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  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea - 3 Days
    Tuesday
    August 29
    2017

    Financial Inclusion Innovation Summit 2017

    Financial Inclusion Innovation Summit (FIIS), previously known as the Pacific Microfinance Week (PMW), is a three-day event that will include a formal conference, workshops, field visits, seminars, and roundtables, providing the region’s most comprehensive platform on Financial Inclusion for the Pacific’s financial sector stakeholders. Hosted by the Bank of Papua New Guinea, this event will bring together up to 200 participants from across the region and beyond to discuss and debate pertinent issues impacting financial inclusion in the region.

    In 2017 the event is marking its 10th Anniversary as the major multi-sector gathering of financial inclusion stakeholders in the Pacific and is recognised as a landmark event, over many years covering relevant topics, issues, innovations and world-leading case studies in Financial Inclusion. It attracts participants ranging from financial sector regulators, microfinance practitioners, advocates, academic institutions, donor agencies, international financial institutions, NGOs, domestic government agencies and others.

    At FIIS 2017, delegates will access innovations, 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.. It attracts participants ranging from financial sector regulators, microfinance practitioners, advocates, academic institutions, donor agencies, international financial institutions, NGOs, domestic government agencies and others.

    At FIIS 2017, delegates will access innovations, 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.

    Wealth Creation as a key enabler of prosperity in the region will be a major topic, and important dialogue on long term and sustainable wealth creation across the region will be facilitated. Other topics which will be discussed and debated at FIIS 2017 will include:

    The FIIS 2017 will be hosted by the Bank of Papua New Guinea and be held at the Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby from 29-31 August. This event will bring together up to 200 participants from across the region and beyond to discuss and debate pertinent issues impacting financial inclusion in the region.

    An overview of financial inclusion in the Pacific region including the latest statistics and updates on significant financial inclusion initiatives.
    •Industry reform and market responses – how can access to finance for SMEs be accelerated?

    •Showcases of new innovative products, services, delivery channels and programs of financial services providers.

    •Enabling microenterprise – what are the supply and demand side influences on microenterprise development in the Pacific?

    •Customer centricity – Moving beyond access to design products and services which truly meet the needs of customers.

     

    A draft program will be available soon!

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  • Washington, D.C. - 3 Days
    Wednesday
    September 27
    2017

    Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

    The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit is a global convening that brings together 500+ leading stakeholders from 55 countries to connect, exchange, and collaborate. Now in its 11th year, the Summit is the largest convening of its kind in North America for the youth economic opportunities community.

    The 2017 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit theme will explore what the future of work holds for young people in developing contexts and for professionals working to expand youth economic opportunities globally in a changing world of work.

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  • Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    October 24
    2017

    Making Finance Work for Women Summit

    Women’s World Banking is excited to host its biennial Making Finance Work For Women Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on October 24th and 25th, 2017. The Summit will convene 300 participants in a variety of innovative sessions addressing the most important issues in women’s financial inclusion. Attendees and participants will include leaders from the financial services, consumer products, and technology industries, investors, philanthropists and government, along with Women’s World Banking’s global footprint of 49 member institutions from 32 countries. This marks Women’s World Banking’s third summit, with past gatherings in Berlin, Germany and Amman, Jordan. We hope you will join us in Dar es Salaam!

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  • Toronto, ON - 2 Days
    Thursday
    November 9
    2017

    Social Finance Forum 2017

    Where profit meets purpose

    Canada’s leading impact investing conference is back.

    Don’t miss your chance to save $250 with early bird pricing for Social Finance Forum 2017. Now in its 10th year, the Forum will have its most ambitious program ever, with internationally recognized speakers, expert opinions, venture pitch sessions and workshops highlighting the latest products and ideas in impact investing.

    As Canada’s impact investing market continues to grow at a record pace, the Forum will highlight how Canadian investors can reach out to create sustainable development both at home and overseas.

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