3RD GLOBAL MICROFINANCE SUMMIT

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Istanbul, Turkey

24th - 25th, January

Financial Services

Conference Summary

EuroEvents is pleased to invite you to our 3rd Annual Global Microfinance Summit in the historical city of Istanbul in the period 24-25 January 2019.

Over 200 internationally renowned senior microfinance practitioners from all over the globe will attend this prestigious event to address and discuss the major challenges that the industry is facing at the moment.  Our distinguished experts and speakers will present success stories and most innovative solutions which will enable easy transition into digital microfinance.

Furthermore, GMS 2019 will focus on social investing and the social inclusion role in society. The Summit will also provide overview of the latest developments in entrepreneurship in microfinance with focus on women and youth. We will also be discussing social inclusion, housing microfinance as well as the growing importance of the technological developments in the everyday practice of microfinance.

Join us in the magnificent and culturally enchanting city of Istanbul, enrich your network, exchange ideas, learn from and discuss with the leading makers in this field and be among the first ones to discover what the future has to offer in the area of Digital Microfinance!

Speakers and experts

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

Andrea Limone

Company:
PerMicro

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Position:
CEO

Company:
PerMicro

Country:
Italy

Kevin Chetty

Company:
Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, Europe, Middle east and Africa, Habitat for Humanity International.

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Position:
Director

Company:
Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, Europe, Middle east and Africa, Habitat for Humanity International.

Country:
South Africa

Andrew McCusker

Company:
Opportunity International

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Position:
Head of Education Finance

Company:
Opportunity International

Nino Pataraia

Company:
BlueOrchard Finance Ltd

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Position:
Associate Vice President / Senior Investment Officer

Company:
BlueOrchard Finance Ltd

Country:
Georgia

Maximilian Kern

Company:
European Investment Fund (EIF)

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Position:
Investment Manager

Company:
European Investment Fund (EIF)

Oksana Pak

Company:
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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Position:
Deputy Head for Turkey

Company:
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Country:
UK

Stephanie Garcia Van Gool

Company:
BBVA Microfinance Foundation

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Position:
Director of Impact Assessment & Strategic Development

Company:
BBVA Microfinance Foundation

Country:
Spain

Rusudan Kharabadze

Company:
Aspekt

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Position:
Business Development Manager, for Caucasus and Africa

Company:
Aspekt

Country:
Georgia

Nilly Chingate Castano

Company:
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH

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Position:
Programme Manager

Company:
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH

Country:
Germany

Mahmood AL Shami

Company:
JANA

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Position:
Executive Director

Company:
JANA

Country:
Saudi Arabia

John Alex

Company:
Equitas Small Finance Bank & Program Director-Equitas Development Initiatives Trust

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Position:
Group Head-Social Initiatives

Company:
Equitas Small Finance Bank & Program Director-Equitas Development Initiatives Trust

Country:
India

Zubair Mughal

Company:
lHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics

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Position:
Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director

Company:
lHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics

Country:
UAE

Mehmet S. Yurtcicek

Company:
Ba Fin Consultancy

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Position:
Senior Consultant & Manager

Company:
Ba Fin Consultancy

Country:
Turkey

Vlad Gramovic

Company:
System Technologies

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Position:
Executive Director

Company:
System Technologies

Country:
Belarus

Peter Surek

Company:
Erste Group Bank AG

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Position:
Head of Social Banking

Company:
Erste Group Bank AG

Dan Balke

Company:
LFS Advisory GmbH

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Position:
Managing Director and Partner

Company:
LFS Advisory GmbH

Country:
Germany

Gaurav Thapa

Company:
FINLIT

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Position:
Co-Founder & Program Director

Company:
FINLIT

Country:
Nepal

Nathan Byrd

Company:
Microfinance & Development Programs

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Position:
Chairman, Independent Advisor

Company:
Microfinance & Development Programs

Country:
USA

Andrea Stranska

Company:
wBTCb

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Position:
Head of Startegy & Business Development

Company:
wBTCb

Country:
Czech Republic

Burcu Güvenek Araslı

Company:
UNICEF Turkish National Committee

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Position:
Deputy Executive Director

Company:
UNICEF Turkish National Committee

Country:
Turkey

Arnaud Poissonnier

Company:
Babyloan

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Position:
CEO & Founder

Company:
Babyloan

Country:
France

Agenda

Agenda Learn the latest trends in the industry

08:30 - 09:10
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REGISTRATION & OPENING REMARKS

 

08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Morning Coffee

09:00 – 09:10 Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:40
Speaker: Mehmet S. Yurtcicek
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STORY FROM TURKEY: MICROFINANCE REGULATIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS

 

The potential of Microfinance in Turkey

  • Microfinance Regulations
  • Microfinance Providers
  • Expected developments in the Microfinance sector

 

09:40 - 10:40
Speaker: Burcu Guvenek Arasli, Mahmood Al Shami
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SESSION I WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF MICROFINANCE ON SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT?

 

09:40 – 10:20 Microfinance in Turkey, Impact of Women Empowerment Achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals & Foster Next Generations

  • Status of Microfinance in Turkey Microfinance impact on the UN’s SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Strong Women, Strong Generations;
  • Impact on youth development Women Empowerment, strong mothers, strong generations

 

Burcu Guvenek Arasli, Deputy Executive Director at UNICEF Türkiye Milli Komitesi, Turkish National Commitee

 

10:20 – 10:40 Increase the availability and accessibility of microfinance for Women and creation of their micro-enterprises.

 

Mahmood AL Shami, Executive Director at JANA, Saudi Arabia

 

10:40 - 11:00
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NETWORKING BREAK

A GREAT CHANCE TO MEET AND DISCUSS WITH KEY PLAYERS IN THE INDUSTRY

11:00 - 11:30
Speaker: John Alex
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MICRO FINANCE - MACRO VISION - THE EQUITAS MODEL OF ECOSYSTEM IN EMPOWERING YOUTH THROUGH FINANCIAL INCLUSION

 

  • Using technology for quicker & easy access to credit
  • Holistic model to meet both their credit & non credit inputs
  • Corporate social Responsibility-going beyond microfinance and fulfilling sustainable developmental goals

 

 

 

11:30 12:00
Speaker: Kevin Chetty, Peter Surek
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SESSION III: HOME SWEET HOME: MOBILIZING MICROFINANCE FOR HOUSING

 

11:30 – 12:00 Business Case for Housing Microfinance

  • Levers for a successful HMF strategy
  • Impact of HMF
  • Building assets unlocking access (Kenya / Uganda case study)

 

Kevin Chetty, Director, Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Habitat for Humanity International

 

12:00 – 12:30 Ever heard of slums in Central Europe? Housing Microfinance in practice where you would not expect it

  • Status quo of the excluded Roma settlements in Slovakia
  • Pilot housing microfinance project results
  • How to scale up and make an impact?

Peter Surek, Head of Social Banking, Erste Group Bank AG

12:30 - 13:30
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NETWORKING LUNCH

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH MARKET LEADERS IN RELAXING ENVIRONMENT

13:30 - 15:30
Speaker: Andrea Limone, Nino Pataraia, Zubair Mughal, Stephanie Garcia Van Gool
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SESSION IV SOCIAL INCLUSION CHALLENGES THAT REPRESENT AN IMMENSE WEALTH OF OPPORTUNITIES IN WORLD SOCIETIES

 

13:30 – 14:00 Are we social enough? Opportunities and limits of impact measurement

  • the different certificates to measure social impact and social performance for an MFI
  • the evolution of an ad hoc methodology to measure social impact
  • focus: PerMicro’s impact on under 35 entrepreneurs

 

Andrea Lemone, CEO, Per Micro, Italy

 

14:00-14:30 Actively measuring client performance

  • Recognizing clients’ efforts: BBVAMFG data and outcomes
  • The need to define an impact framework
  • Integrating in day-to-day business

 

Stephanie Garcia Van Gool, Director of Impact Assessment & Strategic Development, BBVA Microfinance Foundation

 

14:30 – 15:00 Creating Impact Through Inclusive Finance

  • Update on the industry
  • Recent developments impact investing Market
  • Connecting capital markets to Microfinance

 

Nino Pataria, Associate Vice President / Senior Investment Officer, BlueOrchard Finance Ltd, Georgia

 

15:00 – 15:30 Financial Inclusion through Islamic Micro Finance

 

Zubair Mughal, CEO/Managing Director, IHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics, UAE

15:30 - 16:00
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AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK

 

A great chance to discuss with the key players in the industry

16:00 - 16:45
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ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSIONS

 

  • Round-table Discussion 1: Youth and Woman Entrepreneurship
  • Round-table Discussion 2: The Social Inclusion challenges towards region in 2019
  • Round-table Discussion 3: New housing programs / Green eco system
16:45 - 16:50
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CHAIRMAN'S SUMMARY & CLOSING REMARKS
08:30 - 09:00
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MORNING COFFEE & OPENING REMARKS

 

08:30 – 09:00 Morning Coffee

09:00 Opening Remarks

09:00 - 09:30
Speaker: Oksana Pak
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OPEN-FLOOR DISCUSSION 1: SUSTAINABLE MICROFINANCE INVESTMENT - SEMED & TURKEY

 

What is the role of EBRD toward the region in microfinance segment? What types of investment, advisory and policy programs the EBRD is supporting in the focus region? How does EBRD contribute to the global migration agenda?

 

 

 

09:30 - 10:00
Speaker: Andrew McCusker
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SESSION V: EDUCATION IN MICROFINANCE – A KEY FOR EMPOWERMENT AND SOCIAL INCLUSION

The Economics of Education Lending

  • 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, profitably lending to it across Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • Education lending provides both economic and social returns to financial institutions

 

 

10:00 - 10:30
Speaker: Rusudan Kharabadze
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SESSION VI: IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON MICROFINANCE - TODAY AND TOMORROW

 

Strong Core System: Key to Financial Success and Digital Future

  • Beyond digitalization – core basis for digitalization
  • Digital transformation – quide for digital finance
  • The future of digital finance
  • Economic benefit and value-added
10:30 - 11:00
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NETWORKING BREAK

 

A great chance to meet and discuss with key players in the industry

11:00 - 11:30
Speaker: Vlad Gramovich, Arnaud Poissonnier, Nilly Chingate Castano
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11:00 – 11:30 New horisons of microfinance organizations solutions

  • New business processes
  • e-money emissions possibility
  • benefits of automation
  • analytics (BI predictions, prognosis)
  • integrations cases

Vlad Gramovich, Executive Director, System Technologies, Belarus

 

11:30 – 12:00 The social effectiveness of microfinance based on “big data” and longitudinal data

 

Arnaud Poissonnier, Founder and CEO, Babyloan

 

12:00 – 12:30 Development finance online education: Sustainable education

  • Executive education as an important development driver for MFIs
  • How does theory contribute to MFI development in practice?
  • Equipping MFI staff with trend topics expert knowledge through online courses

Nilly Chingate Castano, Programme Manager at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany

 

 

 

 

12:30 - 13:30
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STRATEGIC NETWORKING LUNCH

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH MARKET LEADERS IN RELAXING ENVIRONMENT

13:30 - 15:00
Speaker: Dan Balke, Gaurav Thapa, Andrea Stranska, Maximilian Kern
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SESSION VII WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: THE NEXT BIG LEAP IN MICROFINANCE?

 

13:30 – 14:00 Digital Transformation and MSME Finance

  • Digital Finance is an opportunity for the most MSME finance firms to reduce costs, expand their customer base or to improve services.
  • MSME finance firms should prioritise among these objectives
  • Transformation should be
  • i.) gradual and
  • ii.) embedded into the overall strategy and
  • iii.) continuous.

 

Dan Balke, Managing director and Partner at LFS Advisory GmbH, Germany

 

14:00 – 14:30 Story from ASIA: Financial Literacy and Inclusion in Nepal, Practices and Approaches

  • The Current financial inclusion landscape in the microfinance sector and the penetration of services provided by microfinance aiding to the changing dynamics of financial products in South Asia. WHat is the impact of financial education on the beneficiaries and the role of digital transformation?
  • Growing digitalization of services of financial institutions and its effect in the functionality of microfinance, prospects of implementing comprehensive services enabling new technologies.
  • National Financial Inclusion Strategy, a pathway to the development of access to finance for the underserved and its effect on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

 

Gaurav Thapa, Co Founder & Program Director, Finlit, Nepal

 

14:30 – 15:00 First Bitcoin Account in a Bank

Firs Bitcoin account in a bank signifies a very important milestone in approach to the cryptocurrencies. It is no longer either the traditional financial world or cryptocurrencies but we have joined these two worlds together as we belive they can benefit from each other.

 

Andrea Stranska, Head of Strategy & Business Development, wBTCb, Czech Republic

15:00 - 15:30
Speaker: Maximilian Kern
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OPEN FLOOR DISCUSSION 2 - KEY FUTURE PROSPECTS UNDER EIB UMBRELLA?

 

EU funding for microfinance and social entrepreneurship: the EaSi Programme

  • Financial Instruments funded by the EU Commission and implemented by the European Investment Fund in the area of microfinance and social finance (the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation, “EaSI” funded by DG Employment)
  • Latest news about the EaSI program: volumes, case studies and new products

 

15:30 - 15:40
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CHAIRMAN'S SUMMARY & CLOSING REMARKS
15:40 - 16:30
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AFTERNOON COCTAIL: A GREAT CHANCE TO MEET AND DISCUSS WITH THE KEY PLAYERS IN THE INDUSTRY

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