Microfinance and New Technologies: Second Summit


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New technology represents a key driver for the evolution of the microfinance sector: its use could result in doubling the number of microentrepreneurs, beneficiaries of microfinance, to 300 million worldwide.

Moreover, in Morocco the microfinance market already appears promising for providers of technology solutions attracted to the sector.

In this context, PlaNet Finance is co-organising with the Banque Populaire Group and Sogeti the 2nd international conference “Microfinance and New Technologies”, taking place on March 11th & 12th 2010 at the Royal Mirage Hotel in Marrakech, on the theme “Which models are best placed to increase access to financial services for the unbanked?

An international ideas exchange and networking event for leading decision makers in new technologies and microfinance fields.

The 2nd Microfinance and New Technologies Summit (MFNT) is a key event for decision-makers in the technology and microfinance fields.

After the inaugural event held in India in 2008, its principal objective is to reinforce the synergies between the two sectors in order to develop the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the microfinance sphere. The theme for the 2nd MFNT Summit, “Which models are best placed to increase access to financial services for the unbanked?” will deal with the following subjects:

  • Which management information systems for microfinance?
  • What technological solutions are available to improve microfinance institutions’ performance?
  • Mobile banking and microfinance: what is the most efficient use?

Around 50 international experts will speak at the conference, including representatives and consultants from microfinance institutions, IT and telecommunications companies, banking and money transfer sectors, regulatory authorities, public and private investors and international development agencies.

Sessions will be held over 2 days in order for speakers to share their experiences, present their technology-based solutions and propose ideas to develop the use of ICT in microfinance.

Around 250 decision makers from around the world are expected to attend.

Source:  PlaNet Finance Press Release, Casablanca,  19th January 2010

For more information, please visit Second Microfinance and New Technologies Summit 2010 (MFNT) Homepage

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