Webinar on Supporting SMEs with Sustained Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery
We have published a report on "Supporting SMEs with Sustained Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery" and present the results in a webinar on
Tuesday, 02 March 202107:00 EDT/11:00 GMT/12:00 CET/12:00 WEST/13:00 CAT/14:00 MSK/14:00 AST/15:00 GST/15:00 MUT/17:00 ALMT/19:00 HKT/20:00 JST/20:00 KST
and discuss its recommendations with experts from Belgium, Canada, and Kazakhstan.
As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the world in 2020, we began to see the scale of the impact it would have on SME development and SME finance availability. The inevitable economic downturn placed severe strain on SMEs globally and demanded a national and international response.
The World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC), promoting the benefits of sharing best practices and new financial and regulatory initiatives, commissioned a survey of its members on the ways that financial centers globally, alongside national governments, central banks, regulators, and the supranationals are responding to the economic crisis, specifically asking for information on how urgently needed support to SMEs is being developed, directed and delivered.
This webinar, launching the WAIFC SME Economic Recovery Report, will review the measures taken by policymakers and financial institutions to mitigate the global pandemic's economic effects and the potential for a renaissance in SME growth.
Presentation of the SME Finance report
Discussion of the results
Moderator: Jochen Biedermann, WAIFC