MicroFinancial Services World

Venue: Movenpick Hotel

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: May 10, 2010 End Date/Time: May 12, 2010
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The event will see three days of organized social networking hospitality in central Amsterdam. The theme for the summit is “Opportunities & innovation in microfinance for practitioners & socially responsible investors”. MicroFinancial Services World is the culmination of your feedback. Careful consultation with microfinance professionals across the globe, and expert guidance from conference chairman Xavier Reille of CGAP has captured the most urgent issues that need addressing now.

Benefits of Attending

For investors in microfinance

• Understand how IFI’s and institutional investors are partnering to share risk on future investments;
• Uncover the latest initiatives to deploy investment capital to complement philanthropy in solving financial inclusion at scale;
• Spot future investment ready institutions by hearing from latest seed-funded MFIs by international financial institutions;
• Assess new partnerships and new models in microfinance and the underlying technology to build capacity and fuel growth

For microfinance practitioners

• Improve consumer protection processes by learning from institutions overcoming crises in over indebtedness;
• Build knowledge of developing financial products designed to meet the evolving needs of the poor in health, housing and education;
• Explore the mobile money opportunity for the unbanked and how it translates across differing geographies, cultures and regulatory environments;
• Benchmark with MFI practitioners who are backing small and medium sized enterprises and learn from those who are growing apace with the SME’s they are supporting.