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Upcoming Events

Bangkok, Thailand
Monday, October 26, 2020 to Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Since its formation, the SME Finance Forum has been on top of all of the major trends in this field. We predicted the importance of partnership when all around us were emphasizing fintech-bank competition. We declared that competitiveness in financing now had to include additional non-financial support for improving SMEs themselves – a reversal of decades of advice, but now common wisdom.

Yangon, Myanmar
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 to Friday, June 5, 2020

This global forum will confront the most pressing financial inclusion question of the day:  How do we promote inclusion and trust in digital financial services while fostering innovation and growth?

The gathering will bring together financial service providers, fintechs, regulators, investors, and digital financial service experts for three days of trainings, panels, and interactive breakout discussions, capped off by a field visit to leading Myanmar institutions.

Charlemagne Building, European Commission, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, April 23, 2020

The fi-compass ‘Sixth annual EU conference on EAFRD financial instruments for agriculture and rural development in 2014-2020’, organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), will take place in Brussels on 23 April 2020.

Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Thursday, April 23, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020

The theme of Africa Trade and Investment Convention this year is "The Challenges and Opportunities of Financing Businesses in Africa."

The conference is focused on highlighting Africa’s investment opportunities while creating an opportunity for entrepreneurs, government delegations and business leaders to meet with investors. Over 50 speakers will provide detailed insight into the economic transformation that many parts of Africa are currently experiencing.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The European Commission – Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB) are pleased to invite you to participate to the ‘Sixth annual EU conference on EAFRD financial instruments for agriculture and rural development in 2014-2020’, that will take place on 23 April 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.

Abuja, Nigeria
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 to Thursday, April 23, 2020

The 12th Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference is leading the conversation in digital development to bring together hundreds of public, private and civil society organizations, eager to share practical insights on applying digital technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges.

Tracks and Format:

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Sunday, April 19, 2020 to Monday, April 20, 2020

1.7 billion adults in the world are unbanked. Among them, more than half are women. 

The rise of digital financial services is expected to advance women's financial inclusion. Yet, there is a persistent gender gap in account ownership. In Bangladesh, the gap is 29 percentage points, the highest in the world. How can we find simple solutions to the many challenges that impede women's financial inclusion? 

Thursday, April 16, 2020 to Sunday, April 19, 2020

Some of the biggest challenges microfinance institutions (MFIs) struggle to overcome today are high operating costs, scalability and low earnings. And it is widely understood that the provision of fintech innovations is expected to help MFIs reduce their costs, increase operational efficiency and remain competitive in the rapidly changing financial landscape. 

DU, United Arab Emirates
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 to Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Asia -Africa financial inclusion summit is a thought leadership event on financial inclusion. The two-day program will bring together practitioners and leading experts on financial inclusion.

The summit will cover the following themes:

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) is hosting a webinar on the impact of current health crisis on the African financial sector. The session will discuss in forward-looking terms how ongoing market turmoil and trade disruptions due to concerns about the impact of the coronavirus on the global economy will affect the African financial sector.