Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), a self-regulatory organisation and industry association of the microfinance industry in India, is organizing Microfinance in Asia – A Mosaic, an international conclave on microfinance. The conclave, scheduled on April 25-26, 2017 in New Delhi will witness India hosting for the first time a bespoke event focused solely on Microfinance. The conclave will witness participation from over 10 countries including China, Russia, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia etc.
Over 400 participants are expected to attend the conference which will include the representatives from regional development banks, policy makers, microfinance companies, researchers, investors, banks, telecom companies, and technology providers among others. The emphasis will be on low cost, high value interventions for vulnerable households through innovation, whether through better banking processes, digital innovation or the more ubiquitous telco route.
The two-day long event has impressively lined up few confirmed speakers such as – Jayant Sinha- Honorable, Member of Parliament & Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Baijayant Panda – Honorable, Member of Parliament, Syed Nadeem Hussain-President & CEO, Tameer Microfinance Bank Ltd. Pakistan, Kiran Karnik – Chairman, Oxfam India, Rathin Roy – Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Steve Rasmussen-Head, C-GAP, Dr. Faisal Ahmed – Senior Economic Advisor, Bangladesh Bank and Najibullah Samim – Executive Director, Afghanistan Microfinance Association among others.
This will be a platform for the industry to exchange ideas and look at practical approaches to achieve excellence in business practices while serving the larger purpose of empowering the grass root level and financial inclusion.