3RD GLOBAL MICROFINANCE SUMMIT – UNLOCKING THE PATHWAY TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM

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Istanbul, Turkey

24th - 25th, January

Financial Services

Conference Summary

EuroEvents is officially inviting you to join the 3rd Annual Global Microfinance Summit, in the inspiring and exciting city of Istanbul on the 24 – 25 January 2019.

Close to 200 senior microfinance practitioners all over the globe will meet to discuss, network and understand the main challenges the industry is facing at the moment. We’ll present success stories from the leading players on the market, compiled with the most innovative solutions which enable a smooth transition into digital microfinance.

GMS2019 will feature a strong focus on Social Impact Investing, as well as importance and increased focus of Green microfinance. Attending our event will enable you to get the latest on entrepreneurship in microfinance, with two segments woman-and young-entrepreneurship. Another important pillar will be the social inclusion, microfinance housing and the influence of technology in everyday practice of microfinance. This and more packed in a very interactive and pleasant environment will maximize your experience at the event!

Don’t miss the key policy makers and global investors presenting at the GMS2019 in Istanbul.

Join us in Istanbul, create experience, enrich your network, learn the trends, receive knowledge and explore innovations at the Global Microfinance Summit 2019!

Speakers and experts

Hear from the leading professionals and experts and learn how they are coping with the challenges in the industry

Nathan Byrd

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Chairman, Independent Advisor, Microfinance & Development Programs

Kevin Chetty

Company:
Habitat for Humanity International

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Position:
Advisory Board Member

Company:
Habitat for Humanity International

Country:
South Africa

Burcu Güvenek Araslı

Company:
UNICEF Turkish National Committee

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Position:
Deputy Executive Director

Company:
UNICEF Turkish National Committee

Country:
Turkey

Andrea Limone

Company:
Permicro

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Position:
CEO

Company:
Permicro

Country:
Italy

Leah Soroka

Company:
IFC - International Finance Corporation; World Bank Global Practice Group Financial Market

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Position:
Program Manager of ECA Agri-Financial Services

Company:
IFC - International Finance Corporation; World Bank Global Practice Group Financial Market

Andrew McCusker

Company:
Opportunity International

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Position:
Head of Education Finance

Company:
Opportunity International

Sachin Vankalas

Company:
LuxFlag

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Position:
Head of Operation & Sustainability

Company:
LuxFlag

Country:
Luxemburg

Maximilian Kern

Company:
European Investment Fund (EIF)

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Position:
Investment Manager

Company:
European Investment Fund (EIF)

Gaurav Thapa

Company:
FINLIT

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Position:
Co-Founder & Program Director

Company:
FINLIT

Country:
Nepal

African Development Bank

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Farida Abdulhafizova

Company:
MicroFinanza Rating

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Position:
Regional Manager for Central Asia, the Caucasus and Russia

Company:
MicroFinanza Rating

Country:
Kyrgyzstan

Agenda

Agenda Learn the latest trends in the industry

09:10 - 09:40
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BEST PRACTICE STORY
  • Turkish microfinance segment is leading the region implementing several microfinance programs and supporting the social community inclusion while contributing to economy growth rate in the country.
09:40 - 11:10
Speaker: Burcu Guvenek Arasli
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I WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF MICROFINANCE ON SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT?
  • Increase the availability and access of finance for women and help in creation of woman micro – enterprises
  • Commission particular attention to vulnerable groups in society, such as younger population
  • How Fin-scope of financial inclusion data modify and support the entrepreneur community?
11:30 - 12:30
Speaker: Andrew McCusker
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II EDUCATION IN MICROFINANCE - A KEY FOR EMPOWERMENT AND SOCIAL INCLUSION
  • Strong growth in the affordable private school sector is driving capital demands from schools (infrastructure demands) and parents (School Fee Loans)
  • MFIs are increasingly allocating more capital to the sector, profitable lending to it across Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • Education lending provides both economic and social returns to financial institutions
  • In which way microfinance organizations effectively promote educational help, while in the same time they promote social inclusion?
13:30 - 14:30
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III GREEN MICROFINANCE: A TOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND CLIMATE ACTION
  • Why microfinance not become “greener”?
  • Measuremenst to increase the green-microfinance involvement in the society
14:30 - 15:30
Speaker: Kevin Chetty, Farida Abdulhafizova
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IV HOME SWEET HOME: MOBILIZING MICROFINANCE FOR HOUSING
  • Aid microfinance programs which help improving people’s houses, as well  as the quality of life for those people
  • Housing app platform – create your home as fast as you picture it
16:00 - 16:45
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ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSIONS
  • Round-table Discussion 1: Youth and Woman Entrepreneurship
  • Round-table Discussion 2: Green-Microfinance policy
  • Round-table Discussion 3: Education Microfinance programs
09:00 - 09:50
Speaker: Leah Soroka
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OPEN-FLOOR DISCUSSION 1: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MICROFINANCE POLICY IN THE NEAR FUTURE
  • What is the role of the patron in the microfinance industry? What types of microfinance programs the International institutions are supporting for 2020? What regions are one most concerned with such institutional support? Are there administrative and institutional barriers for the local communities? The way of transforming MFIs and building a sustainable source of finance for marginal groups.
09:50 - 10:50
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V IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON MICROFINANCE - TODAY AND TOMORROW
  • How can new software platforms redesign loan lending?
  • Big data becoming increasingly influential source for micro-industry
11:30 - 12:30
Speaker: Sachin Vankalas, African Development Bank
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VI WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: THE NEXT BIG LEAP IN MICROFINANCE
  • How microfinance providers are digitizing their operations: Options and Requirements?
  • (Best practice) Banking model in Africa to enhance inclusive financial services in rural areas for low-income populations
13:30 - 14:30
Speaker: Andrea Limone
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VII SOCIAL INCLUSION CHALLENGES THAT REPRESENT AN IMMENSE WEALTH OF OPPORTUNITIES IN WORLD SOCIETIES
  • The path of improving the terms, opportunity and ability for individuals and groups in society
  • Access for social inclusion in developing societies: Empowering and inclusive activities and actions
14:30 - 15:15
Speaker: Maximilian Kern
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OPEN-FLOOR DISCUSSION 2: KEY FUTURE PROSPECTS UNDER EIB UMBRELLA?
  • EIB group tackles investment gaps in innovation and development. How to increase investment in developing part of Europe?
    Strategic Investments for social impact, employment and skills requirements, energy and green microfinance, housing and educational segments
    Key enabling technologies (KETs) booster the European leadership in the micorfinance sector.

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