14th ANNUAL GLOBAL MICROFINANCE FORUM

14th ANNUAL GLOBAL MICROFINANCE FORUM
15-16 March 2018
Munich, Germany

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Agenda

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

WORKSHOP:

Doing business in the emerging markets: Investment opportunities and challenges in:

  • Africa
  • Central Asia and Caucasus
  • CEE
  • South-Eastern Asia

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
  • P2P Lending on Blockchain
  • Enabling financials to know and control their portfolios with cloud technology
  • 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/Panelists

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Bernie Morgan

Trustee
RBS Social and Community Capital, UK

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Per-Erik Eriksson

Head of Inclusive Finance
European Investment Fund, Luxembourg

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Floor van Oppen

Fund Manager of the Infrastructure Development Fund
FMO, the Netherlands

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Paloma Pérez Castañares

Microinsurance Responsible, Department of Business Development
BBVA Microfinance Foundation, Spain

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Alfonso Vega A., CFA

Associate Director, Financial Institutions, SME and Blended Finance
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), UK

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Cameron Goldie-Scot

CEO
Musoni System, UK

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Mahmut Sahin

Deputy Division Manager
Kredi Garanti Fonu, Turkey

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Sophorth Khuon

CEO
Morakot PTE, Singapore

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Vincenzo Trani

Founder & Chairman
Mikro Kapital S.à r.l., Luxembourg

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Geert Peetermans

Chief Investment Officer
Incofin, Belgium

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Sinisa Vukic

Senior Portfolio Manager
Actiam Impact Investing, Netherlands

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Veronique Su

Director Central, East and Southern Africa
Swisscontact, Kenya

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Stefan Martiniak

CEO
First MicroFinance Company, Kyrgyzstan

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Carmen Colla

Principal Sector Economist, Sector Policy Unit Financial Sector Development
KfW Development Bank, Germany

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Eamon Scullin

Founder & CEO
Fern Software, UK

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Julian Oehrlein

COO
Oradian Ltd., Croatia

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Galina Bakhmetyeva

CEO
Brainysoft, Russia

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Arturo Liguori

Member of the Board
Galileo Network S.p.A., Italy

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Els Boerhof

Partner
Goodwell Investments B.V., Netherlands

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Roy Budjhawan

Head ING Microfinance
ING Bank, Netherlands

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Jurgen Hammer

SPTF – Social Performance Task Force, France
Social Performance Task Force (SPTF), France

Director Risk and Social Performance
Foundation Grameen Credit Agricole, France

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Cristina Alvarez

Microfinance Investment Manager
Babyloan, France

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Dirk de Vlaam

Senior Investor relations and business development officer
Triple Jump, the Netherlands

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Carole Maman

Chief Investment Officer
BIO, Belgium

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Nilly Chingaté Castaño

Project Coordinator
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany

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Nayab Jan

Head of Business Development & External Relations
Community Support Concern, Pakistan

Partners/Sponsors

Where and when

Maritim Hotel München
Goethestraße 7
Munich, Germany

15 – 16 March 2018

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TESTIMONIALS FROM THE FORUM 2017:

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

“Very good. The organizers are great! I liked the way the conference was managed. Different stakeholders and active participation of both speakers and audience”
Head of Impact Assessment, BBVA Microfinance Foundation, Spain

“Very helpful for MFI practices (meeting and learning from other MFIs and investors is helpful and very worthy)”
HR & Admin Director, Alalay sa Kaunlaran (ASKI), Inc., Philippines

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

Hospitality team

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Jana Malysheva

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Mariya Belozyorova

Senior Conference Producer

+420 226 220 462

mariya@uni-global.eu

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Pavel Isachkin