Innovation and Investment in Microfinance - Europe

Venue: London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: May 24, 2011
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Has the Indian Microfinance crisis rattled you?

Over the last 6 months, the Indian Microfinance conference has rattled the industry as a whole. If you are worried,you are not alone. Investors are unsure what investment strategy to commit to in 2011 and MFIs are keen torevolutionise the current regulatory architecture and tackle the local currency risk.

But worrying is not going to help. Now is the time instead to learn how to strengthen regulation, deal effectivelywith negative press, transform your investment portfolio and address the challenge of local currency funding.

We have already confirmed a number of key speakers for the event keen to share their ideas and equip you with thetools you need to feel confident in your Microfinance strategy moving forwards:

Andre Laude, Chief Investment Officer, IFC
Ivo Tcarev, President, National Cooperative Union of Credit Cooperatives
Jhale Hajiyeva, Executive Director, Azerbaijan Microfinance Association
Marcel Hipszman, President, INAISE (International Association for Social Investors)
Abdullaev Shuhrat, Deputy Director, Association of Microfinance Organizations of Tajikistan
Zhanna Zhakupova, Executive Director, Asian Credit Fund
Bernd Balkenhol, Director Social Finance, ILO
Burcu Guvenek Araslı, Senior Development Finance Expert, Kelebek Sokak
Loucine Hayes, Regional Housing Finance Manager, Habitat for Humanity International- Europe & Central Asia
Dorine Putman-Devilee, Manager, Institutional Relations, ASN Bank
Expert speakers will guide you in the following areas:

1.Identifying the broader implications of the recent Indian crisis on the Microfinance Industry
2.Highlighting the new investment models and products that investors will commit to in 2011
3.Spotlight on regulation: Addressing credit bureaus, hedging and deposit licenses
4.Tackling over indebtedness through clear regulation and new technology
5.Examining the social impact of SME lending on the bottom of the pyramid

For more information please take a look at the meeting agenda at

When registering please quote the booking code: ALLCONF for an extra 10% discount off the conference registration fee