Nov 02, 2020

Join us at #EMW2020, 18-20th November, for over 40 sessions on the critical issues and innovations in the financial inclusion sector

European Microfinance Week (EMW) 2020 is virtual! We’re excited for you to join us from wherever you are in the world and connect for three days of knowledge exchange, peer to peer learning and the chance to engage with thought leaders from the financial inclusion sector

A new version of a well-established model

EMW is a member-driven event which takes the pulse of the industry - a unique meeting point for knowledge sharing and an excellent forum for networking. In other years, as an in-person conference, in Luxembourg, EMW welcomes 500 professionals from all over the world - leading global experts, opinion-leaders, policy-makers and investors from the financial inclusion sector. And while the decision to take EMW 2020 online is a result of current circumstances, it also means abundant opportunities – to bring the work, initiatives, ideas and discussions to a much broader international audience, while at the same time adapting the format of sessions to maximise interactivity and engagement.

A rich conference programme

#EMW2020 remains a member-led conference and based on feedback of what they wanted included, a rich and dynamic conference programme has emerged. The more than 40 sessions will be organised across several thematic streams – the impact of Covid-19, Climate Change resilience; Client Protection, Digitalisation, and Encouraging Effective and Inclusive Savings (the topic of the European Microfinance Award) among them. Other front line topics included are – housing microfinance, WASH, remittances, refugees, agri-finance – among others. As always, we have lined up top experts – practitioners, academics, investors, raters and others – to lead these sessions and the extensive Q&A and audience engagement activities as well.

What to expect?

In our first virtual EMW join our plenaries focusing on – the current ‘state of the sector’, client protection post-Smart, the client experience in savings, and ‘2020 in the rear mirror: conversations on the future of financial inclusion’. There will be publication launches too – from the Housing Microfinance book ‘Taking Shelter’ to e-MFP papers on climate change and savings. Many new session formats will feature – topic lounges, working sessions, fireside chats, interviews, as well as the more traditional panel sessions, to keep attendees engaged. There will be ample opportunities to join in live and interactive discussion, and of course our dedicated platform offers terrific possibilities to expand your network and connect in one-to-one chats with other attendees and join peers with similar interests in our topic lounges.

Also included in the framework of EMW is the ceremony to announce the winner of the €100,000 European Microfinance Award 2020Encouraging Effective & Inclusive Savings’, this year held online on November 19th.

EMW is the ideal opportunity to keep on top of the most recent innovations, trends and opportunities in the inclusive finance sector – don’t miss out, join us online for #EMW2020 during 18-20 November!

For more information and to register, visit the conference website


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