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The NextBillion events calendar is a resource to learn about upcoming conferences, contests, and other important events.
March
02
2015
Barcelona, Spain
4 day(s)

The mobile communications revolution is driving the world’s major technology breakthroughs. From wearable devices to connected cars and homes, mobile technology is at the heart of worldwide innovation. As an industry, we are connecting billions of people to the transformative power of the Internet and mobilising every device we use in our daily lives.


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March
08
2015
Nairobi, Kenya
7 day(s)

Ashoka, the renowned global network of leading social entrepreneurs, HEC Paris, the leading French business school, and Hystra, have partnered to create an executive education program on INCLUSIVE BUSINESS AND VALUE CREATION: A WIN-WIN FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIETY. The next sessions will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, March 8-14, 2015 and in Calais, France, June 23-26, 2015. Download our brochure.


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March
09
2015
Worldwide
9 day(s)

Global Money Week (GMW) is a money awareness celebration. The goal is to teach children and youth about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and becoming an entrepreneur through fun and interactive activities. Every year, entire communities take action to create awareness, challenge out of date financial policies and give young people the tools and inspiration they need to shape their own future. GMW takes place annually, during the second week of March. The events are organized by schools, universities, government ministries, central banks, financial institutions, members of the civil society and youth worldwide. GMW is initiated and coordinated by Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI).


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March
09
2015
Online
26 day(s)

The topic of the online bootcamp is ‘marketing and distribution to the BoP’, as behavioural change and last mile distribution are key to setting up a successful business with low-income groups. The target group of the bootcamp is entrepreneurs who are working on innovative products in rapidly expanding sectors such as sustainable energy, food/agriculture and water/sanitation. The bootcamp is developed together with Inclusive Business experts and practitioners. You will get access to practical tools to develop your marketing and distribution strategy, and you will learn from successful IB ventures. You may even be selected for an introduction to investors from our network.


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March
10
2015
Hong Kong, China
2 day(s)

Next month, BSR’s HERproject team will organize a cross-sector gathering of experts to discuss financial inclusion in the supply chain. The first-ever Global HERfinance Convening, taking place March 10-11 in Hong Kong, will offer action-oriented discussions and interactive workshops targeted at stakeholders that may not typically attend financial-inclusion events.


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March
16
2015
Frankfurt, Germany
1 day(s)

Attendees will discuss the opportunities and challenges of implementing digital finance services in developing countries, such as the need for transparent and safe digital products tailor-made for low-income segments of the population living in remote areas. A primary goal of the session is to select which research lines could best guide this field.


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March
16
2015
Cairo, Egypt
1 day(s)

The vision of full youth participation and active engagement in the development of knowledge economies in MENA requires mobilization of resources across sectors, particularly the private sector. Management educators around the world have long championed the transformative potential of experiential learning for leadership development, and for ensuring alignment between the needs of employers and the capabilities of their graduates.


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March
17
2015
Lyon, France
3 day(s)

The 6th edition of Institutional and Technological Environment of Microfinance (ITEM 6) will focus on three major issues which are shaping the sector of microfinance: coaching, counting, and crowding. In addition to these topics, other microfinance related topics such as impact measures, social governance, innovation, and sustainable development will also be explored.The event will provide a forum for both researchers and practitioners to discuss and exchange on financial inclusion. It seeks quantitative, qualitative, and experience-based papers from industry and academia. Case studies and PhD research-in-progress are also welcome. It encourages reflections on the potential and use of technology in microfinance in developed and developing countries.


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March
23
2015
Miami, Florida, USA
4 day(s)

The 6th Latin America Microinsurance Summit is intended to bring together representatives of insurers, microfinance organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and reinsurers to discuss partnership models for accessing the Latin American market for microinsurance. Sessions will include examples and stories from AXA Seguros, Seguros Agromercantil, The Microinsurance Center, PASI, Aseguradora, Tajy Propiedad Cooperativa and others.


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March
26
2015
Kampala, Uganda
3 day(s)

The 7th annual Banking, Finance & Insurance Expo will be held in Kampala Uganda on the 26th - 28th March 2015 will once again bring a broad spectrum of financial service providers and customers to a consolidated platform to discuss and share insights on finance and insurance issues.


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March
30
2015
Geneva, Switzerland
2 day(s)

Ye! connects young entrepreneurs to funding opportunities via the Ye! pitching events and our global network. This way, we help young entrepreneurs that are ready to grow their business to find the capital to do so. If you are running a startup with high growth potential, Ye! can help you scale it up!


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March
31
2015
Apply Online
1 day(s)

The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally-led start-up social and environmental enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies. The independent SEED International Jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy.


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April
01
2015
Silicon Valley, CA
3 day(s)

The 12th Annual Global Technology Symposium, themed "Learn, Start, Lead" will be a remarkable event in Silicon Valley with engaging and interactive dialogue, break-through entrepreneurial pitch competitions and structured, yet fun, networking events. Participants will gain in-depth exposure to fresh ideas, deepen relations with global leaders and gather knowledge about best business practices.


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April
06
2015
6 day(s)

Application Deadline: January 16, 2015 The six-day Harvard Business School–Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance offers leaders from around the world an exceptional opportunity to connect with peers while engaging with some of the HBS faculty's foremost thinkers in business strategy and management. The HBS Executive Education learning model immerses the world’s most promising managers in a transformational experience that combines the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and tools with professional, intellectual, and personal development.


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April
06
2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 day(s)

The 10th Middle East Retail Banking Forum & Expo takes place on 6 - 7 April 2015 in an exciting new venue - the Ritz Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), UAE. In celebrating it's 10th anniversary, the event has expanded, offering more opportunities, to include a dedicated exhibition to run alongside the extremely successful conference. It is the one stop destination for any solution provider, vendor or consultant for high profile networking opportunities and a guaranteed platform to arrange one to one meetings with potential clients.


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April
06
2015
Boston, MA
6 day(s)

The six-day Harvard Business School–Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance offers leaders from around the world an exceptional opportunity to connect with peers while engaging with some of the HBS faculty's foremost thinkers in business strategy and management. The HBS Executive Education learning model immerses the world’s most promising managers in a transformational experience that combines the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and tools with professional, intellectual, and personal development.


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April
09
2015
New Dehli
2 day(s)

The 7th Edition of the Global Sankalp Summit. This year Sankalp Forum takes the next step in our capital city. Stakeholders across the world from various sectors including Social Entrepreneurs, Investors, Financial Institutions, Corporates, DFIs, Donors and the Government come together to focus on Innovation as a trigger for Inclusion and the role of the Government as one of the most important actors in mainstreaming equitable development.


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April
21
2015
Chicago, IL
2 day(s)

The Summit is an excellent forum to develop relationships, to gain insight into successful strategies across industry segments and to learn from leaders who are mainstreaming impact investing. A new model of value creation is emerging deploying capital in strategies that leverage the inherent link between natural, social and financial capital.


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April
29
2015
Singapore
1 day(s)

TBLI conferences offer a wealth of opportunity for networking with like-minded investors and new business partners. We invite you to share your ideas, challenges and solutions and to learn about innovation and investment opportunities.


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April
30
2015
Santa Clara, CA
1 day(s)

On Thursday, April 30th at 6pm, Santa Clara University will host Magis, an evening celebrating the social enterprise movement and its leaders. Join us, as we honor extraordinary individuals - Charly and Lisa Kleissner of KL Felicitas Foundation and Matt Flannery of Kiva- whose work embodies singular compassion, broad vision, and systemic change through social enterprise. Located at Santa Clara University campus, the evening will feature a cocktail hour showcase of innovations for humanity by social entrepreneurs, student fellows, and Jesuit institutions across the world, a grand dinner, and a room full of people who want more impact and more meaningful lives.


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May
10
2015
Cambridge, Massachusetts
6 day(s)

Led by Harvard professors with years of experience in evaluating financial access initiatives, Rethinking Financial Inclusion combines an evidence-based approach to understanding the market for finance and client needs with theoretical insights on how to design financial products to meet those needs. The executive program convenes leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to provide a conceptual framework for policy and product design


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May
12
2015
New York City, NY
2 day(s)

The 2015 Shared Value Leadership Summit will gather the world's leading thinkers and doers of shared value to deliver the "how-to" of building a shared value strategy that truly showcases business at its best. Participants will share best practices and roll up their sleeves to generate new business solutions to social issues, reimagining the role of business in society and the nature of competitive advantage. This is shared value leadership.


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May
18
2015
London, England
2 day(s)

Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit is Europe’s most prominent meeting place to find out where business leaders and innovators are headed around their sustainability and CSR strategy – so you can be a leader too.


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May
19
2015
The Hague, Netherlands
2 day(s)

The Impact Capital Summit – Europe is for European institutional investors deploying capital across asset classes for return and impact. The one and a half day forum will inform and provide one-on-one meetings between institutional investors and successful impact fund managers in various asset classes including public equity, public debt, private equity, private debt, and direct investments.


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June
01
2015
Geneva, Switzerland
3 day(s)

Access to finance is a precondition for meeting basic human needs in health, education, housing, energy, water or transport. Above all it is often the single most important determinant for creating conditions of decent incomes and employment. Microfinance – and more broadly: financial inclusion –will therefore remain on the development agenda. While substantial progress has been made over the past years in our understanding of the behavior of household enterprises, institutional performance and markets, many open questions remain that are relevant for public policy in future.


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June
09
2015
Abu Dhabi, UAE
3 day(s)

2015 is a monumental year for the Child and Youth Finance Movement. Youth financial inclusion is priority on the G20 Agenda for 2015, economic inclusion will be a key goal in the post-2015 development agenda, and Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is a primary working topic for global multilaterals. Right from the start, key players have agreed that in 2015 a focus on economic citizenship for children and youth is a top priority. This is a crucial year for the efforts of Child & Youth Finance International in scaling up action and reaching the goal of 100 million children by the end of 2015.


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June
18
2015
Dublin, Ireland
2 day(s)

The general objective of the conference will be to discuss the cooperation potential between traditional financial institutions and the microfinance sector so that greater collaboration and cohesion is enhanced between both sectors in reaching out to the underserved.


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June
24
2015
Chicago, IL
2 day(s)

As a platform for the release of the Millennial Impact Report, MCON facilitated conversation around Millennials and how they engage as donors and supporters of nonprofits across all sectors. There is a need to support issues, rather than organizations. MCON will continue to use the Millennial Impact Report as inspiration for our conference topics, but it will also grow with the new movements in life and business, regardless of the driving force behind it. Which brings us to MCON 2015, this year’s two-day experience will explore the power of that influence in art, media, business and place.


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June
29
2015
Mexico City
3 day(s)

The Inter-American Development Bank invites you to attend the BASE III International Forum. Only once in 2015 you will have the opportunity to: Connect with more than 1,500 leading practitioners in the field of business for the base of the pyramid; find answers to the financial, social, and operational challenges your business model may be facing; have priority access to IDB's latest research on the base of the pyramid markets and demographics.


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July
16
2015
Burlington, VT
2 day(s)

The 2015 Summit's main objective will be to present and discuss real-life BoP business initiatives, implemented by entrepreneurs and corporate innovators, that are driving sustainable innovation from the bottom up. In partnership with the University of Vermont's new Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA Program, the Summit will seek to engage leading edge examples of bottom-up innovation from around the world, including those right here at home in the US.


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September
09
2015
Nairobi, Kenya
2 day(s)

This year the event focused on the nexus between small social and green enterprises and businesses, and how to strengthen collaboration between them, and policy makers in supportive environments. What are the innovative small, micro and medium sized enterprises (SMMEs) that drive the change to sustainable development? How can linkages between social and green enterprises and businesses be strengthened for greater innovation and impact? What barriers do they face and how can their growth in Africa be fostered?


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October
07
2015
Zurich, Switzerland
2 day(s)

The Global Impact ForumTM supports the creation of transformative solutions to the world's most pressing social challenges through partnerships and investment. The Global Impact Forum is a two-day partnering event with a uniquely forward-looking and outcomes-oriented design. The forum presents exceptional social entrepreneurs and impact leaders to an audience of potential partners. Connections are made using an efficient system that allows attendees to screen potential partners and pre-arrange one-to-one meetings. Carefully curated presentations, high-level speakers and an exciting mix of participants make attending the Global Impact Forum a powerful experience.


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October
11
2015
Ixtapa, Mexico
6 day(s)

Cordes Fellowships provide exceptional social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders engaged in poverty alleviation and economic justice enterprises the opportunity to participate as Delegates in the Opportunity Collaboration. The purpose of the Cordes Fellowship program is to (a) open doors, minds and networks for emerging social entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives, (b) enrich the Opportunity Collaboration with new, emerging leaders and (c) infuse the collaborative discussions with a diversity of perspectives.


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November
18
2015
Luxembourg
3 day(s)

This event will provide an opportunity for networking with European microfinance actors working in developing countries. With a quality program, specialist speakers, professional moderators, and focused participation, the conference promotes good practice and facilitates synergy amongst associates. Expert panels and interactive discussions will offer attendees the opportunity to learn more about the strategies of fellow European microfinance actors. Participants can also contribute to European responses to global microfinance challenges and share experience on common topics of interest. e-MFP Action groups also provide a focal point for a range of specialist interests.


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