Event Name: 9th Annual Penn Microfinance Conference
Event Date: March 28, 2015
Event Location: Jon M. Huntsman Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Summary of Event: This conference will focus on how the microfinance industry has adapted its product offerings and lending methods in the wake of increased government regulation and concern about over-indebtedness. The event will feature a keynote address by Dennis Ripley, the chief business development officer for Opportunity International, a US-based nonprofit providing microfinance services in 22 countries.
Event Location: Centro Congressi Stella Polare Conference Centre, Milan, Italy
Summary of Event: This event is intended to promote awareness of remittances sent by migrants to their home countries. Session topics will include trends in remittences sent from Europe, best practices in regulation, opportunities for financial inclusion, competition and transaction costs, new technologies, opportunities for public-private partnerships and strategies for developing public-private partnerships to further financial inclusion.
Event Location: Ovnhallen Porcelænshaven 20, Copenhagen Business School; Copenhagen, Denmark
Summary of Event: This conference will include panels on topics such as low-carbon investment strategies, how asset owners can address climate change, investing in sustainable agriculture and food production, and social impact strategies for banks.
Event Name: The Sixth Caribbean Microfinance Forum: Solutions for Inclusive Growth
Event Date: July 6-9, 2015
Event Location: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Miami Airport & Convention Centre; Miami, Florida, United States of America
Cost: The fee to attend the forum is USD 600. A reduced rate of USD 475 is available for attendees who register by April 1, 2015, and a discounted rate of USD 200 is available for one-day registration.
Event Name: Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Winter Meeting
Event Date: February 10, 2015
Event Location: Grand Hyatt New York at Grand Central Terminal, New York, New York, USA
Cost: There is no fee to attend the event, although participants may attend by invitation only.
Summary of Event: The attendees will discuss current world development challenges, such as how to sustainably connect small-farmers with markets, the implementation of long-term investment strategies to build resilient health services, how to decrease skills gaps in the marketplace and methods for protecting and managing water resources. Members will be encouraged to create collective action plans around specific development challenges. Continue reading →
Event Name: Services for the Poor: Lessons and Implications of the Latest Research on Credit
Event Date: February 27, 2015
Event Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC
Cost: The event is free of charge, however advance registration is necessary.
Summary of Event: This conference will present the findings from randomized evaluations that evaluate the impacts of microfinance in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Mongolia and Morocco. Attendees also will explore tools intended to increase the outreach and impact of financial services for low-income people. Continue reading →
Event Location: European Investment Bank (EIB) Headquarters, Luxembourg.
Cost: The event is free of charge, however the proceedings on March 11 are only open to task force members. The sessions on March 12 are open to all investors.
Summary of Event: Conference attendees will discuss topics such as managing social risks; the “Universal Standards for Social Performance Management”; and the fourth iteration of the social performance indicators (SPI4), which have been developed by France-based network Cerise (Comité d’Echanges de Réflexion et d’Information sur les Systèmes d’Epargne-crédit). Continue reading →
Cost: The cost to attend is EUR 890 (USD 1,051) for representatives of nonprofit, government and educational institutions. For all others, the cost is EUR 1,160 (USD 1,370).
Summary of Event: Conference attendees will discuss banking and finance including recent innovations in social, environmental and development finance. In addition, the 2015 Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards will be presented. Continue reading →
Cost: The cost to attend is NGN 100,000 (USD 553).
Summary of Event: Themed “The CBN Policy on Bancassurance in Nigeria,” this conference offers panel discussions and presentations on various topics related to the bank insurance model (also known as bancassurance), including as it is impacted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Continue reading →
Event Name: Mobile Money and Digital Payments Asia
Event Date: January 20 – January 22, 2015
Event Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Jakarta, Indonesia
Cost: The cost to attend is USD 2,399 with various discounts available, including a reduction of 20 percent for readers of MicroCapital available via the code ASIA15MIC. There is no fee for retail operators to attend.
Summary of Event: This conference will bring together payments professionals address interoperability, customer retention, regulatory issues and other topics related to Asia’s digital payments ecosystem. Continue reading →
Event Name: 5th Annual Africa Banking & Finance Conference
NEW DATES: May 19 – May 20, 2015
Event Location: Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Cost: The cost to register is USD 1200.
Summary of Event: Themed “Banking of the Future,” this conference offers presentations, panel discussions and business-to-business meetings on various topics relating to the African economic landscape, such as corporate trade finance, the emerging mortgage market, investment banking, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and different emerging issues in the region. Continue reading →
Summary of Event: This conference features keynote speakers representing various mobile operators, device manufacturers and vendors from around the world. Depending on the type of pass selected, attendees can partake in different panel discussions and exhibitions to discuss and explore trends in mobile technology. Continue reading →