9th Annual Central Asian and Caucasus Microfinance forum

9th Annual Central Asian and Caucasus Microfinance forum

3-4 October 2019

Tbilisi, Georgia

Summary

For the 9th consecutive year, Uniglobal team is committed to continue with the tradition of bringing on board a network of experts and senior level speakers to share experiences and perspectives on current and future trends, ongoing changes in regulation and challenges in Microfinance.

Event will gather together development organizations, banks, specialized microfinance institutions, foundations, and responsible investment managers. The participants will discuss transparency, regulations, transformation of Microfinance industry, social reporting standards, investment, risk and asset management, and innovation from a different angle (senior top level speakers that will bring lessons learned in order to suggest and discuss applicable solutions).

Day1

  • Investment outlook for 2019 in Caucasus and Central Asia
  • Microfinance impact on sustainable development of entrepreneurship
  • Local currency risks: successfully managing currency exposure your portfolio
  • How to attract investors: what investors are looking for
  • Exploring the opportunities of private investments
  • SESSION ON NEW REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS AND CHALLENGES IN REGIONS:
  • Islamic Microfinance development: challenges and initiatives
  • Financial education: ways to improve financial literacy

Day2

  • Lifecycle of technology driven financial institution
  • Alternative Financing: enhancing financial inclusion
  • MFI digital transformation: knowledge management strategies and trainings
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Operating in a digital world
  • Client focus: IT solutions to enhance customer service
  • Performance management and data protection: new approaches to measure social performance of MFIs
  • Green economy: microfinance and poverty
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Success factors of Agro finance.

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Speakers

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Elvina Garayeva

Investment Manager for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Incofin, Belgium

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Farida Abdulhafizova

Regional Manager of Central Asia, the Caucasus and Russia
MicroFinanza Rating Kyrgyz Republic

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Urmat Imankulov

Principal
Frontera Capital Group Limited, United Arab Emirates

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TBA


National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic

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Davit Utiashvili

The Head of Division of Financial Risks and Macro prudential policy
National Bank of Georgia

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Zinaida Vasilenko

Former Sr. Investment Officer
ResponsAbility Investments AG, France

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Armenuhi Mkrtchyan

Head of Consumer Protection and Financial Education
Central Bank of Armenia

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Cassandra Colbert

Regional Manager for Central Asia
International Finance Corporation, Kyrgyz Republic

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Debbie Watkins

Managing Director, APMEA
Fern Software, Singapore

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Aida Karabaeva

Head of Public Relations Department
National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic

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TBA


Crowd Credit, Japan

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Alisher Akbaraliev

Director
AMFI, Kyrgyz Republic

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Anja Deinzer

Regional Director Caucasus, Iran& Ukraine
Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation, Tajikistan

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Tamar Basilashvili

Investment Officer
Triple Jump, Georgia

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Basit Arshad

Senior Investment Officer
BlueOrchard, Georgia

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Besik Shengelia

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Georgian Microfinance Association

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Elizabeth Davitashvili

Principal Banker
EBRD, Georgia

Partners/Sponsors

Testimonials

“Good networking opportunity, sharing experience”
IFC, Kyrgyz Republic

“We found the Uniglobal conference beneficial and interesting, especially in this challenging times.”
Triple Jump, Georgia

“The event in Bishkek was a really good one – well organized, right audience, interesting topics. We are going definitely to support it in the future.”
Software Group, Bulgaria

Who Should Attend?

  • Microfinance Institutions/Organizations
  • Microfinance Associations
  • Banks (Development Banks, Banks with MF Department)
  • Investment Companies
  • Solution providers

Why Should Experts Attend Our Event?

  • To gather industry professionals to network and share experience in front of each other
  • To network with the most experienced people from microfinance industry
  • Examine financial programs and share ideas on microfinance programs that can be profitable business opportunities, as well as a tool for poverty reduction
  • Analyze the attractiveness of microfinance from  the investments point of view, creating an investment that has an impact
  • Take a look at new tools to resist different types of market risks
  • To have a look at evolution of microfinance industry, transforming from micro to traditional finance

Where and When?


Holiday Inn Hotel

1, 26 May Square, 0171
Tbilisi, Georgia

3-4 October 2019

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