18TH ANNUAL GLOBAL MICROFINANCE FORUM

16-17 March 2023

IN-PERSON

Prague, Czech Republic

1:1 Meetings

Make the best of the event by conducting 1 to 1 meetings with senior prospects and peers.

Key Note Presentations

Get in-depth knowledge from industry experts about the latest challenges and innovations your market place is facing.

Panel Discussions

Enjoy fruitful and passionate exchanges between leading experts

Round Table Conversations

Interact and debate within a smaller group of key industry practitioners about a particular chosen topic from our moderator.

Summary

The current post-pandemic economic environment has significantly changed  the microfinance sector: MFIs’ operations, portfolio, and liquidity, as well as ways of cooperation and information exchange with the other microfinance stakeholders. Many financial markets see the changing value of the local currencies, prices for goods and services, and costs of hedging, and decreasing opportunities of attracting the new investments. In addition, a slowdown in the real economy makes the clients of MFIs even more vulnerable, hence it requires the respective transformation of existing systems, policies, and approaches.

Uniglobal’s 18th Annual Global Microfinance Forum will cover a range of topics that make this forum appealing to MFIs, investors, and other industry players from all over the world. It will bring on board a solid network of professionals and senior-level experts who will share their experiences and views on the current sector challenges and opportunities, as well as expectations and predictions about future trends in microfinance. During multiple sessions, the participants will discuss how MFIs adapt to and run in the new reality, current complications for microclients, the specificity of moratoriums on debt repayments, the rising importance of digital transformation and many other important topics.

Topics

DAY 1
  • Creating affordable and sustainable funding
  • The breakthrough of financial inclusion in the post-pandemic world
  • More on energy efficiency projects
  • Post-covid risk management
  • Looking through the lens of big data analytics
  • Applying ESG strategies to microfinance
  • Journey in rural and small urban microfinance Romania
DAY 1
DAY 2
  • People in the microfinance
  • Digitization opportunities
  • Disaster risk reduction in agriculture microfinance
  • Green inclusive finance
  • Scaling up agriculture microfinance
  • The rising role of client protection
  • Digitalization trends and technology
DAY 2

Speakers

Francis Malige

Francis Malige

Managing Director, Financial Institutions

EBRD

UK

Tom Kocsis

Tom Kocsis

Managing Director and COO of Funds

Yunus Social Business

Germany

Brian Kuwik

Brian Kuwik

SVP and Chief Regional Officer, Africa

Accion

USA

Philippe Guichandut

Philippe Guichandut

Head of Inclusive Finance Development

Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation

France

Stephanie Garcia Van Gool

Stephanie Garcia Van Gool

Stephanie Garcia Van Gool

BBVA Microfinance Foundation

Spain

Freek Kortekaas

Freek Kortekaas

Investment Solutions Manager

Triple Jump

the Netherlands

Jurgen (R) Hammer

Jurgen Hammer

Managing Director

SPTF Europe

SPTF Europe

Ashwin Mahabaleswara, CFA

Ashwin Mahabaleswara

Director, Head of Asia Private Debt Portfolio Manager, Private Equity

DWM Asset Management

USA

Bruno Cassola

Bruno Cassola

Manager, Public Affairs &Sustainability

ICCREA BANCA

Italy

Florian Ott

Florian Ott

Social Banking Development Manager

Erste Group Bank AG

Austria

Markus Aschendorf

Markus Aschendorf

Head of Division / Equity Investments and Funds / Europe / Asia / MENA

KfW Bankengruppe

Germany

Theo Brouwers

Theo Brouwers

Director Impact Investing

ACTIAM

The Netherlands

Jessica Schicks

Jessica Schicks

Senior Investment Officer, Financial Institutions

Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries – BIO

Belgium

Shahzad Iqbal

Shahzad Iqbal

Chief Financial Officer

Kashf Foundation

Pakistan

RALUCA STEFANIA ANDREICA1

Raluca Andreica

CEO

Patria Credit IFN SA

Romania

Johannes Buschmeier

Johannes Buschmeier

Managing Director/CEO

AFC

Germany

Video

Play Video

Photos

3rd Subprime Credit Forum

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • MFIS
  • INVESTORS
  • NGOS
  • MIVS
  • BANKS
  • FINTECH COMPANIES
  • PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS
  • CREDIT GUARANTEE FUNDS
  • SOFTWARE COMPANIES
  • SOLUTION PROVIDERS
  • CONSULTANCY COMPANIES

 

JOB TITLES:

  • Managing Director / Director
  • CEO, CFO
  • VP, Head of Business Development
  • Fund Manager
  • Head of Microfinance
  • Investment Officer / Manager / Specialist
  • Head of Social Responsibility Programs
  • Head Social Enterprises and Microfinance
  • Head / Director of Financial Institutions
  • Head of Microbanking – Microinsurance programs
  • Head / Manager of Impact Finance / Impact Assessment
  • Microfinance Technology Provider
  • Head of Investments
  • Director / Manager of Emerging Markets etc.

WHAT ATTENDEES SAY ABOUT OUR FINTECH EVENTS

“Benefited from all the sessions. Good exposure particularly on the new developments in microfinance” – Manager, Central Bank of Malaysia, Malaysia

“It was my pleasure. Congratulations for a very professionally run event and very informative. I would be happy to participate again” – General Manager, Alterfin, Belgium

“It was a great and very fruitful event for us where we had the opportunity to network and expose our brand.We are looking forward to attend the next edition!We would like to warmly thank you for the support and the great organization” – Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany

“I am pleased to have added value to the conference. There were interesting presentations, conversations and I had the opportunity to make some promising contacts. Thank you for organizing the conference and giving Swisscontact the opportunity to be part of it”. – Regional Director – Central, East and Southern Africa Program, Swisscontact, Kenya

“It has been a pleasure and I really hope to keep this nice cooperation in the future” – Founder & Chairman, Mikro Kapital, Luxembourg

“The overall experience is amazing” – CEO, Bosak Microfinance Bank Limited, Nigeria

“Thank you so much! I could not have asked for a more cooperative team than yours. I hope we continue our association in the future! It was a pleasure to speak to your audience” – Head of Business Development & External Relations, Community Support Concern, Pakistan

“Very interactive and interesting” – Manager, Doverie Finance, Bulgaria

Where and When?

16-17 March 2023

Prague, Czech Republic

Get the PDF Brochure

Register Now

and secure your place in time

18th Annual Global Microfinance Forum

16-17 March 2023
Prague, Czech Republic

Uniglobal Events, spol. s r. o. (as “Uniglobal”), Narodni str. 17, Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic (Company registration no: 24804576)
EU VAT registrations: Austria: ATU67000345 | Czech Republic: CZ24804576 | Germany: DE280822141 | Portugal: PT980641411 | The Netherlands: NL824281548B01
GDPR Policy

© Copyright 2003-2022 • All Rights Reserved.