A global forum for development banks
focused on micro, small
and medium-sized enterprises

The Montreal Group was founded in 2012 to
promote international cooperation, mutual learning
and exchange of technical expertise among its
member organizations.

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Due to COVID19 outbreak, the 2020 Annual Meeting that took place on May 26 was by virtual means. Certainly, a unique international experience of its kind.

The Annual Meeting 2021 will also take place virtually the 30th and 31st of March.

Virtual Board 2020


In October 2019, The Montreal Group hosted its first CEO Gathering in Amsterdam. This private event by-invitation-only took place on the outskirts of the Global Finance Forum.

CEO Gathering 2019 Amsterdam

The founding meeting was held in September 2012 in Montreal, Canada, in the head office of BDC. For the subsequent years: 2013 Mexico (NAFIN); 2014 Brazil (BNDES); 2015 France (Bpifrance); 2016 India (SIDBI); 2017 Finland (Finnvera); 2018 Canada (BDC); 2019 China (CDB), 2020 (virtual).

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The SME Finance Forum operates a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, fintech companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. Our +130 Members and industry partners share a common commitment to advancing finance so that small and medium enterprises can flourish and grow.