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  • Virtual - 3 Days
    November 17

    European Microfinance Week 2021

    The past 15 months have been very challenging, and during this time e-MFP has engaged with its members and friends and adapted its activities accordingly to best mitigate the effects this pandemic brings to the sector and the vulnerable people it serves.

    One of its flagship activities is European Microfinance Week, held annually in November. In order to ensure an international conference with the participation of stakeholders from all around the world, e-MFP has decided to organise European Microfinance Week 2021 virtually, November 17 to 19, building on the excellent experience from the 2020 edition.

    European Microfinance Week is the major annual event of the microfinance industry, hosting high-level and in-depth discussions by all sectors of the European microfinance community (banks and financial institutions, government agencies, NGOs, consulting firms, researchers, and universities) working in developing countries. It is organized by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and supported by the Luxembourg Government.

    Coronavirus, Webinar
  • Virtual - -27 Days
    November 22

    Future of Healthcare Week Asia

    Building sustainable systems for all
    November 22nd – 25th 2021 | Online and in-person

    What does a post-pandemic healthcare system look like? Concerted action against covid-19 has brought together decades of cumulative scientific progress, with profound effects on the pandemic and the future of medicine. This November, join our second Future of Healthcare Week Asia where 3,000+ healthcare leaders will explore how to navigate the opportunities and challenges around innovation, accessibility, efficiency, sustainability and the inevitable acceleration of digital healthcare that the pandemic has catalysed.Over the course of four days, policymakers, healthcare providers, academics and scientists will come together with representatives from industry, patient associations, charities and the finance sector to examine the covid-19 aftermath and how to solve the vulnerabilities it has highlighted.Future of Healthcare Week Asia: the covid-19 aftermath

    Discussions will address pressing issues including:

    • Accessibility and value-based care
    • Digital innovation and the hospital of the future
    • Big Tech’s chomping at the byte: digitise or be left behind
    • The personalisation and consumerisation of healthcare
    • Vaccine rollout and population immunity enablers and barriers
    • Comorbidities and a more holistic approach to multiple illnesses
    • The post-covid cancer surge
    • Mental health: the gaps, the way forward in the workplace and beyond
    • Innovating drug discovery and clinical trials
    • Cell and gene therapies

    If the best way to predict the future is to create it, how can we work together to foster innovation? Can we use the crisis to drive patient-centric, sustainable and accessible digital health solutions that empower patients to take ownership of their health? Will covid-19 adaptations in our healthcare systems, such as the removal of some regulatory hurdles, persist into the future? Can the public, private and civil sectors across health and technology come together to create a unified system? How can we move from illness-focused “sickcare” to a more holistic prevention mindset? Can Asia lead the way in defining the digital strategy for the future across the healthcare ecosystem?

    Who should attend?

    • Business leaders and executives (managers, directors, c-suite) from all industries
    • High-level government representatives including ministers, policymakers, chief health officers, advisors, senior advisors, senior directors
    • Chief executives, chief administrative officers, chief health officers from hospitals/clinics
    • Impact investors / responsible investors
    • Patient groups, advocacy groups
    • Professors of oncology and senior directors from health-care research institutes
    • Senior representatives from health-care regulatory bodies
    • Senior representatives from healthcare and cancer societies

    Find out more about the 2020 event audience here.

    Coronavirus, Webinar
  • Virtual - 5 Days
    December 6

    World Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific: Investing in a Blue Economy

    The regionally-focused World Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific agenda will provide the platform for nuanced conversation and tailored discussion to catalyse the blue economy.

    The summit will convene 100 speakers and 2000 participants virtually over five days. Dedicated tracks on shipping, marine renewable energy, plastics, aquaculture, and fishing will provide insight focused on the Asia-Pacific. Plenary sessions will centre on pressing concerns for the ocean and cities and seek solutions for climate change mitigation and the dangerous decline of biodiversity in the region.

    A full track dedicated to finance will bring together executives from across the investment community.  Speakers will share their experience of innovative blue-finance mechanisms to maximise the direction of mainstream finance towards the sustainable blue economy.

    Their aim is to identify how innovation and collaboration within the region are affecting change and seek to reframe the Asia-Pacific’s relationship with the ocean, generating momentum to map the steps to increased economic prosperity and ocean restoration.

  • Melbourne Connect (The University of Melbourne) and Storey Hall (RMIT) - 2 Days
    December 6

    Ethical Enterprise Conference 2021

    Ethical Enterprise 2021 is a 2-day hybrid conference that builds the capacity of social enterprises, ethical businesses and purpose-driven organisations to create the impact and change needed for a more sustainable future.

    In a world where governments are slow to act, they must look to the role of ethical business to address climate change, human rights, racial justice and build healthier, more progressive societies.

    With inspiring international and local speakers, innovators and leaders in ethical enterprise, the Ethical Enterprise Conference provides a rare opportunity for attendees to build collaborative relationships, learn practical skills and share powerful information, ideas and tools.

    Learn from experts on financial sustainability, building new revenue streams, change management, commercial mentality, social procurement, transformational leadership and social innovation in an interactive and engaging space.

    The Future is NOW. Get in early to secure your discounted early bird tickets and let’s empower their collective strength and build a new way forward together!

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