The ADFIAP Consulting (AC) group conducted a half day seminar on “Holistic Approach to SME Lending: The Philippine Experience” on November 19, 2009 at the auditorium of SME Bank in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event was organized jointly by ADFIAP and MNY Consulting Sdn Bhd Malaysia. 57 participants from ADFIAP member-development finance institutions in Malaysia such as the SME Bank, Bank Pembangunan, AGRO Bank, MIDF, Sabah Credit, and Exim Bank, among others, attended the seminar.
AC was represented by three of its principals, namely, Ms. Ma. Cecilia M. Ibarra, Head of Training and Advocacy, who discussed Business Development: Making SMEs Bankable; Ms. Corazon D. Conde, AC Group Head, who shared her experiences on Lending Under a Controlled Risk Environment and Credit Risk Analysis Tools and Head of Projects & Programme Ms. Arlene S. Orencia who capped the seminar with her topic on Support Infrastructures and Supervision and Monitoring.
The open forum that ensued the presentations, chaired by Yang Berbahagia Dato Md Noor Yusoff, Chairman of MNY Consulting Sdn Bhd, became an avenue for exchange of ideas, experiences, lessons learned and best practices among the participants and speakers, thus, mutually reinforcing and enriching their perspective and insights on sustainable finance for the SME sector.