Manila Hosts Summit on Asia Pacific Financial Inclusion

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Philippines is hosting the inaugural Asia-Pacific Financial Inclusion Summit from Oct. 27-29 to augment financial inclusion in the Asia Pacific region. It is being held at the Makati Shangri-La in Manila.

Organised by the Citi Foundation, the Foundation for Development Cooperation and the Financial Times, the summit has partners in the “Banking With The Poor” network and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), reports Manila Bulletin. 

Around 500 delegates representing government agencies, financial services firms, microfinance institutions, non-profit organisations, technology providers are attending the event.

“By combining the region’s leading financial education and microfinance forums, we are bringing various stakeholders from the inclusive finance ecosystem together on a common platform to drive interactive discussion and promote synergy of initiatives. We are confident that this integration and exchange of views, knowledge, and best practices will contribute to progressing the financial inclusion agenda in the region,” said Regina Seow, Asia Pacific Head of Corporate Citizenship, Citi.

 

Source: International Business Times (link opens in a new window)

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