The afternoon break-out sessions give attendees the opportunity to learn about more specific topics on microfinance. Sessions are one hour long and will give you a chance to hear from industry experts in a smaller group setting. There will be three different break-out sessions, each lasting one hour long. You will have the opportunity to choose from two of the three break-out sessions to attend in the afternoon. All sessions will be interactive with plenty of time for Q&A from the audience.
Innovation in Microfinance Models – Panelists will discuss cutting-edge developments in microfinance models with an emphasis on how these models are providing additional means for access to capital among the world’s poorest populations. Organizations represented in this panel include: Project Concern International, International Rescue Committee, and Erase Poverty. Click here to learn more about the panelists and the organizations they represent. The following individuals will participate in the “Innovation in Microfinance Models” panel discussion:
Technology in Microfinance – Panelists explore technological advances within the field of microfinance – from underwriting software for microfinance institutions to providing access to communication for microfinance borrowers. Organizations represented in this panel include: ACCION Texas, Inc., The Grameen Foundation, and Kiva. Click here to learn more about the panelists and the organizations they represent. The following individuals will participate in the “Technology in Microfinance” panel discussion:
Microfinance Transparency – Join Chuck Waterfield as he provides an introduction to Microfinance Transparency, an organization whose mission it is to be the venue for the microfinance industry to publicly demonstrate its commitment to pricing transparency, integrity, and poverty alleviation. Click here to learn more Chuck Waterfield and the work of Microfinance Transparency.