Enhancing Access to Finance for MSMEs in the Mediterranean Region

7 July 2022- 8 July 2022 | Conference | English | French | Collège des Bernardins Grande salle du cellier Paris, France
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The MED Confederation, the alliance of Euro-Mediterranean institutions and organisations promoting socioeconomic cooperation in the Mediterranean region, and the Mediterranean Commission of the European League for Economic Cooperation (ELEC/LECE), are joining forces to organise a joint 2022 Annual Conference untitled “Enhancing Access to Finance for MSMEs in the Mediterranean Region: Building the Basis for a Recovery Fostering Job Creation and Inclusive Growth.”

Co-organised by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) in Paris on 7 and 8 July 2022, this event, which will mark the XVI annual conference of the ELEC Mediterranean Commission, will provide a space for dialogue where experts and practitioners from institutions and organisations across the Mediterranean region will debate the prospects and challenges for enhancing the financial inclusion of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) as the fundamental condition to spur the recovery in the Mediterranean region. Building upon a series of webinars on financial inclusion organised by the MED Confederation and acknowledging the key role that MSMEs play as the backbone of the Mediterranean economies, the conference will map the different measures and initiatives that aim at improving access to finance for small businesses (digitalisation, credit guarantee schemes) to establish a set of policy recommendations based on lessons learnt and successful experiences, that can contribute to enlighten policy-making processes. Moreover, participants will debate the ways to improve MSMEs’ access to sustainable finance, as a prerequisite to align the recovery with the transition to sustainable, green and inclusive economies in both shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

To discuss these questions we count on Wissam Fattouh, Secretary-General of the Union of Arab Banks (UAB), Massimo Deandreis, General Manager of the S.R.M. Economic Research Center (Intesa Sanpaolo Group), Rym Ayadi, President of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), Redouane Najm-Eddine, Chairman of the Management Board (Al Barid Bank), Daniela Beckmann, Chairperson of the SANAD Fund for MSME and Senén Florensa, Executive President of the IEMed. 

Access to the event is strictly by invitation only.

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