THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CREDIT UNION CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL MICROFINANCE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (ICMF)

Venue: Kapuas Palace Hotel

Location: Pontianak, Kalimantan, Indonesia

Event Date/Time: May 16, 2011 End Date/Time: May 19, 2011
Registration Date: Apr 28, 2011
Early Registration Date: Feb 01, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 01, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Apr 14, 2011
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Description

The first international credit union conference on social microfinance and community development (ICMF)—an initiative of the Kalimantan Credit Unions Coordinating Agency (BKCU Kalimantan) and Gunadarma University (UG), is dedicated to developing and promoting research in various issues relating to credit unions microfinance, and community development for sustainable and equitable economic development.

• Workshop

During the first international credit union conference on social microfinance and community development, the Kalimantan Credit Union Coordinating Agency (BKCU Kalimantan) and Gunadarma University (UG) introduces four workshops:

 Information and Communication Technology for Credit Unions, Cooperatives, and Micro and Small Scale Enterprises. This workshop is organized by Gunadarma University (UG) and Ministry of Information and Communication of the Republic of Indonesia;

 Financial Management and Regulation for Credit Unions, Cooperatives, and Micro and Small-scaled Enterprises. This workshop is organized by Ministry of Cooperatives and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises of the Republic of Indonesia;

 Asset and Investment Management. This workshop is organized by the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX); and

 Human Resource Management. This workshop is organized by Gunadarma University (UG) and Kalimantan Credit Union Coordinating Agency (BKCU Kalimantan).

IMPORTANT DATES
o Online Registration: February 1, 2011
o Full Submission: March 1, 2011
o Author Notification: March 21, 2011
o Accepted Full paper: April 1, 2011
o Camera ready paper: April 14, 2011
o Final Conference Fee Payment:April 28, 2011

The organizing committee encourages an international scientific audience in the field of consumer studies to submit full paper in English. Submission deadline is 1st of March, 2011.

We welcome submissions on all mentioned topics regarding micro finance and community development. Submitted papers will be subject of a double-blind peer review process by at least two experts. All accepted papers will appear in conference proceedings. Selected papers will be published on.

Moreover, a selection of papers will be published in a Special Issue of the accredited Jurnal Ekonomi Bisnis in December 2011.Candidate papers will be identified during the review process.

Submitting a paper please comply with the submission guidelines.

TRACKS
The conference will cover a broad range of research topics in the fields Micro finance and community development, fundamental and application in broad senses. The topics are, but not limited to:
o Credit unions & cooperatives management
o Credit unions & cooperatives policy regulations
o Micro finance institutions
o Asset and financial management for microfinance institutions
o Management Information Management for credit unions and cooperatives
o Welfare economics and community development
o Local autonomy policy and regional development
o Community/rural bank

Venue

Jalan Gajahmada 889
Pontianak
Kalimantan
Indonesia
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