Annual Meeting 2019


15th INSME Annual Meeting
Fintech & Logistics:
New Technologies and Markets for SMEs

Naples, Italy, 6-7 June 2019

The event is organised in collaboration with

S.R.M – the economic research centre related to Intesa Sanpaolo (INSME Sustaining Member) Authority of the Central Tyrrhenian Sea Port System



As internet giants clearly show fintech and logistics are deeply intertwined. Both of them are expanding their logistics network and establishing e-commerce payment and loan platform worldwide thus setting the industry evolution. Financial digital technologies and solutions are reaching the momentum across many sectors. Logistics and international supply chains are impacted by disruptive digital solutions that, allowing a better flow of information, quicker payment, and financial solutions, revolutionise the market and offer opportunities for SMEs and entrepreneurs.


The INSME Annual Conference aims:

  • To understand how Fintech is able to address SMEs’ financing challenges
  • To size opportunities and understand market scenarios
  • To present emerging technologies, markets and business models
  • To characterise the business ecosystem needed to support the technological change.

Fintech Session
6th of June 2019 

Digitalisation and technological progress in the financial sector have originated a plethora of new players who have provided alternative ways to secure funding for SMEs growth with their innovative ways to originate, assess credit risk and fund SMEs’ loans. Fintech has the potential to become a game changer for SMEs that can benefit from various new products and services impacting the whole financial system. The overall impact of Fintech for SMEs and thus for the economy as a whole seems tremendous. Opportunities exist for governments, financial institutions, banks, entrepreneurs and investors to support and at the same time benefit from Fintech.

Logistics Session
7th of June 

One sector that will greatly benefit from Fintech is the logistics and transportation industry where it can provide efficient financial solutions through simpler, cheaper, and faster products and service, more accessible and faster means of conducting business processes and managing finances and operations.
Beside digital technologies, the global shipping and logistics chains are reshaped by changes new international routes. The Chinese Belt and Road Initiative by building infrastructure like ports and railway stations from China to Europe, intends to set a global logistics and transportation network that will tremendously impact the maritime economy, global value chains and international trade.