Conference: Clients and Institutions - Growing Together

Feb 2008
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, February, 25 2008 - 11th MFC Conference in Partnership with XacBank, 29-31 May, 2008 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Conference Focus This Year

Considering participants feedback from previous conferences, this year there will be even more networking opportunities to mingle with investors, get to know the microfinance leaders from CEE and the NIS, learn about the offer of various technical assistance providers and bridge new partnerships. That way, MFC facilitates effectively the microfinance sector development in the region.

Clients and their communities – ensuring lasting impact of microfinance through providing wide range of financial products, strengthening development focus through integrating education and other non-financial services, developing policies to protect consumers of financial services.

Institutions and their stakeholders – overcoming key barriers for scaling up, reducing costs through new technologies, improving governance, supporting middle-range MFIs to identify their niches, pushing investment frontiers, bridging new partnerships.

Agenda Highlights

Plenary sessions and discussion round tables facilitated by top experts on burning issues in microfinance:

  •  Growing Institutions: Barriers and Drivers for Scaling Up 
  •  Growing Clients: Financial Education and Responsible Finance 
  •  Sound Governance to Maximize Value for Clients and Stakeholders 
  •  Investors and Practitioners Perspectives on Social Performance Reporting

Technical workshops exploring innovative topics

  • Technology Innovations to Increase Scale and Reduce Costs
  • Improving Efficiency
  • Negotiating Funding Terms
  • Bridging Partnerships for Development 
  • Best Practices in Social Audit for Microfinance 
  • Microinsurance 
  • Mobilizing Savings 
  • Implications for Operations and Marketing
  • Money Transfer Services
  • Affordable Housing Finance

Source : XacBank

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