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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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June
29
2015
Dakar, Senegal
5 day(s)

The African Microfinance Week (= Semaine Africaine de la Microfinance in french = SAM) is an annual conference open to all microfinance practitioners, related sectors and actors of inclusive finance. The conference is dedicated to bringing together these key players to discuss the future of microfinance, the financing of microfinance institutions and partnerships between regional and continental networks. The SAM is the annual meeting for microfinance professionals in Africa. The SAM's main ambition is to become the major African event for and organised by microfinance professionals. The event is designed to provide a platform to exchange and reflect on the industry, a forum to actively promote and accelerate financial inclusion and economic growth on the continent.


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July
06
2015
Miami, FL
4 day(s)

This event aims to bring together staff of microfinance institutions, policymakers, investors, academics and development partners to exchange ideas for promoting the development of the Caribbean microfinance sector.


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July
13
2015
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
4 day(s)

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development will gather high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well as all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector entities. The Conference will result in an intergovernmentally negotiated and agreed outcome, which should constitute an important contribution to and support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.


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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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July
23
2015
Santiago, Chile
1 day(s)

The Logistics & Supply Chain Conference, organized by the Seminarium International will take place on July 23rd 2015 in Santiago, Chile. The conference will cover areas like how consumer markets in Latin America are growing exponentially attracting companies around the world.


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July
29
2015
Quito, Ecuador
2 day(s)

Frequency Latin America has been in the last 18 years, the voice of the mobile industry in Latin America. The portal news portal covering topics related value-added services, mobile content, mobile entertainment applications and industries in the region. Over the years, FREQUENCY has promoted discussions and analysis, all players in the mobile ecosystem. Accompanying the development and significant growth experienced by the industry for the past 15 years, frequency remains a solid, reliable and trustworthy creation, enjoying a strong brand image and positioning in the industry of mobile telephony in Latin America.


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August
26
2015
Singapore
2 day(s)

The 3rd annual Global Payment Summit (GPS) in Singapore is a leading forum where key thought leaders, experts and practitioners in the payment and transaction arena meet and discuss the innovation agenda. The Summit includes two days of presentations and dialogue on key issues, and networking with senior level professionals, delivered through a non-commercial agenda.


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September
01
2015
Miami, FL
1 day(s)

This inaugural conference will focus on how the latest technological developments have changed and revolutionized the Latin American banking industry. Learn how to effectively incorporate the mobile channel to improve customer relationships, strategies for monetizing mobile banking applications, marketing mobile banking ; also specific solutions for the banking sector will be discussed. The conference will showcase and discuss the opportunities of digital, especially mobile channels, and how are transforming banking from financial institutions to providers of digital solutions.


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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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September
11
2015
Africa
99 day(s)

We bring together change makers and tech experts on a 7-day road trip across the continent, to turn business ideas into real projects. Our goal is to empower highly talented young Africans to develop innovative solutions and make a tangible impact in their communities together with other entrepreneurs from all over the world. Along the journey, the Ampioneers conceive and launch startups and contribute to creating a community of entrepreneurial talent in Africa. The Ampioneers come from a breath of backgrounds and nationalities. They combine African ingenuity with international experience and global mindset. Ampion Venture Bus Africa – embark on the road to success!


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September
21
2015
Medellin, Colombia
2 day(s)

The FINPYME Forum aims to improve access to finance for SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing a dynamic space for dialogue and exchange of the latest knowledge, global expertise and best practices in financial innovation that can help financial intermediaries throughout the region to improve risk management capacities and customer service in order to expand their SME portfolios.


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September
21
2015
Honiara, Solomon Islands
5 day(s)

The Pacific Microfinance Week is an initiative of the Microfinance Pasifika Network and comprises of a series of events including workshops, field visits, seminars, and a formal conference, providing the region’s most comprehensive platform for Pacific financial sector stakeholders to share knowledge, network and engage in technical exchanges to further the effective, efficient and sustainable delivery of financial services within the unique constraints of the region.


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October
06
2015
San Francisco, CA
4 day(s)

SOCAP15 is the world's leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. Held in San Francisco, October 6-9, SOCAP15 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes.


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October
06
2015
Washington DC
3 day(s)

Now in its 9th year, the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit is designed to increase the impact, scale, and sustainability of youth economic opportunity programming. On October 6-8, 2015, the Summit will convene 460+ leading stakeholders from 70 countries to exchange knowledge that results in changed practices and improved performance. Summit participants represent multiple perspectives across sectors that include economic growth, education, food security and health.


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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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October
27
2015
Manila, Philippines
3 day(s)

This three-day milestone event will gather stakeholders and provide a catalyst for debate, best practice, knowledge exchange, and partnerships among practitioners, policy-makers, and other stakeholders seeking to achieve significantly greater financial inclusion in the Asia-Pacific region. Participants will have an opportunity to explore cutting-edge technology and product innovations presented by industry experts and discuss their impact on inclusion efforts. They will share knowledge with fellow advocates and practitioners and find best practice solutions to the challenges they have experienced in their programs. Participants will also discuss the potential for microfinance to be the catalyst for driving entrepreneurship and SME creation in underprivileged communities.


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November
03
2015
Casablanca, Morocco
3 day(s)

The conference will feature panel discussions on key topics addressing an interdisciplinary audience. Additional working group sessions will deal in depth with different subtopics. Interactive sessions of approximately 90 minutes will be a key part of the conference, facilitating dialogue in small groups on emerging issues. Keynote speeches will look at the latest international, national and local insights.


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November
03
2015
Istanbul, Turkey
3 day(s)

This conference aims to facilitate debate on payment issues and offers sessions on a range of topics, including the changing landscape of payments; “partnerships, interoperability and competition” in the payments sector; strategies for customer adoption and retention; ways of creating a future without cash; regulatory issues, frameworks and movements affecting mobile financial services; and “digitisation.” Additionally, the event will include an exhibition, where approximately 40 stands will showcase products of developers and software and security companies. In addition, a “Payments Dragon’s Den” platform will offer start-up organisations an opportunity to present their products. The conference will also include a “leader’s summit,” an award ceremony and a reception.


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November
03
2015
Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 day(s)

The SRI Conference - on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing serves thought leaders, investors, and investment professionals in the ESG, Shareowner Advocacy, and Impact Investing space. Together, we are catalyzing the shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable economy. Now in our 26th year, The SRI Conference continues to offer a robust agenda covering innovative financial products, emerging topics, and compelling industry issues as well as its legendary networking opportunities.


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November
04
2015
Manila, Philippines
3 day(s)

Through engagement of culture, technology, design thinking, community empowerment and collaboration, developing world educators are innovating around the severe resource constraints that have hindered past educational efforts. Representing much more than just MOOCs, these models are disrupting educational traditions and providing effective opportunities for people and markets where they work. Themed Disruptive Education Models From the Developing World, this conference will challenge business educators to use the inspiration and ideas these models provide to find better ways to deliver business concepts to students and differentiate themselves in their own markets.


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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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November
25
2015
Port Louis, Mauritius
2 day(s)

Africa is fast becoming an economic hub and an investment destination for indigenous and foreign investors. The transformation is regardless of the tradition of skepticism generated by a spate of negative reporting on Africa. Amongst the momentum boosters for this rapid economic transition is the continued growth of local pension funds as well as a trail of existing investment opportunities that attract both local and external investors. Africa Investment Funds and Asset Management (AIFAM Forum) is becoming a house-hold name that brings together a delegation of government representative, asset managers, pension fund trustees, pension fund administrators, investment consultants, private equity specialists, insurance companies and many more to talk about issues around boosting investment in Africa.


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January
19
2016
Jakarta, Indonesia
3 day(s)

This conference is meant to bring together professionals in all aspects of the mobile money sector — including policy makers, technical experts and private companies — so that they may share their insights, opinions and strategies. The scheduled topics include “why cash is still king”, cultivating behavioural change to move from cash to mobile money, and the current landscape of financial inclusion in Indonesia.


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January
19
2016
Jakarta, Indonesia
3 day(s)

The Payment Security & Authentication Asia conference has been designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the Asian payments security landscape. Leading experts from across the ecosystem will address innovation in fraud combating, biometric authentication and customer communication.


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