Guarantee schemes and their impact on the economic development
Measuring their effect on job creation, innovation and growth
13-16 June 2018 – Warsaw 

 

Location

Hotel Sofitel Victoria Warsaw
Królewska 11
00-065 Poland

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Full program

Wednesday

13 June 2018

14h00 -17h00  – Meeting of the Global Network of Guarantee Institutions (GNGI) – BGK Headquarters

19h00 – Welcome Cocktail

Thursday

14 June 2018

Interpretation will be provided in DE-EN-ES-FR-IT all day long

9h00 – 10h00 – Meeting of the Board of Directors (reserved to the members of the Board)

10h15 -11h45 – Private session of the General Assembly (reserved to AECM members)

12h00 – 13h00 – Meeting of the newly elected Board of Directors (reserved to the members of the Board)

14h00 – 18h00 – Public Session of the General Assembly (open to all registered participants)

 

 14h00

Opening

  • Chairman of AECM
  • Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka, President of the Management Board, BGK, Poland
  • Teresa Czerwińska, Minister of Finance, Poland
14h30 

Ceremony for the outgoing member(s) of the Board of Directors of AECM

 Presentation of the members of the new Board of Directors of AECM

                             – group photo –

14h50

Key note addresses “Latest developments of the SME policy of the EU”

  • Kristin Schreiber, Director, DG COSME Program, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission (tbc)
  • Krzysztof Pietraszkiewicz, President, Polish Banking Association
15h30

Presentation of the activities of AECM 2017 – 2018

  • Chairman of AECM
15h45 Networking break
16h00 

Panel on policy drivers of guarantee institutions: Best possible support of SMEs’ access to finance

 Moderator:       Guy Selbherr, VDB / Germany

  • Christophe Galand Head of Unit, State Aid – Financial Institutions, Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP), European Commission (tbc)
  • Michael Pielke, Head of Unit Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Slovenia; Financial instruments, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), European Commission (tbc)
  • Astrid Bartels, Policy Officer – COSME Financial Instruments Team Leader, Unit COSME Financial Instruments, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission (tbc)
  • Kęstutis JURAS, Team Leader – Debt Finance, Unit financing of innovation, competitiveness and employment policies, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission
  • N.N., Assoconfidi / Italy (tbd)
  • Bernard Jehin, SOWALFIN / Belgium
  • László Tóth, AVHGA / Hungary
18h00

Concluding remarks and closing of the meeting

  • Chairman of AECM
20h00

Gala dinner

Friday

15 June 2018

Annual Seminar: « Guarantee schemes and their impact on the economic development
Measuring their effect on job creation, innovation and growth »

Open to all registered participants

Interpretation will be provided in DE-EN-ES-FR-IT all day long (apart from Workshop A)

 

08h30 – 09h00 Arrival / Registration 
09h00

Opening statements

 Chairman of AECM

  • Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka, President of the Management Board, BGK 
  • Jerzy Kwieciński, Minister of Investment and Economic Development, Poland
09h15

Key note addresses

  • Wojciech Hann, Member of the Management Board, BGK, Poland
  • Kerstin Jorna, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission
  • Roger Havenith, Deputy Chief Executive, European Investment Fund (EIF)

The key note addresses will be followed by a discussion

10h00 Networking break
10h15 

Panel 1: The analysis of guarantees: The supranational point of view

  • Moderator and introductory speaker: Matthew Gamser, CEO, SME Finance Forum
  • Lucia Cusmano, Senior Economist, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs & Local Development (CFE) and Executive Secretary for the OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE), OECD, Paris 
  • Pramita Moni Sengupta, Senior Financial Sector Specialist in the Finance and Markets Global Practice, World Bank Group (WBG)
  • Nicolas Tritaris,Associate Director, Senior Banker, EU Funds Co-financing, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London 
  • Helmut Kraemer-Eis, Head of Research & Market Analysis, Chief Economist, European Investment Fund (EIF)
11h30

Panel 2: The analysis of guarantees: External impact studies

  • Moderator and introductory speaker: Giuseppe Gramigna, Chief Economist at the Small Business Administration (SBA), USA
  • Doris Neuberger, Department of Economics – finance and loan, University of Rostock, Germany
  • Vasco Rodrigues, Department of Economics, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP), Portugal
  • Beatriz Freitas, Chairwoman, SPGM, Portugal
  • Alessandro Bozzo, Deputy Manager, State Guarantee SME Fund (FOGAPE), Chile
  • Pablo Pombo, Department of Economics and Business Studies, University of Córdoba (Spain), Secretary General of REGAR, Founding President of AECM
12h45  Group photo and lunch
 14h30

Panel 3: The analysis of guarantees: Experiences of guarantee institutions

  • Moderator: Jean Louis Leloir, special advisor to AECM’s Board of Directors
  • Impulse statement: Bernard Jehin, SOWALFIN / Belgium, methods used by AECM’s members to evaluate the impact of guarantees on economic activity and employment
  • Introductory speaker: John Carmody, Director Guarantee and Wholesale Solutions, British Business Bank – BBB, UK
  • Jacek Szugajew, Managing Director, BGK, Poland
  • N.N., Bpifrance, France
  • N.N., ISMEA, Italy
15h45

 Panel 4: The analysis of guarantees: The SMEs’ point of view

  • Moderator: José Fernando Figueiredo, Special Honorary Chairman of AECM, Coordinator of the Global Network of Guarantee Institutions (GNGI)
  • Gerhard Huemer, Director Economic Policy, European Association of Craft and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME)
  • Mateusz Walewski, Director Research and Analyses Department, BGK, Poland
  • Pedro Pisonero Pérez, Managing Director, Iberaval, Spain, Vice-President, AECM
  • N.N. – Entrepreneur
17h00

Closing Remarks

  • Chairman of AECM
  • Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka, President of the Management Board, BGK 
17h15  

AECM annual event 2019 presentation

 

17h30

End of seminar

Saturday 

16 June 2018

Leisure program – tour

 

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 Registration and leisure program 

Seminar Fee – MEMBERS   € 300.00  
Seminar Fee – NON MEMBERS   € 350.00  
Gala dinner   14 June 2018  – 20h00  €120.00  

Tour for accompanying partners

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15 June 2018 € 10.00   

Tour

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16 June 2018 € 10.00  

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Speakers

 

 

Astrid BARTELS – EUROPEAN COMMISSION  (tbc)
Alessandro BOZZO –  FOGAPE
Barbara BRANDTNER – EUROPEAN COMMISSION (tbc)
John CARMODY – BBB
Lucia CUSMANO – OECD
Teresa CZERWINSKA – MINISTER OF FINANCE, POLAND
Beata DASZYNSKA -MUZYCZKA – BGK
José Fernando FIGUEIREDO – AECM
Matthew GAMSER – SME Finance Forum
Giuseppe GRAMIGNA SBA
Wojciech HANN – BGK
Roger HAVENITH – EIF
Bernard JEHIN  – SOWALFIN
Kestutis JURAS – EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Gerhard HUEMER – UEAPME
Kerstin JORNA – EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Helmut KRAEMER-EIS – EIF 
Jerzy KWJECINSKI – MINISTER OF INVESTMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, POLAND 
Jean-Louis LELOIR – AECM
Doris NEUBERGER – University of Rostock, Germany
Nivelin NOEV – EUROPEAN COMMISSION (tbc)
Krzysztof PIETRASZKIEWICZ  – PBA
Pedro PISONERO PEREZ – CESGAR
Pablo POMBO –  REGAR
Vasco RODRIGUES – Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Bernhard SAGMEISTER – AECM
Pramita Moni SENGUPTA – WORLD BANK GROUP
Kristin SCHREIBER – EUROPEAN COMMISSION (tbc)
Guy SELBHERR – VDB
Jacek SZUGAJEW – BGK
László TÓTH – AVHGA
Nicolas TRITARIS – EBRD 

 

Organizers and Sponsor

AECM, European Association of Guarantee Institutions

AECM’s member organisations support SME access to finance

AECM’s member organisations support healthy SMEs with a sound business project, who would otherwise not be able to access loan finance due to a lack of collateral and own funds. By granting a guarantee, guarantee societies provide a substitute for the missing collateral and allow the credit institution to grant the loan by sharing in the default risk.

In this way, guarantee societies make a major contribution to economic growth, social cohesion and regional development in the European Union, since SMEs represent over 98% of all companies and provide a large part of GDP and employment.

AECM, as the European association of mutual guarantee societies, represents the interests of its members towards the European institutions and multilateral bodies, such as the OECD, the World Bank  Group and the Bank of International settlement. AECM also acts as a platform for exchange between its members and provides technical information about the guarantee sector.

 

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego – BGK : Member Host Organization and Sponsor of the Event

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) is the State Development Bank of Poland with total assets exceeding 12 billion euro.

It was established in 1924 and reactivated during transformation process in 1989 as a bank servicing the public finance sector. Today, the government tasks the Bank with the operation of a number of special purpose funds and programmes (including the Program Supporting Entrepreneurship through  Sureties and Guarantees in cooperation with crediting banks,  the National Road Fund, National Housing Fund, Thermomodernisation and Renovation Fund and the Railway Fund). BGK is the leading guarantee institution in Poland.

 Currently, BGK actively participates in the implementation of the state’s economic objectives. During the economic slowdown, it provides funding for infrastructure investments and thus supports growth of this sector of the economy. It is an important link in the provision of funding and support for areas that are important for the society, such as housing infrastructure, energy efficiency and public utilities. It supports Polish exporters by taking on part of the risk related to trading activities of Polish companies.

In collaboration with other financial institutions, BGK improves access to funding for businesses, which translates into lower unemployment and stronger GDP growth.
BGK manages several special purpose funds and a number of governmental programmes. Its mission is to support social and economic growth of Poland and the public finance sector in the performance of its tasks.