16- 20
SAM: Semaine africaine de la microfinance

Monday, October 16, 2023 to Friday, October 20, 2023

The next edition will take place in Lomé (Togo) from October 16-20, 2023.
Take part in the largest inclusive finance event in Africa!
The SAM is a biennial 5-day event dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa.

What is SAM?
SAM is the African Microfinance Week, known by the French acronym for « Semaine africaine de la microfinance », a major event dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years in a different African country. The main ambition of SAM is to provide a unified African platform for exchange on the inclusive finance issues facing the African continent by bringing together all the professionals of the sector: investors, MFIs, researchers, banks, networks, innovators and governments among others.


SAM is structured in 5 days, each dedicated to various events as follows:
-a SAM conference: over 2 days on a specific inclusive finance topic with worldwide speakers and experts in the sector;
-an Investors’ Fair: a full day for creating partnerships between MFIs and investors. Investors have the opportunity to set up 20-minute speed-dating sessions with the MFIs that fit their investment needs;
-an Innovators’ Village: around 30 exhibitors come to present their innovative products or services to the participants of the SAM;
-training sessions and workshops : over 20 popular training sessions and workshops in the microfinance sector take place throughout the week on several topics: agricultural finance, digital finance, microinsurance, social performance… The training sessions and workshops are organized with our partners;
-a Gala Dinner with all SAM participants;
-a VIP Dinner with high-ranking officials and/or politicians, on invitation only;
-or an event at the request of a sponsor.