Articles by Niamh Watters
Taking the Pulse of the Global Inclusive Finance Industry: A Preview of European Microfinance Week 2019
European Microfinance Week 2019 is coming soon, and with hundreds of global financial inclusion experts, policy-makers and investors in attendance, the event offers a unique opportunity to take the pulse of the industry. In previewing the conference agenda, e-MFP's Niamh Watters explains how it reflects the topics that are driving discussion in global microfinance, and the key players, insights and innovations that are shaping its future. As a media partner, NextBillion will provide live coverage of the event, and we’ll be giving away a free ticket through our e-newsletter on Oct. 16.
European Microfinance Week (EMW), Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2017, and hosted by e-MFP, is one of the top events in the microfinance calendar and a unique meeting point for all professionals working in the inclusive finance sector worldwide. With an unparalleled program and prestigious speakers, the event is widely recognised for its high-quality sessions and excellent networking opportunities. Last year's event attracted close to 500 participants from 58 countries.
This year's European Microfinance Week concluded with a heated debate on the impact of fintech in microfinance: "Digital finance: Full inclusion or empty promise?" NextBillion live-streamed the discussion, and you can view the recorded video in this post.