Event Date/Time: Jan 25, 2010 End Date/Time: Jan 27, 2010
Early Registration Date: Nov 15, 2009
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Two-thirds of the world’s population and perhaps the widest range of approaches to providing financial services to the rural and the un-banked sector can be found in Asia. Yet for investors and microfinance leaders seeking social and commercial returns on investments, there are still wide ranging opportunities to be found if the right risk structures and tightly controlled distribution channels are developed.

Join the leading minds in Asian microfinance for a senior level conference bringing together central banks & policy makers, commercial banks & asset managers, private and institutional investors, multilateral investors, foundations & family offices to shape the future of the microfinance market in this region. In addition to the latest case studies, opportunities and project results, you’ll be developing hundreds of international and regional contacts to drive better return on investment and to improve the impact of your portfolio strategy.

Every session delivers unmissable information to drive your microfinance strategy:
Examine regulation and policy across Asia to find out how it will affect microfinance growth
Find out about accessing capital markets from Grameen Foundation, CARD and other microfinance leaders
Analyse the latest results & opportunities in Cambodia, India, China, Bangladesh, Vietnam and across the Asia region
Identify effective strategies for promoting microfinance to high net worth individuals
Learn how key foundations, institutional investors and development banks are planning to invest in Asia
Find out how private equity, debt and equity funds are targeting microfinance across the region
Evaluate optimal exit strategies for investments in Asian microfinance
Don’t Miss: Two interactive workshops: Book for both to learn the latest on driving transparency in microfinance portfolio AND to learn how to develop offerings that attract the leading investors
Don’t miss your opportunity meet face to face with the leaders of Asian microfinance including:
Jimenez Eduardo, Microfinance Consultant, Central Bank of the Philippines
Saleem Ullah, Director Development Finance Support Department, State Bank of Pakistan
Chou Vannak, Deputy Director, Financial Industry Department - Specialist Microfinance Sector, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia
Dr. Bruce Tolentino, Director of Economic Reform and Development Programs/ Chief Economist, Asia Foundation
Blaine Stephens, COO & Director of Analysis, MIX Market
Wang Jun, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank EAP Region
Du Xiaoshan, Deputy Director, RDI China
Asad Mahmood, Managing Director Social Responsible Investments, Deutsche Bank
Deepak Khanna, Expert Microfinance Asia, IFC
Hout Ieng Tong, Chairman, Cambodia Microfinance Network
Nadeem Hussain, President, Tameer Bank
Vikram Akula, Founder & President, SKS India
Prashant Thakker, Global Business Head – Microfinance, Standard Chartered Bank
Jurgen Rigterink, CIO, FMO
Sarah Hashwani, Chairperson, Hashoo Foundation
William Smith, Programme Director Thailand & Vietnam, Ford Foundation
Roshaneh Zafar, CEO, Kashf Foundation
Vineet Rai, Director, Aavishkaar Goodwell
A.K.M Aminur Rashid, Director (Operations), ASA
Haje Schütte, Vice President, Division Chief for Financial™ and Private Sector Development, Asia, KfW Development Bank
Hiti Singh, Investment Manager & Microfinance Specialist, CDC Group
Roland Dominicé, Executive Director, Symbiotics SA
Scott Budde, Managing Director, TIAA-CREF
Awaiting final confirmation from Alterfin and New Silk Route Partners


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