SME Digitalisation and Platforms – BsB
13 NOVEMBER 2019

Business sans Borders or BsB is a global initiative kickstarted by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore to create a potentially first-of-its-kind open platform-of-platforms for seamless trade, financial services and innovation for SMEs. The BsB “meta-hub” will democratise trade and services for SMEs and their ecosystems via AI matching and intuitive pairing of relevant business solutions. Through BsB, the sovereignty of each country’s platforms and its SMEs will be empowered towards comprehensive domestic and international connectivity.

Visit the BSB booth at SFF

The BSB Pavilion in EXPO Hall 3, Booth 3J09, will showcase the BSB initiative, interactive conceptual solution and near term uses cases.

Sessions at SFF

SME Digitalisation and Platforms - BSB runs on 13 November (1pm to 5pm) at Coral Triangle Stage (Hall 3) and will cover pertinent issues such as SME Financing Reimagined, impact of Trade Wars on SMEs and Platforms as well as the Roadmap for BSB Beyond 2020. Panellists from major platforms, banks, fintechs and SME advocates will debate these topics.

LEARN MORE

If you are a Government, Platform, Solution Provider/Innovator or SME - BSB is relevant for you www.imda.gov.sg/bsb

Wednesday, 13th November
1:00pm – 1:10pm
Digitise and Globalise – How SMEs and Platforms can change the World

 

- Jane Lim, Assistant Chief Executive, Sectoral Transformation Group Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

1:15pm – 1:50pm
Business sans Borders (BsB): The Journey Ahead

 

- Moderator: Eugene Goh, Deputy Director, MAS - Ari Sarker, Co-President, Asia Pacific, Mastercard - Rachel Barger, Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific Japan, SAP - Ng Tiong Gee, Chairman, Yellow Pages, Singapore - Robert Tay, Cluster Director, Modern Services, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) - Sameer Vakil, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, GlobalLinker

1:55pm – 2:30pm
The SME Growing Pains: Intimate Fireside Chat with Founders

 

- Moderator: Sameer Vakil, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, GlobalLinker - Audrey F. Regis, President, Audrey’s Confectioneries - Janak Sarda, Managing Director, Deshdoot Media Group & Chief Executive Officer, Blue Logic - Kelvin Teo, Co-Founder, Funding Societies - Koh San Joo, Managing Director, iHub Solutions Pte Ltd

2:35pm – 3:05pm
Remapping Trade Routes: The Impact of Trade Volatility on SMEs, Platforms and Supply Chain Management

- Moderator: Robert Tay, Cluster Director, Modern Services, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
- Amlan Roy, Head of Global Macro Policy Research & Senior Managing Director, State Street Asset Management
Division, SSGA
- Praveen Khandelwal, National Secretary General, Confederation of All India Traders - Winston Nesfield, Partner, Strategy& (Part of the PwC network)
3:10pm – 3:45pm
What SMEs and platforms need to know – 2020 and beyond

 

- Moderator: Janos Barberis, Academic Board Member, Centre for Finance, Technology & Entrepreneurship (CFTE) - Chin Kok Poh, Managing Director, SESAMi (Singapore) Pte Ltd - Nikhilesh Goel, Co-Founder, Validus Capital - Dr. Santitarn Sathirathai, Group Chief Economist, Sea - Sundeep Mohindru, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, M1xchange

3:50pm – 4:20pm
Show me the Money: SME Financing Reimagined

 

- Moderator: Matthew Gamser, Chief Executive Officer, SME Finance Forum - Ankur Mehrotra, Managing Director & Head, Grab Financial - David Simon, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Small Business & Medium Enterprises, Visa - John Januszczak, President & Chief Executive Officer, UBX - Neil Daswani, Global Head of Business Banking & Corporate Partnerships, Retail Banking, Standard Chartered

4:25pm – 5:00pm
East meets West: Debt Capital for Asian Platforms

 

- Moderator: Karan Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer, Lend East- Aidil Zulkifli, Chief Executive Officer & Co- Founder UangTeman

- Arvind Kodikal, Investment Officer (Venture Capital – FinTech), FMO – Dutch Development BankDavid Wang, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Heli-Cap

Monday, 11th November
1:00pm – 1:10pm
4:25pm – 5:00pm
East meets West: Debt Capital for Asian Platforms
- Moderator: Karan Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer, Lend East
- Aidil Zulkifli, Chief Executive Officer & Co- Founder UangTeman
- Arvind Kodikal, Investment Officer (Venture Capital – FinTech), FMO – Dutch Development Bank
- David Wang, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Heli-Cap