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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.

United Nations Office, Nairobi, Kenya
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 to Friday, June 26, 2020

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (Kenya) will host the Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) – Africa 2020, organized by IFAD in collaboration with the African Union and the World Bank Group.

The three-day forum will focus on opportunities and challenges in the African remittance market, and the impact these flows can have on the sustainable development of migrants’ communities of origin.

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.

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.

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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:

Maputo, Mozambique
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 to Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Mondato Summit Africa offers a venue for industry leaders to learn from experts and peers in an intimate setting. Mondato lends its expertise with specialized content and adroit facilitation to encourage substantive conversations and collaborative problem solving. The intensity and interactivity of the proceedings foster the formation of natural, foundational relationships between participants.

Lisbon, Portugal
Thursday, March 12, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020

Microfinance is constantly facing significant changes: microfinance products are being developed and modified by microfinance institutions (MFIs); more and more financial institutions, banks, fintech and other organizations, such as credit unions, guarantee funds and mobile operators are getting involved in microfinance; national authorities are developing and tightening up regulations in order to facilitate and speed up further financial sector development.

Steigenberger Aldau Beach Hotel in Hurghada, Egypt
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 to Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Over the years, the microfinance industry in the Arab region has experienced significant developments aiming to contribute to poverty alleviation, achieve broad-based economic development and improve access to finance which ultimately advance financial inclusion and help in achieving several goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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