12 Nov 2015

Hosted by ABA in Alexandria, the conference focused on “Memories, Insights and Lessons Learned from the Evolution of MFIs”. The main topics discussed were: Analysis of the Global Microfinance Environment (including a discussion on Technology) The Diversification Approach: A Case Study of Accion and its Portfolio Strategy Mobile Money: Experiences from BRAC on bKash Evolution […]

12 Nov 2015
2013 Annual Conference in Zanzibar

Hosted by Pride Tanzania in the naturalistic setting of Zanzibar, including an excursion to the Stone Town, the conference focused on “360 degree reflection for MFIs”. The main topics were: 1. Reflecting on Organizations Successes: Key success factors, and learnings from failures 2. Limiting and Enabling Beliefs for MFIs 3. MFI Governance: What is good […]

12 Nov 2015
2012 Annual Conference in Jordan

Hosted by Tamweelcom in the dead sea setting of Amman, including a sightseeing tour to Petra, the conference focused on building extraordinary MFIs, such that they would be “Da-Vinci Companies”. The main topics discussed were: Vision: What takes companies from good to great? Strengthening the Senior Leadership Team: understanding and evaluating performance New Concepts and […]

12 Nov 2015
2011 Annual Conference in Georgia

Hosted by Constanta Bank in the lovely city of Tbilisi, the conference focused on “Microfinance 2020: Building the Future of Our Industry”. The main topics discussed were: Visioning the Future of Microfinance to 2020 and Beyond Rethinking Products and Services to Meet Better Our Clients’ Needs Money Management Services for the Poor Improving Cost Efficiency […]

12 Nov 2015
2010 Annual Conference in Mexico

Hosted by Compartamos Banco in the beach setting of Cancun, including a sightseeing tour to Chichen Itza, the conference focused on “Getting Prepared for Another Leap in the Maturing Industry”. The main topics discussed were: Lessons as we move from a Growth Industry to a Mature Industry. Case studies of BRAC in Bangladesh, Markets at […]

12 Nov 2015
2009 Annual Conference in Kenya

Hosted by Equity Bank in the safari setting of Nairobi, the conference focused on “Keeping Leadership in the Changing Environment”. The main topics discussed were: Global Financial Crisis and the Impact on MFN Members: How Are We Managing Through It? Transforming Microfinance Institutions and Governance: Aligning Interests Contingency Plan: Lessons Learnt from the “Swine Flu […]

12 Nov 2015
2008 Annual Conference in India

Hosted by SKS in the lovely setting of Agra, including a sightseeing tour to the Taj Mahal, the conference focused on successful HR management, around the topics of recruitment, training, turnover issues, and MFI’s growth and HR. The topics also discussed were related to funding and investment and information technologies.

12 Nov 2015
2007 Annual Conference in Morroco

Hosted by Al-Amana in Marrakesh, the conference focused on “Inclusive Financial Systems: Thinking Beyond Microfinance”. The main topics discussed were: Different Models and Strategies: How do you want to be in five years? What are your priorities? Innovations: IT, Financial Markets, Microinsurance and Social Performance Management To Be Better Prepared for the Future: Reputation Risk […]

12 Nov 2015
2006 Annual Conference in London

Hosted by Citigroup Microfinance in London, the conference focused on “Finding Equilibrium as MFIs Grow and Evolve: Balancing Financial and Social Objectives. The main topics discussed were: Managing Institutional Growth and Evolution Balancing Financial and Social Objectives through Social Ratings Use of Staff Incentives in Microfinance to Balance Financial and Social Performance Political Risk: Potential […]

12 Nov 2015
Bolivia Group Photo 2005

Co-hosted by three Bolivian members, Bancosol, FFP PRODEM S.A, and Banco Los Andes ProCredit, the conference focused on “Strategic Leadership for Microfinance”. The main topics discussed were: Impact of regulation such as Basel II for MFIs Credit Scoring and Comprehensive Risk Monitoring Cross Border Collaborative MIS systems Risk Mitigation from a Fund Perspective