AECM Annual Event : Madrid, 31 May – 02 June 2017

25th Anniversary event

Global Conference on Guarantee Institutions for SME Financing

Under the High Patronage of His Majesty the King of Spain

09h45

Session I: A Framework for Measuring Additionality of Credit Guarantee  Schemes (CGSs)

  • Pietro Calice, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank Group (WBG)
 

Venue

Hotel Meliá Castilla 

Calle del Capitán Haya, 43 – Madrid (Spain) – Website

Wednesday 31 May 2017

19h00 – 21h00   Welcome cocktail – Hotel Meliá Castilla

Thursday 1 June 2017

Meeting of the General Assembly

Interpretation will be available in FR/ES/DE/IT/EN

11h30 -14h00

Internal session of the General Assembly (for members only)

14h00 – 15h00

Lunch

15h00

AECM’s 25th Anniversary: public session of the General Assembly

Opening by

  • Bernhard Sagmeister, Chairman, AECM
  • José Rolando Álvarez, Chairman, CESGAR
  • Minister of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Spain (tbc)
 15h30

Keynote address “Reflection on past, present & future SME policy of the EU”

  • Kristin Schreiber, Director, DG COSME Program, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission
 15h45

Panel on the 25 years of AECM

Moderator: José Fernando Figueiredo, Special Honorary Chairman, AECM

  • Pablo Pombo, Founding President, AECM
  • Thomas García, Honorary Chairman, AECM
  • Guido Verhaegen, Honorary Chairman, AECM, special tribute
  • Italo Calegari, Honorary Chairman, AECM, special tribute
  • Hans-Herbert Strombeck, Honorary Chairman, AECM
  • Bernhard Sagmeister, Chairman, AECM

Group photo of all the Chairmen of AECM

 16h30

Twinnings

Moderator: Guy Selbherr, Vice President, AECM

Guarantees and EU financial instruments. Experiences of AECM’s members

  • Pedro Pisonero Pérez, CESGAR / Spain
  • Astrid Bartels, Policy Officer – COSME Financial Instruments Team Leader, COSME Financial Instruments Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission

Guarantees and agriculture. Working group on agriculture

  • László Tóth, AVHGA / Hungary
  • Nivelin Noev, Assistant Policy Officer – Assistant Horizontal Coordinator, Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Slovenia; Financial instruments, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), European Commission

Guarantees and banking supervision. Working group on Banking Supervision

  • Adelio Ferrari, Assoconfidi / Italy
  • N.N.

Guarantees and state aid. Working group on State Aid

  • Guy Selbherr, VDB / Germany
  • Barbara Cattrysse, State aid expert, Legal Department, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Guarantees and statistics. Working group on Statistics and Studies

  • Bernard Jehin, SOWALFIN / Belgium
  • Kris Boschmans, Policy Analyst, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs & Local Development (CFE) and responsible for the project ‘Financing SME and Entrepreneurs’, OECD
 17h30

Training on guarantees. Operational Training Sessions

  • Inga Balžekaitė, Garfondas / Lithuania and
  • Audrius Zabotka, INVEGA / Lithuania
17h50

Concluding remarks and closing of the meeting

  • Bernhard Sagmeister, Chairman of AECM
18h00

Coffee

 20h00

Transfer to the venue of the gala dinner

20h30   

Gala dinner: Palacio de Negralejo

Friday 2 June 2017

Global Conference on Guarantee Institutions for SME Financing

08h30 – 09h00

Arrival / registration 

 09h00 Welcome of the participants and opening statements:

  • Bernhard Sagmeister, Chairman, AECM
  • José Rolando Álvarez, Chairman, CESGAR
  • Matthew Gamser, CEO, SME Finance Forum
  • Minister of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Spain (tbc)
 10h15

Coffee break and networking

 10h30

Panel 1: Start-ups and Equity Guarantees

Introductory speaker and moderator: José Fernando Figueiredo, Special Honorary Chairman of AECM, Coordinator of the Global Network of Guarantee Institutions (GNGI)

  • Jiang Ya, Deputy CEO, Anhui Credit Guaranty Group Co Ltd. (ACGG), China 
  • Virginie Poncet, Head of International Consulting Activities, Development and International Affairs Department, Bpifrance, France 
  • Yasushi Onishi, Executive Director of JFC, Japan
  • Gerhard Huemer, Director Economic Policy, European Association of Craft and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME)
  12h00 

Panel 2: Assessing the long-term sustainability of Credit Guarantee institutions, SME Financing Beyond Conventional Lending

Introductory speaker and moderator: Ana Carvajal, Lead Capital Markets Specialist, World Bank Group (WBG)

  • Fernando Hernández Domínguez, Head of Service at the Directorate General for Legislation and Financial Policy, Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Spain
  • Giuseppe Gramigna, Chief Economist at the Small Business Administration (SBA), USA
  • Nadine Wiedermann-Ondrej, Head of the Directorate Insurance and State Guarantees, DG Economic policy and Financial markets, Ministry of Finance, Austria
  • Nouaman Al Aissami, Deputy director of the Treasury and External Financing Department, Morocco
13h30

Group photo and lunch

14h30 

Panel 3: Guarantees Institutions for financing specific sectors, esp. agriculture

Introductory speaker and moderator: Panos Varangis, Global Lead for Agricultural Finance and Agricultural Insurance, Finance & Markets, World Bank Group (WBG)

  • Giorgio Venceslai, Executive Director of ISMEA, Italy
  • João Júlio Fernandes, CEO, FGC – Fundo de Garantia de Crédito, Angola
  • Sriya Dayawansa, Director of the Regional Development Department at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka
  • Jorge Eduardo Soto Mejia, Vice president of Guarantees and risks in agricultural sector, Fund for the Financing of the Agricultural Sector (FINAGRO), Colombia
  • Antonio Vega, Vice president of Cesgar and General Manager, Avalunión, SGR, Spain
16h10

Session II: Approaches to Implementing the G20 / OECD High-Level Principles on SME Financing

  • Lucia Cusmano, Senior Economist, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs & Local Development (CFE) and Executive Secretary for the OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE)
16h40

Closing remarks

  • Bernhard Sagmeister, Chairman, AECM
  • Ghada Teima, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank Group
  • José Rolando Álvarez, Chairman, CESGAR
  • Mario Buisán, Chairman, CERSA
16h50

AECM annual event 2018 presentation

17h00

End of the Seminar

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Fees

     

Seminar fee – MEMBER

The MEMBER fee is for AECM member organizations and their respective members. If you are unsure wether you can have the MEMBER fee, feel free to contact us at info@aecm.eu

    € 325.00
Seminar fee – NON MEMBER     € 425.00
       

Leisure program

     

Gala dinner
Palacio del Negralejo

1 June – 20.30

  € 120.00

Half-day tour for accompanying persons
Visit the Madrid of the Habsburg Era and the Basilica San Francisco El Grande

2 June

Lunch is not included but can be booked separately.

Languages of the visit: Spanish and English

€ 35.00

Full day tour to Toledo

3 June

The price includes the guide, private bus transportation, the entrance to the cathedral and to Santo Tome, the Sinagoga de Santa Maria la Blanca and the lunch in the Restaurant Hacienda de El Cardenal. (full program soon online!) € 80.00

 

 

For the accompanying persons: if you wish to have lunch with your partner/family member, you can register separately for the lunch on June 1 and 2 at the price of € 44 per meal, using the registration platform below.      
     

Hotel special fee

The Hotel Melia Castilla offers to the participants of the event a special fee:

Double room single use: € 170.50

Double room: € 181.50

The price includes the breakfast and VAT. You can book your room together with the seminar at the Register now button below

Deadline to guarantee your reservation of accommodation: 10 April 2017

 

Register now

Beautiful Madrid!