MICROFINANCE EVENT: ICT4D (Information and Communications Technology for Development); May 8 – 10, 2018; Lusaka, Zambia

Summary of Event: This event will address how technology can help meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Sessions will be themed around areas including Digital Financial Inclusion, Agriculture & Environment, and

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit; September 25 – 27, 2018; Washington, DC, USA

Summary of Event: This year’s summit is themed “Generation 2030: Learning & Earning in a Changing World of Work.” The agenda revolves around four tracks: Building a Foundation, Ready for the Global Workforce, Livelihoods Through Self-employment and Global Context Matters. Topics will include behavioral skills; work-based learning; “youth-led social

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Mondato Summit Africa; April 17 – 18, 2018; Johannesburg, South Africa

Summary of Event: The goal of the fifth iteration of this event is to help executives in the digital finance and commerce sectors share information and solve problems. Provisional agenda items include data analytics, case studies, reaching young people, measuring financial inclusion, cryptocurrencies, investment

MICROFINANCE EVENT: International Conference on Responsible Inclusive Finance; March 21 – 22, 2018; Kigali, Rwanda

Summary of Event: As related to delivering “responsible” financial services, this conference will cover client protection, enabling environments, client perspectives and digital payments, including serving the

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC); May 2 – 4, 2018; London, UK

Event Name: Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC)

Event Date: May 2 – May 4, 2018

Event Location: London, UK

Summary of Event: This sixth iteration of AFSIC will again focus on how to attract investment into Africa’s financial services

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Cracking the Nut Conference; June 12 – 13, 2018; Antigua, Guatemala

Event Name: Cracking the Nut Conference 2018

Event Date: June 12 – June 13, 2018

Event Location: Antigua, Guatemala

Summary of Event: This conference will focus on how technology can improve agricultural microfinance for poor people in rural areas. It includes a technology fair as well as sessions on the themes “Introducing Technologies

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Global Savings Group Conference; May 22 – 24, 2018; Kigali, Rwanda

Event Name: Global Savings Group Conference 2018

Event Date: May 22 – May 24, 2018

Event Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Summary of Event: This fourth iteration of this conference is themed “The Power of Savings Groups. Inclusion. Resilience. Empowerment.” Sessions will be based on the following tracks: (1) Systemic Approaches to Increase Scale, Sustainability, and Impact; (2) Access to Formal Financial Services; (3)

MICROFINANCE EVENT: 5th Sankalp Africa Summit; March 1 – 2, 2018; Nairobi, Kenya

Event Name: 5th Sankalp Africa Summit 2018

Event Date: March 1 – 2, 2018

Event Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Summary of Event: This conference focuses on harnessing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to create growth in Africa. Sample session topics include “Driving the Sustainable Development Agenda:

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Investing for Impact Conference; February 15, 2018; New York, USA

Event Name: Investing for Impact Conference 2018

Event Date: February 15, 2018

Event Location: New York, New York

Summary of Event: This conference will cover inequality worldwide and how investors can take advantage of related opportunities to invest in a socially responsible way. The speaker list includes Eric Usher, the head of the finance initiative of the UN Environment Programme; Evan W

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Mobile World Conference 2018; February 26 – March 1, 2018; Barcelona, Spain

Event Name: Mobile World Conference 2018

Event Date: February 26 – March 1, 2018

Event Location: Barcelona, Spain

Summary of Event: This conference brings industry leaders together to cover recent trends and developments in the telecommunications industry. About 100,000 people from 200 countries are expected to attend. Among the networking opportunities and presentations are: “Expanding Digital Services

MICROFINANCE EVENT: 2018 Customer Centricity Learning Event; February 19 – 22, 2018; Mamallapuram, India

Event Name: 2018 Customer Centricity Learning Event

Event Date: February 19 – 22, 2018

Application deadline: January 19, 2018

Event Location: Mamallapuram, India

Summary of Event: This event is intended to improve the ways financial services providers work with low-income customers. The conference includes training exercises and networking events designed to improve social

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: “Microinsurance Master” Program Offers 10 Weeks of Immersion, Coaching on Scaling Up Insurance Services for Poor People

A new program called Microinsurance Master is offering two weeks of training at Pioneer Microinsurance, a Philippines-based firm with 18 million customers, followed by eight weeks of remote coaching intended to help participants “focus on client-centric solutions that reduce the vulnerability of low-income people and

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Harvard Business School (HBS)-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance; March 25 – 30, 2018; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Event Name: Harvard Business School-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance

Event Date: March 25 – 30, 2018

Event Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Summary of Event: This event is intended to allow participants to improve their leadership skills and strategic thinking regarding topics such as “serving clients at the base of the pyramid,” and “your role and the role of your organization in

MICROFINANCE EVENT: 14th Annual Global Microfinance Forum; March 15-16, 2018; Munich, Germany

Event Name: 14th Annual Global Microfinance Forum

Event Date: March 15 – March 16, 2018

Event Location: Munich, Germany

Summary of Event: This conference will include sessions on microleasing, “green” microcredit, managing foreign exchange risk, crowdfunding, serving small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), technology, leveraging guarantees

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Africa Banking & Finance Conference; April 10 – 11, 2018; Lagos, Nigeria

Event Name: Africa Banking & Finance Conference

Event Date: April 10 – April 11, 2018

Event Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Summary of Event: This is the seventh iteration of this event, which will focus again on financial inclusion. In addition to a trade show, the conference will include sessions on insurance, savings, payments, capacity building, measuring success, regulation, agent banking, serving women and youth, and how banks can downscale

MICROFINANCE EVENT: $165k Ethical Finance Innovation Challenge and Awards Gala Dinner; November 15, 2017; Dubai, UAE

Event Name: Ethical Finance Innovation Challenge and Awards Gala Dinner

Event Date: November 15, 2017

Event Location: The Ritz Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, United Arab Emirates

Summary of Event: This is the fifth rendition of a group of awards given by Thomson Reuters, a media firm traded on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges, and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank,

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Second European Microfinance Summit – Future Challenges for Sustainable Development; January 25-26, 2018; Vienna, Austria

Event Name: Second European Microfinance Summit – Future Challenges for Sustainable Development

Event Date: January 25-26, 2018

Event Location: Vienna, Austria

Summary of Event: This event will compare and contrast microfinance in Eastern and Western Europe, focusing the inclusion of people in very rural areas, environmental impacts, technology and