SEEP Network and Omidyar Network to host ?Microfinance Investor Roundtable? to discuss the poten

Thursday, September 28, 2006

The SEEP Network will host its annual conference this year October 23-27 in Washington D.C. This year?s conference, ?Investing in the Majority?, will draw attention to innovative practices and current issues in microfinance. The event is an opportunity for microfinance and microenterprise development practitioners to exchange knowledge and experiences. According to the SEEP Network, last year?s conference drew over 1,100 participants from over 101 countries.

Alongside the conference, SEEP and partner Omidyar Network will host a two-day Microfinance Investor Roundtable. The aim is to determine the future of commercial investment in microfinance. The roundtable seeks to bring investors and stakeholders in the microfinance industry together to discuss sector growth through traditional capital markets. Topics to be discussed include how to ?establish investor best practices for optimizing the allocation of capital to microfinance institutions? as well as addressing aspects of the sector such as ?secondary markets for microfinance investment mergers and acquisitions, and foreign exchange in microfinance investments?. The Microfinance Investor Roundtable will take place in Washington D.C. October 24-25, 2006.

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Source: MicroCapital (link opens in a new window)