European Microfinance Week

Sachin Vankalas, LuxFLAG General Manager will moderate a panel discussion at the European Microfinance Week on Thursday 21st November 2019 from 14:00 at the Room Chapelle. The panel discussion topic will focus on : Investors as partners or adversaries? Creating efficiencies through collaboration.

Investors generally do their own origination, due diligence and portfolio management. Larger MFIs are faced with sometimes up to 50 different lenders and a similar amount of information requests and due diligence visits. Is that in the interest of the client? Do we reach scale? How can microfinance investors jointly finance larger financial institutions? Is there space for more syndications, club deals, or the use of online platforms like Plumseeds? In this session, leading MIVs, a DFI and a bank will discuss and try to answer all these questions.

European Microfinance Week (EMW), hosted by e-MFP, is one of the top events in the financial inclusion calendar and a unique meeting point for microfinance and financial inclusion professionals working worldwide. EMW brings together all sectors of the inclusive finance industry including consultants & support service providers, investors, multilateral & national development agencies, NGOs and researchers. With an unparalleled program and prestigious speakers, the event is widely recognised for its high quality sessions and excellent networking opportunities.

Don’t miss out on the chance to engage with other top industry professionals, hear presentations on the latest developments in the sector, and attend the ceremony for the European Microfinance Award.

There’s plenty in store with more than 25 sessions covering the most relevant issues in the sector today, plus three fantastic plenaries:

  • Strengthening resilience to climate change through financial inclusion

  • Protecting the working poor in the 21st century through responsible finance

  • Responsible client choices in finance: whose responsibility is it?

More information here.