Africa SME Finance Forum 2018

Date: May 14, 2018 - May 15, 2018

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Kendal Tyre is a speaker at the 2018 Africa SME Finance Forum taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, on May 15 and 16. This two-day conference will examine the key challenges faced by SMEs in Africa. It will focus on how Africa is harnessing digital technology to disrupt the traditional banking industry and to create new banking infrastructure to fill gaps where there has been a lack of access to financial services. Topics will include: blockchain and SME finance, incumbent and “challenger” banking, electronic payments and remittances and youth entrepreneurship finance. The conference will feature global best practices and cutting-edge innovations by bringing leading and successful innovators, internationally recognized experts and successful practitioners to share their perspectives and experiences.

Kendal will participate on the panel, “Enabling SME Growth Through Franchising.” The one-hour session will provide an overview of the state of franchises in the region, and discuss practical experiences from a franchisor, a franchisee and a financial institution that finances the franchise businesses, and their perspective on how SMEs in the region could benefit from growing franchise opportunities.

For more information, please visit the SME Finance Forum website.

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