The CEO FORUM is a global professional and business networking opportunity for senior executives from the microfinance sector to share the experiences and learn from their peers in a relaxed and trustful environment. CEO FORUM is our prime programme for the MFC Network CEOs.
This year the CEO FORUM welcomes its new sponsor, the European Investment Bank Institute in Luxembourg which generously agreed to underwrite some of the costs associated with the Forum activities. We are grateful for this support and we look forward to working in partnership with EIBI.
In 2019, the CEO FORUM’s activities will follow the format of the previous years.
Twice a month we will be sharing with you interesting ideas related to the work of CEOs as managers and leaders to stimulate new thinking and challenge the old ways of doing things.
We are planning to organize two technical workshops for CEOs and senior executive staff:
- The first peer learning workshop will be held in Warsaw, October 7-8 and will focus on HR challenges. The workshop will present new trends and emergent practices in employee recruitment and retention illustrated by simple case studies. Participants will find out what others are doing, what challenges they share and have an opportunity to compare their practices.
- The second peer learning workshop will take place in Thesalloniki, October 10-11 and will focus on blockchain technologies for microfinance. The workshop will allow the participants to gain the core knowledge about blockchains, review several existing applications of blockchain in microfinance and assess the value of blockchains for their organizations.
The annual CEO FORUM Summit will take place in Istanbul on May 31-June 1, 2019 at the tail end of the MFC Annual Conference. As always, the Summit will be an opportunity for open discussion among the CEOs about their most pressing issues and challenges.
In addition, the CEO FORUM will offer quarterly webinars on topics of current interest in microfinance. The first webinar discussed price transparency and price challenges in microfinance. The second webinar took place in June and discussed change management in MFIs.