ADFIAP, ADFIM to Organize CEO Forum III

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ADFIAP and the Association of Development Finance Institutions in Malaysia (ADFIM) are organizing the International CEO Forum III, with the theme “SME Banking: Structures, Dynamics and Challenges”, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 27-28, 2006.

The CEO Forum, which is part of ADFIAP and ADFIM’s SME Finance Initiative (SME/FI) together with the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC), aims to take stock of the country experiences of SME banks from the region as well as learn from their counterparts in other parts of the world. As such, the sessions are structured, as follows: Session I – Country Experiences in ASEAN and the Pacific Islands; Session II – Country Experiences in North Asia; Session III – Country Experiences in South Asia; Session 4 – Country Experiences in Central & Southwest Asia and Session 5- Country Experiences in Europe and North America.

This is the third year in a row that ADFIAP and ADFIM will hold the event in Kuala Lumpur. The first and second CEO Forums were successfully conducted on August 10-12, 2004 and September 12-13, 2005, respectively.

The event will be inaugurated by Malaysia’s Minister of Finance II,Y. B. Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop, who will be sharing Malaysia’s experience in financing the country’s SME development and growth.

For inquiries about the forum, please email Ms. Sandy Lim, ADFIAP Senior Executive, at sandylim@adfiap.org or visit the ADFIAP website at www.adfiap.org

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