The Business & Cultural Development Centre will host the second edition of the Alternative Finance Forum in Greece on 13 October 2021, under the auspices of the EIB Institute. Investment Monitor is a media partner for the event, and senior editor Sofia Karadima will be acting as a rapporteur focusing on reflections on technology and the purpose of financial innovation.

The 2021 Alternative Finance Forum will bring together financial innovators and social entrepreneurs, exploring how they are utilising new technology and design principles to transform access to finance and bring financial services to all consumers. Carefully selected innovators and practitioners of the leading social finance fintech companies will be exploring how financial products and services are reimagined and redesigned through experience-based design and innovative business models.

The Alternative Finance Forum is a two-track event (financial innovations and social capital) that aims to highlight:

  • Financial technology innovations
  • Capital for small businesses
  • Online business lenders
  • Blockchain
  • Data and digital identity
  • Payments and transactions
  • Financing social entrepreneurship
  • Impact investing and social bonds
  • P2P lending platforms
  • New microfinance
  • Collaborative finance
  • Government-supported platforms

The financial services and social capital industry are transforming rapidly. Fintech start-ups and blockchain technology are challenging the traditional financial services providers and social finance players by creating powerful new user-centric products and delivery channels.

Attendees benefit from broad-based insights on critical issues affecting alternative finance, as well as various networking opportunities with diverse fintech leaders representing the social capital and alternative finance space, and key international decision makers who have an impact on the unbanked globally.

Find out more information and register here.