24th MFC Annual Conference 2022: Microfinance Investing Through Uncertainty
Inspiring Agenda, Post-pandemic Networking and Great Feedback
On the 29th and 30th of June 2022, the Microfinance Centre (MFC) held its 24th Annual Conference to explore the microfinance investment landscape and opportunities, important sector updates, and the latest approaches to gender, green finance, technological challenges and financial inclusion of refugees and migrants. The event welcomed more than 400 microfinance practitioners, policy makers, experts, investors, IT providers, donors, social finance enthusiasts from 40 countries, with biggest attendance from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kazakhstan and Georgia.
The conference, with more than 30 speakers in keynote speech, 4 plenary sessions,
9 spotlights and talks, was the biggest event in the microfinance sector this year. Apart from the discussions about investment trends and opportunities at the time of political and economic uncertainty, it was a great networking opportunity for professionals from around the world. New connections and deals were made and existing partnerships were strengthened. Institutions offering digital solutions gave delegates hands-on experience with their services, and created a space to discuss what effective future partnerships might look like.
As noted by Bruno Robino, Deputy Head of Climate and Social Finance Advisory Division, at the European Investment Bank (EIB): “This well-organised event by MFC, not only enabled me to present the recently launched “Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance” programme under the InvestEU Advisory Hub, but also – after several on-line events – gave me the opportunity me to meet again with market practitioners and exchange, face-to-face, with the majority of them. “
In the words of Tatiana Müller (Account Manager at Mastercard Direct Services Europe): “ I would like to express my gratitude and big bravo for your most successful conference held in Istanbul. We took home with us a lot of new knowledge, interesting discussions, amazing new contacts, great atmosphere and a bunch of promising opportunities. Thank you for letting us be a part of your great MFC family at such a great event”.
Conference participant form Georgia stated in the conference evaluation form that: “The conference was a great possibility for networking and exchanging information between microfinance practitioners from different parts of the world. I gained better knowledge and understanding of the sector. Need to underline that the plenary sessions were very informative, to-the-point, and reflective of reality. Also, it was a very well-selected venue and location!”.
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Download conference presentations
- Spotlight on SIFTA: a New Technical Assistance Programme for Microfinance and Social Finance Providers under investEU, Bruno Robino, Deputy Head of Climate and Social Finance Advisory Division at the European Investment Bank (EIB)-> PDF
- Spotlight on LIBOR to SOFR Transition and all you need to know about it, Yassine Boudghene, Head of the Financial Policies and Methodologies Division in the Finance Directorate of the European Investment Bank (EIB) > PDF
- Spotlight on Impact Management, Andrij Fetsun, CEO / Founder Agents for Impact > PDF
- Plenary session #4: Fair Finance for Women: how to Invest with Gender Lens?, Erdal Kocoglu, Director of Turkey, Caucasus and Central Asia Regional Office, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management > PDF
- Plenary session #4: Fair Finance for Women: how to Invest with Gender Lens? Laura Fernández Lord, Head of Sustainability and Women’s Empowerment, BBVA Microfinance Foundation (FMBBVA) > PDF
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24th MFC Annual Conference
MICROFINANCE INVESTING THROUGH UNCERTAINTY
June 29–30, June 2022
As we emerge from the pandemic, we’re eager to reconnect, discuss our concerns and share new perspectives—which is why this event will focus on microfinance investment landscape and opportunities, important sector updates, and the latest approaches to gender, green finance, technological challenges and financial inclusion of refugees and migrants.
High-profile networking platform
Over the last decade, the MFC conference has become a dynamic platform for initiating and forging relationships among participants and their institutions. The conference is attended by more than 500 delegates from 40+ countries around the world. The participants include microfinance practitioners, policy makers, experts, investors, IT providers, donors, social finance enthusiasts, and more.
Join us in Istanbul to find out about the changing investment landscape and new investment opportunities, discuss the key predictions on how the sector will rise to the post-pandemic, technological, green, and other challenges, meet new leaders, and forge exciting business partnerships.
Choose the best microfinance conference!
Investors, IT Providers and technology partners
2 days of networking
Gala dinner and
IT providers' fair
and coffee breaks
open networking space and
meeting rooms available
2 conference languages:
English and Russian