3RD GLOBAL MICROFINANCE SUMMIT

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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

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

Kawien Ziedses des Plantes

Company:
Oikocredit International

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Position:
Deputy Director of Social Performance and Capacity Building

Company:
Oikocredit International

Country:
The Netherlands

Rusudan Kharabadze

Company:
Aspekt

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Position:
Business Development Manager, for Caucasus and Africa

Company:
Aspekt

Country:
Georgia

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

TBA

Company:
International Finance Coorporation

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Position:
TBA

Company:
International Finance Coorporation

Country:
TBA

Peter Surek

Company:
Erste Group Bank AG

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Position:
Head of Social Banking

Company:
Erste Group Bank AG

TBA

Company:
LFS Advisory

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Position:
TBA

Company:
LFS Advisory

Country:
Germany

Yekbun Gurgoz

Company:
Climate and Clean Air Coalition

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Position:
Coordinator

Company:
Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Country:
France

Gaurav Thapa

Company:
FINLIT

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Position:
Co-Founder & Program Director

Company:
FINLIT

Country:
Nepal

TBA

Company:
InfraSoft Tech

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Position:
TBA

Company:
InfraSoft Tech

Country:
UAE

Nathan Byrd

Company:

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Position:
Chairman, Independent Advisor, Microfinance & Development Programs

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

Sachin Vankalas

Company:
LuxFlag

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Position:
Head of Operation & Sustainability

Company:
LuxFlag

Country:
Luxemburg

Kevin Chetty

Company:
Habitat for Humanity International

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Position:
Advisory Board Member

Company:
Habitat for Humanity International

Country:
South Africa

Andrea Limone

Company:
Permicro

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Position:
CEO

Company:
Permicro

Country:
Italy

Andrew McCusker

Company:
Opportunity International

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Position:
Head of Education Finance

Company:
Opportunity International

Mehmet S. Yurtcicek

Company:
Ba Fin Consultancy

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Position:
Senior Consultant & Manager

Company:
Ba Fin Consultancy

Country:
Turkey

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

08:30 - 09:00
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REGISTRATION & MORNING COFFEE
09:00 - 09:10
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WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
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 - 10:20
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

10:20 - 10:40
Speaker: John Alex
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MICROFINANCE - MACRO VISION - THE EQUITAS MODEL OF ECOSYSTEM IN EMPOWERING YOUTH THROUGH FINANCIAL INCLUSION

1 Using technology for quiker & easy access to credit

2. Holistic model to meet both their credit & non credit inputs

3. Corporate social Responsibility – going beyond microfinance and fulfilling sustainable developmental goals

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 - 12:00
Speaker: Yekbun Gurgoz, TBA
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II GREEN MICROFINANCE: A TOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND CLIMATE ACTION

How to evolve into a “Greener” Microfinance? 11:00 – 11:30

Yekbun Gurgoz, Coordinator, Climate and Clean Air Coalition, France

Measurement to increase the green-finance involvement in our society 11:30 – 12:00

TBA, lfs-advisory, Germany

 

12:00 - 13:00
Speaker: Kevin Chetty, Peter Surek
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III Home Sweet Home: Mobilizing Microfinance for Housing

Aid microfinance programs which help imroving people’s houses, as well as the quality of life for those people 12:00 – 12:30

Kevin Chetty, Advisory Board Member, Habitat for Humanity International, South Africa

Ever heard of slums in Central Europe? Housing Microfinance in practice where you would not expect it. 12:30 – 13:00

  • 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

13:00 - 14:00
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Networking Lunch

Great opportunity to interact with Market leaders in relaxing environment

14:00 - 15:30
Speaker: Andrea Limone, Nino Pataraia, Zubair Mughal
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IV SOCIAL INCLUSION CHALLENGES THAT REPRESENT AN IMMENSE WEALTH OF OPPORTUNITIES IN WORLD SOCIETIES

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

  • 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 Limone, CEO, Per Micro, Italy

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

  • 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

Islamic Microfinance Involvement regional economic development 15:00 – 15:30

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

15:30 16:00
Speaker: Andrew McCusker
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V EDUCATION IN MICROFINANCE - A KEY FOR EMPOWERMENT AND SOCIAL INCLUSION

The economics of Education Lending

  • Strong growt 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

Andrew McCusker, Head of Education Finance, Opportunity International, UK

16:00 - 16:30
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Afternoon Networking Break

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

16:30 - 17:15
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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
17:15 - 17:20
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CHAIRMAN'S SUMMARY & CLOSING REMARKS
08:30 - 09:00
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REGISTRATION & MORNING COFFEE
09:00
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WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
09:00 - 09:40
Speaker: TBA
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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.
09:30 - 10:30
Speaker: Rusudan Kharabadze, Andrea Stranska
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VI IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON MICROFINANCE - TODAY AND TOMORROW

How can new software platforms redesign loan lending?  09:30 – 10:00

Rasudan Kharabadze, Business Development Manager for Caucasus and Africa, ASPEKT- Business Analysis and Global Solutions, Georgia

Improve technology of money lending:  the new hybrid platform (exibition)  10:00 – 10:30

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

10:30 - 11:00
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NETWORKING BREAK

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

11:00 - 12:30
Speaker: Kawien Ziedses
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THE SOCIAL EFFECTIVENESS OF MICROFINANCE BASED ON 'BIG DATA' AND LONGITUDINAL DATA

 

 

13:30 - 14:00
Speaker: TBA
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MICROFINANCE SOLUTION FOR IMPLEMENTING ROBUST TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FOR BETTER AUTOMATION, SECURITY AND REPORTING
12:00 -13:00
Speaker: Sachin S Vankalas, Gaurav Thapa
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VII WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: THE NEXT BIG LEAP IN MICROFINANCE?

How microfinance providers are digitizing their operations: options and requirements?

Sachin S Vankalas, Head of operation & Sustainability, LuxFlax

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

13:00-14:00
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STRATEGIC NETWORKING LUNCH

Great opportunity to interact with market leaders in relaxing environment

14:00 - 14:30
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

Mehmet S. Yurtcicek, Senior Consultant & Manager BA Fin Consultancy, Turkey

Open-floor discussion 2

Key future prospects under EIB umbrella?

EU Funding for microfinance and social entrepreneurship: the EaSI Programme 14:30 – 15:15

  • 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

Maximilian Kern, Investment Manager, European Investment Fund

Oksana Pak, Deputy Head for Turkey, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

 

 

15:15 - 15:20
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CHAIRMAN'S SUMMARY & CLOSING REMARKS
16:00 - 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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