XXI FORO IBEROAMERICANO

What is Regar?

The Latin American Guarantee Network is a mechanism REGAR relationship, knowledge management and information between systems and Ibero guarantee entities as means to improve access to finance and procurement / bidding in the best conditions of time and cost , micro, small and medium enterprises Ibero.

REGAR is a Latin American Network recognized by the Conference of Heads of State and Government at their last Summit of Paraguay and registered under No. RRI/002 on record Iberoamerican Network of Iberoamerican General Secretary SEGIB.

REGAR initiative is an idea within the International Days of Valladolid and Burgos (Spain) in 1998 for mutual knowledge, identifying best practices and exchange of experiences and information assurance systems and Latin American entities.

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What is the Ibero-American Forum of Guarantee Schemes and Access to Finance?

The Ibero-American Forum of Guarantee Schemes and Access to Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises is an international event for individual attendance under the Ibero-American scope. Its institutional format is ruled by the terms of reference and formal contents determined by the institutional sponsors of the Ibero-American Guarantee Network (REGAR).

The Forum has the format of a Workshop Seminar, to foster the transference of knowledge on how to guarantee the access to finance, and on public hiring of micro, small and medium enterprises, thus expanding the knowledge and the wealth of information of its participants. It is an attendance-based event for the exchange of information and experiences of Ibero-American actors on guarantee schemes and organizations for micro, small and medium enterprises.

It also intends to be a space of participation for Ibero-American experts and their peers from other nationalities, for the presentation of novelties on Ibero-American guarantee schemes, to inform on the activities and relations among the members of the network, and to evaluate the best practices and experiences implemented by the guarantee organizations and schemes, thus facilitating the exchange of knowledge.

Without a doubt, the coordination of the institutional sponsors REGAR, ALIDE, SELA-PROGRAMA IBERPYME, IBERAVAL SGR and SPGM, along with the extraordinary and efficient organization of the local counterparts, has turned the Forum into the central and the key references regarding the Ibero-American guarantee schemes and systems.

At the closing workshop of each Forum, the candidacy of its next host city is approved. Few Latin American forums and spaces are, similarly to this, a meeting point of exchange where common spaces are shared by the institutions of the public, financial and entrepreneurial sectors.

Objetives

General Objectives

To execute and organize the international event named Ibero-American Forum of Guarantee Schemes and Access to Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, of the Ibero-American Guarantee Network (REGAR), providing a continuity to the previous events, through a Workshop Seminar comprising two shifts of meetings.

Specific Objetives

To make an international event under the Ibero-American scope on the Ibero-American experiences and best practices by systems and actors of guarantees and financing, to instruct and inform the attendees, the local counterpart of the Forum, the "sectorial users of the REGAR Network", and the "universal users" of the REGAR Network.

To be a forum for the participation of Ibero-American experts and their peers from other nationalities, to evaluate best practices and experiences implemented by the guarantee and finance actors and systems in Ibero-America for micro, small and medium enterprises:

- Under the scope of the current regulatory and supervision frameworks, and of the frameworks for legislative reforms referring to guarantee systems, as sources of information on the current situation, and on the development of new projects to implement Guarantee Systems in several Ibero-American countries.

- Under the scope of the public and institutional policies to implement guarantee systems and to provide financial instruments and services to the segment of the micro, small and medium enterprises.

- Under the scope of the internal management of different Ibero-American guarantee actors.

- Under the scope of the applicable methodologies and technologies.

- Under the scope of international cooperation

Open call to participate in the XXII Ibero-American Forum of Guarantee Systems and Financing for MSMEs

Colombia, the country of the magical realism, welcomes you to the XXII Iberoamerican Forum of Guarantee and Financing Systems for MSMEs, organized by the National Guarantee Fund - FNG and the Iberoamerican Guarantees Network - REGAR. This meeting will be held on September 28 and 29, 2017 in Bogotá (Colombia).

Our main topic will be: "Innovation in guarantee systems and business financing". We are pleased to invite you to be a special protagonist in this meeting.

This Ibero-American Forum has been consolidated as the main event of the Ibero-American Guarantee Systems. It is an international activity, developed year after year and uninterrupted since 1998, under the management of REGAR and the support of local organizing partners of each forum. Annually, it brings together more than 400 participants from 24 Ibero-American countries and guarantee systems from other continents. We share experiences, exchange information, define strategies and find solutions to help MSMEs become increasingly competitive and prepared to face future challenges.

This event is aimed at national and international managers, directors, managers, officials and experts of: Guarantee systems, public and private financial institutions, development organizations, multilateral organizations, universities and academia, entrepreneurs and managers of micro, small and medium businesses.

 

We thank the dissemination of this event among the institutions, or people close to your organizations, to facilitate the attendance and summon the largest number of people to the Forum. We will have simultaneous translation available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Additionally, we invite you to register to the technical conferences free of cost.

In order to confirm your participation, please fill up the registration form available on the Forum website http://foroiberoamericano.redegarantias.com, also accessible through www.redegarantias.com and https: //www.fng. gov.co

In this platform you will find the preliminary program of the event, accommodation options (in the tab "Hotel Reservations and Travel") and other relevant topics, in spanish, portuguese and english. For more information, please contact the general coordination of the event through the email: foro.iberoamericano@fng.gov.co

We look forward your valuable participation!

XXII FORUM TOPIC

"Innovation in guarantee systems and business financing" will be the central issue of our XXIII Latin American Forum of Guarantee Systems and financing for MSMEs.

In the face of innovation and technological advances, no sector of the world economy can be left out. It is therefore vital that financial systems at global level and in particular in Latin America know in detail how they can access and implement innovative actions for your business.

Questions arise such as: what should be done? Therefore, it is necessary to analyze and discuss around the issue.

In order to answer the questions and take a step forward on present technology, our agenda will cover the following topics:

  • Innovation a key factor in the future development of financial systems and guarantee systems
  • The role of the State in innovation
  • Presentation of the Taiwan, Canada and Austria-AECM Guarantee Systems as guest countries
  • Technological challenges of the Guarantee Systems
  • Main developments, initiatives, best practices, reports and / or studies on Ibero-American guarantee systems in the years 2016-2017
  • Discussion workshops on technological innovations in guarantee systems

This meeting, to be held in Bogota, Colombia, will contribute to the debate that is necessary in the Ibero-American region.

We are sure that the Forum will have a high impact on the Guarantee Systems, since technological innovation will become an issue that will contribute to boost the access to financing of micro, small and medium enterprises in Latin America.

Organization

Concession and Authorization to organize the Forum

The concession and/or authorization to organize the Forum can be granted after the presentation of a written request to the Technical Secretariat by guarantee organizations or other candidate institutions. The concession takes place with a franchise-format to be granted to the guarantee organization or institution of a country that may present its candidacy, with its written objectives and contents, based on the terms of reference of the Forums and on the formal acceptance of the Forums.

The concession and/or authorization must be unanimously granted by the four members who are the institutional sponsors of the REGAR Network, or at the closing of the Forums, following on a proposal and report presented by the Technical Secretariat of the REGAR Network.

Locality and Periodicity of the Ibero-American Forum of Guarantee Systems

The Forum will take place at a locality of the country that the selected institution proposes, and it is expected to have an annual periodicity.

Organization of the Ibero-American Forum of Guarantee Systems

The organizers of the Forum will be the local counterpart authorized by the Forum through the Ibero-American Guarantee Network (REGAR), and also the institutional counterpart; in other words, the institutional sponsors of the REGAR Network: the Permanent Secretariat of SELA in its role of responsibility for the Management Unit of Programs IBERPYME, ALIDE, SPGM and IBERAVAL SGR Sociedad de Garantía Recíprocas de Castilla y León, which will be represented by the Technical Secretariat.

Both the local counterpart and the institutional counterpart (both the institutional sponsors and the Technical Secretariat of the REGAR) will be responsible for the functions in accordance with the institutional format established by the terms of reference of the Forums, along with other conditions and particularities that may be stipulated between both parties for each event.

Working languages of the Ibero-American Forum of Guarantee Systems

Spanish and Portuguese: the means of translation will be provided (including Portuguese), if necessary, by agreement and decision of the organizers.

Logotype, Program, Participation and Dissemination of the Ibero-American Forum of Guarantee Systems

Image

The local counterpart will present its proposal of logo and the theme or slogan of the Ibero-American Forum as its image.

Los logos of REGAR, of its institutional sponsors and of the local counterpart must be included among the documents, displays and publicity materials of the Forum.

Setting of the Program

The program will be defined by REGAR’s Technical Secretariat; the institutional sponsors of REGAR and the local counterpart will be informed, according to the contents that will be defined in this document, and in accordance with the specific and customized contributions to be made for each edition of the Forum.

Attendance

The Forum will be open to the broadest possible participation by organizations, institutions and individuals of the public, financial and entrepreneurial sectors of the host country, and by all actors under the Ibero-American and international scope who feel the call and decide to take part in it; it extends, in particular to all organizations and individuals related to the reality of guarantees for micro, small and medium enterprises in the Ibero-American space, which are sectorial users of REGAR. A highlight will be set on the institutions and individuals who signed the document of the IBERO-AMERICAN FORUM of Guarantee Systems and Access to Finance for micro, small and medium enterprises on October 25, 1998 in Burgos, Spain.

In this regard, a distinction is made between local participation, Ibero-American and international participation in general, and the sectorial Ibero-American participation by the guarantee actors as REGAR’s ”sectorial users”, in particular.

Publicity

The updates of the website of the Forum are enabled at the REGAR website, www.redegarantias.com, and will include the following main contents:

  • Homepage of the Forum
  • Program of the Forum
  • Electronic form of participation (requesting basic information)
  • Contacts
  • A list of available hotels
  • Tourism information
  • Call for publications of the Forum
  • Documents / publications

Communications

The representative of REGAR’s institutional sponsors and the local counterpart will publicize the event in coordination with REGAR’s Technical Secretariat and with the broadest available means, respecting each local territorial and functional space. A reference will always be made to REGAR’s website and to the Forum.

- Communication for participation as assistants with a general or universal character: the direct communications and dissemination will be made by means of electronic message with the logos of REGAR’s institutional sponsors, of the local counterpart and of the sponsors of the event; in each case, it will contain a list of institutions and individuals identified and selected at the REGAR database under the Ibero-American scope, and from other databases of the entrepreneurial, governmental or public, and financial sectors of the institutional and local organizers. A reference will always be made to REGAR’s website and to the Forum.

- Message of participation as panel member, speaker or moderator with a personal and selective character: the institutional organizers, following the proposals of the Technical Secretariat, along with the local representatives of the organizing counterpart, will identify and select in each case the Ibero-American and international speakers-experts representative of organizations and systems of guarantees, and of other institutions, and will send them a personal and exclusive electronic call/invitation to take part as speakers and moderators, in accordance with the established program in each case. A reference will always be made to REGAR’s website and to the Forum.

- Message on the participation as assistants to the institutions and persons representing governmental, political, financial and entrepreneurial institutions of the host country: the local counterpart will undertake this task unilaterally by the means that it may find opportune (per post, electronic means, fax, and so on) with the corresponding logos. It will also identify and send proposals to representatives of local governmental / political, financial and entrepreneurial institutions related to the event’s contents and to the protocols of institutional acts of the Forum, so that they may be called on in a personal and exclusive way. A reference will always be made to REGAR’s website and to the Forum.

Functions to be developed by each of the involved institutions

Without being exhaustive, the terms of reference will describe the details of some more specific tasks to be undertaken by each of the involved parties.

Review of the previous Ibero-American Forums of Guarantee Schemes

The idea of the Ibero-American Guarantee Network (REGAR) emerged during the International Journeys of 1998 in Valladolid and Burgos, organized by IBERAVAL SGR for the purposes of mutual approximation, identification of best practices and exchange of experiences by Ibero-American guarantee schemes and actors. Since this event, with the background of the International Seminar "Guarantees in the Access to Finance by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises" in Santa Fe and Bogota, Colombia, in 1996, the SGR Ibero-American Forum of Caracas and the International Journeys of Valladolid and Burgos, Spain, in 1998, a total of thirteen annual Ibero-American Forums of Guarantee Schemes and Access to Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises have been held.

The Latin American Network of Guarantees (REGAR) is an initiative within the International Days of Valladolid and Burgos (Spain) 1998, organized by IBERAVAL, SGR for mutual knowledge, identifying best practices and sharing experiences of the systems and Latin American guarantee entities. From this event, with the background of the International Seminar on "Guarantees in Financing to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises" of Santa Fe de Bogota (Colombia), 1996, the American Forum of SGR'S of Caracas, and the International Conference of Valladolid and Burgos (Spain) in 1998, have been organized annually fourteen Ibero-American Forum of Guarantee Systems and Financing for Micro and SMEs from the Iberoamerican Network of Guarantees (REGAR) and national counterparts listed below:

  • México (México CF), 1999, with NAFIN
  • Oporto y Lisboa (Portugal), 2000, with SPGM
  • San Salvador (El Salvador), 2001, with BMI
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina), 2002, with GARANTIZAR, SGR
  • Lima (Perú), 2003, with FOGAPI
  • Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), 2004, with FNG, from Colômbia
  • Valladolid (España), 2005, with IBERAVAL, SGR
  • Isla Margarita (Venezuela), 2006, with FONPYME
  • Santiago de Chile (Chile), 2007, with FOGAPE
  • Salvador de Bahía (Brasil), 2008, with SEBRAE
  • Lisboa (Portugal), 2009, with SPGM
  • México C.F., 2010, with Secretary of Economy and NAFIN
  • San José (Costa Rica), 2011, with Banking System Development, SDB
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina), 2012, with FOGABA and GARANTIZAR, SGR.
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), 2013 com SEBRAE
  • Logroño-Valladolid-Madrid (España) 2014 with IBERAVAL,SGR and AVALMADRID,SGR
  • Lima (Perú), 2015, with FOGAPI
  • Being in preparing the XXI Forum in Santiago de Chile from 20 to 21 October 2016, with BancoEstado administrator of the FOGAPE
  • Santiago de Chile, 2016, con BancoEstado y FOGAPE
  • Estando en preparación el XXII Foro en Bogotá (Colombia) del 28 al 29 de septiembre de 2017

Host country

The XXII Ibero-American Forum on Guarantee and Financing Systems for MSMEs will take place on September 28 and 29, 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia, the country designated during the closing ceremony of the XXI Ibero-American Forum held in Santiago, Chile.

The National Guarantee Fund - FNG Colombian government company was designated a co-organizer with REGAR for the event, after the President of the organization Juan Carlos Durán, presented the candidacy of his institution and made a quick history of the same highlighting the work Carried out during its 35 years of activity.

Colombia is a country of dreamers, where the ocean and snow live in the same place, the landscapes of the pages of great literary works come to life and rivers are living works of art.

Bogotá is the largest city in Colombia, a convergence point of people from all over the country, is diverse and multicultural and in it modern constructions are combined with others that evoke its colonial past. It is also green thanks to its parks and the eastern hills that dominate the sanctuaries of Monserrate and Guadalupe, but also has the brick color of numerous buildings also called colonial treasures.

Participant countries

Guarantee Societys, Guarantee Programs, Companies Chambers, Development Banks, Development Agencies, Private Banks, Financial Institutions, Universities, State Departments, Ministry of Economy, Superintendencies are the main presences from the following countries expected in the Forum:

ArgentinaBelizeBrazilBolivia
CanadáChileColombiaCosta Rica
CubaEcuadorEl SalvadorSpain
GuatemalaHondurasMexicoNicaragua
PanamaParaguayPeruPortugal
Puerto RicoDominican RepublicUruguayVenezuela

The Summit intends to:

  • Have the participation of professionals and business owners expert in guarantees and financing
  • Provide perspectives of international and multilateral entities about problems related to financing
  • Encourage the creation of general interests among Ibero-american countries
  • Present information of progress made towards public policies for the provision of financial services
  • Identify successful management tools for Guarantee Systems.

Local participants

In this XXII version of the Iberoamerican Forum, we will have an important participation of Colombian national institutions. In this regard, Leaders, Officials, Managers, representatives and experts from major public and private institutions will be called, including:

  • Government Institutions
  • Public Institutions
  • Central Banks and Superintendencies of the financial system
  • Public and private financial institutions
  • Guarantee Institutions
  • Development bodies for MSMEs
  • Multilateral institutions
  • Universities and Training institutions
  • Company and financial associations
  • MSMEs

Program



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September 27, 2017

  • Reception and welcome to Ibero-american participants (also possible to start application for accreditations)

September 28, 2017

Morning: 8:30am - 1pm

  • Accreditation and handing of materials.
  • Institutional inauguration and welcome ceremony
  • First Magistral Conference
  • First Section
  • XXII Summit oficial photo
  • Lunch (*)

Afternoon/Evening: 2pm - 7pm

  • Second Magistral Conference
  • Second Section
  • Third Section
  • Fourth Section
  • Dinner (*)

September 29, 2017

Morning: 9am - 1:30pm

  • Second Magistral Conference
  • Fifth Section
  • Sixth Section
  • Lunch (*)

Afternoon/Evening: 2pm - 8pm

  • Work Workshops (2 workshops)
  • Conclusions of work workshops
  • Announcement of the XXI Summit headquarters
  • Closing ceremony
  • Closing cocktail

September 30, 2017 (*).

  • Tourism visit
  • Touristic lunch - touristic buffet

(*) Social events for exhibitors, lecturers and foreign guests

Location of the XXII Forum

Location of the XXII Iberoamerican Forum

Location: Hotel Marriott Av. El Dorado Nº 69B–53

City: Bogotá, Colombia 

Phone: +57 1 4851111

Fax: +57 1 4851112

Email: ays.bogmc@r-hr.com

Web site hotel: http://www.espanol.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bogmc-bogota-marriott-hotel/

Days of the event: 28 y 29 de septiembre de 2017

Program

October 19, 2016

  • Reception and welcome to Ibero-american participants (also possible to start application for accreditations)

October 20, 2016.

Morning: 8am - 1pm

  • Accreditation and handing of materials.
  • Institutional inauguration and welcome ceremony
  • First Magistral Conference
  • First Section
  • XXI Summit oficial photo
  • Lunch (*)

Afternoon/Evening: 2pm - 7pm

  • Second Magistral Conference
  • Second Section
  • Third Section
  • Fourth Section
  • Dinner (*)

October 21, 2016

Morning: 1am - 1pm

  • Fifth Section
  • Sixth Section
  • Lunch (*)

Afternoon/Evening: 2pm - 8pm

  • Work Workshops (3 workshops)
  • Conclusions of work workshops
  • Announcement of the XXI Summit headquarters
  • Closing ceremony
  • Closing cocktail

October 22, 2016 (*).

  • Tourism visit
  • Touristic lunch - touristic buffet

(*) Social events for exhibitors, lecturers and foreign guests

Objectives and approaches of the XXII Ibero-American Forum of Guarantee Systems and Financing for Micro and Small Business Program



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  • Objectives and approaches presentations of lectures, panels and workshops as well as scientific / academic space in the pdf file attached

Organizadores

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Noticias

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Publications

 
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Link to the public consultation page the document of the World Bank Task Force "Toolkit for Impact Evaluation of Public Credit Guarantee Schemes for SMEs":https://consultations.worldbank.org/consultation/toolkit-impact-evaluation-public-credit-guarantee-schemes-smes

Comments can be provided online by following the "Your Feedback" link and then clicking on "Submissions/Add Submissions". We count on your support for dissemination to all interested stakeholders, especially guarantee schemes, universities and research organizations.

 
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2016 Guarantee systems situation in Ibero America REGAR

How can you take part presenting your works?

1.- Call for the Presentation of Works

The sponsors and organizers of the 21th Ibero-American Forum of Guarantee Schemes and Access to Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises MSMEs call the institutions and individuals involved in the guarantee systems and guarantee organizations to send their works of investigation and perspective to the following e-mail address: ppombo@telefonica.net.

A committee of works and publications, comprising organizers and sponsors of the 22th Ibero-American Forum of Guarantee Schemes and Access to Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises will evaluate the presented works based on the importance, contents, originality and proposals on the theme. The presented works will be selected for edition at the REGAR page, www.redegarantias.com.

The organization commission will issue certificates to the authors of the selected works, who will be in line with the theme of the 22th Ibero-American Forum of Guarantee Schemes and Access to Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise MSMEs, under the heading of "publications".

2.- Bases

The works to be sent must include the following bases, in order to facilitate the edition work:

2.1. Theme: Open theme on guarantee systems and/or schemes and access to finance for micro, small and medium enterprises

2.2. Authors: The information must be written on a separate page including: Title of the work; Name of the author(s); Institution for which the author(s) work(s); Executive summary (see template).

2.3. Text: Size DIN A-4 with numbered pages, single space, in one column, including texts, tables, photos and diagrams, with Times New Roman or Arial font, and minimum size of 10 points.

2.4. Summary: All works must include a summary with a maximum of 250 words on the studied theme or perspective, the adopted focus and the conclusions.

2.5. Language: The works must be in Spanish, Portuguese or English language.

2.6. Electronic format: Format of electronic files in word and pdf.

2.7. Deadline: The deadlines for admission of works are the following:

  • Full work: 31.12.17.
  • Selected results for edition: 31.01.18.

Registration Form XXII Forum

NAME
FIRST LAST NAME
SECOND SURNAME
POSITION
INSTITUTION / COMPANY
E-MAIL
PHONE
COUNTRY
SELECT
Moderator
Speaker
Congressman

Please for any contact write to foro.iberoamericano@fng.gov.co Do not respond to info@redegarantias.com

* Limited capacity to cover by order of receipt of registration. Deadline for registration 24 September 2017.
** A companion program is planned. Those interested should communicate their data to the organization

 

Thank you very much!

Reservations Hotels and Travel

Colombia, the country of the magical realism, welcomes you to the XXII Iberoamerican Forum of Guarantee and Financing Systems for MSMEs, organized by the National Guarantee Fund - FNG and the Iberoamerican Guarantees Network - REGAR.

For flight reservations you can visit http://www.aviatur.com/buscar/vuelos/

For accommodation contact with, carlos.vanegasc@aviatur.com , we have the following options

HOTEL LOCALIZACIÓN TARIFAS

Hotel Marriott

NO AVAILABILITY

Reservas:
contacting carlos.vanegasc@aviatur.com, mentioning the "XXII Forum of Guarantee Systems and Financing for MSMEs".

Accommodation rate in simple accommodation

USD 156 (VAT included) per night
USD 3 hotel insurance (included)

Hotel Capital Bogotá

Reservas:
contacting carlos.vanegasc@aviatur.com, mentioning the "XXII Forum of Guarantee Systems and Financing for MSMEs".

Accommodation rate in simple accommodation

USD 126 (VAT included) per night
USD 3 hotel insurance (included)

Holiday Inn Bogotá Airport

Reservas:
contacting carlos.vanegasc@aviatur.com, mentioning the "XXII Forum of Guarantee Systems and Financing for MSMEs".

Accommodation rate in simple accommodation

USD 126 (VAT included) per night
USD 2 hotel insurance (included)

Hotel Sheraton

Reservas:
contacting carlos.vanegasc@aviatur.com, mentioning the "XXII Forum of Guarantee Systems and Financing for MSMEs".

Accommodation rate in simple accommodation

USD 145 (VAT included) per night
USD 4 hotel insurance (included)

Subject to changes and availability and can only be confirmed with the issuance of services

Best regards

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