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Vienna, Austria, 2009/01/07 - Uniglobal Research today announced that this year's Microfinance Forum will take place in Hotel Intercontinental Vienna on 19-20 March. Following the huge success of last year's forum in Budapest the event promises to be the major industry meeting point.
Banks have started to consider a closer link between their micro-finance-oriented products and their "normal" business. There is increasing commitment to microfinance, greater variety in microfinance products and a closer focus on the market.
The upcoming premier World Private Banking conference in Vienna organized by Uniglobal Research will bring together top representatives of the microfinance and banking environment as well as microfinance networks from all around the world. This is the place to learn from and share strategies with other professionals as well as to extend your network.
Last years event allowed for a unique networking opportunity with leading experts from financial institutions across the globe discussing key strategies.
Key issues to be addressed:
How global trends & imbalances are affecting Microfinance;
Successful business models in low income markets;
Including the world's poor as investors, producers, sellers and buyers;
Common standards for the Microfinance industry?;
Mobile Banking for the Poor;
Micro (life) insurance.
The forum will include contributions from leading institutions such as:
Deutsche Bank, Germany
Finca International, Ukraine
Habitat for Humanity, Slovakia
IFC (International Finance Corporation), Turkey
IPC (Internationale Projekt Consult GmbH), China
International Labour Organization, Switzerland
KfW (Kreditananstalt fuer Wiederaufbau), Germany
MFC (Microfinance Center for CEE and CIS), Poland
Microdevelopment Fund, Serbia
Planet Guarantee, France
Turkish Grameen Microcredit Project, Turkey
Zurich Insurance, Switzerland
Who should attend:
Educational and Research Institutions
Public Sector Leaders
Donor Agency Executives
Civil Society Organization Representatives
Microfinance Technology Providers
Learn about the current activities and future plans of international commercial banks with regard to microfinance;
Capture lessons from relevant project experience;
Gain a unique perspective on how to align social issues with corporate strategy.
About Uniglobal Research
Prague-based Business Intelligence Provider Uniglobal Research (uniglobalresearch.eu) is at the forefront of linking business with information. All its events are research driven and highly targeted towards senior level professionals, designed to help you make informed decisions and remain at the cutting edge of business information. Uniglobal Research events focus on knowledge expansion, networking but most importantly maximizing deal-making opportunities for all our executive clients.