Forum

28- 29
Mar

Kigali, Rwanda

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 to Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Microfinance is considered as a tool to alleviate poverty in Africa, as it contributes a big percentage on access to finance for many African lives. This is the only way to reach low income people and those who live in rural area. A digital approach will serve to reduce cost and will provide an effective […]

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16- 17
Mar

Prague, Czech Republic

Thursday, March 16, 2023 to Friday, March 17, 2023

The current post-pandemic economic environment has significantly changed  the microfinance sector: MFIs’ operations, portfolio, and liquidity, as well as ways of cooperation and information exchange with the other microfinance stakeholders. Many financial markets see the changing value of the local currencies, prices for goods and services, and costs of hedging, and decreasing opportunities of attracting the new investments. In addition, a slowdown […]

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14- 16
Feb

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC); Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 to Thursday, February 16, 2023

One billion women are not actively engaged with formal financial services. ¾ of those women have no access at all. In some countries, it will take over 100 years before we see gender equality in access if we don’t intervene. Over 300 leaders in financial services, investor, philanthropy, policy and technology communities will come together […]

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08- 09
Dec

Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya

Thursday, December 8, 2022 to Friday, December 9, 2022

The 5th East African Banking & Microfinance Forum hosted by Trade and Development Bank (TDB), in collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB) will take place from 8-9 December 2022 at Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya as well as on-line. This two-day hybrid in-person and virtual forum will seek to discuss how the region, the continent and the global […]

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01
Dec

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

December 1, 2021 | 2:00pm EST (1:00pm CST, 4:00pm ART/BRT) | Zoom Join this event and learn How to Do Business with Corporate Procurement at the World Bank Group, what it purchases, and what it is doing to increase participation of women-owned businesses in the procurement processes and across the supply chain. The event will also […]

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05
May

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Please RSVP Now for the Global Digital Development Forum on May 5th, 2021, co-organized by USAID, Chemonics, Digital Impact Alliance, IntraHealth International, IREX, TechChange, and Save the Children. GDDF 2021 will be different from other ICT4D conferences and other online events. We are committed to community-driven sessions that explore digital development challenges and opportunities with four […]

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04
Mar

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Venue: Online (only registered participants) 04 March 2021; Time: 09.30 am till 12.30 pm IST (GMT+5.30 hrs.) The Regional Policy Forum on ‘Development support to promote agribusiness clusters,  organized by Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) , will be addressed by experts from the International […]

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19- 20
Jan

Online

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 to Wednesday, January 20, 2021

A global platform set up by ACCESS to support the drive for universal and comprehensive financial inclusion in India through policy dialogue, knowledge dissemination and influencing policy making process. The Inclusive Finance India platform contributes to creation of an enabling ecosystem for effective and efficient access to financial services at the last mile. Convened annually, […]

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05
Nov

Thursday, November 5, 2020

This year marks the start of the Decade of Action to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Despite immense challenges in 2020, we cannot lose sight of these long-term global goals. That’s why this year’s Inclusive Business Forum will focus on concrete actions that create and accelerate inclusive and sustainable business initiatives with developing markets – as […]

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29
Oct

Online

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The European Microfinance Day was launched in 2015 as a tool to highlight the impact of the microfinance sector in Europe from a social and an economic perspective. The main objectives of the European Microfinance Day are: To raise awareness among European citizens on the existence of microfinance and on its value to fight unemployment […]

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26- 28
Oct

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 […]

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17- 18
Sep

Nairobi Kenya

Thursday, September 17, 2020 to Friday, September 18, 2020

According to expert reports, agriculture sector in Africa is the least productive in the world. Small-scale and subsistence farmers, pastoralists, and fishermen produce most of the food consumed in this region, yet they continue to face a number of challenges. Lack of capital for investment contributes significantly to the lowering of small scale farmers’ productivity […]

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12- 13
Mar

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 […]

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18- 20
Feb

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 to Thursday, February 20, 2020

AlHuda CIBE is pleased to announce the Second International Interest-Free Banking and Takaful Forum with two post event workshops on Operational, Technical and Shariah Aspects of Interest-Free Banking & Finance on 19 February and Operational Aspects of Interest-Free Banking and Takaful on 20 February. The conference and workshops will focus on operational, technical and Shariah aspects of Islamic banking, finance and Takaful as financial stability […]

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27- 28
Nov

Amsterdam Netherlands

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 to Thursday, November 28, 2019

Globally, some of the largest and fastest growing SME financiers may not have started as banks. From tech companies, logistics firms, commodities traders, and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods distributors, financial institutions are facing increasing competition from the real sector in financing small businesses. The real sector firms enjoy a competitive advantage in the form of large […]

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06- 07
Nov

Manila Philippines

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 to Thursday, November 7, 2019

There are 1.7 billion people who are outside of the formal banking and financial system, more than half of which are in Asia and the Pacific. They struggle with high fees and risky systems to undertake even simple financial transactions. In order to improve the lives of poorest and most vulnerable, it is crucial to […]

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05- 07
Nov

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka Hotel Bangladesh

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to Thursday, November 7, 2019

The 2019 edition of the Impact Insurance Forum will focus on the topic “Insurance for women: Opportunities for insurers”. Globally, the socioeconomic status of women and their power to make decisions and influence household spending is increasing. Women now tend to earn more and to have better control of their assets, which significantly impact their ability […]

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22- 23
Oct

Singapore

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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.  Additionally, new players like […]

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17- 18
Sep

Nairobi Kenya

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Africa Agri-Finance Forum aims to bring all the interrelated parties together for discussions that will refocus agriculture finance in alignment with the continent’s requirement.  A myriad of factors like policies; risks and costs associated with rural area access; fluctuating prices & markets; unpredictable weather patterns; lack of expertise of financial institutions in managing agricultural loan portfolios, etc. are […]

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11- 13
Sep

Kigali Rwanda

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to Friday, September 13, 2019

Hosted by the National Bank of Rwanda (NBR) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the 2019 GPF aims to showcase the experience of Rwanda and highlight how the use of technology will bring progress in financial inclusion of the most vulnerable groups, especially women and youth. Since the adoption of the Denarau Action Plan […]

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04- 05
Sep

Tokyo Japan

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 to Thursday, September 5, 2019

The 2019 Asia Pacific Financial Inclusion Forum will be hosted by FDC, the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and Banking with the Poor (BWTP). Additional support for the Forum is provided by the Inclusive Growth and Development Caucus whose members represent several prominent industry stakeholders including ADBI, Bank Mandiri, Bloomberg, EY, Lanka […]

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25- 27
Jul

Nairobi Kenya

Thursday, July 25, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019

Over the course of this three-day international forum—organized in partnership with MSC (MicroSave Consulting) and ADA— the event participants 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? Target Audience: The gathering will bring together financial service providers, regulators, investors, and […]

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07
May

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Poor and vulnerable people in emerging markets and developing countries are affected most by natural disasters. They suffer disproportionately due to their higher vulnerability and exposure and lower ability to cope and recover. In 2019, our Consultative Forums will explore how insurance providers, policymakers, insurance regulators and supervisors can collaborate to reduce the protection gap […]

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02- 04
May

Tashkent Uzbekistan

Thursday, May 2, 2019 to Saturday, May 4, 2019

The region has significant potential for Islamic banking and finance industry in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is rather untapped. Islamic banking and its products are likely to be most popular in the CIS countries comprising the highest concentration of Muslims. The aim of this forum is to explore the untapped market of CIS countries […]

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06
Feb

Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

This event aims to explore and discuss innovative financial inclusion strategies that can create clear pathways to financial and economic solutions. More than 18 countries will be participating in this event. The theme of the forum is to explore the untapped potential of the interest-free finance market of Africa and to adopt the latest trends, address […]

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26- 28
Nov

Gaborone Botswana

Monday, November 26, 2018 to Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Radix Legal & Consulting Limited (RLC) and Kelobang Godisang Attorneys (KGA) in partnership with The Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA) of Botswana are delighted to offer the opportunity to explore first-hand, the business opportunities available in Botswana by attending an investment forum in Botswana’s capital city Gaborone to be held on 26 November to 28 […]

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25- 26
Nov

United Arab Emirates

Sunday, November 25, 2018 to Monday, November 26, 2018

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics (AlHuda CIBE) has planned to conduct “8th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum” with a two-day post-event training workshop on “Islamic Microfinance –Operations, Practices and Outreach” on 27 -28 November 2018. Global Islamic Microfinance Forum (GIMF) is an annual apex gathering of Islamic Microfinance, Rural Finance, funder/ donor agencies, multilateral […]

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07- 09
Nov

Gauteng South Africa

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 to Friday, November 9, 2018

The Africa Investment Forum is where project sponsors, borrowers, lenders and investors will come together to accelerate Africa’s investment opportunities. The Africa Investment Forum, the African Development Bank, and its partners will accelerate private sector investments in Africa through a combination of: Pipeline Development: Pooling the collective efforts of development institutions to augment project pipelines, […]

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06
Nov

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

This Forum provides an interactive and open environment for discussing lessons learned and exchanging experiences on forefront issues confronting practitioners working in inclusive insurance. The Forum is a pre-conference session that is part of the 14th International Microinsurance Conference, which is hosted by the Microinsurance Technical Advisory Group of Zambia (TAG) and the Munich Re Foundation in […]

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30- 31
Oct

Singapore

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Growth in the Asia Pacific (APAC) microfinance sector has been rampant and sharp differences emerge across the region. In 2017, the average global growth rate for the micro, small, medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) was 10-15 percent. And, the Asia Pacific region had the highest growth expectancy by 25-30 percent, albeit the quite diverse socio-economic contexts, market […]

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16- 17
Oct

Vienna Austria

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 to Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Climate business is the economic growth story of today—and tomorrow. As of 2018, 189 countries have submitted plans to shift their economies and infrastructure to reduce carbon and increase their resilience to climate change. The two-day client-focused event will offer innovators in climate-smart business, investing, and policymaking an indispensable opportunity for new business development, networking, […]

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02
Oct

Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The 9th Annual Responsible Finance Forum: Investing in Responsible Finance and Innovation for Africa’s Digital Economies (RFF Africa 2018) will focus on Africa’s evolving digital landscape. The Forum will bring together investors, industry, policymakers, practitioners and innovators to assess critical challenges facing Africa today as well as its potential to accelerate investments in responsible digital financial services. Participants will engage with […]

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25- 26
Sep

Nairobi Kenya

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 to Wednesday, September 26, 2018

According to expert reports, agriculture sector in Africa is the least productive in the world.   Small-scale and subsistence farmers, pastoralists, and fishermen produce most of the food consumed in this region, yet they continue to face a number of challenges.  Lack of capital for investment contributes significantly to the lowering of small scale farmers’ productivity […]

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06- 07
Sep

Thursday, September 6, 2018 to Friday, September 7, 2018

For the 8th consecutive year, Uniglobal is committed to continue with the tradition of bringing on board a unique network of experts and senior level speakers who will share their experiences and perspectives on current and future trends and challenges in microfinance despite the difficult economic climate and ongoing changes in regulation. The event will equip development […]

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08- 10
May

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to Thursday, May 10, 2018

Since its inception over ten years ago, the Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) has served as a platform to raise awareness, facilitate dialogue and promote collaboration on the contribution of migrant remittances to development. By bringing together Member States, international organizations, private sector and civil society, the Forum allows stakeholders to showcase […]

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16- 18
Dec

New Delhi India

Saturday, December 16, 2017 to Monday, December 18, 2017

​The 69th Executive Committee meeting of Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) and International Forum ‘Role of Rural and Agricultural Finance to achieve Sustainable Development Goals will be held in New Delhi, India, from 16 December to 18 December 2017. The primary objective of this international forum is to realize the organic relationships between the Sustainable Development Goals […]

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01- 03
Nov

Berlin Germany

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Friday, November 3, 2017

This year’s conference will explore issues around “Digitization of SME Finance”. The action-packed 3-day event will include interactive sessions, study tours to high-performing institutions, fintech demos, a B2B marketplace and networking opportunities.

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12- 13
Sep

London United Kingdom

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The 2017 forum aims to connect key stakeholders in the agriculture finance and climate finance space. This strategic event will convene leading financiers, investors, policy makers, climate funds and donors, as well as a wide range of key innovative actors from the public and private sectors, and provide them with an opportunity to understand how they may collaborate […]

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15- 16
Jun

New York United States

Thursday, June 15, 2017 to Friday, June 16, 2017

The Forum brings together key decision makers from the public and private sectors as well as civil society who work in the field of migration and remittances. During the two-day event, more than 300 participants will gather to share lessons learned and best practices on innovative business models, to stimulate long-lasting partnerships, and to raise awareness […]

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23- 25
May

Bangkok Thailand

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 to Thursday, May 25, 2017

The SEEP Network, in collaboration with Forum Partners, is hosting an international convening on women’s economic empowerment, focusing on bringing down the systemic barriers standing in the way of scalable and sustainable change. The Forum will bring together leading stakeholders in the field of women’s economic empowerment to facilitate dialogue, build global learning connections, and promote […]

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16- 17
Mar

Prague Czech Republic

Thursday, March 16, 2017 to Friday, March 17, 2017

At present, microfinance is facing significant changes: new products are being developed and launched by MFIs; more and more traditional financial institutions, such as banks and credit unions are getting involved in microfinance; national authorities are developing and tightening up regulations in order to facilitate and speed up further financial sector development. Uniglobal’s two-day forum […]

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27
Feb
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01
Mar

Cairo Egypt

Monday, February 27, 2017 to Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Microfinance Forum, taking place from 27 February to 1 March in Cairo, Egypt, will gather heads of microfinance, executive directors, regulators, SME professionals and government officials from the microfinance industry to address their challenges in growing profitability of the sector and becoming an integral part of Egypt’s economic development. The program will equip microfinance lenders with […]

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11- 14
Jul

Phnom Penh Cambodia

Monday, July 11, 2016 to Thursday, July 14, 2016

The inaugural Mekong Financial Inclusion Forum is a major new industry initiative to explore and discuss the differences, similarities and opportunities for achieving financial inclusion within this unique region. The 1st Mekong Financial Inclusion Forum is an initiative of the Banking with the Poor Network (BWTP) and organized by the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC) […]

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22- 25
Mar

Congo (Kinshasa)

Sunday, March 22, 2015 to Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chaque année, l’AgriBusiness Forum se concentre sur un thème central abordant les défis et les opportunités du secteur agro-alimentaire en Afrique. L L’édition 2015 tenue à Kinshasa (RD Congo) du 22 au 25 mars a retenu le thème: « Vers une Croissance Inclusive: une nouvelle vision pour la transformation agricole en Afrique ». Combinaison unique de […]

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09- 11
Mar

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Monday, March 9, 2015 to Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Forum will take place in Abu Dhabi from 9 to 11 March. This year, GFIA 2015 aims to be the world’s largest showcase of sustainable agriculture solutions and disseminating how game-changing technologies can change the way the world grows food.  Professionals who work across the entire value chains and across different commodities are invited. […]

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16- 19
Oct

Kenya

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 to Friday, October 19, 2007

Africa Value Chain Financing – was the 3rd AFRACA AgriBank Forum for Sub-Sahara Africa. It was organized and sponsored by AFRACA and FAO in partnership with AFC and DrumNet and it took place in Kenya from the 16th to the 19th of October 2007. The main objective of the Forum was “to enhance awareness on […]

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