Panel – Startup & Fintech Ecosystem in Poland is taking place.

Anna Maj will host a Panel. Wojciech Przybylski will speak on how Krakow Technology Park supports the development of a modern economy. Thibaut Rouquette from the Heart Warsaw will speak on cooperation between corporations and fintechs


Michal Miszulowicz will share his experience in collaboration with fintechs from bank’s side, and we’d like to hear more details on Polish Edition of BNP Paribas International Hackathon. Łukasz Dyląg, Monika Kania, Wojciech Czajkowski will share their experience from fintechs’ side.

SME Banking Club Party in the evening will close the day.

The second Conference day24 November – we’ll start from the Panel devoted to innovations in Transactional banking for business customers and Customer Experience in new digital processes of customer onboarding. Izabela Calusinska will present digital account opening process for business customers launched in ING Bank Slaski in Poland.  The process is developed for the companies with the full accounting. Chris Black (Tranwall) will speak about innovations, customer experience and revenue generation in transactional control. Jeffrey Edison (Oracle) will talk about Real-Time Payments.

Elina Räsänen will join us and share Holvi case study on opening a digital business account to e-residentsTomasz Les will share a new view on internet banking solutions for SME clients in Asseco Poland.


SMEs are taking advantage of factoring and leasing products more and more actively. In Poland, which is the venue for the Conference, factoring services are currently used by almost 11% of enterprises in Poland, and 58% of companies choose leasing when it comes to investment finance. Moreover, leasing and factoring services are currently undergoing digitalization. We devoted to that topic a range of articles and interviews in our latest SBB Magazine and Podcast Series, and we devote to it a separate Panel during the Conference – Alternative SME Finance Panel.

Watch the invitation from Michal Pawlik who will be hosting Alternative SME Finance Panel.

Digital banking is more than just selling the same banking products but in a digital way. It’s about real digital transformation. Customers are demanding more relevant customer experience and not just access to the bank account via smartphones. Let’s talk on this during Digital SME Banking Panel.

Contributors to the Panel: Krzysztof Pulkiewicz will talk about banqUP – purely digital SME bank offering current business accounts, cards, and business apps. Tamas Josvai will present OTP eBIZ – Digital Finance Manager for Small and Medium Enterprises. Watch some details in the video.
Our next speaker in Digital SME Banking Panel is Masahiko Yoda, Crowdcredit – cross-border marketplace lending platform in Japan, providing debt capital to SMEs and private individuals in Europe and Latin America. Marek Chlebicki will share the practical cases on delivering digital process experience to SME clients and will present a case study on PwC Smart Banking platform. Aleksander Widera, representing Kredytmarket – online SME lender in Poland, will talk about technology and innovations that enable SMEs to get fast financing. With Mariusz Zabrocki (iwoca Poland) we’ll discuss SME lending customer experience and online lending for SMEs. Dimitris Petrilis will share the experience of Capital Banking Solutions in digital banking.

During the Panel on Advanced Programs for SMEs Marek Soltysiak will share best practice on Value Added Services implementation for SMEs in Alior Bank in Poland.
Fabio Maffioli, SizeUP, will present Big Data platform for Small Businesses.

We are grateful to our partners for their support:

Join us at CEE SME Banking Club Conference 2017 in Krakow, November 23-24!

Registration is open till 15th November online or at email cee@smebanking.club