14th ANNUAL GLOBAL MICROFINANCE FORUM

15-16 March 2018

Munich, Germany

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DAY 1

1. INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE 2018
  • What do investors expect from MFIs today?
  • A practical experience in managing local currency risks from a fund management perspective. ACTIAM
  • Financing Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Increased access to financing through cooperation with Credit Guarantee Funds
Q&A SESSION:
Investment opportunities and challenges in:
  • Africa
  • Central Asia and Caucasus
  • CEE
  • South-Eastern Asia
  • LATAM
2. EFFECTIVE PROMOTION OF MICROFINANCE SERVICES IN THE LOW INCOME MARKET
  • Leveraging technology to improve efficiency and enhance the client experience
  • “Data driven” information technology tools for efficient ranking and evaluation
  • How cloud-based microfinance system helps microfinance institutions run their business more efficiently
  • Enabling vulnerable segments of the population to access insurance services
  • Microleasing: opportunities and constraints
  • Impact finance and sharing economy
  • Can an investment case be made for micropensions?
INTERACTIVE SPOTLIGHT SESSION ON MFIs and INVESTORS
Increasing interaction and providing pre-pared questions for MFIs and Investors.
MFIs: understanding investment criteria, geographical focus, development objectives, social responsibility, timelines, procedural frameworks and other questions.
Investors: regulatory environments, social responsibility, performance of MFIs at different levels, corporate governance.
3. EXPANDING FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN THE DIGITAL ERA
  • Technology-driven Financial Inclusion
  • Obstacles tocFinancial Inclusion
  • Digital microfinance: opening new horizons
  • Digitizing a Microfinance Institution. A Mexican MFI dealing with technological and staff obstacles during the digitizing plan
  • P2P Lending on Blockchain
  • Development finance online education: Sustainable education
PANEL DISCUSSION
People, Technology and Finance as the key drivers of successful microfinance development:  
  • How to leverage human capital to take advantage of new technologies and access financing
  • What is required from MFI leaders to meet the current challenges
4. ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF INVESTMENTS
  • The experience of Green Microfinance in Pakistan: An Emerging Market
  • How to use crowdfunding in creating an effective piece of development finance
  • Prospects of investing into “Women in Business”
PANEL DISCUSSION
Creating value and protecting the client. Microfinance as impact investment
  • Importance of making microfinance services client oriented
  • Effective collection vs. client protection against over-indebtedness
  • Is microfinance always seen as an impact investment?
  • Tools to make impact investing sustainable and measure its performance
  • Combining positive social impact with high returns: how is it possible?
  • Implications for impact investors

Speakers

Bernie Morgan

Trustee

RBS Social and Community Capital, UK

Geert Peetermans

Chief Investment Officer

Incofin, Belgium

Els Boerhof

Partner

Goodwell Investments B.V., Netherlands

Per-Erik Eriksson

Head of Inclusive Finance

European Investment Fund, Luxembourg

Sinisa Vukic

Senior Portfolio Manager

Actiam Impact Investing, Netherlands

Roy Budjhawan

Head ING Microfinance

ING Bank, Netherlands

Floor van Oppen

Fund Manager of the Infrastructure Development Fund

FMO, the Netherlands

Veronique Su

Director Central, East and Southern Africa

Swisscontact, Kenya

Jurgen Hammer

SPTF – Social Performance Task Force, France

Social Performance Task Force (SPTF), France

Director Risk and Social Performance

Foundation Grameen Credit Agricole, France

Alfonso Vega A., CFA

Associate Director, Financial Institutions, SME and Blended Finance

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), UK

Stefan Martiniak

CEO

First MicroFinance Company, Kyrgyzstan

Cristina Alvarez

Microfinance Investment Manager

Babyloan, France

Cameron Goldie-Scot

CEO

Musoni System, UK

Carmen Colla

Principal Sector Economist, Sector Policy Unit Financial Sector Development

KfW Development Bank, Germany

Dirk de Vlaam

Senior Investor relations and business development officer

Triple Jump, the Netherlands

Mahmut Sahin

Deputy Division Manager

Kredi Garanti Fonu, Turkey

Eamon Scullin

Founder & CEO

Fern Software, UK

Carole Maman

Chief Investment Officer

BIO, Belgium

Sophorth Khuon

CEO

Morakot PTE, Singapore

Julian Oehrlein

Co-founder & COO

Oradian Ltd., Croatia

Nilly Chingaté Castaño

Programme Manager

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany

Vincenzo Trani

Founder & Chairman

Mikro Kapital S.à r.l., Luxembourg

Galina Bakhmetyeva

CEO

Brainysoft, Russia

Nayab Jan

Head of Business Development & External Relations

Community Support Concern, Pakistan

Arturo Liguori

Member of the Board

Galileo Network S.p.A., Italy

Sponsors

Where and When?

15 – 16 March 2018

Maritim Hotel München
Goethestraße 7
Munich, Germany

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