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“Gaining Efficiency Through Digital Processes and Systems” Workshop during MFC Annual Conference

Date: 30 May 2019 Location: Istanbul, Turkey Pre-conference workshop during MFC Annual Conference 2019 When we say “processes and systems”, we mean internal platforms and operational systems that process information and support organizational data management. In short, they are the backbone of a well-functioning organization, and a necessary component for microfinance institutions that embark on digital transformation. The workshop will discuss ways of ...

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“Digital Marketing Made Easy” Pre-conference Workshop Video Pitch

Date: 29 May 2019 Location: Istanbul, Turkey Pre-conference workshop during MFC Annual Conference 2019 Modern marketers have a wealth of potential digital marketing solutions at their fingertips for social media marketing, email marketing, digital advertising, content creation, search engine optimization (SEO) and affiliate marketing. This workshop will explore leading example of engaging web pages and financial service apps, and give ...

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Join Us for the Gala Dinner at the Sultan Palace during MFC Annual Conference 2019!

We will be happy to welcome you at the Sultan Gala Dinner in the evening at the first day of MFC Annual Conference 2019 (30 May) with mesmerising atmosphere and good food for relaxed networking and lively conversation on emerging topics. The Gala Dinner will be held in the Feriye Palace, which is considered to be one of the most interesting ...

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Regional Forum Readiness for Digitalisation in Microfinance in North Macedonia

Date: May 12-13, 2019 Location: Ohrid, North Macedonia Topic: Readiness for Digitalisation in Microfinance The Regional forum READINESS FOR DIGITALIZATION IN MICROFINANCE – Challenges and trends in the region – is organised by the Alliance of Microfinance organizations  jointly with Savings house Moznosti, Microcredit foundation Horizonti, Savings house FULM and the Macedonian Enterprise Development Foundation, with the support of the USAID’ ...

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Keynote Speech #2019MFC by Tim Ogden, Financial Access Initiative (FAI)

We are delighted to announce Tim Ogden will be a keynote speaker at the MFC Annual Conference 2019! In his keynote speech “The Case for Investing in Microfinance Future”, Tim will focus on the current, rather dramatic trends in technology backed finance and the next frontiers in financial inclusion. Tim is the managing director of the Financial Access Initiative (FAI) a research ...

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The European Commission Works with the Western Balkans and Turkey to Boost Competitiveness, Long-term Growth and Job Creation

The European Commission published its assessments of the Economic Reform Programmes (ERP) of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. The ERP assessments provide an analysis of each country’s structural reform priorities, including economic, business and sectoral key challenges. The exercise mirrors the European Semester within the EU and has become one of the key components of the enlargement process ...

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Exploring the Relationship between Fintech and Financial Inclusion at the MFC Annual Conference 2019

When the first Fintechs appeared, experts predicted they would usurp mainstream finance—later scaling back their predictions to mere ‘disruption’. The increasingly dominant view, however, is that while Fintechs will catalyse advances in the finance industry as a whole, they are likely to do so as collaborators with astute incumbents, rather than direct competitors. The landscape of future collaboration between Fintechs ...

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Join CGAP’s FinEquity Meeting on advancing women’s financial inclusion before MFC Annual Conference 2019

Date: 29 May 2019 Location: Istanbul, Turkey Topic: Women’s financial inclusion Pre-conference event of the MFC Annual Conference Globally, 2 billion people remain unbanked and women lag behind men in terms of access to formal accounts, credit and savings products. 80% of women-owned small businesses have unmet credit needs, resulting in a credit gap of up to $320 billion. Closing the gender gap in ...

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Call for Expressions of Interest: EaSI Technical Assistance for Social Enterprise Finance Providers

Social enterprise finance providers can now apply for technical assistance services under the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme! To build the emerging European social enterprise finance sector and to facilitate access to EaSI financial instruments, the European Commission is extending the scope for the provision of EaSI technical assistance – which previously focused only on microcredit providers – to cover also ...

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Migrant Entrepreneurship Support: Access to Finance Conference Outputs

      More than 70 practitioners took part in the conference “Migrant Entrepreneurship Support: Access to Finance” held on April 3-4, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The conference was organized jointly by two European Consortia: M-Up and MAGNET. As a member of the MAGNET Consortium, MFC was responsible for shaping the agenda of the event, facilitating workshops and speaking on fintechs ...

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