Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Virtual Event

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Event Date Tue Oct 26 +08 - Wed Oct 27 +08 (in 2 days)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Oct 26 5:00am - Wed Oct 27 5:00am
Location Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Virtual Event
Region APAC

With a growing number of Fintech platforms and increased digitalization infiltrating the microfinance industry, the pressure to adapt and implement these technologies in order to stay competitive and innovative puts MFIs to the test. While some microfinance industries excel at digitalization, others struggle to keep up. Part of the challenge of technological transformation is the widespread skepticism of leaving behind traditional operations to adopt more digital ways of working. How well the industry has adapted to these changes and challenges varies from region to region and opens a multitude of possibilities to learn and start shifting from the basics to more complex areas of digitalization.

Changing social expectations, like increased gender equality, and unprecedented external factors, like the outbreak of COVID-19, have major influences on the operational success of MFIs around the APAC region and have become common points of concern. This conference will be a platform for experts and industry professionals operating within microfinance to convene, network, and share knowledge and experiences. The common themes and topics of discussion will include the difficulties of digitalization and key trends for microfinance industry-players, challenging traditional working systems and innovating, and becoming more agile to changing external factors.

Who Should Attend?
Heads, Directors, Officers, Leads, Vice-Presidents, and Managers working in investment, microfinance, and solution-providing companies are welcome to join the event 2020, including:

• Microfinance Institutions (MFIs)
• Local authorities
• Impact investors
• Multilateral & national development agencies
• Commercial banks
• Micro-banking & micro-insurance managers
• Financial consultants
• Support service providers
• International finance organizations
• Organizations providing a technical assistance to MFIs
• Financial Innovation Labs
• Micro-entrepreneurs
• Microfinance researchers
• NGOs


2021 Speakers

Dr. Abhishek Agrawal
Chief Regional Officer – Asia,A ccion, India

Athivadee Panuvatvanich
Investment Manager, Norfund, Thailand

Swapnil Neeraj
Principal, IFC (World Bank Group), Singapore, Board Member, Microfinance Enhancement Facility , Luxembourg

David Z Wang
CEO, Co-founder, Helicap Pte Ltd, Singapore

Pranav Kumar
Director, Investments, LeapFrog Investments, Singapore

Yevheniia Zakharova
International Business Development Officer, VSoft SA, Poland

Aleksandr Eryomin
CEO, Mikro Kapital, Luxembourg

Ulla-Maija Rantapuska
Investment Manager, Finnfund, Finland

Maria Perdomo
Regional Manager for Asia, Inclusive Digital Economies and Regional Coordinator for Asia, UNCDF, UN Capital Development Fund, Thailand

Quentin Vanoekel
Co-Founder, Chief Investment and Financial Officer, Helicap, Singapore

Drew Johnson
DFS Consultant, ModusBox, Thailand

Wasim Tahir
Sector Strategist, Financial Services Group, CDC Group, UK

Sahil Gandhi
Investment Manager, CDC Group, UK

Adysti Fitri
Senior Investment Officer Originations – South and Southeast Asia, BlueOrchard Finance, Singapore

Adriaan Schiphorst
Data Officer, Lendahand, The Netherlands

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Speakers & Partners

• Mikro Kapital

• Lendahnad

• Vsoft
• Modusbox
• Fern Software
• Maj Invest