MICROFINANCE EVENT: Global Symposium on Microfinance: Revolutionizing Microfinance: Insight, Innovation, Inclusion; May 22 – 23, 2017; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Asian Banking School Training for Practitioners; May 24 – 26, 2017

Event Name: Global Symposium on Microfinance: Revolutionizing Microfinance: Insight, Innovation, Inclusion

Dates: May 22 – May 23, 2017

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Summary of Event: This symposium will consist of discussions and presentations on scaling up through innovative channels, deploying digital credit, design thinking, using “big data,” and credit risk assessment and risk management [1]. Following the symposium, the Asian Banking School is offering a three-day training designed for mid-level staff of microfinance institutions called “Microfinance Training for Practitioners – Breaking Through Beyond Traditions” [2].

Conference Organizer: This event is organized by the World Bank, a member of the World Bank Group that provides loans, grants and advisory services to developing countries, and Bank Negara Malaysia, the country’s central bank.

Cost: There is no fee to attend the symposium. The fee for the training is USD 350 with a rate of USD 315 per person available when multiple attendees register from one organization.

Event Websites:

Global Symposium on Microfinance http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2017/05/22/revolutionizing-microfinance-insight-innovation-inclusion

Microfinance Training for Practitioners: Breaking Through Beyond Traditions https://www.asianbankingschool.com/our-programmes/public-programmes/alternative-finance/microfinance-training-for-practitioners-breaking-through-beyond-traditions

For additional information about the event, you may contact the organizers by phone at +603 2742 7822 or by email at gsm2017[at]worldbank.org or gsm2017[at]bnm.gov.my.

By James Packard

Sources and Additional Resources:

[1] Global Symposium on Microfinance – Draft Agenda (May 22 – May 23, 2017): http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/602581488992151651/22May2017-Malaysia-mfSymposium-Agenda-2.pdf

[2] Microfinance Training for Practitioners: “Breaking Through Beyond Traditions” (May 24 – May 26, 2017): https://www.asianbankingschool.com/our-programmes/public-programmes/alternative-finance/microfinance-training-for-practitioners-breaking-through-beyond-traditions

The World Bank

Central Bank of Malaysia

Asian Banking School

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