Sep 23, 2023

European Microfinance Week 2023
Join us in-person from 15th – 17th November
for over 40 sessions on the critical issues and innovations in the financial inclusion sector

European Microfinance Week 2023 (EMW), taking place on 15th – 17th November, is coming up fast and preparations are in full swing! We’re excited to gather in-person once again in Luxembourg, but for those who can’t travel we also offer a virtual hybrid experience with many sessions available online.

e-MFP is proud to host one of the top events in the financial inclusion calendar renowned as a unique meeting point for all professionals working in the sector worldwide. With an unparalleled program and prestigious speakers, the member-driven conference is widely recognised for its high-quality sessions, exceptional networking and knowledge sharing experience with the top experts in the financial inclusion sector. 

The over 40 sessions that make up EMW are largely put forward by e-MFP’s diverse and engaged member base, and we’re very excited about the EMW 2023 line-up which is organised across several thematic streams, such as digitisation, social performance, funding/investment – and this year there also will be streams on refugee finance, agri-finance, and a particular emphasis on green and climate-smart finance, and “Food Security & Nutrition” – the topic of the European Microfinance Award 2023. There will be well over 30 breakout sessions within these broader themes and these will cover topic areas ranging from client protection, access to water & sanitation, education finance, financial health, drivers of outcomes, forestry finance, inclusive insurance and climate resilience, to name just some.

These breakout sessions will be supplemented by four plenary sessions: an opening plenary on green and climate-smart finance, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of e-MFP’s remarkable Green Inclusive and Climate-Smart Finance Action Group (GICSF-AG); on Thursday, a plenary to kick off the ‘Inclusive Finance for Food Security & Nutrition’ stream (including the launch of e-MFP’s annual Award publication on the topic); on Friday morning a plenary on a topic of ever-growing relevance, inclusive finance for refugees and displaced persons; and a closing plenary on a topic whose importance is perhaps inadequately understood by many stakeholders – the down­stream impact of EU fund regulations. In addition, there will be excellent networking opportunities to make those important business connections, several Action Group (AG) meetings, plus some closed, invitation-only sessions, breakfast events, and a state-of-the-art conference platform and app for both in-person and remote attendees to use.

We also look forward to hearing the announcement of the winner of the €100,000 European Microfinance Award 2023 ‘Inclusive Finance for Food Security’ during the ceremony at the European Investment Bank on 16th November, to which all EMW participants are invited.

Christoph Pausch, Executive Secretary of e-MFP, says:"We’re excited to welcome so many top thought leaders and innovators in-person to participate in a range of exciting different sessions and to take advantage of the unparalleled opportunity for knowledge-sharing that only a conference like this can provide. The programme is more diverse and richer than ever before, with superlative speakers coming from all parts of the inclusive finance sector. We hope to see you in Luxembourg, or for those who can’t travel, join us online – for what we know will be an outstanding conference experience”.

EMW 2023 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!

For more information and to register, visit the conference website

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