Chicago Microfinance Conference

May 2007
Chicago, USA, May, 10 2007 - Students from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, the Harris School of Public Policy Studies and the Kellogg School of Management present: Microfinance: The Road Ahead Innovation · Integration · Impact Friday, May 25th, 2007 University of Chicago Gleacher Center Chicago, Illinois

Keynote addresses provided by:

  • Vikram Akula – CEO, SKS Microfinance
  • Elizabeth Littlefield – CEO, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)

Independent – The CMFC is independent and the goal of the conference is to provide a forum to discuss the key issues affecting the microfinance industry and allow for free and honest discourse of those issues.

Cutting EdgeThe CMFC is not designed to introduce people to microfinance, rather the CMFC aims to advance the strategic debate and help participants uncover new approaches to microfinance

Track Record The 2007 CMFC is the third annual conference.  In the past, we have featured speakers such as Richard Weingarten, Matthew Bishop, Mary Houghton, Alex Counts and Robert Annibale have attracted over 300 people each year. We expect that the 2007 conference will continue to build upon our past successes and set a new standard for dialogue within the industry.

Variety of Stakeholders – The CMFC draws individuals from microfinance institutions, corporate banks, governments, NGOs, academics, graduate students and provides an opportunity to discuss the key issues facing the microfinance industry. 

Midwest-based and Affordable The CMFC is the only Midwest-based conference and is purposely kept very affordable to ensure participation from stakeholders throughout the value chain.


University of Chicago Graduate School of Business - Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA


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