This ADFIMI Seminar was held for the first time in Tirana, the Capital city of Albania. Banka Kombetare Tregtare SH A (BKT) had kindly accepted to host the meeting.
The scope of the seminar was discussing eligibility criteria for different credit models regarding long term lending. The subject discussed from the perspectives of loan officers and SMEs together in order to understand better, how expectations are similar for both sides for long term lending. Another important issue targeted in the seminar was creating awareness on how technical viability, market conditions and competitiveness capacity are as important as “equal corporate governance” and “institutional risk perception”.
The seminar was highly interactive using lectures, action-oriented methodologies, structured learning exercises. Group workings were effective tools for sharing experiences and ice-breaking. Participants especially showed high interest to simulation game, prepared in the excel.
ADFIMI is indebted to Mr. Mehmet Usta, Chairman of BKT and Mr. Seyhan Pencablıgil, CEO of BKT for hosting this seminar, for providing logistical support and hosting a dinner.
Mr. Pencablıgil has also kindly made welcoming remarks at the opening.
Overseas and local DFIs were presented by 18 of their loan, risk officers and managers (majority came from Albania) paid good attention to the seminar and participated almost in all discussions.
The seminar was conducted by Mr. M. Serdar Kabukçuoğlu Manager, Business Development Department and Dr. Oktay Küçükkiremitçi, Director of Economic and Social Researches Department, both of Development Bank of Turkey, in accordance with the schedule.
The dinner was attended by Ms. Edita Katroshi (Kagjini), Assistant Manager, Financial Institutions Department on behalf of BKT and was also attended by nearly all participants. The seminar was on an interactive basis and four working groups tackled several case studies.
Eventually the participants were presented with certificates when Mr. Kaan Pekin, Group Head, Treasury and Financial Institutions Group, kindly represented BKT.