Invitation to the XXI Ibero-American Forum on Guarantee Systems and Financing for MSMEs

BancoEstado, administrator of the Chilean Fund of State Guarantee for Small Enterprises (FOGAPE) and the Ibero-American Guarantee Network (REGAR) are organizing the XXI Ibero-American Forum on Guarantee Systems and Financing for MSMEs. The event will take place on the 20th and 21st October 2016 in Chile’s capital Santiago and will focus on “Guarantee systems, access to financing MSMEs and Basel”.

In light of this, we are very pleased to extend to you a cordial invitation to be part of this reunion. The Forum has established itself as the main Ibero-American Guarantee System’s event. It is an international activity that takes place continuously since 1998 under the guidance of REGAR and its organisation is supported by local partners of each forum.

Annually, the Forum brings together more than 400 participants coming from 22 Ibero-American countries and other continents to share experiences, exchange information, define strategies and find solutions to help MSMEs to become more competitive and ready to face future challenges with the help of Guarantee Systems. This event is intended for managers, administrators, leaders, functionaries and experts, national and international of:

  1. a) Guarantee Systems;
  2. b) Public and private financial institutions;
  3. c) Development organizations;
  4. d) Multilateral institutions;
  5. e) Higher Education institutions;
  6. f) Entrepreneurs of micro, small and medium enterprises;
  7. g) Business executives, among others.

With all the nations represented there will be simultaneous translation in English, Spanish and Portuguese and the registration or participation in the technical sessions is free. In order to confirm your participation, please complete the registration form located on the Forum’s website: available also at:

In addition to this form, on the website, you can find the preliminary program of the event, hotel options, and other relevant information available in Spanish, Portuguese and English. For more information, you can contact the general coordinator of the event, via email:

REGAR and BancoEstado would be honored by your participation!